Wicca for beginners

Boston, 2008. It’s freezing cold outside. The Hudson river is frozen solid. I’m on my first business trip to the US (MIT is organising a job fair), as both we and our Dutch colleagues are there to hunt out talent for the company I’m working for....

Are you future-proof, or going extinct?

Do you ever worry about your job in the future? I did, briefly. I read an article through a friend in my network where the CEO of Chrysler shared his vision for the future. His prognosis: in 20 years we would all be out of a job. Holy sh*t. To be honest: it scared me...

Time to reflect

When I got out of bed this morning I was greeted by a brightly shining sun. A sign that summer is about to really begin. And summer almost immediatly makes me think of vacation. Hopefully you will be able to take some time to fully recharge, so you're able to return...

What happens to you, doesn’t define you

Have you ever had a major setback? A hit you didn’t see coming? Something that you thought only happens to other people but not to you? I encounter people on a daily basis whose life didn’t go exactly as they planned. Like our...

How I tackled my bore-out (guestblog by Liesbet Selleslags)

Liesbet Selleslags is an independant woman with very divers interests. People and automation are the core of her activities. Liesbet shares her story about beating her bore-out. That’s right, bore-out. I graduated as a double major in Informatics and as a Social...

Guestblog by Ineke Verweire – The career choices of the academic

Hi, I’m Ineke Verweire. I’m professional chemist. I acquired a PhD and an MBA and during my entire career I have been surrounded by scientists. As a career coach, I love helping them make two fundamental choices at the start of their career. And through this guest...

Guestblog Rilla Lysens – Hurray, dismissal!?

Some days you'll never forget. I perfectly remember the birth of my first daughter. I remember the blissful feeling as a child, floating on my inflatable mattress in the Mediterranean Sea. Not a  cloud in the sky. I takes me no effort to remember the days that both my...

The guts to trust and let go – Guestblog by Eva Germeys

A blog post about my story ... that seemed awesome. Because my career is not a straight path, far from it, rather a roller coaster with highs and lows. I try to hold tight and "stay on track". But that's not always easy. In the meantime I learned what makes it work:...

5 strategies to stop work from haunting you

Is your workday still haunting you, even if it's long done? Working can be pretty intense, even if you love what you do. Work and life aren't always well balanced, or well integrated. It may be called work-life integration, the result is often however  that boudaries...

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