Teeing off for career change success

Teeing off for career change success

I took my boys to play crazy golf this week and after their 9 holes of craziness, I spent some time on the driving range, something I haven’t done in years.  As the boys sat and watched, an instructor asked them, “Is this an outlet for Mum to get out the stress of the summer holidays?”  Maybe, but more importantly, the experience gave me some useful lessons about how my golf practice compares to a career change. Keep your eye on the ball The...

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Summer’s nearly here (but it’s not here YET!)

Summer’s nearly here (but it’s not here YET!)

The end of the school year can be stressful.  There’s so much going on, with sports days, assemblies, the summer fair, last-minute drumming concerts, gifts for teachers (give generously, they work so hard!).  The light evenings and light mornings mean that nobody is getting the right amount of sleep.  Summer weekends often are busy; though they’re fun, it can mean that Monday morning arrives and you feel anything but rested and...

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Want Mondays to be fun again?

How are you feeling this Monday morning? It’s so important to relax and enjoy the weekend – and summer weekends are particularly fun! – but Mondays are a great indicator about how we feel about our work.  If you’re not feeling as excited as you’d like to be about the week ahead, why not contact me for a free career coaching call? Is your job just “okay”? I believe that your working life isn’t the place to settle or tolerate; after all, we spend...

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Are you using your strengths to light up your work?

Are you using your strengths to light up your work?

For my last birthday, I bought myself a present I really loved:  light-up LED shoes for my party.  They were so fun to wear on the night, not just because it meant I could change out of my heels into something more comfortable, but because they made me feel like a mix between a genie DJ in charge of a fantastic light show, a kid with an amazing collection of neon glow accessories, and an astronaut at a rave.  I felt like I had magic feet. The...

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How can 30 = 3.36 billion?  A simple equation for good

How can 30 = 3.36 billion?  A simple equation for good

As a response to the June referendum result on Brexit, for the first time ever I volunteered in a political campaign.   I called US voters abroad to encourage them to make sure they exercised their democratic right to have a say.  It was my way of doing more than just casting my single vote, but it was a humbling experience: my 100 calls or so were a drop in the ocean compared to the scale of what others had been doing.  The volunteer...

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How will you spend Go Home on Time Day? 50 ideas to consider…

How will you spend Go Home on Time Day?  50 ideas to consider…

  Wednesday is National Go Home on Time Day, a fantastic idea by the charity Working Families UK.  Work-life balance is a real passion of mine, and while I know first-hand the challenges that having children puts on parents in terms of the juggling act, I’ve always been a firm believer that work-life balance must be seen as something crucial to everyone’s well-being, and not just something that’s discussed for those with caring...

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