Ode to excellence

A few weeks ago, I attended a presentation from one guy in the office.

He showed up in a crumpled outfit, with a piece of paper folded in 4 that he proceeded to unfold and that contained his notes. He spoke in a hush tone, none the TED talker. He repeated himself a lot. He had no justification for some of his assumptions. In one occasion, he could not even remember why he had recommended a particular course of action so he simply said so and skipped to the next.Read More »

To doing it my way

Yes, I am a nice girl. I tend to help people. I assume good intent. I like to connect, share a laugh or a coffee. I am liberal and accepting. I smile a lot.

The problem is, people take advantage. Not everyone of course. The political ones. The competitive ones. They equate kindness with lack of character. Simple terms with lack of expertise. Friendly conversation with laziness. Read More »

7 morning routine tips for working mums (self-care only, not kids !)

I am not a beauty blogger but I do put some attention into my appearance, mostly for myself and partly to project a professional and high-standard image at work. At the same time, I refuse to spend hours getting ready in the morning : sleep and time with my family is much more important and so is getting to work early. Over the past 4 years, I have become quite efficient in my morning routine so I thought I would share my main tips with you. No rocket science, simply tips for regular working mums who just want to look a tiny bit good without spending 1 hour getting ready.Read More »