• Success

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Some curious sheep by Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. With MacDonald (Clan Ranald) ancestry, the castle and surrounds were a “must visit “during my 2018 travels in Scotland.

  • Invincible

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an old bike put to use as a planter

  • Curves

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: daffodils, happily blooming late last week

  • March

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: early Saturday morning, I made my way to a Richmond beach known for its birdlife. I saw plenty of birds and geese, yet this horizon and blend of water, land, clouds and sky particularly struck me.

  • Memories

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the end of day at Cannon Beach, Oregon. I took this photo of a person at water’s edge from the balcony of our room when we visited this incredibly beautiful spot in 2016.

  • Experiments

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: last year’s early daffodils. We had a very light dusting of snow overnight, one that’s likely to be melted by mid-morning. Still, it makes one look forward even more to plant life continuing to make its way toward spring.

  • Positive

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Point Atkinson Lighthouse in West Vancouver, BC

  • Heather Moore: Insights from the USA

    For this week’s Real Careers interview, I’m talking with Heather Moore of the USA. Living in  Minneapolis, Minnesota, Heather is an Executive Assistant at Grainger Industrial Supply. Active in a number of networks, Heather is the Recruiting Lead for Grainger’s internal…

  • Friends

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a couple of the rabbits who make their home among bushes and brambles by Jericho Beach

  • Wishful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bit of wishful thinking! We have crocuses (croci) and a few daffs in bloom, yet this is a scene from Vanier Park last spring. It’s a lovely woodland setting with plantings framing the bridge.

  • Sweet

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of thousands of orchids at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I visited in early 2016 and could have spent at least a full day exploring.

  • Marco Macente: Insights from Italy

    For this week’s Real Careers interview, I’m talking with Marco Macente of Italy. Living near Milan, Marco is a Global Executive Assistant at Bayer Pharmaceutical and is currently working on a special assignment as Medical Affairs Project Partner.  A member…

  • Windy

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Time flies. It’s almost three years since I walked along the Firth of Forth in St. Andrews, Scotland. This was also the view from my room at Rusacks Hotel. Adjacent to the famous links, you may have seen this setting before in a running scene in the film, Chariots of Fire.

  • Early

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Our weekend snowfall is already a memory, and our spring bulbs continue their upward trajectory. Indoors, we’re enjoying colourful tulips.

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…

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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…

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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

A year into the pandemic: what and how we’re doing

Optimism amid limitations I saw a celebratory post this week, published by one of my Australian clients, the Melbourne EA Group (MEAG). Carmel Bond and members marked their first face to face networking event in 12 months. In other countries,…

Weekend Poll: A snapshot in time – your career at this point in the pandemic

One year on This last Monday was Robbie Burns Day and Burns Night, celebrated in Scotland and around the globe by those with Scottish heritage. January 25th also represented a milestone in that it marked the one-year anniversary of the…

Weekend Poll: Lockdown redux and looking forward

Lockdowns, restrictions and … doughnuts Depending on the region and country in which you live, pandemic-related restrictions have either eased or increased in the last couple of weeks. Here in Vancouver, by the Pacific Ocean, we’re dealing with increased restrictions….

Success

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Some curious sheep by Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. With MacDonald (Clan Ranald) ancestry, the castle and surrounds were a “must visit “during my 2018 travels in Scotland.

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Invincible

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an old bike put to use as a planter

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Curves

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: daffodils, happily blooming late last week

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