• Risks

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was up with the sun and the birds today. From the Burrard Street Bridge, a lovely piece of art deco engineering, I caught the sunrise glinting on Yaletown condos and some of the boats harboured near Granville Island.

  • Thankful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a vibrant pumpkin patch in Delta, BC

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    Happy

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: We lived in Kelowna for a number of years, and this is the view from atop a hillside near our then-home. From between this pair of pines, you see Okanagan Lake and snow capped hillsides and mountains.

  • Layfayette Wilder: Insights from Atlanta, Georgia

    For this week’s Real Careers interview, I’m talking with Layfayette Wilder of Atlanta, Georgia.   Layfayette is an Executive Assistant and Production Coordinator. To read this newest of my Real Careers interviews, click here.  About Real Careers: I interview assistants –…

  • Pieces

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: In addition to meeting people and exploring differenet places, flight is another aspect I love about travel. No, not the lineups, the screening or the food – and I can only imagine how it will unfold when we travel again – yet I do love the views from an airplane window. Just look at these skies enroute from the US and approaching Toronto.

  • Choices

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Some people enjoy strolling down to Kits Beach to see the sun set and then turn around and head home. Often, the show really begins shortly after the sun has moved beyond the horizon – particularly if there are a few helpful clouds in the sky as there were this gorgeous evening.

  • Learning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Earlier this week, I brought you a photo of a footbridge nestled amid mountains above Squamish, BC. I mentioend that views in the other direction are equally impressive, and here’s a look down at Howe Sound.

  • Planning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: at Granville Island Market this weekend, I paused to once again admire the atmosphere at the Granville Island Tea Company

  • Needs

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was incredibly fortunate with the timing of my first visit to England’s New Forest area last spring. It was foaling season, and I was able to get up close with more than a few foals.

  • Confidence

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: That bridge you see nestled amid mountains is known as the Sky Pilot Bridge. Situated in Squamish, BC, views in the other direction are equally impressive. If you were to shift your feet a bit, you’d be looking down on the beautiful waters of Howe Sound.

  • Learning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: boats reflected in the waters of False Creek yesterday morning. That’s Vancouver’s Burrard Street Bridge in the background.

  • Today

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some summer roses on this mid-November day

  • Nina Aunula: Insights from Finland

    For this week’s Real Careers interview, I’m talking with Nina Aunula of Finland.   Nina is Executive Assistant, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Compliance at her company. She serves as Executive Chairman of IMA, International Management Assistants. To read this newest of…

  • Hush

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the incredible Alhambra, in Granada, Spain. We visited the palace and its gardens in daylight and it also beckoned at dusk. I made my way uphill to the popular Mirador (lookout) of San Nicolas. There were students as well as visitors of all ages enjoying the dreamy views of the palace against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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

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….

How assistants are tapping in to social media in 2020: Weekend Poll results

The results of my latest Weekend Poll exploring your use of social media are in, and they’re interesting! Social media is a fact of life More than three of every four respondents, 78%, said you use social media both personally…

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…

Risks

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was up with the sun and the birds today. From the Burrard Street Bridge, a lovely piece of art deco engineering, I caught the sunrise glinting on Yaletown condos and some of the boats harboured near Granville Island.

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Thankful

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a vibrant pumpkin patch in Delta, BC

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Happy

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: We lived in Kelowna for a number of years, and this is the view from atop a hillside near our then-home. From between this pair of pines, you see Okanagan Lake and snow capped hillsides and mountains.

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