It’s okay to throw the lemons back at life rather than practicing Toxic Positivity

I came across this brilliant illustration by cartoonist Will Santino on Twitter, which summarizes the feelings of many people nowadays: exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, defeated, etc.

By now, with all the lemons that life gave us, we’re all swimming in an ocean of lemonade. …


Tip: Think Outside Your Self-Imposed Box

In one of my previous jobs, I met an administrative assistant. She was a bright, vivacious, and well-educated young woman who performed her day-to-day tasks with diligence and care.

One day, I sat down with her to explain our company’s main projects. My idea was to give her information so…


I will always prefer to talk to a real human

This article may sound like a rant, but I wanted to give my perspective on how it feels to interact with a chatbot and product team that do not understand my needs as a customer. …


Most job applicants don’t know why they want to join a company, and it shows when they’re asked this question.

When I coach job seekers on how to be more effective in their interviews, most don’t have good answers for why they want to work for a particular company. …


#StopAsianHate and #BlackLivesMatter are just starting points to end racism

I’ve started writing this article on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A similar day in 1960, the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid. …


The exclusive app that gives you FOMO but is here to stay

If you are on the Clubhouse app, you are one of the lucky early adopters of this invitation-only social network, currently for iPhone and iPad users. I started using it at the end of January 2021 and was immediately absorbed in the whirlpool of the social audio world.

Clubhouse is…


The key question is: what do you want to be remembered for?

Recently, I was organizing some of my old files and I found an assignment I submitted in my Leadership course of my MBA in 2003. The premise of the assignment was,

“Imagine you’re 90 years old, sitting in a comfortable armchair. …


For any small help you give, your rewards will multiply

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African Proverb

From January 2018 to December 2020, I volunteered as the President of a nonprofit organization called Unstoppableme.rocks, based in Toronto, Canada. …


My best tips as a veteran Human Resources Professional with global expertise.

As a Certified Human Resources Professional with global experience in talent management, I’ve had the chance to interview multiple people from a wide variety of backgrounds throughout my career. I also interviewed with many companies when I was searching for a job in Toronto.

I leverage this knowledge and experience…

Liliana Nakamura

HR Project Manager with experience living and working in Argentina, Japan and Canada. Life-long learner, world traveler, writer, trainer, and avid networker.

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