Category: Career

Badging out

It was 9:30 on a Friday and I was having the meeting with HR. Everytime we had worked together in the past it had been great so it felt particularly awkward to be having an exit interview with them. It was over 10 years working there and it matters to me to leave without any burnt bridges and showing the utmost respect for everyone. Having said that, it also makes a statement when you are leaving without any plans in terms of career. There was a lingering question on whereas I was unsatisfied with work or colleagues. The person I...

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Reframing. Exit career. Enter family.

Reframing Perspectives My first coaching session was about reframing perspectives. The main message behind it is that Acceptance is not resignation. It’s understanding things as they are, keep standing and being able to then find the best way to respond. You might not change the situation or event but you can change how you respond to it. We have our own perspective on different topics and they impact how we live things, just like if perspectives were filters in a camera or sunglasses you put on suddenly the world looks different. Yet, if your perspective is negative and defeating...

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Another day at the office

  It’s a simple email, with some updates to send to a few people. Out of courtesy, I show it to two other people so they can feel like a part of it and even add their name – team work, yay! But no, no, no. Now we have to share it with four other people, at least, for review and feedback. It was supposed to take 10 min, now it’s going to be at least 10 solid hours and the message will be a patchwork of what everyone wants. This is one of the reasons why I’m tired...

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Middle life crisis or not, it’s time to reinvent myself and change things upside down.   I’ve been working for 10 years in the corporate world for a big technology company. I´ve studied hard, took an MBA, travelled the world and worked in 4 different countries. Things are jamming and the path is clear. Except that I don’t want this anymore. Therefore, I took three months off from work to rest – but life slapped me in the face instead and now I sort of have an idea. Sort of. Kids, family, helping others physically and emotionally. This space...

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