Process-Based Living Blog

Are You Ready for Positive Thinking?

A Three-Step Process to Develop Positive Thinking (When You're Ready For It) "What a horrible summer we had," a friend pronounced to me recently, and she wasn't the first. It's become a common refrain in reference to the amount of rain we experienced in Toronto,...

Could a Robot Do Your Job?

Why Taking Stock of New Trends is Essential for Your Career Lately, there's been a lot of talk about robots taking over jobs (see Wired or Forbes for related articles).  As a professional coach, should I be worried?  Should you? It's quite possible that a robot could...

How to identify (and stop) career sabotage

We've all heard about self-sabotage, but how do you know if you're doing it?  After all, sabotage is so effective because it flies under our radar and we're usually not aware of its presence.  In today's post*, I share two lessons I've learned about self-sabotage and...

4 Surprising Keys to Career Transition

As with most professions, I learn as much from my career transition clients as they learn from working with me.  Looking back over 2016, I decided to compile a list of the more surprising lessons my clients have taught me about career transition.  If you're...

Networking Your Way to a New Career

In 2008, I hired a coach to help me change careers and market my new coaching business.  "Don't I need a website?" I asked him.  "Shouldn't I start blogging?"  I couldn't imagine networking without having some kind of online presence. My coach had been in the...

Career-Changers: What Kind Are You?

(Originally published in the September 2016 edition of the Talk/Touch/Move newsletter, republished with permission.) In my work as a career and life coach, I hear from a lot of people who think about changing careers. It’s been my great privilege to work with many of...

Shortcuts to Mindfulness

Whenever I ask people what gets in their way of practising mindful meditation, the answer is most often: "time."  There's no time to sit on a chair or cushion and simply notice your breath.  There's no time in a busy, stressful day to pause and check in with yourself....