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{perspective of a career coach}

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Why nearing burnout in your career can be a good thing.

‘I didn’t realise when I started your career coaching programme that there would also be so much personal development and support for my wellbeing’ Mandy commented during our consolidation final session together. She was delighted with her new lease of life but hadn’t appreciated from the outset that this would be the outcome – along with the renewed career direction that she had signed up for.

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Six things you need to know if you feel stressed at work.

‘I used to pride myself on my ability to think creatively and make decisions – and now I’m struggling just to get through the day’ Angie told me during our coaching consultation. A high achiever, Angie’s default response was simply to push herself harder when facing difficulty, putting in longer and longer hours just to keep up, but feeling in reality like she was just spinning her wheels and not getting anywhere.

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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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Six Signs That It Is Time to Leave Your Job

I can still vividly remember that familiar, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach as I drove into work after the Christmas break. I dreamt of being in a role where I would have more freedom to express my full skills and abilities, and flexibility over how I used my time. As I reflected on my then role the feeling of being stuck grew heavier and my mood grew despondent.

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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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