Accepting to change – The leader’s secret for a successful career

In an earlier article I talked about self-awareness and gave some suggestions to start this journey of self-discovery. A better knowledge of who you are will surely highlight aspects that do not help you being your best self professionally. You … Read More

self awareness to drive your career

How to develop self-awareness to drive your career

It’s very easy: sit cross-legged for 3 to 4 hours a day, empty your mind and it will all become clear. Don’t fancy that? Really? I’m surprised but ok, let’s look at some alternatives.   Firstly, as my flippant intro … Read More


Leadership? It’s so last year!

why bother with leadership? I read a couple of weeks ago in a French recruiters survey that the HR professionals’ view was that “leadership was very 2016”, you know a bit like Rose Quartz was the colour of 2016 according … Read More


Who are you?

I’m a big fan of Myers-Briggs, the accuracy just blew me away – and not always in a good way to be honest: “Carine will neglect her family and friends to pursue her professional goals” ouch, did you need to … Read More


Alone we go FAST but together we go FAR

A friend has these words on her business card: “Alone we go fast, together we go far.” It is tempting to go it alone, we talk about agility and quick-reaction and this is true. However I realised a while ago … Read More

resolutions that light you up

Resolutions are good, what lights you up is better!

Happy New Year and may all dreams come true! (better late than never as they say…) I rarely make resolutions and even less so on New Year’s Day, my resolutions are made when necessary regardless of the date. I see … Read More


Mindfulness – a practical guide

Hello I found this book in Waterstone and I wanted to share it as it’s a little gem IMO:  Mindfulness  a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. It covers the whole mindfulness not just meditation and takes … Read More

To focus on a mantra

Hellooooo! So I’m back with a little idea you my find interesting. At the start of the year I made a pledge to be less judgmental, not the easiest but essential for me. I have ups and downs as I try … Read More


How to remove gossip from your life

A few months ago I read a lovely book, L’âme du monde by F. Lenoir, and in it I came across the following: “A man visits a wise old man: – Master, I must tell you how your disciple behave. … Read More

Fear…that life-sucker

Fear is everywhere, just from the top of my head: fear for my safety and that of my family, fear for my financial stability, fear of being misunderstood, fear of catching a cold, fear of missing my train…You see from … Read More