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What’s Important to Me NOW? – Get crystal clear on your TOP priorities

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This workshop is perfect for you if you know you know you’re facing life or career choices in the near future and want to make empowered decisions based on what you know is most important for you.

You’ll also have a choice of 2 bonus options – One will help you take action based on your discoveries and the other will help you check-in on your priorities in the future to see if any have changed.

Read on to see if this workshop is perfect for you.

 

Are any of these statements true for you?

You have a big decision to make and no clear idea of what direction to take

Your thoughts are constantly skipping from one idea to another and it’s hard to focus

You feel overwhelmed with the many competing demands on your time

You feel as if you’re spinning out of control with no clear direction

Your life is a dull routine filled with people and things that don’t inspire you

Now image what it would be like to have crystal clarity on your top priorities in life

You’d be able to make conscious choices about the direction you wish to take based on what’s most important to you

You’d be more focused and have a sense of exactly what to give your attention to

You’d be able to take control of your schedule, set boundaries and say No to things that don’t align with your priorities

You’d feel in control of your life and motivated to take action to achieve your goals

You’d feel empowered to design a life aligned to what’s most important to you

Invest in this half-day workshop and get crystal clarity on your top priorities – then begin to align your life with what’s most important to you.

Why the What’s Important to Me NOW?  workshop?

I developed this workshop because I discovered many of my coaching clients were facing a life or career decision and were unable to tell me what their top priorities were for this phase of their life. I’ve delivered it live in Victoria it to hundreds of people and the online version of this workshop has been accessed by people around the world to help them get clarity of their priorities when making significant life decisions.

BONUS OPTIONS

Included with your investment in this workshop is your choice of one of the following:

Option 1:

Receive lifetime access to the online version of this valuable workshop. Take the workshop again in the future from the comfort of your own home whenever you feel your priorities may have changed.

Option 2:

Book a 30-minute support/laser coaching call with your workshop leader, Sue Maitland PCC, to refine your action plan and find the motivation to take action and honour the priorities you’ve set for yourself in the workshop. Enjoy the sense of accountability that comes from sharing your plans with Sue and significantly increase your probability of following through on your actions.

Ready to feel empowered and take charge of your life?

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What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

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If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works. Sue helps people through info sessions like this one, workshops and one-on-one coaching.

In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, networking with other participants and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

Here’s what recent participants liked the most:

“A lot of valuable information”
“The structured approach and the way the information was delivered”
“Well organized”
“Friendly atmosphere”
“Good use of my time”

If you’re a newcomer to Victoria, consider also attending Sue’s workshop “Networking for Success in Victoria“. It includes a 1-on-1 strategy session to help you unlock the secrets to the best places for you to network in Victoria based on your goals. This has proved an invaluable investment to many newcomers to Victoria. You may also wish to connect with Sue at 778-265-6880 or via email at SueMaitland@shaw,ca to request a complimentary “Welcome to Victoria” phone call.

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Networking for Success in Victoria (includes a 1-on-1 strategy session)

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This workshop is perfect for newcomers and local residents who want to develop their networking skills.

If you’re between jobs, or want to look for new opportunities, or simply want to make new friends in Victoria, networking is a critical skill, yet many people have a strong aversion to the concept of networking. They may think it means being “salesy” or ‘fake” and yet it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be especially difficult for those of us who are introverts. I’ll share my Ultimate Action Plan to help you to show up at networking events in a confident and authentic way. It will reduce your stress and change your perception of networking and you may find yourself looking forward to networking events rather than dreading them.

If you’re looking for work in Victoria, networking is essential. You’ve probably heard of the unpublished job market, where up to 50% of the job opportunities in a city are never advertised – in Victoria it’s more like 80-90%. Most positions are filled by word of mouth referrals and you’ll want to network to meet other people and uncover unpublished opportunities that could be perfect for you.

This two and a half hour workshop will give you the tools and confidence to become a more effective networker, even if you’ve never done it before. If you’re a newcomer, you may also find you make some good connections with local residents at the workshop and I’ll unlock the secret to the many and varied organizations, places and events in Victoria where you can network.

In addition to the workshop, you’ll enjoy a 1-on-1 telephone strategy session with your workshop leader to help you refine your 30 second introduction and zero in on the best places for you to network based on your goals.

Previous participants have shared that they enjoyed the open friendly environment, the small group format, the concrete handouts, resources and information and the authenticity of the workshop leader.

Here’s what Shkendie Kaba, Founder and Owner of Kaba Immigration Services had to say about her experience:

“Sue’s enthusiastic and passionate style made the whole experience exceptionally uplifting and motivating. She was so generous with her knowledge and practical tips on networking for success. The tools and resources she shared with us were beyond my expectations and I started using them right away.”

If you have questions, please call Sue at 778-265-6880 or via email at SueMaitland@shaw,ca and she’ll help you decide if this would be a beneficial event for you attend.

If you’re a newcomer to Victoria, consider also attending Sue’s free monthly information session “What you Need to Know About Moving to Victoria” or request a complimentary “Welcome to Victoria” phone call.

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What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

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If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works. Sue helps people through info sessions like this one, workshops and one-on-one coaching.

