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Playing At Your Role? Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

As busy professional women, submerged in juggling the responsibilities of work and family life, and an ever expanding to -do list, we often forget to play, feel we don’t have time for it or somehow believe it is no longer appropriate for us. Instead we are always on the go – hustling for success – and then feel overwhelmed and struggle to achieve all we set out to do.

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Being Bold: The Truth About Confidence

Being Bold: The Truth About Confidence As it is International Women’s Day today, with the theme of Be Bold For Change, celebrating the power of women to lead and succeed, I am mindful that what often stops us from boldly stepping up to advance our careers orRead more

Three Steps to Make a Powerful Start to 2017

Three Steps to Make a Powerful Start to 2017 I’m conscious as I write this post, and as we prepare to welcome in the New Year, of my need for stillness, rest and reflection following a busy year and the frantic build up to the Christmas festivities.Read more

Feel like a fish out of water having taken the leap into self employment? Try this.

Feel like a fish out of water having taken the leap into self employment? Try this. ‘Don’t be a Prisoner of the Past, Become a Pioneer of the Future’. This quote was written on a post it note and stuck prominently on my computer as I wentRead more

Three things you need to know to ease your transition to a new career role.

Three things you need to know to ease your transition to a new career role. It can be a blessed relief to start out in a new role after a period of frustration and uncertainty in your career. I understand what this feels like, as I write thisRead more

Juggling your work with the school holidays? Three ways to ease the pressure

Juggling your work with the school holidays? Three ways to ease the pressure ‘I sound like a really nice person’ Jane said to me with genuine surprise following a coaching exercise to explore her values. She had been feeling lost in the pressures of juggling motherhood withRead more

Ready to release your potential but daunted by the challenge?

As the New Year beds in and we take stock of our lives, we start to wonder if we want a repeat of the year just gone or if we want something different. If you have the back to work blues or can’t face another year of

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A Gift for Working Mums: Five ways to stay sane this Christmas!

‘I am totally overwhelmed, I don’t know whether I am coming or going’ Karen confided to me. Her business had taken off in the run up to Christmas yet, at the same time as meeting these demands, she was organising and attending Christmas social events; factoring in

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The Three Most Common Career Change Myths

‘I’ve always been envious of people who seem know exactly what career they want to do and go out there and make it happen’ Fiona said to me in a coaching session. Whilst it’s true that some people are naturally drawn to a certain path from a

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Stuck in ‘Analysis Paralysis’? Three ways to make confident career decisions

‘I really want to find the right career path for me but I just can’t decide what to do. I come up with lots of ideas but then keep thinking of all the reasons why not to do them; the impact on my family – what if

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