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6 reasons to keep your CV updated

Picture the scene: it’s your school reunion. 🍸 You’ve got past the awkward hellos when your brain is in overdrive trying to remember long forgotten names; you’ve done the whole ‘where do you live and with whom’ bit; and now you’re onto careers stuff. Laughing...

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Does your annual review work for you?

Do you have an annual review to take stock of progress and look ahead to where work is likely to take you in the next 12 months? If so, how do you feel about it? Mine have generally been positive and productive, but I know for others the prospect can induce eye rolling and even dread, so I thought...

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What makes letting go so hard

I love heels. They’re so elegant, so sophisticated, so…impractical, at least for my life, (heels down an allotment?!) which is why I rarely wear them. It’s all about the shoes Outfit choice starts with comfort and that’s determined by what’s on my feet....

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Is your workplace menopause friendly?

How supportive of those going through the menopause is your workplace? If that’s you, you’ll know if colleagues understand when symptoms like brain fog, tiredness, joint pain and irritability impact your work. Or whether your manager is comfy discussing how you are and what would help. But if you’ve...

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Is anyone else overwhelmed by their to-do list?

Are you a list maker? If you’d asked me ten years ago, I’d have said yes, definitely. I had lists of lists at times but increasingly, they don’t work for me. Why lists don’t work for me My husband motors through a list. I just get overwhelmed and fed-up. So I make...

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Is it time to change job?

It’s the time of year when our minds turn to holidays and our holidays turn into time to wonder if we’re in the right job now we’ve stepped away from it. Where holiday reflection can lead I was chatting with someone the other day whose partner did just that.  They’d...

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Why your why is so important

Every week I get an email from the folks at the back strengthening programme I’m doing. Despite being super informative they tend to end up in my ‘read later’ folder (surely I’m not alone in this optimism?) but one arrived recently that I read straight away. It was a behind...

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How focusing on just one thing makes a difference

I did something radical this week: I went for a walk without my phone😲. I was inspired by Michael Mosley’s Just One Thing podcast, digestible 14 minute episodes about improving your wellbeing with inviting, easy-sounding titles like ‘sing’, ‘read’ and ‘eat...

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The perfect listener when you need to talk?

As I write this, it’s Time to Talk day run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. The Time to Talk campaign was launched in 2014 to encourage more open and honest conversations between friends, family and colleagues about things they’re struggling with. How easy do you find it to open...

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A back story to inspire you to action

One of the reasons I do what I do – coaching people about their wellbeing, performance and career development – is because I want people to have a healthy relationship with their work. It saddens me to see people damaged by toxic cultures, difficult relationships, unsustainable workloads...

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