The Power Of Self-Awareness

It was only a few years ago when I first heard about the concept of self-awareness. This notion of “self” had always been something unspoken, for I’d always been told it was psychologists who were in charge of analysing people and their patterns of behaviors. As a response to this abstraction, I struggled to understand… Continue reading The Power Of Self-Awareness

Your Resume Is Not the Foundation of Your Career

Earlier this school year my daughters were tasked with an assignment to write about a famous person they admire. Before sending kids off to do the writing, the teacher spent weeks talking about the fundamentals of a good story – the plot, the story arc and the all-important character development. One of my daughters idolizes… Continue reading Your Resume Is Not the Foundation of Your Career

Reflect, Not Resolve for 2019

Finally, a new year’s resolution I can get excited about. As I sat down to figure out our plan to say goodbye to 2018, I first stole a glance of a few pages in my newest read TED Talks, The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, required reading for our upcoming proposal for a TEDx… Continue reading Reflect, Not Resolve for 2019

Getting to the Roots of My “Why”

Every decision has a reason, but do we ever stop to ask why? Picture yourself holding one single flower seed between your fingers. It may sound a bit odd, but trust me on this one. Now you take that seed and plant it in a pot filled with soil. You spray some water on it… Continue reading Getting to the Roots of My “Why”

Want to get 50% less out of your summer job? Skip this step

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I hosted a barbecue last week for a group I’m a part of. I was lucky to have lots of help from my family, my husband on the grill and the girls walking around offering appetizers and filling drinks. My daughters enjoy all the accolades and get to hear some of the adult conversation –… Continue reading Want to get 50% less out of your summer job? Skip this step

Harnessing design thinking so students can design meaningful journeys

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Design thinking has been a hot topic over the last few years and applied well outside of the design world. Businesses that are household names have incorporated the principles. What’s the basic idea behind design thinking? According to the Design Foundation, “designers’ work processes can help us systematically extract, teach, learn and apply these human-centered… Continue reading Harnessing design thinking so students can design meaningful journeys

3 Things Interns Wish They’d Known Before Accepting Their Internship

Reading the news today that our local pool is officially open made me realize that summer is coming soon….and with it summer internships.  Before you (or the student in your life) agree to work for the company of your dreams – or turn down the one that’s not quite so popular – it’s worthwhile hearing… Continue reading 3 Things Interns Wish They’d Known Before Accepting Their Internship