Beating the Winter Blues

The winter is really upon us, having just passed the shortest day. With the cold and fewer sunlight hours, we can naturally feel down. There is even a disorder called “Seasonal Affective Disorder” which some people experience as these days grow shorter and darker. But we don’t have to accept these winter blues – there are many things that we...

The effect of job stress on your health

I have worked with hundreds of clients who are looking for help because they are unsure of what they want to do, they are currently unhappy in their work or they are facing a major transition, which often they did not see coming. Any of these situations can cause stress. Stress can adversely affect psychological wellbeing, physical health, quality of...

Why we need to stay current with technology

The world is moving at a rapid pace and unless we keep current and stay up to date with what is going on, we are in danger of being left behind. This can be a very scary concept, especially for those who are not digital natives, and all technology is new learning. So how can you keep pace without...

What are your strengths?

I was privileged to attend the World of Wearable Arts (WOW) this year in Wellington. What a visual extravaganza! The amount of work that goes into producing this highly polished production, creatively showcasing the many national and international entrants, has to be celebrated. I have come away inspired. The many hours of labour of love that goes into each design to...

The Portfolio Career

With all the “disruptive innovation” going on around us – the increased development and use of smart technology, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics, our entire world is changing – and at a very rapid rate! It is a very exciting and scary time. With these developments, the need to be adaptable and flexible, and to continually reassess what we...

Why do we celebrate Labour Day?

We hang out for Labour Day in New Zealand – it is months since the last public holiday which seems an eternity when facing the winter months! However, Labour Day is nearly upon us, with a long weekend and hopefully settled weather. I thought it would be a great opportunity to understand why labour day is a public holiday...

Career TV Bootcamp – How to make good decisions about your future

Career TV Episode 1
Career TV Bootcamp - How to make good decisions about your future In the first bootcamp in the series for career changers, Caroline shares how the world is changing, how this will affect your career and how you can prepare yourself for these changes. Watch On Facebook

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