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Life Skills

Step outside of your comfort zone

So much is happening now.  But you can still tell your story.  Your story is important.  We are living in …

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Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

From your very first salary, pay yourself first

The very first time you receive a paycheck, pay yourself! What do I mean by that? Well, you need to …

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Life Skills

Turn your kryptonite into a superpower

Strengths and weaknesses, or as I like to call them, superpowers and kryptonite, are something that we all have. Unfortunately, …

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Learning a new language is an intriguing adventure!

Learning a new language, no matter the reason, can be a thrilling ride. Motivation is key, whether it be to …

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Life Skills

Three ways to make social impact a part of your career

What is social impact? “Social impact” is how companies define how they benefit a specific community or the world. Companies …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

3 ways to connect with graduates in a post-Covid job market

There is no question that there has been a dynamic shift in the job market since 2020, with businesses quickly …

Body & Soul

Understanding and combatting Imposter Syndrome

Over the last few years, a new phrase has become commonplace in the workplace: Imposter Syndrome. Merriam-Webster defines Imposter Syndrome …

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Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

You are in debt? You can still switch careers – Here’s how!

There can be times when you think of switching and changing your career. However, it is imperative to note that …

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Personal branding and visibility – how to raise your profile

Building a strong personal brand with increased visibility is key to standing out in your career. It allows you to …

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Career Development

How to use time more efficiently when job hunting

Imagine you’ve found a job that you’re qualified for, and it seems mildly interesting. Better still, the company is interested …

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Body & Soul

Understanding the power of ego and embracing self-awareness

Many people have no clue about their lives being controlled by their egos. So let’s discuss what ego is and …

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How to be a Better Leader

Tips to navigate towards corporate career leadership

“…the place where you work is a place for forging your character and growing as a human being…” -Dr Daisaku …

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Learning & Education

Igniting the spark: innovative strategies to boost student engagement

Picture this: A classroom buzzing with curiosity. Hands shooting up to answer questions. Students immersed in their learning journey.   …

Career Development

Demonstrating strategic thinking when you are a task-oriented leader

“You need to be more strategic.” These words are thrown around a lot, and these words instill fear and panic …

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How to be a Better Leader

How to be a better leader

Leadership is a skill that can be developed by anyone willing to invest time and effort. Being an effective leader …

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Workplace Skills & Culture

Entering the workplace culturally proficient

Have you participated in a two-part interview that consisted of technical and cultural questions? Has an interviewer stated something like, …

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Life Skills

How to deal with anxious thoughts

I first encountered anxiety when I was 12 years old. I remember going to a stress therapist to help me …

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Career Development

Grant writing: Why this skill can set you apart from the competition

Are you looking for a talent that can make you more marketable in the job field?  You’re often competing with …

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Learning & Education

Capturing the wandering mind: engaging students with lowering attention spans

In the heart of a bustling classroom, a teacher stands armed with knowledge and a passion for shaping young minds. …

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Life Skills

Strategic thinking de-mystified

Strategic thinking: two words viewed as something hard to define and even harder to execute. And yet, most organizations stress …

Body & Soul

Small gesture, big impact: How a student ambassador showed me the goodness of humanity

The student communities, especially the international students, are more than just individuals. With us, we carry the culture, civilization, etiquette, …

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Learning & Education

Designing Effective Learning and Development Programs: Best Practices and Case Studies

Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of helping countless organizations design and implement impactful learning and development (L&D) programs. …

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Career Development

How to give and receive feedback like a pro

If you have ever been on the receiving end of feedback, you know how hard it can be. Despite your …

Life Skills

How to boost your self-esteem and put your best foot forward

You are perfect just as you are. Yes, PERFECT! I wish I had an opportunity to have this conversation with …

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Master public speaking whether it’s your first or 50th presentation

It’s hard to believe, but the fear of public speaking is ranked higher than spiders, heights, and even death. It’s …

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Building a high-performing culture: strategies for empowering employees and driving achievement

As we continue through this year, the work landscape is changing dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered workplace norms, …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Family, work, and studies: finding your balance

Most people struggle to balance family time, work, and academic life. Work demands create physical, mental, and emotional pressure. The …

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Workplace Skills & Culture

Negotiating your way through life – A skill everyone needs to have

In a polarised society, and at times, even more polarised professional environments, there are huge benefits to be reaped from …

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Career Development

Developing your strategy for opportunities

During the twentieth century, the nature of your employment is usually anywhere from one to three jobs over several decades …

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Career Development

How positive relationships early on in your career can create opportunities for your future

Often we’re led to believe that if we put in the work, and try to make a good impression, we’ll …

Life Skills

How to form meaningful connections through knowledge and life experience

We all want to feel connected to others. We just do. It’s human nature. There are different levels of connection, …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Tips for graduates getting into the corporate sector

These quick tips should hopefully help the soon to be, or already graduates working in the corporate sector over tips …

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Saving, Investing and Managing Finances

Your journey to financial self-discovery

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we realise: “Hey! I need to plan for my financial future!” Some …

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Career Development

Is your brain actually wired for your goals?

