Get in the driver’s seat of your career!

06/11/2017art of visibility, career transitions, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, goal setting, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, job search, networking, personal branding, self-promotion, soft skills, Uncategorized, visibility

(First published in the international women’s business magazine, BusinessOFeminin.) How are you feeling about your current job?  Let me guess. The chances are you are not very satisfied.  If so, you are not alone.  Studies show that up to 75% of employees globally feel unhappy at work. At a time of high unemployment and lacklustre … Read More

Six Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting

26/09/2016career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, Mindfulness, personal branding, work-life balance

How does it feel to be back at work after summer holidays? Are you feeling full of energy and enthusiasm or frustrated about being in the same place and same role? Or are you feeling like… Jean-Paul, a senior executive at a private finance firm, who’s been dreaming of launching his own business for years yet does nothing about it? Or Christine, a … Read More

What is your brand?

19/07/2016career transitions, cover letters and resumes, entrepreneurship, job search, Leadership, LinkedIn, Mindfulness, personal branding, talent management

Being an avid networker, I meet new people all the time. For example, in the past few weeks, I met a woman who is looking to change a career direction but is not sure about what would be the best fit for her and how to get there in France. Another woman told me that she felt fed up working for a low salary … Read More

On the Power of Story-Telling

07/03/2016career transitions, cover letters and resumes, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, job search, Leadership, LinkedIn, personal branding, talent management

Last week during my trip to London, I was reminded of the incredible power of story-telling when I saw was The Encounter by Simon McBurney and his Complicite group. It was a transporting show and the story-telling in its most imaginative form. For days afterwards, I kept on thinking of its multi-dimensional plot set deep in the Amazonian rainforest. That’s what a well-told story … Read More

How to reach your goals in 2016

02/02/2016career transitions, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, talent management, work-life balance

Over last month I met quite a few people who told me they were motivated to change their lives or careers this year.  “It’s now or never” said one woman I met.  She was determined to leave her job of 10 years this year before she hit 50. I must have heard this phrase so many times, and especially in … Read More

Lost your ambition? Don’t feel confident at work? Here’s what to do.

01/06/2015career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, talent management, Uncategorized, work-life balance

“I don’t have any ambition left.”  “I don’t dream anymore.”  Have you heard those words?  Do these thoughts cross your mind sometimes?   If so, it’s a stark contrast to the surge in enthusiasm you must have felt when you first started your current job/career, isn’t it? Recent studies  show that women tend to lose … Read More

9 Blind Spots That Sabotage Your Career, and How to Beat Them

21/04/2015career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, talent management, work-life balance

Sophie had been feeling frustrated and stuck in her current position for a few years now.  Yet, leaving behind the good salary and stable position for something unknown scared her, so she procrastined and did nothing.  When company-wide restructuring was announced with cuts across all levels, she was caught off guard. In the state of … Read More