2 Ways You May Be Self Harming By Staying in the Wrong Career

‘My heart sank. My boss was talking about new clients he wants me to work with and a course that would be good for me to do and every fibre in my being wanted to yell out ‘no way’ but instead I found myself smiling and saying ‘OK’, I found myself confiding to a friend.

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Why speaking up is so hard – And what you can do about it.

‘I find myself in meetings becoming conscious that I haven’t said anything. I know what I want to say but then a male colleague will utter what I was thinking and I miss my chance’ Lily confided in me during a coaching consultation. She was feeling frustrated with herself and I knew just how she felt.

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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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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 or[read_more text="Read more" title="Read more" url="https://essence-coaching.com/leadership/short-story-truth-confidence" align="left"]
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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 went[read_more text="Read more" title="Read more" url="https://essence-coaching.com/career-change/feel-like-fish-water-taken-leap-self-employment-try" align="left"]
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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 this[read_more text="Read more" title="Read more" url="https://essence-coaching.com/career-change/three-things-you-need-to-know-to-ease-your-transition-to-a-new-career-role" align="left"]
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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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