• Beliefs

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bird’s eye view of Yaletown, the Granville Street Bridge and more – shortly after sunrise this morning

  • Knowledge

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bit of Halloween fun in the garden of a Point Grey home

  • Destinations

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Sunny days are all the more precious as we make our way through fall in the northern hemisphere, and this one at Connaught Park was a treat.

  • Power

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: The last few weeks have been full, between webinars, facilitating a retreat and preparing to present at a special event for the Melbourne EA Group in just a couple of weeks. That’s why it’s all the more gratifying to be out and about enjoying fall foliage lately. Here, up close yesterday with one of a row of gorgeous trees at UBC, the University of BC.

  • Learning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Burrard Inlet Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed cool, yet gorgeous weather and it was the ideal day for a long walk.

  • Leadership

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a sunny San Francisco day, seen from the pier

  • Adjustments

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Sunset Beach and Vancouver’s West End, with a peek at Stanley Park, a couple of weeks ago

  • Solutions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an example of just some of the beautifully coloured hydrangeas to be seen at this time of year

  • 2020: An annus horribilis, or a year of lessons?

    It depends on how you choose to view 2020. Thank you to all who participated in my September 2020 Weekend Poll, through which I checked in with readers as to how and what you’re doing more than half a year…

  • Magic

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. These shots: Amanita muscaria mushrooms -aka fly agaric mushrooms -which I photographed the other day. These have the feel of a fairy tale, and they’re best enjoyed visually rather than injested.

  • Challenges

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I photographed this flower in early March, yet its colours seem entirely appropriate to this season

  • Attitude

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Like many, I look forward to a time when we can again travel. Particularly given the drizzle that’s settled in over Vancouver for this Friday, I thought back to this particular visit to Paris in 2015, when a gorgeous sunset bathed the Louvre in gold.

  • Arrangements

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: We’ve been enjoying incredible fall foliage of late. As shorter days go hand in hand with those vibrant shades of orange, red and yellow, I thought it good to look back on a summer day that packed a little more heat – and some shimmering waters as low tide for the day approached its end.

  • Release

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: three years ago this month, I was in Budapest, Hungary. Here, you see the Budapest Eye – a ferris wheel – fronted by impressive street lamps

About Shelagh

Shelagh Donnelly is a highly regarded speaker and trainer who’s walked the walk. She works with conference organisers, professional associations, government bodies, higher education and businesses, including corporations such as the NBA. Positive and pragmatic, Shelagh delivers interactive keynotes and…

Webinars with Shelagh

Meetings, technology, communications, governance and much more The best assistants are always learning, through experience and by engaging in professional development. While plans for a number of conferences and other in-person learning opportunities have been postponed, that needn’t put a…

For training and event planners

Adapting as new norms continue to take shape As assistants and employers rebuild – remotely or otherwise – on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to focus on professional development that reflects new norms and needs. Since employers…

Weekend Polls - where assistants around the globe have their say

Weekend Poll: You and Social Media

Have your social media habits evolved this year? It’s that time of year again, when I ask readers about your social media practices and which platforms are most relevant to you. This year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve added a…

2020: An annus horribilis, or a year of lessons?

It depends on how you choose to view 2020. Thank you to all who participated in my September 2020 Weekend Poll, through which I checked in with readers as to how and what you’re doing more than half a year…

Weekend Poll: A September pandemic check-in

How are you doing? We’re approaching the final quarter of the year, and what a year it’s been. A September like no other While many of you continue to work remotely, others are preparing to return to office environments, at…

Beliefs

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bird’s eye view of Yaletown, the Granville Street Bridge and more – shortly after sunrise this morning

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Knowledge

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bit of Halloween fun in the garden of a Point Grey home

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Destinations

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Sunny days are all the more precious as we make our way through fall in the northern hemisphere, and this one at Connaught Park was a treat.

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