Can a Portfolio Career work for you?

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Leadership, LinkedIn, MBA, Portfolio Career, Professional Identity, Teleworking, Working at Home

Now you may or may not have heard of a portfolio career before. Wouldn’t blame you in the slightest if you hadn’t. In fact, I am sure a lot of working people may not have heard of or even known they existed.  The big question is, do they exist, what are they and who are […]

Chaotic Careers

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Chaos Theory, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Psychology, Career Theory, Jobs, Mature working, Professional Identity, Psychology, Work

Now I am sure most of you have heard of Chaos Theory in one shape or form. It may be the Butterfly effect perhaps. You know a butterfly flaps its wings, it blows my fence down.  Or perhaps the funky mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park. He’s the one that predicts the downfall […]

Be Career Brand Savvy

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Narrative, Career Passions, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Employment, Interviews, Jobs, Networking, Portfolio Career, Professional Identity, Work, Working at Home

Did you know the word brand comes from the Viking to “burn”? Over time the word moved on to “brand” cattle (see the connection with burning). Onward to imprinting your printed brand in the 19th century. Needless to say a bit of useless information you will probably never use again. However, we are awash with brands […]

The Joy of Mindlessness

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Cognitive Behaviour Coaching, Employment, Executive Coaching, Mindfulness, Mindlessness, Nonconscious, Nonconscious mind, Positivity, Professional Identity, Schema

Now we are all aware of the upsurge in Mindfulness and the benefits of meditation. There is a growing research base that highlights how Mindfulness helps with a number of mild to moderate mental health and issues; both at home and work. However, the question is of course if Mindfulness is so productive in our […]

Executive Stress – What is an Executive?

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Evaluation, Executive Coaching, Formal Leadership, Goal Setting, Informal Leadership, Leadership Styles, Learning & Develpment, MBA, Networking, Presentations, Professional Identity

Having been around large & small organisations, training, mentoring & coaching for too many years to mention; I always had a wry smile to myself when anyone proudly announced themselves as an executive. Sales executives seemed always to be the most self-satisfied in this aspect. Proudly announcing their elevated executive status at every opportunity. Needless to […]