Be mindful, be present

“Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment and doing it intentionally and with non-judgment.” We live in unprecedented times – you have probably read already 100 articles starting with or containing this sentence. But it doesn’t make it less true. Since December last …

The journey of lifelong learning

As we enter the world of work and face a harsh reality, we soon understand that postgraduate education is actually only the beginning and we instead need to embark on a long path, better called the lifelong learning journey. Hence, we realise that we will change job several times during …

Change – Get unstuck in your career

Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. – Mandy Hale Change is inevitable. And scary. And exciting. Some people do everything in their power to avoid change; others look for ways to change themselves, their works, and their situations at any given …

2020 – One year to boost your career

The New Year is here and so are all our resolutions, plans and hopes for a better year. Personally, I have this love-hate relationship with New Years. There is of course the excitement of starting over; a blank page where to write a new story, exactly how we like it. …

Is your job a perfect match or just a flirt?

In the era of dating 2.0, recruiting and professional matchmaking apps promise to find the perfect job match. While everyone feels excited when landing their first job, just like in every relationship, love at first sight do not always turn out to be true love.  Finding the perfect job match …

Put a genuine smile on your face and rock the workplace!

Put a genuine smile on your face and rock the workplace!   Every year, companies are investing significantly in employee’s engagement programs to boost their productivity. There is, however, one simple, powerful and (on top of that!) free tool that is rarely mentioned on the list. It is what we will …

Why you should always take yourself seriously

Why you should always take yourself seriously Because taking yourself seriously doesn’t necessarily mean being full of yourself   Recently I have been faced with an opportunity: I saw a job vacancy for Regional Director within a NGO. I usually stay miles away from vacancies whose titles are not “Officer”. …

Don’t let your career just happen, make it happen!

Don’t let your career “just happen”, make it happen Find your professional purpose or Ikigai   “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they …