Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...
What are you grateful for? This month, for my fellow Canadians, is Thanksgiving and a great time to reflect on all of the good things in our lives.
Sometimes, it is easy to get caught up in negativity. It seems there is so much to be scared of in the media and things we can complain about at our offices. But, I challenge you to see this amazing world and opportunities that are all around you.
This month, I have had the privilege of sitting on the panel of judges for The Stevie Awards. I have been reviewing a plethora of nominations of amazing female executives and entrepreneurs from Canada and the United States, helping decide who will win these prestigious awards.
In honour of these women, and all of you, I would like to share some career advice in this newsletter (that is also applicable to you guys out there too!).
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
Career Advice for Women at Each Decade!
As an Executive Coach, I work with a lot of amazing women and men. Over time, I have seen some themes that women tend to follow throughout their careers that can either hold them back or help them launch into meaningful work at a high level.
There is a life cycle for women which corresponds to their careers. If an individual plays her cards right in each decade, she is home free on the career front. Yet, if she hesitates or allows fear to hold her back or insecurities, then she will have to play a game of catch up later on (or never know what she was really capable of achieving).
To help women in their careers, I would like to share my advice with you for each decade. Read more
Creating Work-Life Boundaries That Stick!
One of the greatest challenges I see for the people I work with is wanting to have a fulfilling career while still enjoying quality time with family and friends. This issue is often referred to as work-life balance, but the idea of perfect balance is rarely true. What I work with clients to build is more about career-life integration, where components of their lives are managed in a way of their planning based on given priorities at the time.
Read more to do my simple exercise to identify your top priorities with tips on how to make them stick
Today's Thought: Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Recipient of Top 40 Under Forty Award and Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.