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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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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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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