Career Coaching for Millennials – and a Career Planning Tool

(picture from www.personalbrandingblog.com) I've been asked to deliver 3 Career workshops in less than 3 months, and while I love doing that, I can't help but thinking what might be the increasing need behind. Is it a trend? According to many studies, Millennials (or Generation Y) are the spoiled and undecided generation. Sure, they have strengths, such ...

5 questions for 2012′s New Year Resolutions

I wished for a quiet year in 2011 - a year with my family, friends, new home, and work. I wished for no big changes, no surprises, and good sleep. I got all minus the last one. But I compensated by learning to cook and experimenting in my new kitchen. Now in 2012 I have almost ...

Control vs Freedom – A Power Tool

This is a post inspired by my Power Tool submission for my coaching training. A Power Tool is an antagonism (two opposite concepts) that a client can use to his benefit in one extreme or the other. I chose to write about Control. Control vs Freedom We live in an era of multitasking, and we find ourselves ...

Procrastination – why it’s hopeless and what you can still do about it

Note: Procrastination is the nasty habit of postponing things that need to get done. All the time. On the other hand, if you're not so familiar with Procrastination, you might not be needing this article, because you're a very happy and efficient person. So much has been written in the Productivity Bloging realm about Procrastination - two of ...

Spring rebalancing – update Week 1

I wrote last week about starting a re-balancing endeavour for myself. I was a mess, physically and mentally, and realized I needed to do something about it. So in last week's post you'll find that I set to make some changes in 4 areas: - Physical - eating healthy, going to bed earlier and exercising - Mental ...

4 steps to regaining balance

I don't know about you, but this early spring has been extremely hectic for me. I've moved to a new house two months ago, and much of my thinking and dreaming revolved around French style furniture and budget lists that were overspent. On top of that, I've recently traversed the best and most consuming period ...

What to do when you can’t figure out your Life Mission

I recently coached a young NGO leader on developing a conference for fresh graduates and master students, called "Heading for the Future". It's not the first time this conference was held, and I appreciated the idea even the first time I heard about it. But by working with Cristina, and wondering how we could better ...

Building traditions, for mental health

You know that feeling you get when you start noticing the same thing everywhere around you, and it keeps popping up? That's what I get this year about building own holiday traditions. I found it first on The Nest website, and as much as it gets into the typical one-two-three-tips type of articles, it got me thinking. Then ...

The search for vintage and the search for self

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Searching through kitchenware ideas (I'm planning on decorating a new home) I found that plenty of the nicest (and yes, most expensive) stuff is ...well, old-looking. Grandma's kitchen stove - or not really.   The vintage trend is all over us. We reinvent the Fifties, watch Mad Men, listen to retro music, buy analog-looking (of course more ...

1 year of Life Toolkit! Best posts & Coaching challenge

So one year of blogging passed away, quite fast.   What happened during this time? Looking back... - I started blogging like crazy, read all I could on SEO and social network promoting, then decided I should just let my readers unfold as they come. And that's how I got to this steady, smallish base of you ...