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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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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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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Challenged by returning to work after a maternity career break? Try this.

‘I don’t think I’ve got any skills to offer, I’m frightened I’m not up to doing what I did before I had my family’ Sarah said to me in a consultation. Prior to having her family Sarah had been a marketing manager used to working at 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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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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