Wanted: vision

Around this time last year Els asked me if I would like to follow the vision board workshop. I didn’t doubt it for even a second, of course I wanted to come. Granted, her invitation came at the perfect time. A year ago, during this time, I was unemployed for about 10 months. And in desperate need of a vision

Enough time for yourself, what’s that?

Guest blog by Rilla Lysens, coach & trainer at Make me Fly! “Do you have enough time for yourself?" The question came soaring at me like an arrow, razor-sharp, its tip flaming and headed for a spot on my abdomen most likely described as being my “plexus solaris” by...

Insights I gained over the past six weeks

At last, the new year’s finally begun, and resolutions have – or haven’t – been made. During the past six weeks, I did something quite unusual for my doing: I took six weeks off. That is to say, I wasn’t in complete furlough mode; I spent a...

How could I tell you…

During the last months I have been working intensively with groups around giving feedback. First and foremost to allow people to give even more positive feedback. But also to bring up and talk about the things that bother them, without hurting...

The right to say no

"To have a good job, you need to be willing to sacrifice", at least that's what I have always learned. "So do what is asked of you. Show your effort and commitment." Effort and commitment are things that an employer expects from you. It's also...

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...

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