10 Ideas for Collective Action to Change the World of Work

In all kinds of ways, every day, we are encouraged to take control of our lives and careers at an individual level. Some of that is encouraging and confidence-building. There is a lot of power and potential in taking responsibility for your life and being the protagonist in your own story.

But sometimes we take this individualistic approach too far. I am often disturbed by the extremes of the various “life is what you make of it” platitudes and self-help guides. We live our lives in relationship and in social and political context. Power dynamics are at play, acknowledged or not, and many of them do limit the change we can realize as individuals.

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Are you seeking a more sustainable life?

My colleague Linda Mackay and I are once again offering our 4-week online course to find more calm, more joy, and less anxiety in your busy life.

If you are feeling overwhelmed more often than not, this course is an invitation to explore some practical strategies for approaching and experiencing your life differently so you are more focused and more fulfilled.

Busy doesn’t have to be a way of life!

See the course information page for all the details. Registration is open now and closes August 3rd.

Thursday “Career Tip” Video Series

I’ve started another series of short videos that I record live on Facebook on Thursdays at 12 EDT. You can join me there live, if you like, or watch later, or wait for a few to appear here. (I also share these videos to my LinkedIn page occasionally.) Soon the videos will be hosted on my career resource website, The Career Possibility Studio, but it’s not quite ready to launch yet.

I share resources, tools, and book reviews, and also have a once per month short Q&A session. Here’s a recent one to view:
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Workshop: New Year! New Perspective!

Happy 2018! I’m excited to be collaborating with my colleague Jennifer Jennings, psychotherapist, to offer an in-person workshop in Stratford, Ontario on Saturday, February 3rd. We’ll be facilitating discussion to explore ways increase joy in your life this year and make small changes with big impact.

This is a small group workshop at The Space Within in Stratford. Advance registration is required to hold your spot.

See all the details and register online here. An early registration discount is available for registration before January 22, 2018.

 

Latest Career Action Plan E-Course starts Oct. 20

You are invited to join my 6-week online course for career energy and action! It starts October 20, 2017.

Please take a look at all the details on the course registration page.

Watch soon too for the full launch of the Career Possibility Studio (the platform for this latest course) — it’s a growing library of free career resources plus occasional courses and 5-day career challenges.

 

Career Tune-Up Lunch & Learn Sessions

I am excited to offer two short workshops this fall for my co-tenants at Innovation Works, a co-working space for social entrepreneurs in London, Ontario.

These Career Tune-Up sessions are an opportunity to reflect on an aspect of career well-being, discuss ideas with colleagues, apply helpful concepts and frameworks to one’s own career goals and growth, and choose a next step for personal and professional development.

The October Career Tune-Up focuses on career skills: transferable skills, technical skills, and some career management skills to feel confident, current, and adaptable. We’ll do personal skills inventories that will illuminate and validate our strengths and generate ideas for future skills development.

In November, we’ll discuss career support systems. The breadth and depth of supportive connections can influence the pace of career growth as well as one’s sense of career satisfaction. For the “tune-up”, we’ll explore steps to cultivate an energizing support network and foster positive, practical relationships to better navigate career ups and downs. This includes reviewing various types of career support, formal and informal, and exploring the key elements of a healthy career support system.

Contact me if your workplace is interested in a lunch and learn Career Tune-Up session!