It’s been another challenging year. For some people, the dark days of December can be particularly difficult. For me personally, it takes more effort to stay active, connected and engaged.

Last week my family celebrated Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. As I lit the candles for eight nights, I used the ritual to remind myself of the blessings in my life – including the work I do as a coach that connects me with so many talented people who are trying to make a difference in their communities and work places.

One of my coach colleagues, Terri Karpish, is particularly skilled at seeing the unique gifts in her clients, often when they are unable to see anything positive in themselves. We’ve had the chance to collaborate on a few coaching engagements recently and I’ve been reminded of the power of being truly seen and heard. Watching Terri put the spotlight on a client’s key strength, I’ve witnessed a palpable shift when clients stop focusing on the obstacles and start planning for a better future.

Finding ways to light the fire within can be the spark you need to take action.

  • What conversation has sparked a new way of thinking, feeling or being in your life?
  • When was the last time you were truly seen and heard?
  • What lights you up?

If these questions are tough to answer, you are not alone! We often see clients struggle to find and name what makes them unique, and how to use their talents in a meaningful and productive way.

Consider reaching out to us to learn more about how Terri or another coach from our team can help you see yourself in a new light so that you can tackle the obstacles that are getting in your way to a better future.

To book an introductory call in January click here

Please note: we will be closed December 20 – January 3, 2022.

New coaching engagements start in January.

For now, take a pause and light a candle.  As you watch the flame flicker, ask yourself what lights you up and how you can bring more of that special quality into the world.


Ready to spark a change in direction? Join us in 2022 for a new Career Explorer Group designed for mid-life career changers.

Priorities have shifted during the pandemic and mid-career professionals are leading the way. More people are making significant career changes during mid-life than ever before: changing direction, going back to school, or starting a business. These changes are motivated by a quest for more than just a pay cheque.

If you are seeking more meaningful work, that’s aligned with your values, join our Career Explorer Group here.

Wishing you a peaceful, healthy and happy holiday.

Lianne and team