Workspace (and Team) Redefined: AI and Remote Futures

Workspace (and Team) Redefined: AI and Remote Futures

As published on PeopleTalk Summer 2018 Magazine

Without doubt, the work world has evolved with the influence and growth of digital and mobile technologies. They have changed our ways of being, doing and working—and continue to do so.  We are living and working in an interesting time of transformation where the only surety is that the work world will never be the same again. 

Fortunately, that brings some definite positives.

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The Power of Change: does change sets you in motion or paralyses you?

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The Power of Change: does change sets you in motion or paralyses you?

Last week, I participated in a lecture around the change in the brain, a very interesting discussion on the challenges of processing change. The lecture started with these 3 questions:

1)     What does change mean to you?

2)     When you hear the word change, what feelings come to mind?

3)     How often do you experience change in your life? 

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Everything is possible and it’s super fun!

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Everything is possible and it’s super fun!

Some of you may be very dubious about that because it can be scary to think that everything is possible. Thinking that everything is possible means that you don’t have any more excuses to make things happen, it also means that the world is open and that you can just pick and choose what’s best for you.

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Interviews scare the hell out of you?? Well they shouldn’t!

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Interviews scare the hell out of you?? Well they shouldn’t!

You spend hours fine-tuning your resume, researching your dream job, wondering if you should actually send your application out. Your negative self-talks convince you that no one will ever be interested in you and you start believing them. The whole process around having to “sell yourself” on the work market is pretty scary and can create lots of anxiety! And one day… you receive the so long-expected call inviting you to come and meet with one of the employers you have approached. And your level of anxiety now reaches its peak! Interview can cause severe anxiety, it’s no news! You start panicking, your hands start sweating, your heart palpitates, the idea of being interviewed scare the hell out of you!! 

Why? Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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Entrepreneurial Life: A Fearless Roller Coaster Journey

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Entrepreneurial Life: A Fearless Roller Coaster Journey

Why is it important to me to become an entrepreneur? You don’t decide to become an entrepreneur because you want more freedom, more money or because you want to do things your way. You become an entrepreneur because you want to make an impact on your own little world. Your purpose is 100% connected to who you are, what motivates you, what sets you in motion. That’s what gives meaning and direction to your life. That’s what starts this fire in your belly to jump into entrepreneurship; this “gulp” feeling. - Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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Unsure of Your Next Career Move? This Assessment Is Perfect For You

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Unsure of Your Next Career Move? This Assessment Is Perfect For You

You chose a career because you had to. You were 15, 18 or 20 years old and you didn’t really know what you wanted to do for the rest of your life. The “rest of your life,” oh my gosh, such a lifetime decision! Like most teenagers, you didn’t know which career path to take right out of high school, so you chose a job that your parents, your friends or your school suggested, without really knowing what it meant. - Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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Interview with BeachCity!

Live Interview with Benedicte Flouriot, the Nomad Career and Leadership Coach at Punspace Wiang Kaew, Chiang Mai, Thailand

#DigitalNomadSummit2018 #digitalnomad #benethenomadcoach

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Work-Life Balance – A Lifelong Story

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Work-Life Balance – A Lifelong Story

For years, we have been talking about work-life balance. How to prioritize between “work” aka your career and ambition and “lifestyle” aka your health, pleasure, leisure, family and friends.

It seems like there was no other choice but having to pick one versus the other. It seemed the two options together were not possible. Wrong! Why should you choose between your work and your life? Why not making both work?

Here are some tips to help you choose what you need to do personally and professionally in order to find harmony and blend both worlds. - Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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Want to Work Abroad? As a Nomad Career Coach, Let me Explain How

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Want to Work Abroad? As a Nomad Career Coach, Let me Explain How

Having worked and lived in so many countries, I have been exposed to human nature in all its differences and similarities. These long-term adventures have definitely influenced my personality and I always want more of them! It invited me to look at things from different perspectives, expose myself to situations I may not have faced in my home country, while showing me that everything is possible and that the world is full of opportunities.

As a life-long nomad, career coach and huge believer that international work experience is now a necessity in today’s professional world, I am pleased to share some tips with you to prepare for the adventure. - Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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#recruitment: how social media changes everything

Companies approach the talent search and the hiring process in a much different way than just 15 years ago. Why? Because the working world has changed. Let’s stick to the literal meaning of the working world for a minute because these days it really means the world — together with all of its countries, peoples, organizations, talents, ambitions, motivations, and competencies.

There are no more boundaries to all of that thanks to the digital era in which we now live, an era which is creating more opportunities for all as the working world becomes a map used to navigate global possibilities. Because of these drastic changes, the world of recruiting has now gone nearly 100 per cent digital with social media now considered the best way to dive into the world talent pool. Social media changes every aspect of the talent search. Here is why. Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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The Hospitality Industry is a Passion Above All

The Hospitality Industry is a Passion Above All

Who would choose a profession that is known for making you work long hours, miss weekends with your family, for offering average financial compensations and a stressful environment?

Probably no one. Unless…they are passionate. Working in hotels is hard but passion outweighs all the cons of working in the hospitality industry. Being passionate is being fully alive. It’s about experiencing emotions, feelings and enthusiasm in doing something that you love…so it does not feel like work anymore!

Are you this excited person that could only see the fascinating aspects of this profession? What are you passionate about? Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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Experience Required? Of Generations, Culture and Resilience

Are you a Millennial?

They have been called self-absorbed and entitled. They have been dubbed job hoppers and lacking work ethic. More than a few times, they have simply been called “the worst generation.”

That said, older generations have always stereotyped and ridiculed younger generations; there is nothing new here. What is new is the number of generations sharing the workplace—and that the youngest have immense strengths in addition to a thing or two to learn.

While the Millennials have taken a lot of flack in the workplace, they can be credited with forever changing our workplace culture. What then is the truth beyond these stereotypes? While Millennials defy such stereotypes daily, one area of particular concern is resilience. Click View Post to continue reading the article.

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