Marcella Kowalchuk Consulting Inc ~ Expert human resources advice to help you prepare to go Into the World and do great things in Business, Career and School 

Marcella Kowalchuk Consulting Inc ~ Expert human resources advice to help 
you prepare to go Into the World and do great things in Business, Career and School.

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Step on the path

Posted on 23 June, 2019 at 13:15 Comments comments (2)

When you have options before you, and both of them are good. Not spectacular but good. You put yourself out there, took a chance, bet on yourself, and you won. Now it is time to decide. Do you stay where you are comfortable, settled and all is going well? Or do you step out into the new? How do you choose?


It’s not easy. Take a breath. Seek some quiet time and go back to the point where you began; the point where you decided that you wanted another vision for your l...

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No More Hiding

Posted on 2 February, 2019 at 9:30 Comments comments (2)


This morning I was reflecting on the biblical story of Adam and Eve. Specifically, their hiding from God in the garden of Eden after consuming the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.


I recall that the story tells of them hiding from God because they were afraid. Interestingly, in hiding they were unable to see God, and were ashamed of themselves. This is what caused their fear. God knew where they were, was aware of their feelings of shame...

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In Stillness

Posted on 2 December, 2018 at 15:20 Comments comments (4)


There is a knowing deep inside of us, of who we truly are and what it is we are here to do. This knowledge, does not seek approval of others, it does not fear, and it does not doubt.  This part of ourselves calls to us, to seek stillness in order for us to hear what it wants to tell us. 


In this world, which distracts us from seeking stillness, this knowing beckons us to "listen". 


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In Defense of Self

Posted on 21 July, 2018 at 14:55 Comments comments (3)

"I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat". - Muhammad Ali


"Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore". - Anonymous


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What happens on that day when you realize that you are good enough?

Posted on 9 June, 2018 at 18:00 Comments comments (3)

Imagine a day when you wake up, open your eyes and begin with acknowledging your blessings and being grateful.


You rise and when you look in the mirror and instead of criticizing what you see you actually smile. You head into the bathroom and are pleased at the wrinkles, or freckles, the type of hair you have and the body which has brought you to this point in your life.


As you head out the door a...

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Choose For Yourself (bite-sized blog)

Posted on 16 April, 2018 at 20:35 Comments comments (1)

I was recently listening to a podcast by Dear HBR by Harvard Business Review entitled, Career Transitions. One individual who wrote in to the show, writes of wanting to leave her chosen field after years of school and spending thousands of dollars for her education. She speaks about no longer enjoying her profession and wants to get out.


This had me thinking about the choices that we make...

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Stay out of harm's way.

Posted on 16 March, 2018 at 11:15 Comments comments (1)

Growing up our parents and older relatives often warned us about staying out of harm’s way. Examples of harm included substances such as drugs and alcohol, to situational environments like hanging out with the wrong crowd in school.


As adults, we should consider the harm that can come to us based on our decision not to be selective with whom we spend our time. On campus, in the workplace and during times of leisure we need to think about whether we are putting ourselv...

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Inner Strength, the foundation of "Executive Presence."

Posted on 14 February, 2018 at 8:00 Comments comments (2)

There is a parable about a widow who goes to a judge for vindication. The widow represents, the poor, unprotected and powerless in society. The Judge had a reputation for being confident, self-assured and not afraid of anyone; in society, he represented one with great authority, who commanded respect and wealth.


The widow, though quiet and subtle acts in a persistent manner, seeking fairness and justice. She is clear in what she wants, is not intimidated and goes after wha...

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Sharing your challenges can help your career.

Posted on 29 January, 2018 at 8:00 Comments comments (2)

What’s going on with you?

If we were asked this question, a lot of us may hesitate initially on how to respond. We may first consider who was asking the question, the environment we were in or who else might be listening in on the conversation. Based on any of those factors we may respond with a focus on our accomplishments the latest item we have purchased, or a self-deprecating response to divert the focus of the conversation.


Why is this the case? What are we...

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We could all use a coach.

Posted on 10 January, 2018 at 21:05 Comments comments (5)

A few months ago I was inspired to go to the pool. I really love swimming and it had been quite some time since I had put on my suit. In my head, I was going to do laps in great form and then get into tip-top, stealth-like shape.


Day 1:

Get to the recreation centre. Pay the fee. Change, shower, stretch, get in the water. Before I get even halfway, I am out of breath and have to take a rest. I go back and forth doing, poorly formed strokes and gasping ...

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