What is your Super Power

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 23/02/2018   |   Categories: Career Development, Making change

Everyone is born with a specific set of character strengths that makes us unique, some we learn, some we harness, some super powers we harness in times of crisis. And at one point or another, you’ve probably been told what your unique strengths are. Read more...

New Year, New Opportunities, New Career? Event 15.2.18

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 24/01/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Making change, Mindfulness

Changing jobs in now a regular part of life. Today the national average tenure in a job is 3.3 years, with expectation that we will have up to five careers in our lifetime. Jobs are also more likely to be temporary or contract based and these trends impact the way we manage our working life. Judith Bowtell and Albany Lane invite you to join us for breakfast and hear from individuals who have mastered major career changes: from Big Business to Solo Entrepreneur, and from Small Arts and community organisations to major corporates. So if you are contemplating change in your working life now or in the future ( and you will!) come and join us for breakfast and hear from those who have made the jump, survived and thrived! Read more...

Why breaking resolutions is the best thing you can do.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 21/01/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

When we are stuck making a change in our behaviour that we believe will benefit us, it is due to an underlying contradictory thought pattern or belief. Until this belief is challenged and resolved, we will constantly come up against it, leading us at risk of seeing ourselves as “failures” in this area of our life. Read more...

I really want this job…. But the pay really sucks.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 07/12/2017   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Making change, Strategic Planning

Has this ever happened to you? You see a job you would love to do and would be fantastic opportunity; it highlights all your key skills and seems to be made for you to shine; you admire the company, resonate with its values, and have great rapport with the team. You apply, are made an offer and the reality sinks in when you see the figure on the page. It is much lower than you expected or had previously earnt, and takes you back a step. Read more...

The Courage To Be Disliked

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 12/10/2017   |   Categories: Decision Making, Inspiration, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness

Last time I was in Melbourne I bought two great books: one about the joys of minimalism which I brought home and promptly lost in the precarious piles of books and magazines that is our kitchen table. The other was about The Courage to be Disliked – a dialogue between philosopher and student that unpacks Adlerian psychology and gently guides us to move beyond our perceived limits. Read more...

What your (funding) partners want from you, but may be too polite to ask

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 17/09/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Great partnerships are more than a way to fund a project or fix your bottom line. They are the foundations by which you can take your work to the world, and maybe even change it a little bit for the better. Read more...

Working freelance? Five things to consider first

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 11/08/2016   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Inspiration

There is nothing worse than finding yourself working late nights and weekends and finding yourself worse of financially than you were if you were employed. But with a bit of strategy, you can find a balance between income and freedom. Read more...

Does dressing the part for work matter?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 30/07/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration

In a perfect world what you wear to work shouldn’t matter but reality tells us something different. No matter how professional, passionate and energetic you are, a worn out wardrobe can send the wrong messages to yourself and those around you. This week our guest Kerry Athanassiou, founder of Style Culture shares 5 achievable tips towards change. Read more...

Rejection sucks: how to comeback from missing out on a job

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 23/07/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Making change

Rejection sucks, but being strategic in your job hunt or career change can lessen the chance of missing out on work that will fulfill and satisfy you. Read more...

Bouncing back from missing out on a grant

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 14/07/2016   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Strategic Planning

Missing out on funding or a grant can be frustrating, disappointing and demoralising, but it can be chance to learn more about your work for next time around. Read more...

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