It is important to talk about career transitions and how to tackle them, but just as important is understanding the aim of a career change: career fulfilment. People undertake change because they feel like something is in dissonance with their professional life, so embark on a transition in the hopes of finding themselves in a
What Is Change? Fear of change is common and has been talked about widely. To prepare yourself for a career change (or any change for that matter), you must first understand what change is: a transition from one stage of being and/or thinking to another. Therefore, change is not simply an external event but rather entails a
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that over 28 million workdays were lost due to work-related ill health in 2018. If you’ve had to take time off work for health reasons, it can be difficult to know how to present a gap in your CV and what you should or shouldn’t disclose to a
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We have all experienced confusion, doubt and uncertainty about our careers at some point in our lives. Career transition, redundancy, end of a contract…or the time we spent in a certain country has come to an end…possibilities are endless. What is the best way to deal with it? I always advise my clients to take
Understanding the position of women in the workplace is in itself a daunting task, given large variation by region, country, and industry. Understanding attitudes surrounding females in the workplace is even more complex, due to changing perceptions and biases. Comparing these for Millennial and Gen Z women seems impossible, yet this article attempts that very
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What you give your energy and attention to grows. What you neglect deteriorates and eventually catches up with you. It is like that with your physical and mental health, but also with other aspects of your life. I have looked at what constitutes career fitness and how it can be improved by identifying and addressing
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Demystifying the Hidden Job Market

Sometime last year I looked at my LinkedIn profile and realised that I have only got the job once in my lifetime via an application process!  That was a revelation!  This does not mean that I am terrible at applying, it means that (without knowing it) I was tapping into the ‘hidden job market’ and

Just noticing….

Recently I’ve been more on the tube than usual, as I mostly work from home, but go to the City for meetings and some client sessions. Apart from the heat and the rumbling noise of Northern Line trains that makes us cover our ears (and disrupts my Audible stream) I also noticed some other things:

Hacked Off

As a coach, I read a lot of articles online and I’m seeing more and more ‘life hacks’ and all sorts of ‘hacks’ encouraging readers to believe they can significantly improve or change an area of their life if they adopt them. Hacks of any sort irritate me, although there may be a generational element

To Belong or Not to Belong?

‘I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not’ is what I read on a T-shirt worn by a teenage girl in Tokyo, who passed me by on a train platform. In a high-end department store I saw decorative items and posters for girls’ rooms saying ‘Space where
The more you know yourself, what you stand for, your values and skillset, and importantly how you can add value to others – the easier it will be to network! Having an Elevator pitch will definitely help, as you can effortlessly introduce yourself – practice makes perfect! The purpose of professional networking is to gain


  It is important to recognise and acknowledge fear and embrace it. Sometimes ‘negative’ emotions like fear or anger propel us into action – so they can be really good motivators, especially if you are able to leverage them to get unstuck and start moving out of a situation that is depleting you and towards


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