• Change

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: up close with some gorgeous orange leaves on one of my recent walks

  • Attitude

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: up close with a beautyberry shrub. I photographed this one, with its gorgeous purple berries, at the University of British Columbia. .

  • Whatever

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: outside the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (“the Guggenheim”) in New York City last week. Despite having been to NYC a few times, this was my first visit to this museum. You can see pics from the interior on my Instagram feed.

  • Choices

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some of the sweet desserts to be had at Eataly NYC Flatiron. I’m grateful my friend Corinne told me about this delightful marketplace with all its restaurants. I had (and enjoyed!) Eataly pizza, and enjoyed these desserts solely through my camera lens!

  • Decisions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: After presenting a webinar on minutes yesterday morning, I made for the great outdoors. This was our first really sunny day in a week or so, and our fall colours are gorgeous! Here’s the view as I made my way home.

  • Focus

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: A look inside Seasons in the Park, where a friend and I enjoyed lunch last week against a backdrop of trees brightening the rainy day with gorgeous splashes of colour

  • Determination

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: autumn colours at Van Dusen Botanical Garden last week

  • You

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: In New York’s famed Central Park, not far from Bethesda Terrace, you’ll find this tribute to Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. When we think of the story The Little Mermaid, many thank of Disney. Search this author’s name, though, and you’ll see this is just one of many much-loved stories.

  • Decisions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: While in Chicago last month, a friend and I made our way to the Willis Tower (aka the Sears Tower) to climb 1,353 feet/412 meters and then step out onto a glass ledge above the city. No, we’re not crazy; we took the elevator! Seriously, though, the views were really something. Once you reach the 103rd floor and make your way through the lineup, you have a brief period of time in which to step onto one of three glass ledges that extend less than four and a half feet/one and a third meters out from the building.

  • Counting

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the first few days after returning from the States just over a week ago were full. I made time, though, for some of my favourite spots: the beaches and Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Here, some autumn leaves.

  • Thankful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: looking through colourful fall foliage to the setting of two massively oversized chairs at Van Dusen Botanical Garden last week. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks!

  • Fun

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: none other than Big Bird, atop The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in NYC. The Met commissioned this sculpture for the roof garden (which offers wonderful views of the city) and is the work of Alex Da Corte. My timing was good; “As Long as the Sun Lasts” remains on display until the end of October.

  • Knowledge

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: In Chicago last month, I again visited the Chicago Art Institute. It would be easy to spend a full day there, and this is a detail of just one of the Impressionist paintings I appreciate: Woman Reading (1880-81), by Edouard Manet.

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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.   Virtually…

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

Astute assistants keeping an eye on supply chain, inflation and travel

Travel, inflation and more: What should assistants anticipate in 2022? Hello, readers. I’ve been itching to carve out time and publish more for you than I have lately. In addition to my webinars, I presented at three conferences last month…

Assistants and cybersecurity in 2021 – Weekend Poll results

What a difference a few years make When I published my first cybersecurity-focused Weekend Poll back in 2017, less than half the assistants who responded had received cybersecurity training in the workplace. Now, after asking readers five consecutive years about…

Change

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: up close with some gorgeous orange leaves on one of my recent walks

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Attitude

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: up close with a beautyberry shrub. I photographed this one, with its gorgeous purple berries, at the University of British Columbia. .

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Whatever

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: outside the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (“the Guggenheim”) in New York City last week. Despite having been to NYC a few times, this was my first visit to this museum. You can see pics from the interior on my Instagram feed.

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