Eileen Chadnick is a leadership, career, and executive coach and principal of Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto. She is author of "Ease: Manage Overwhelm in Times of “Crazy Busy.” She is also a frequent columnist with the Globe and Mail Careers. Follow her on Twitter at: @Chadnick and at Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bigcheesecoaching.
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The end of the year marks a time to pause, reflect and get our bearings.
12/28/2017 16:53 EST
The end of the year is a time to reflect, take stock of the year past, and plan for the year ahead. Each year I share an article with 12 questions to help guide a year-end reflection. A year has passed yet it feels like a nano-moment since the last year-end reflection. Not surprising -- our lives, work and society move at an unprecedented pace.
12/22/2016 08:58 EST
What will you do to make 2016 a great year? How will you become the best version of yourself? What personal and professional goals/habits/intentions will set you off on the right path -- for greater resilience, efficacy, and fulfillment? I've put together 11 ideas to boost your personal and professional well-being in the year ahead.
01/04/2016 02:05 EST
The end of the year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It's a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. Each year at this time, I write and reflect on 12 reflection questions for this very purpose.
12/31/2015 03:39 EST
Have you heard the expression "change is messy"? It's something I've heard and said many times over the years working with clients creating and navigating career (and other) changes. And in my own life, I've experienced my share of personal and professional change over the years. Who hasn't? Who won't?
09/29/2015 10:57 EDT
So as you step into the busy weeks of fall, ask: What are your best practices for prioritizing during busy times? What will you try differently this September to get a grip on the busy season? What can you put on your UNpriority list?
09/04/2015 05:51 EDT
Overwhelm is a complex and multifaceted affair. We need many strategies and approaches to deal with the volume, pressure, complexity of today's work and lives. Including super basic ones like the to do list.
06/26/2015 01:00 EDT
Before we blink we will be swept up into the busyness of a brand new shiny year. Before diving in, take a bit of time to reflect to properly bid adieu to 2014 and say hello to 2015. So in your year-end reflection, don't Grinch yourself out of recalling and celebrating what went well in 2014.
12/31/2014 05:36 EST
'Tis the season of rush! If you are like most of us, it's still hustle and bustle as you race to the finish line. The end of the year can be a wonderful time but it can also be hectic and stressful. Here are tips to help you manage the year-end season of rush with more ease.
12/18/2014 12:49 EST
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, I thank you for being part of my community just by virtue of reading this post (and for those who are part of my life in other ways). And let's all spread more of the gift of gratitude -- to that end, here are a few more whys and ways to express gratitude.
10/12/2014 09:52 EDT
In the broader calendar view, September represents "back to work/school/busy life." So August is like Sunday. The desire to stay in weekend or summer mode and the pull to get ready for what's next. Here are some tips to beat the back-to-September blues.
08/13/2014 12:38 EDT
Don't blink. Summer goes by soooo fast. Too fast in my 'time zone' -- I can't believe it is already July! Do you feel that way too? Well given that summer is here and in Canada is does feel very fleeting, I thought it timely to write a few ideas on how we can slow down time.
07/01/2014 07:51 EDT
I just love this time of year and the pull forward that spring represents. This season prompts us to spring clean and rid ourselves of what no longer serves us. In the light of the new season, here are seven questions that may help you spring forward.
05/20/2014 08:57 EDT
I've been thinking about my brain a lot these days - and so should you. Neuroscience is now the "it" topic and this hot (and really cool) area of science is no longer the exclusive domain of neuroscientists, brainiacs and academics. We are all getting in on the action and that's a good thing.
02/16/2014 05:43 EST
Recently, I've been talking a lot about goals (professional and personal) -- with friends, with my leadership coaching clients and in my own personal reflection. But something has changed. Whereas I used to ask "Are you thinking big enough?" I'm now asking "Are your goals small enough?"
02/09/2014 11:22 EST
January is an important time to reflect and get clear on your priorities for the year ahead. To do that well, it's just as important to take a look behind at the year past as it is to take a good look ahead. Each year, I put together a list of reflections and questions to help you do that.
01/18/2014 09:14 EST
I'm not going to bash goals and resolutions setting here. Taking responsibility and setting meaningful, achievable goals to help better ourselves is a good thing. Right now, I want to talk about an essential item that I think is likely missing from most people's lists.
01/06/2014 02:31 EST
Going back to work after a holiday break can be tough. Even for those of us who love our work. Here are five ways to beat back to work blues.
01/06/2014 02:06 EST
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