It might seem a little late to think about, but your choice of professional or academic pursuits may not be …

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Learning & Education

Think with your eyes: How understanding the brain will up your game on achieving your goals

Your mind is full of amazing ideas. Your heart is filled with enthusiasm, and your soul is overflowing with potential. …

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Career Development

Business 101: Turn your passion & side business into a career

I often tutored my classmates in various subjects and never once considered payment for my services. It hadn’t occurred to …

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Life Skills

The 5 methods that helped organize my life

The five methods that I am about to share with you will shape how you organize your life and transform …

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Saving, Investing and Managing Finances

How to use credit card debt to your advantage

Let’s talk about credit card debt. This article is not aimed to tell you to stop using your credit cards. …

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Communication as a mechanism for performance

“Communication is key!” If you’ve never heard this statement, let me tell you all about it.  Before we get knee-deep …

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How to be a Better Leader

Social and behavioural patterns of tomorrow’s leaders

Leaders of “tomorrow” are the next generation of talented and capable individuals who rise above the parochial limitations of life’s …

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Four tips for email writing etiquette

Communication channels have developed through the years and are known to be an important aspect of any occupation. It has …

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Life Skills

Some of the lessons I have learned whilst travelling

The most valuable lessons I have learned came from travelling extensively. Packing a suitcase has never been a problem before, …

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Career Development

Never leave college: Pursuing higher education as a career

I always heard that the years as an undergraduate college student are some of the most formative years of one’s …

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Body & Soul

Mental health from the perspective of an unemployed graduate

Mental health is one of the aspects that play an important role in the well-being of an individual. For years, …

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Body & Soul

Gaining perspective on food allergies

Having a food allergy is common, but we don’t know as much as we would like about the condition. It’s …

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Body & Soul

Keep calm and… find hacks to manage anxiety

‘Keep Calm and Carry On.’ It’s probably one of the most overused statements in the last decade. We’ve all seen …

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Career Development

Creating and maintaining a professional brand

We reside in a hybrid physical and virtual world where we can engage, communicate, and work with one another more …

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Body & Soul

How social media can impact your mental health

Social media has significantly impacted mental health in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side, social media has …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Indecision: A subtle drain for millennials

Making decisions is something we do every day. It moves us forward in life; it sets the wheels in motion …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Demystifying academic conferences

For students balancing work, school, and personal life, taking on an additional project, like attending an academic conference, might sound …

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Body & Soul

Managing the “imposter” in your life

It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all had moments in life where we’ve questioned our capabilities or achievements. Living …

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Career Development

How to survive as a ‘newbie’ and navigate the thrills and challenges

Everyone has likely been a ‘newbie’ at some point in life, whether trying a new hobby, starting a recent study, …

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Career Development

What to do and what not to do when networking

While developing a professional strategy along with the necessary skills, learning, and research, you also need to start networking. Networking …

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Career Development

How to ensure more resilience and productivity in the work place

Employee engagement is a crucial component of business performance. Some organizations use various methods to influence workforce satisfaction. Following the …

Life Skills

10 simple things you can do each day to reduce anxiety

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 13 people have anxiety and it is only rising further with …

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Body & Soul

5 ways to stay creative in your everyday life

Life is not going to stop happening just because you want to stay creative; this means that you will have …

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Career Development

3 most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting

When starting the entrepreneurial journey, it is common to make mistakes, and some worse than others. Most entrepreneurs begin with …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Three pieces of advice to help you succeed in your career

I was first inducted into Golden Key in 1989. I was in my final year of college and preparing to …

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How to be a Better, Stronger Person

Ask these three questions to help you better prepare for the unexpected

Isn’t it interesting how sometimes traffic is light and other times it is cumbersome? Where do all the cars come …

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Career Development

How to acquire relevant skills for the professional world

The foundation of any professional revolves around the skills they acquire. Skills have always been part of or essential to …