My story: 10 transition steps from law to career counselling

This post shares some background on my own career transition. Career transition stories usually aren’t too linear and have idiosyncratic twists and turns, but if you get the details of a few stories, you’ll most likely see common themes or strategies. Here, I’m sharing my example in case it sparks some ideas for others looking to get moving on a career change.

Step #1: Admitting the current situation wasn’t working

10 of My Favourite Career Books

This month marks 10 years since I took the leap into entrepreneurship and started seeing career counselling clients as a private practice business! To celebrate, I am sharing some “top 10 lists” and other 10-themed resources for anyone giving more attention to their career needs or seeking more career satisfaction. Check out all the posts here.

Here are 10 of my favourite career-related books:

My child is a high school senior. What help is there for college and university decisions?

This is the time of year when I get lots of e-mail messages from parents asking if I work with high school students. I don’t as I’ve found I work better with people who have at least a few years of work experience, but I do know some good starting points to help young people on their way to sound decisions for the next stage of their lives.


Why Not Learn New Skills for Life & Career Satisfaction?

I am not a parent myself, but I believe this friend’s story demonstrates some very good parenting:

She was on a March break holiday with her young son and feeling a bit stressed that her parents had paid for ski lessons for him and he really wasn’t enjoying them at all. Riding up the lift together she said, “Remember when you started swimming and you didn’t like it and you weren’t very good at it.”


4 Ideas for Abundant Summer Career Growth

Use summer patio time to strengthen connections or make new ones
Don’t think of it as “networking”, just enjoy the company of others. Invite a former colleague to unwind with you on a patio after work; introduce yourself to new acquaintances at a summer picnic or event; chat with people you meet on vacation. Summer interests offer lots of great conversation topics. (Remember, light conversation or small talk doesn’t have to be boring and isn’t a waste of time!)


My Summer Reading List 2016

I always have an ambitious reading list and half-read books on my shelf. Recently, I’ve been setting aside time each week to just sit and read one book. I believe summer is a great opportunity for this new routine because I can sit outside!