Unlearning is the new black...

Triggered by the pandemic or not, the clear trend among professionals I meet when being of service to others in career transition is to consider starting their own business instead of pursuing another traditional job. They see many benefits to this, although they acknowledge the associated risks....

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Making sense of your mind and brain upon those bold decisions

During the last 11 months, I have met numerous professionals making bold, professional decisions. The pandemic has forced many of us to question ourselves about what we do for a living and why. A significantly higher proportion of the people I support has decided to do something very different...

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Dopamine for dummies

Last year, I learned something that proved helpful as the pandemic affected me, my family, friends, and my business, and it had to do with the brain. Several aha-moments came to me as I learned: how it works, what it needs, and what happens when it doesn't get what it needs. 

A tale about...

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Four insights and a no-go by end of the year

Time has come to conclude this year, and I want to share my own list of findings from countless conversations with professionals like yourself during this exceptional year: 

Yes, we are adaptable creatures

First, when we are facing the implications of the pandemic, many people seem highly...

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The DOs and DON'Ts of Delegating from a Distance

I am sure you agree with me that the pandemic has in many ways added extra pressure on leaders. Put in another way: Leaders have the opportunity to enhance and leverage specific skills more intensively now, simply because we have to. One of these skills is the art of delegation.

I used to stand...

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Perfect timing to launch a Portfolio Career

Every week I meet professionals who are considering launching a portfolio career as a response to the challenges and high degree of uncertainty in the current job market. You might have stumbled upon this term even if you find yourself pursuing a more traditional career within corporate. When...

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A minute to learn...

If you, like me, used to play the board game "Othello", you will be familiar with the tagline "A minute to learn, a lifetime to master". This notion is also very true for one thing that has proven extremely helpful during the first half of 2020 when encountering the direct and indirect...

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Masterminding Hot Seat - How to make the most of it

As you probably know by now, I have been a huge fan of Masterminding for many years. In my last newsletter, I shared some of the advantages of participating in a masterminding group to get access to other professionals' experiences, recommendations, and resources in a very affordable way. Some of...

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Employer Branding in Times of Corona

I have always been fascinated by how successful organizations are in attracting, developing, and retaining talent to match the requirements long term. 

It might not be part of your job title, but as a formal or informal leader, I am sure you are engaged in one or more Employer Branding...

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For the brave among us looking to grow exponentially

Are you, like me, procrastinating on some of the really important decisions in your career or business? Do you sometimes feel stuck, telling yourself "it's too late", "it's too early", or "it's not for me"? Are you unconsciously holding yourself back because of limiting beliefs?

Probably the...

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The Analog Brain in the Digital Workplace

There are courses, and there are COURSES. The most memorable courses are packed with aha-moments and insights you can bring directly into your daily (work)life with a profound impact on your well-being. In the spring of 2019, I attended the first course with author and keynote...

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The Three Things Deciding Your Professional Future

Sometimes you can feel the gravity when you meet people who you know will play a significant role in your career. I met one of them back in the summer of 2010, and I can still recall the conversation. He asked me if I knew how I was perceived by others, and if I had an idea of my...

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