Four Resolutions to Optimise your Career in 2016

Four Resolutions to Optimise your Career in 2016

It’s that time again, the beginning of the year when we think about how to change our lives. Getting a better job is one of the top 5 most common new years resolutions (along with getting fit, losing weight, giving up smoking, etc) but its a difficult resolution to keep unless we break it down […]

Step up and create your personal narrative

Step up and create your personal narrative

When I called this venture Step up Create, it was because I wanted to reflect the determination needed to create something. This may be something solid(ish) like a fantastic presentation, a personal brand or a business innovation, but more often than not it’s a personal narrative. A big chunk of my work this year has […]

How to be a businesswoman

How to be a businesswoman

2015 has been a year of discovery for me as a businesswoman. Perhaps it’s 38 years to late to realize that there really are still some pretty big hurdles that we have to overcome and that just not talking about them or not acknowledging them is not going to make them go away. I’ve been […]

The blog, not ready for the grave just yet

The blog, not ready for the grave just yet

Right now, nearly everywhere I go, some aspect of blogs and blogging pursues me. Whether it’s the pressure to write this blog, the need to train students to write for blogs, the design and editorial planning of them for my corporate clients, their role in content marketing, or a more esoteric look at what they […]

How to deal with languages on LinkedIn

How to deal with languages on LinkedIn

Ever wondered how languages work on LinkedIn and how to make them work better for you? Well read on… My masters students have recently grilled me on how languages work in LinkedIn. From around 30 different countries with 18 different native languages, looking for international positions while completing their masters in Spain, they are extremely […]