• Believe

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset off Point Grey

  • Lovely

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a breathtaking sunrise above Baffin Island, enroute last year from Canada to England

  • Light

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a rose from San Diego’s Balboa Park Gardens

  • Listen

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Manhattan, seen from Brooklyn

  • Character

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an incredible bunch of roses I spotted at Paris’ Marche D’Aligre a few years ago

  • Extractions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of a number of gorgeous creatures who graze in England’s The New Forest, not far from Southampton

  • Impossible

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a Delta barn in winter

  • Fresh

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the Vancouver skyline seen from Locarno Beach this last weekend

  • Journeys

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Vancouver’s Canadian Pacific railway station this weekend

  • Weekend Poll: Setting Boundaries

    A few weeks ago, one reader shared a BBC article headlined, “Banning out-of-hours email ‘could harm employee wellbeing'” … believe it or not! Let’s take a look at your thoughts and experience.

  • Adventures

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a container ship and a sail boat in the waters off Vancouver

  • Forward

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a pair of ducks making their way across their frozen pond at Jericho

  • Night

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a wintery sleigh, all lit up and perched above a pond at Van Dusen Botanical Garden

  • Winter

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Vancouver’s North Shore, taken just yesterday – on the first full day of winter

  • Day 12: 2019’s 12 Days of Real Careers

    Here’s the final day for 2019 of my annual gift of inspiring and practical excerpts from some of my Real Careers interviews since 2015. Enjoy!

About Shelagh: Speaker and Trainer

Shelagh is a professional speaker and trainer who’s walked the administrative walk. She presents internationally to career-focused executive assistants, and to governance professionals who support boards and directors. Shelagh educates and inspires audiences on topics ranging from meetings and minutes…

Real Careers – My Interviews With Assistants Around the Globe

Do you ever look at your administrative role models and wonder how they  pull it all together? Or how the lives of your counterparts in other cities and countries vary, and where there may be areas of common ground? Exceptional EA features Real…

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: Setting Boundaries

A few weeks ago, one reader shared a BBC article headlined, “Banning out-of-hours email ‘could harm employee wellbeing'” … believe it or not! Let’s take a look at your thoughts and experience.

Weekend Poll: Setting Boundaries

A few weeks ago, one reader shared a BBC article headlined, “Banning out-of-hours email ‘could harm employee wellbeing'” … believe it or not! Let’s take a look at your thoughts and experience.

Weekend Poll Results: The state of minutes in 2019

With thanks to all who participated in my latest Weekend Poll, here are your responses to my questions associated with all those hours you spend on minutes! Minutes are part of the career A whopping 96% of respondents told me…

Believe

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset off Point Grey

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Lovely

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a breathtaking sunrise above Baffin Island, enroute last year from Canada to England

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Light

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a rose from San Diego’s Balboa Park Gardens

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