Discover the latest career advice, industry insights, program updates, and more. Click on one of the categories below to view our selection of posts.

What is the difference between coaching & mentoring?

Despite there being endless information available on the difference between mentoring and coaching, we are continually asked about the nuances of both and which one is more suitable in certain situations.  In this blog, we have simplified the...
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How to use design thinking for an extraordinary career

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It is a question that I was asked countless times as a child and it is a question that I am not sure I can answer, even today. To be more precise, I am not sure that I can find a single answer that will be...
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How to avoid the negative impacts of a career plateau

Career Plateau can be quite an apt metaphor for how people can feel at times throughout their career. It is often a flat period when it just doesn’t feel like anything is happening. Interestingly though, this isn’t always a bad thing! A career...
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10x your leaders’ and organisation’s performance & productivity with leadership coaching

Jill has been working in her role for a while now. She has progressed well and has had great success but she seems to have reached a plateau in her development. As Jill’s leader or HR Business Partner, you know it's time to take things to the next...
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5 benefits of career conversations for employees and organisations

Effective career development practices build healthy organisations (O’Donnell, 2007). In recent years, research into career conversations has demonstrated the value of career development practices, generally, and the benefits of career...
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When should career development be used?

"So, what do you do?"….. The classic (and not to mention sometimes cliché and awkward!) question we've all faced many times at BBQs and other social gatherings. But imagine for a moment that everyone was clear about their career direction, had the...
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How we designed our career development programs

Our premise here at Trevor-Roberts is very simple. People are more productive, engaged and committed when they understand what drives and motivates them, have a clear sense of career direction, and know how their organisation contributes to a sense...
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How Our Inner Conversations Build Our Careers

We all talk to ourselves. In our heads there are constant thoughts and reactions, aspirations and intuitions flitting about. These inner conversations are what propel us forward, for the most part. But in the busy, cut-and-thrust world of work, the...
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The 3 Best Ways to Impress Your Boss

What’s your relationship with your boss like? As the most important relationship you have at work, you want to make it a good one. Not only will this make your life at work better, it will also put you in good stead for your future at the company....
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