The benefits of working with a coach to reach your goals

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It’s International Coaching week and so I thought I might write a piece on the benefits of working with a coach to reach your goals. I’m fortunate enough to have been the coach and the coachee and wanted to share both sides of my experience. Let’s start with the basics:  What is coaching?  Coaching is about … Read more

5 opportunities for women in leadership

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As women, we face different challenges in the workplace to our male colleagues, particularly in positions of leadership. These range from being held to a higher standard than our male counterparts to having to contend with old-fashioned notions such as choosing between “a career or a child?”. Still, in 2020, women-owned firms are in a … Read more

Are you feeling exhausted from lockdown?

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Are you feeling exhausted from lockdown? You’re not alone. When lockdown began many of us put rainbows of hope in our windows. As I was chatting with my friend yesterday I observed that they were all looking a bit faded and we laughed that her Blu Tack had melted down the windowpane in the heat. … Read more

Are you giving away your power?

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My daughter often speaks in absolutes. “You never do x” or “you always say no”. These statements are often uttered with the immortal words of “it’s not fair”. Today, she said she’d had the worst time at the park because she was hot, thirsty and she’d had no-one to play with. I was tired and … Read more

What to do if you’re made redundant

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I became a careers adviser in 2009 when I was made redundant from the pharmaceutical industry. Since then I have supported over 5000 people, with almost all of them having experienced redundancy. Here’s my advice on what do if you’re at risk of redundancy or you’re made redundant.  The emotional rollercoaster of being made redundant … Read more