How to Start Your Career Change
Back in September, when we visited Israel, I met with an old friend whom I hadn't seen in a long time. She shared that she just got back to work after taking a month's sabbatical to figure things out. After working in the same place for nearly a decade, she felt called to pause and reassess what she wanted to do. “And, was it productive?” I asked. Her answer didn’t surprise me: “No. I’m feeling even more confused. And feeling worse for wasting this time…” Truthfully, I don’t
Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Know if it's Time to Quit your Job
‘If I’m only 30% satisfied with my current [insert: job, relationship, living environment, etc.], how can I know that if I change it, I won’t just find myself 30% satisfied somewhere else?' This concern often comes up with coaching clients who seek to create pivotal changes in their lives. I think it’s something we can probably all relate to – the worry that we’d take the leap and change, but everything would stay the same. It's a good worry though because it makes us stop an
Is this it? Is this all there is?
Back in October 2021, on our discovery call, one of my clients shared these words with me: “I have a lovely home, a good career, a wonderful family, a fabulous group of friends, good health… Everything I always wanted. And yet, I keep hearing this voice inside of me asking: Is this it? Is this all there is?” It took her a while to book this first call. She felt guilty and ashamed for having all these wonderful things in her life but still feeling like something was missing, e
Get Your Hands Dirty - How to Figure Out What You Want
In the past 2-3 years of coaching I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people who’re seeking answers around purpose and passion in their lives. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to know what to do next. I’ve also seen many people sitting way too long in indecision and what it does to their confidence. “Follow your passion” “do what you love” is a popular theme of commencement speeches. One that often inspires people in-the-moment but later makes them feel st
Do you find it hard to slow down?
Rest, slowing down, downtime… Why do we resist it so much? I don’t know about you, but often, as I think about slowing down, I get bullied by a voice in my head that says: “You aren’t doing enough. Look over there at what so and so is doing. You need to catch up. It’s not a good time to slow down” And then the old familiar fear follows with a threat: “take a proper break and you might never go back to working ‘hard’, to accomplishing anything, to being on track.” The cultural
On happiness, chargers & drainers - grab your notebook 📒
The other day I read a quote from author Eve Rodsky “Happiness is sustained attention to something you love.” Happiness is a tricky topic. I once heard a psychologist explain that happiness is a feeling that can come and go 100 times a day, so how can we define a feeling that is so fleeting, so elusive? From all the many definitions for happiness I heard over the years, I must say this quote is the most helpful definition I came across. For me, it’s also one of the most reson
How to Get Past a Fear of Failure
A few years ago I launched a new service in my business. I was so excited to bring this project I’ve been working on for a few months into life. I was equally terrified. The closest I got to launching, the more nervous I was. My inner critic was strong and loud, telling me “what if you fail?” I was dreading it, but I kept going. So I launched. And crickets. I felt it all - the shame, the disappointment, the rejection, the frustration. But then, after a few days or so, I noti
The "Great Resignation" is a Great Reevaluation
About halfway through 2021, I started noticing something interesting happening in my work. My clients all wanted support around their working life & career. Whether it’s pursuing a creative venture/side hustle, transitioning into more fulfilling work, redesigning an existing career or recovering from burnout; they all wanted to experience more meaning, fulfilment, ease & balance. They were ready to reevaluate, reimagine & reinvent their work & their lives. And ultimately, the
Does your dream feel impossible?
“What if I’m just not built for it? Maybe I just don’t have what it takes…” My client spoke those words recently in a session. I know this sentiment closely, it’s one that comes up with many of my clients during our time working together. And it’s something I’ve experienced, too. Most of us have experienced this phenomenon at some point in our lives – we look at someone else's life or career, wishing we could have the same, but then tell ourselves: "I'm just not like them. I