Work-life balance and why is yours and mine are not the same?

One of the key areas my client and I will sit down together is to walk through, in detail, their work-life balance sheet. What’s a conversation on work-life balance and career got to do with anything, you might ask?


  • Whenever I sit with a 45 year old client, we would explore at how he would articulate his successes to surface up his sense of achievements, his legacy so to speak. And, try to see how this could be captured in narrative.
  • Sitting with a 35 year old client would likely be focusing on his relationship development and how this can strengthen his career progress while aligning towards company, self and work values.

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development clearly defines the 8 stages of psychosocial development where “personality develops in a predetermined order, and builds upon each previous stage.”

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Author: Hanie Razaif-Bohlender

Hanie is co-founder and General Manager of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, a Kuala Lumpur-based management consulting firm, and Dragonfire Academy, a center for continuous adult learning. Hanie is widely known as “The Career Doctor” for her coaching roles with private clients in their quest to find clarity, happiness, and fulfilment during their career journey.

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