Posts Tagged Expectations

Nervous about meeting influential people? Try this.

As I’m preparing to go to a new networking event in the City I’m feeling daunted; this group is for senior executive women and entrepreneurs who are serious about their personal development. Whilst I recognise that I have been on a major development journey since taking the leap to become self-employed, this event is further outside my comfort zone than I’m used to and so my gremlins of fear and doubt are rousing.

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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

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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Don’t want to be labelled as “just a mum”? Here’s a refreshing alternative

‘What do you do with your day then?’ Rachel was once asked by an ex-colleague, a fellow mum who had made a different choice to return to work after having her children. Rachel felt intimidated and belittled by this question, the unsaid assumption being ‘not a lot’.

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