How to embrace risk when the professional opportunity appears

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First of all, let me start with the end: “…when the professional opportunity appears”. After supporting more than 100 coaching clients over the last 2 years, this is something which often requires further investigation. “What do you mean, I never get any opportunities”, or “There is typically someone else who gets the opportunity”, or “I […]

How to unlock your own recipe for professional success

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When asking people what professional success means to them, I get a variety of answers. “Career advancement”, “More responsibility”, “Improved work/life balance”, “Being able to work with what I love the most”, “Contribute to others”, “Becoming known and attractive on the job market”. Then, I ask them to tell me more about what they did […]

From limiting to instrumental beliefs

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Why do You do what You do? This simple question easily generates discomfort, frustration and astonishment. I found myself struggling with this before stumbling upon Simon Sinek’s great TED video on the topic. The video forced me to dive into my own set of automatical thoughts, limiting beliefs and core values. Many of the people […]

When you do not know what you want professionally

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Sometimes my clients ask me: “How can I start acting if I don’t know what I want?” This seems like opposing principles until further investigation. When people are facing a professional decision of  LEAP nature, it´s so easy to fall into procrastination mode and start using excuses for not taking action. I should know, I […]