• Life

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of the ferries at Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia. Yesterday was BC Day, and we enjoyed soaking up spectacular scenery.

  • Hopeful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: It would be natural to guess that’s the moon near the upper left of this photo. However, that’s not the case. 244 wildfires are now burning in our province of BC. Vancouver had been enjoying days on end of gorgeous blue skies, yet they turned hazy this weekend. Early last night, the sun was a deep orangey-red. As it dropped toward the water, the sun was obscured by hazy skies and this is the surreal effect.

  • Positively

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a wonderful summer day, in the sparkling waters off Spanish Banks. How will you spend your weekend?

  • Learning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: morning calm in the waters off Vancouver. I took this photo while out for my early morning bike ride today.

  • Start

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: You may have seen this picture postcard building in a movie or tv show, yet it’s in picturesque Fort Langley, BC, which I visited last week.

  • Flexibility

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, it’s unsurprising to find yourself among others waiting to be photographed at this iconic spot. You’ll see people in all manner of poses, and this particularly flexible woman was gracious in knowing she’d be photographed.

  • Flight

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: My weekend mornings often include a long walk or bike ride, and it’s not uncommon to find me by the water. A couple of weekends ago, I spotted this Pacific Great Blue Heron and enjoyed soaking up its beauty and the setting. If you’d like to see a video and more pics, click on the Instagram icon on your screen to head to my IG feed.

  • Insights

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: creamy hydrangeas with hints of pink and creamy yellow – one of the floral treats from last Sunday’s walk

  • Curious

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: this friendly and curious goat is one of a few dozen I had the pleasure of seeing in Langley, BC yesterday.

  • Abilities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: neighbourhood cherry blossoms from a previous spring

  • Friendship

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bed of vibrant osteospermum, also known as African daisies. They give the lovely impression of dancing above the soil.

  • Friends

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: The Firth Coast, just off the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. I stayed here in 2018 and it’s a wonderful part of this planet.

  • Attention

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: roses in a community garden beneath Vancouver’s Burrard Street Bridge, cultivated by neighbours

About Shelagh

A highly regarded speaker and trainer, Shelagh Donnelly walked the walk for almost three decades. She’s authentic, inspiring and positive. When you hear Shelagh speak, you know she understands the career and has good insights on its ongoing evolution. She…

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

Helping you adapt as new norms continue to take shape As assistants and employers rebuild on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to focus on professional development that reflects evolving norms and needs. More than ever, it’s critical…

Weekend Polls - where assistants around the globe have their say

Approaching Your Next Performance Review? Read this.

Performance reviews are the norm for most  For the majority of assistants who responded to my Weekend Poll,  performance evaluations are a cultural norm. That’s what 80% of you said. Sixteen percent said the process exists in theory, while the…

Life lessons from a pandemic

Some background Ever since my first COVID-related article and Weekend Poll, which I drafted in late February 2020 and published a couple of days later, assistants and association leaders have responded any time I’ve asked for insights on business continuity…

Life

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of the ferries at Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia. Yesterday was BC Day, and we enjoyed soaking up spectacular scenery.

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Hopeful

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: It would be natural to guess that’s the moon near the upper left of this photo. However, that’s not the case. 244 wildfires are now burning in our province of BC. Vancouver had been enjoying days on end of gorgeous blue skies, yet they turned hazy this weekend. Early last night, the sun was a deep orangey-red. As it dropped toward the water, the sun was obscured by hazy skies and this is the surreal effect.

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Positively

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a wonderful summer day, in the sparkling waters off Spanish Banks. How will you spend your weekend?

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