• Confidence

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Old Town Alexandria, Virginia … at the edge of the Potomac River

  • Stop

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Kitsilano, Vancouver

  • Happy

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: part of a beautiful doorway on Paris’ Avenue de l’Opéra. We stayed at the nearby InterContinental Paris -Le Grand. There, you could walk in any direction on exiting the hotel, and you’d find gorgeous architecture whatever the path you took.

  • Weekend Poll: Is a Job Change in Your Future?

    Have you made a job change lately, or are you contemplating one? That’s the focus of my latest Weekend Poll. Add your voice, and share the link with your counterparts.

  • Spring

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: birdsong on the first day of Spring 2019 in Vancouver, Canada

  • Start

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Siwash Rock, off the Stanley Park Seawall

  • Go

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Vancouver, Canada

  • Portals

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: dreamy early spring blossoms

  • Recommended

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a Great Pacific Blue Heron in Livingstone Lake

  • Curious

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: baby ducks and their mother paddling through Livingstone Lake at Van Dusen Botanical Garden

  • Openings

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Spring time in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, USA

  • Quality

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I’ve been hearing from readers that you’re enjoying floral shots given the long winter some of you are experiencing. With that in mind, here’s a rose from San Diego’s Balboa Park!

  • Listen

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a garland or roses in Point Grey

  • Joanne Gallop is Coming to Real Careers

    For my latest Real Careers interview, I’m bringing you Tonya Beattie from Washington State, USA.

About Shelagh: Speaker and Trainer

How do you pronounce that name? “Shelagh” is the same name as “Sheila”, but with spelling that reflects Gaelic origins. Want some help remembering how to spell it? As you look at this photo, you may think to yourself, she laughs. Put She and laugh together. Then…

Real Careers – My Interviews With Assistants Around the Globe

Do you ever look at your administrative role models and wonder how they  pull it all together? Or how the lives of your counterparts in other cities and countries vary, and where there may be areas of common ground? Exceptional EA features Real…

Travel Resources and Inspiration

Are you planning a holiday or business travel, either for yourself or your executive? Looking for some inspiration, or insights into cities in other locales? Or perhaps you’re planning a bit of bleisure travel. If so, you or your principal are in good…

weekend poll

Weekend Poll: Is a Job Change in Your Future?

Have you made a job change lately, or are you contemplating one? That’s the focus of my latest Weekend Poll. Add your voice, and share the link with your counterparts.

Weekend Poll Results: Assistants Could Use More Sleep

With thanks to all who participated, here are your responses to my question … Do you make sleep a priority? Many of you need more sleep Almost three out of every four respondents reported that you don’t typically get enough sleep! A…

Weekend Poll: Do You Get Enough Sleep?

With Daylight Savings Time this weekend, many people will give up an hour of the day. For some, this can impact sleep patterns. How well do you sleep, and do you make it a priority?

Confidence

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Old Town Alexandria, Virginia … at the edge of the Potomac River

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Stop

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Kitsilano, Vancouver

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Happy

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: part of a beautiful doorway on Paris’ Avenue de l’Opéra. We stayed at the nearby InterContinental Paris -Le Grand. There, you could walk in any direction on exiting the hotel, and you’d find gorgeous architecture whatever the path you took.

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