As a results-focused career, business, and leadership coach, I spend a lot of time sitting down with people to help them set goals. I’ve discovered that the type of goals we set makes a big difference to how achievable the goals are, and how much they actually bring you closer to a desired future. Here are five common ways that you can ruin your goal achievement chances before you even get started. Read more
Allison, MBA, Hult International Business School, Shanghai, China
Allison knew where she wanted to be in ten years, but her goals were hazy and she was having trouble connecting them to her day-to-day decisions. After meeting Melissa at a conference, Allison tried coaching, and found her first session so valuable that she stuck with it. With Melissa’s help, Allison — a Canadian — let herself dream big about her ten year goal of working internationally. She narrowed down her options and made the bold decision to complete an international MBA. Now, two years later, Allison has completed her program. It exceeded her expectations for professional development, international exposure, and future opportunities. She reflects on how coaching helped direct her path along the way.
You’ve probably heard that “Stepping into WHO you want to be opens the doors for your career to advance.” But most people don’t understand what that means.
Most people assume that it means: dress for the position you want; assume responsibilities of the position for which you strive; follow your boss’ example for work ethic; and get enough experience so the next step ‘seems logical.’ While those approaches have some validity, there’s much more to it than that. Read more
Career, Leadership, Lifestyle: Finding your Sweet Spot
The session will be of interest for seasoned or new environmental professionals. A workshop and coaching session for the next generation of sustainability leaders. Melissa Creede, President of Sapis Insight, will explore the difference between a leader, and an effective leader. Develop your skills to make transformative change. Read more
Calling all young philanthropists and social entrepreneurs! Are you ready to take your world-changing idea to the next level?
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) announces its inaugural Social Enterprise Student Competition
Do you have a great idea for a new socially responsible product, service or business model? Then OCE’s Social Enterprise Student Competition is for you! Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the next generation of social entrepreneurs through one-on-one mentoring and your chance to win a $25,000 grand prize to start your own social enterprise. Read more
Business Sustainability Manager, Corporate Strategy and Business Sustainability, Canadian Tire Toronto
Contract Position April 16th to Dec 31st 2012
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