Thursday, September 30, 2010

Short and Sweet Enlightement

In a world of information that is constantly vying for our attention it can be easy to miss things or get so far behind that it is no longer worth the effort to keep with it. And I admit I hate reading overly long articles and blog posts where the wrtier takes forever to make their point, which is a probably  a result of having reviewed so many 4/5 page resumes. Over the past couple of months though I have fallen in love with the video's from TED ( and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts ( These short video presentations from some of the top minds in the world in their subject are engaging, interesting and did I mention short. I've found that these 2 sites alone have replaced a number of the websites and blogs that I used to visit as the information is more easily digested here.

Below I have included a sample video from RSAnimate where Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today.

Welcome to my new blog

Welcome friends and soon to be friends to my first foray into the world of Blogging. I'm not entirely sure where this journey will take us but I fully intend to enjoy myself as we go along.

For those that are interested, I have been working for over 10 years in both the UK and Canada as an Employment Counsellor / Facilitator providing counselling, training and mentoring to  individuals from a wide range of ages, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I graduated in 2009 for the Career Development Practitioner Diploma program at Conestoga College in Kitchener and now have the privilege of assisting people as they seek to enter a new stage in their life via Employment Ontario’s Second Career Strategy.

For those that were not interested in all that, expect to see in the coming weeks postings on Job Searching, Second Careers, Social Media and other issues that relate to the process of discovering and empowering your career.

I would also encourage you to visit my LinkedIn profile at