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My Top 5 Blogs of 2023: Insights & Reflections for Professional Growth

Welcoming a new year brings an opportunity to reflect on our professional growth. My 2023 was filled with thought-provoking discussions, new challenges, and interesting topics – especially around ongoing post-pandemic changes in the workplace (and personally), plus continuing to prioritize our mental well-being.

Perfectionism and the Model Minority Myth: How they Damage POC

Perfectionism is characterized by the drive to appear, feel, and be perfect. It’s often driven by a fear of failure, feelings of unworthiness, low self-esteem, and adverse childhood experiences. In 2022, I was one of five co-founders of the Canadian Psychological...

Destigmatizing Perimenopause and Menopause at Work

Although the symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause are private – these are issues that women can’t “leave at home.” These are symptoms that follow employees to work. Ignoring the impact of perimenopause and menopause symptoms won’t lessen their impact and won’t contribute to psychological safety or productivity.

The Insidious Impact of Workplace Jealousy

What happens when we see others succeeding at work?  Does it trigger inspiration, or does it trigger workplace jealousy?

I am grateful that I have seen countless examples in life and at work when the presence of excellence is so inspirational that others realize what may be possible for them, and they act accordingly. This may play out as extra effort, extra training, more research, and other healthy and appropriate behaviours to “level up” and live one’s best life. Most of us have seen this in action, and it is glorious. Everybody feels wonderful. But it doesn’t always play out this way …

Scapegoats and the Glass Cliff: When Careers Get Derailed

Scapegoating and the glass cliff may sound like something made up or exaggerated. In this article, I’ll break down what these terms mean, who they affect and why.

Less Lonely at the Top: the Rewards of Leadership & Executive Coaching

It’s lonely at the top. Modern leadership includes responsibility for staff in work environments that have grown much more complex – while also maintaining productivity and profitability. It’s no wonder that there’s growing acceptance for and use of executive and leadership coaching.

It’s Impolite to Discuss Politics at Work – But What About Values?

We’re all entitled to our political and religious beliefs, and we’re entitled to keep those private. With that said, when it comes to values, our silence speaks volumes.

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The Strength in Seeking Support: How Asking for Help Builds Career Resilience

The Strength in Seeking Support: How Asking for Help Builds Career Resilience

In today’s ever-changing work world, navigating the challenges requires a robust foundation – one built on career resilience. Through my journey in career and executive coaching, it’s become clear to me that career resilience is a cornerstone of success. Similarly, personal resilience serves as a guiding force through life’s ups and downs.

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Destigmatizing Perimenopause and Menopause at Work

Destigmatizing Perimenopause and Menopause at Work

Although the symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause are private – these are issues that women can’t “leave at home.” These are symptoms that follow employees to work. Ignoring the impact of perimenopause and menopause symptoms won’t lessen their impact and won’t contribute to psychological safety or productivity.

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A Snapshot of Black Psychologists in Canada

A Snapshot of Black Psychologists in Canada

Although the CPA did not believe collecting disaggregated demographic data was a priority, the Black Psychology Section executive members started to collect this data as an interim measure. The Section’s hope and expectation is that the CPA and the various provincial and territorial Colleges of Psychology will ultimately take on this responsibility since they are connected to all psychologists working in Canada through the process of accreditation.

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