Young careers – why passion won’t (always) get you a job

I saw two very good candidates today. Both very young (just out of University), both talented and with potential. However, only one goes forward to get the job. It is not the one who was ambitious, hard working, pursuing a passion and full of drive and energy. It is the one who steps back, takes a good look ...

What you hate is what inspires change

I'm going through some confusing, yet change-prone times. It seems to come around every few years, a restlessness and need to re-define my life. Normally it includes hating what I've worked hard to earn, and a feeling that unless I do some big change around here, I'm not - ever! - going to be really ...

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 ...

How to be a better communicator: be aware.

I'm conducting a series of 4 trainings on communication (although I'm not a full time trainer: it just came out that way). And I'm not an expert on communication or building relationships either. Heck, I would even say that is one of my weak areas. But I guess at a certain stage I decided I ...

A different perspective on reality

I was doing a quick peer coaching (15 minutes "flash" coaching) yesterday evening, and something popped in my mind, so brilliant (excuse my modesty, it always gets in the way) that I thought I should share this with you. Jackie, the woman I was coaching, is returning to work next week, after 2 months of leave ...

Spring rebalancing – update Week 2 and conclusions

Two weeks ago I started a mental-physical-emotional-spiritual Spring Detox. Why, and how I planned to do it, read here. And the update after the first week, here. So what happened this week: Conscious about my goals, I completely refrained from eating meat. That is, until Friday, when I gave in to some beef wrap advertised so much ...

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 ...

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 ...