• Nature

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a horse grazing by moonlight in England’s New Forest last weekend

  • Humility

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a sculpture from the 2019 exhibition at the incredible Beaulieu in England’s New Forest. This property is home to gardens, the National Motor Museum, a palace and – seen here – the remains of an abbey.

  • Joy

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: folk dancers last Saturday, outside Winchester Cathedral. Many from my era will appreciate that I visited in part due to memories of that famous song, but the cathedral and its grounds are wonderful even if you don’t have that context.

  • Weekend Poll: Conferences as Professional Development

    That’s the focus of my latest Weekend Poll. Add your voice, and share the link with your counterparts.

  • Delighted

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: London’s Tower Bridge, above the Thames and overlooking the Shard

  • Reflections

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: azaleas inside the incredible Isabella Plantation gardens of Richmond Park, London

  • Friendship

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: from last year’s visit to Quiraing (A’ Chuith-Raing) on the incredible Isle of Skye, Scotland

  • Self-ish

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the waters of Vancouver’s Spanish Banks

  • Grateful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunrise over Miami Beach, Florida

  • Hope

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a Napa Valley home

  • May

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a rhododendron

  • Constructive

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a Great Pacific Blue Heron

  • Upward

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: fireworks over English Bay

  • Paths

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: spring time at Van Dusen Botanical Garden – and gorgeous displays of Goldenchain Trees (labernum) and allium

  • Appreciation

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a group of girls soaking up the sights at Hong Kong’s Stanley Beach

About Shelagh: Speaker and Trainer

Shelagh is a professional speaker and trainer who’s walked the administrative walk. She presents internationally on matters of relevance to career-focused executive assistants, and to governance professionals who support boards and directors. She writes about administrative and governance careers for a…

Real Careers – My Interviews With Assistants Around the Globe

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Travel Resources and Inspiration

Are you planning a holiday or business travel, either for yourself or your executive? Looking for some inspiration, or insights into cities in other locales? Or perhaps you’re planning a bit of bleisure travel. If so, you or your principal are in good…

weekend poll

Weekend Poll: Conferences as Professional Development

That’s the focus of my latest Weekend Poll. Add your voice, and share the link with your counterparts.

Weekend Poll Results: Admin Professionals Day™

Happy Administrative Professionals Day™! Here are the results of my latest Weekend Poll – in which readers told me what you think of the event, and what forms of recognition would be meaningful to you.

Weekend Poll: Administrative Professionals Day™ 2019

That’s the focus of my latest Weekend Poll. Add your voice, and share the link with your counterparts.

Nature

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a horse grazing by moonlight in England’s New Forest last weekend

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Humility

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a sculpture from the 2019 exhibition at the incredible Beaulieu in England’s New Forest. This property is home to gardens, the National Motor Museum, a palace and – seen here – the remains of an abbey.

Learn More

Joy

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: folk dancers last Saturday, outside Winchester Cathedral. Many from my era will appreciate that I visited in part due to memories of that famous song, but the cathedral and its grounds are wonderful even if you don’t have that context.

Learn More