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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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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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 with[read_more text="Read more" title="Read more" url="https://essence-coaching.com/work-life-balance/feeling-the-strain-juggling-your-work-with-the-school-holidays-three-ways-to-ease-the-pressure" align="left"]
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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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The real reason we fear we are not good enough

My heart was pounding as I pressed ‘send’ on the email. My thoughts were racing: ‘What if I come across as impertinent? Who am I to think that I can really do this? Will I really be taken seriously?’ or worse ‘What if I am taken seriously

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From overwhelmed to balanced: how a working mum reclaimed her mojo

‘I’ve just had an epiphany’, one of my fellow mums in business said to me, ‘after doing your whole life exercise I’ve realised that I don’t do anything for me anymore, everything I do is focused on meeting others’ needs. It’s time I changed that’. I had just

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