• Dreams

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: people gathered to watch the sunset at Kitsilano (Kits) Beach

  • Possibilities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a ship approaching the harbour of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Near the end of my first visit to this Canadian province three years ago, I returned to Signal Hill – a national historic site – to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic. The sky was overcast, and yet the sun broke through and shone down on this vessel.

  • Answers

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the wonderful spot known as Siesta Beach, Florida. That white sand was not hot to the feet, despite the soaring temperatures when I visited a year ago this week. That’s because the sand consists of quartz.

  • Impossible

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a day at the beach

  • Capabilities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: How’s this for a peaceful bench from which to rest and reflect? I took this pic earlier this week, by Jericho Beach.

  • Best

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: end of day at Kits Beach last night, where little ones enjoyed the swings and playground equipment before today’s (delayed) start of the new school year

  • Performance

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a coneflower, with a hint at the change in season that will soon be upon us

  • Try

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: early morning skimboarders taking advantage of the low tide in Vancouver

  • Learning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a local elementary school, with thoughts of all the families preparing for – or already embarked upon – the new academic 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…

  • It’s time to become more cyber aware

    If you’d like to become more aware of cybersecurity risks and how to mitigate them, join me for my live webinar next Tuesday, September 8th. Busy that day? Registration includes 30-day access to a recording of our session, along with a PDF workbook and certificate of participation.

  • Fun

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: cliff jumping in Figuera, Mallora … from the good old days of travel!

  • Experience

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: We still have roses blooming in September, and the change of season that’s drawing ever closer makes these all the more enjoyable.

  • Strength

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a stunning sunset seen from Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach last night. What a way to wrap up the first day of September!

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 to new norms in this pandexit era 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: 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…

Perfectionists in the career: Weekend Poll results

Thank you to all who participated in my August 20, 2020 Weekend Poll, in which I asked readers if you have tendencies toward perfectionism in your career. As a number of  you anticipated in comments you offered on social media,…

Weekend Poll: Are you a perfectionist?

I sometimes joke that I’m a recovering perfectionist. I’m not so sure, though, that it is a joke. For example, I played around with the two images you see on this page for a good 15 minutes – and would…

Dreams

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: people gathered to watch the sunset at Kitsilano (Kits) Beach

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Possibilities

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a ship approaching the harbour of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Near the end of my first visit to this Canadian province three years ago, I returned to Signal Hill – a national historic site – to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic. The sky was overcast, and yet the sun broke through and shone down on this vessel.

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Answers

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the wonderful spot known as Siesta Beach, Florida. That white sand was not hot to the feet, despite the soaring temperatures when I visited a year ago this week. That’s because the sand consists of quartz.

Learn More