Greetings and welcome to my blog

Many may ask what I've been up to and why a blog?

My blog has a purpose - to share insights, address topics and help illustrate the various skills that can be developed and then deployed to make better decisions in order to address the challenges that adulthood throws our way, either in business or within our personal life. I hope you will subscribe. My intent is that future blogs will address topics about adulthood transitions such as midlife, inter-generational conflicts, and challenges relating to family dynamics.

Whether within the workplace or a family, we all seek to understand how, when and why we need to make better decisions. Whether a leader, team or family member, the skills to make optimal decisions is critical to address a wide range of issues whether how to collaborate with multiple generations, how to build relationships and develop trust, managing conflicts or addressing personal challenges that impact concerns over one's identity or relevance in facing midlife or retirement.

Over the years, from the unnecessary collapse of Arthur Andersen, impacting thousands of colleagues and their families to an even more significant loss, my daughter’s death at 27 from liver cancer, I have developed my own coping methods and honed the skills to obtain the right objective input that allows me to make pivotal decisions to move forward and thrive. I apply my experience and insights, combined with my academic and business experiences as a board member or advisor to focus on better decision making as an adult.

Having developed my own coping methods, I have honed the right objective input that allowed me to make pivotal decisions to move forward and thrive. I apply this insight, combined with my academic and business experience and have developed my practice working with clients facing challenges while they are transitioning through adulthood.My 40 plus years of being a leader, manager and parent together with completing my masters and doctorate degrees in Human Development (including pursuing my PhD research and subsequent doctoral thesis on the subject of "one's midlife" ) has permitted me to understand human development theories and prompted me to author my book  "Three Bridges - Adulthood is Easy Until Life Intervenes" .

Focusing on three metaphorical bridges we traverse during adulthood, my book is a look at how to deal with the pressures we face throughout adulthood and how to overcome them and covers three metaphorical bridges we traverse during adulthood. You can always access and acquire my book by clicking here .

The challenges that I address in working with my clients range from facing identity issues around a retirement, control issues preventing a succession, how to build resilience while grieving from a deep personal loss or a life event, managing emotions in confronting midlife or facing fear, conflict, mistrust and relevance in understanding and working with the Gen Z and Millennial generations. If you are interested to know more about my practice areas please visit my website page by clicking here.

If you find my blog of interest, please share them around with friends and colleagues, encourage them to sign up . 

Life’s challenges are more a question of when not if. So I hope my blog , book and articles and perhaps even my services may in some way, be of value to you or someone you know.

May your journey through adulthood be smooth, it normally is until life intervenes!

Best wishes

Andys


Been There…Done That! Being in Transition at the end of your Career-Are You Prepared?

DR. ANDREW S. KANE

In my first blog, I am addressing being in a transition at the end of your career.

One afternoon my thoughts wandered as to how many clients have sought me out when they have become stuck in a transition. The common denominator is that most have been leaders, executives or professionals, and all faced the end of their leadership role but not through their own choosing or timing.