Career advice from… David Attenborough

Photograph of African savannah with elephants

A couple of months back, I had the privilege of hearing Sir David Attenborough – a British institution and the father of the modern wildlife documentary – talk about his long life in broadcasting. By any measure, Sir David has had an extraordinary career. He’s spent over 60 years travelling the globe exploring continents andRead More »

Looking for work? So what?

Photo of a man struggling to articulate his career strengths and personal branding for a job application or interview

One of the best bits of my job is working with interesting, talented and motivated people – specifically, helping them to recognise their strengths, skills and talents… Things they’re often blind to, because if there’s one thing we all struggle with, it’s getting a clear handle on ourselves. We all, each and every one of us, see the worldRead More »

Resume Prep: Which fruit are you?

Picture of fruit salad, as a metaphor for someone trying to write every detail of their career - relevant or not - in their resume and job applications

Just recently, I helped a career coaching client with a very varied background… Having left Australia in their teens, they’d travelled extensively, criss-crossing the globe for years. They’d had an amazing work life, spanning not just many different countries, but also different roles and fields, across different industries and sectors. Career-wise, they’d dipped a toe in almostRead More »

Career query: Whose dreams are you chasing?

Picture of a dead-end road sign, as a metaphor for chasing career goals that don't fulfil you personally

Last year, I worked with a client whose story is a cautionary tale.  Finishing High School, she was thinking about her options, and exploring possible studies. She came along with her parents, who were lovely people and clearly committed to supporting their daughter. But as the career consult progressed, something wasn’t adding up. The person inRead More »

Career advice: Where do you get your juice?

Picture of a full fuel gauge, as a metaphor for feeling energised in your job and career

How’s your energy today? Did you get up this morning refreshed and ready to roll… Or did you drag yourself out of bed, dreading the day and wishing it was the weekend? By the time you leave work today, how will you feel? Will you be ‘good’ tired from a day that was, for theRead More »