In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, networking with other participants and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

Here’s what recent participants liked the most:

“A lot of valuable information”
“The structured approach and the way the information was delivered”
“Well organized”
“Friendly atmosphere”
“Good use of my time”

If you’re a newcomer to Victoria, consider also attending Sue’s workshop “Networking for Success in Victoria“. It includes a 1-on-1 strategy session to help you unlock the secrets to the best places for you to network in Victoria based on your goals. This has proved an invaluable investment to many newcomers to Victoria. You may also wish to connect with Sue at 778-265-6880 or via email at SueMaitland@shaw,ca to request a complimentary “Welcome to Victoria” phone call.

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Are you REALLY ready to retire?

Victoria Waterfront Mar 2016-0863-Edit (2)It’s a BIG decision with lots of implications both financially and personally. I know because as a life and career transitions coach I’ve helped many clients answer this question and in this blog post I’m going to share my top tips for a successful retirement.

Some of my clients had already retired and weren’t sure they’d made the right choice. Others felt ready and just needed that final clarity on exactly what their retirement would look like before taking the leap. I’ve watched others attempt to retire and return to work because their retirement funds aren’t sufficient to support the retirement lifestyle they desire and others who simply miss the social interaction and sense of purpose that comes from working.

There are some key components to enjoying a successful retirement and it’s not all about the money.

Sue’s Tips for a Successful Retirement

  1. Take time to pause and connect with your values, your natural strengths and abilities and what fulfills you – do this and you have a solid foundation upon which to start to create a retirement you’ll love. Fail to do this and you’ll find many people willing to help you fill your days with commitments and activities you’d really rather not be doing.
  2. Get clear on your priorities for this phase of your life – who and what is most important to you? (*)
  3. Don’t retire as a means to get away from a job or boss you hate – if retirement feels right to you, be sure you have a sense of purpose and a plan for your retirement
  4. Create a clear vision of how you’ll spend your time in the years ahead – you could be looking at 30 to 40 years or more and that’s a long time
  5. Take advantage of all the possibilities that retirement offers – learn a new skill, travel to new places (locally or further afield if your budget allows), join a special interest group that appeals to you or start your own, make new friends, volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about – fill your days with enjoyable and uplifting activities.
  6. Consider your changing needs as you age and make sure your plan accommodates for this. You may be very active in the early retirement years, less active in the next 10-15 years and in time, you may simply wish to stay in your own home and find that you need outside support to be able to do this.
  7. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and that your body can sustain and build it into your schedule – keeping active both physically and mentally is a key component of a happy retirement
  8. Find a competent qualified financial planner and share your vision for your retirement. Ensure you have sufficient funds to sustain the lifestyle you desire before you decide to retire. If you still have some saving to do, consider re-inventing yourself for a new career that you’ll love (as I did when I became a life & career transitions coach after 30+ years in the corporate world) and you may find that the idea of fully retiring isn’t quite as appealing as it once was.

(*) Getting clear on your priorities is a critical first step when facing any life transition and I’ve developed an online workshop where you’ll coached by me through a proven process and in just 2 hours you’ll get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life. It’s the What’s Important to Me NOW? online workshop and it’s available for only Cdn. $97 from my website at www.suemaitland.com/store – access it and get clear on your priorities TODAY.

Think You May Need Some Help?

If you’d like to explore inviting me to help you determine whether you’re ready to retire and create a vision and build a plan for what your ideal retirement could look like, please reach out to me through my website www.suemaitland.com and we’ll arrange a complimentary initial consultation.

If you’re a financial advisor, you may wish to explore inviting me to speak on this topic, or run a mini retirement planning workshop for your clients.

Sue Maitland 

ICF Certified Life & Career Transitions Coach

suemaitland@shaw.ca   778-265-6880   www.suemaitland.com

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What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is on creating a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for an a la carte brunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that brunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of Sue’s live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

Commit to Self-Care & Be Your BEST Self

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

Experience a mini-self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:15 pm we’ll retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $67. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

100% of the participants in the inaugural Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self seminar said they would recommend it to others and here’s what one participant had to say afterwards:

“The Commit to Self-Care Seminar was inspirational and I really enjoyed it. I loved the setting at the Union Club and the meal with the other participants was delicious and the perfect way to wrap up the evening”                                  Janet Duncan, Professional Hairstylist, Ginger Group

Spaces are very limited for this event, so please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat as soon as you know you’d like to attend. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network.

Sign-up for one of Sue’s workshops, a one-on-one Discovery Session or a Set for Success session after attending this seminar and receive a $37 credit towards this future investment in yourself. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept cash and all major credit cards.

 

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is to create a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for lunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that lunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of Sue’s live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

 

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is on creating a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for an a la carte brunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that brunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of my live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

Get Clarity on Your BEST Next Home

Mary Heatherdale_025Is there a move in your future? Where we choose to live has a huge impact on our quality of life and yet sometimes we fall in love with a feature of a home and decide we must buy it even though the location or other features of the home may not be ideal for us. Don’t risk making that costly mistake yourself. Join Sue Maitland, Life Transitions Coach and hear the questions Sue encourages her clients to ask themselves before they even begin to look at potential new homes.

This event is co-sponsored by experienced realtors Ally & Dennis Guevin of DFH Real-Estate Limited who will share with you the latest trends in the Victoria real-estate market and some of the biggest mistakes they’ve seen others make when thinking of moving.

There’ll be time for Q&A and you’ll be served a delicious English breakfast during this event at the historic Union Club of BC. Start the weekend off on the right track with this helpful and informative breakfast seminar.

Contact Sue to reserve your spot at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Payment is requested in advance and all major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

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