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Nikki’s tips

Is the grass actually greener in a different workplace?

I’ve spoken to 6 people in the last week who are either being micro-managed or their manager is causing chaos with their reactivity and changing their minds. I’m often asked, “Is the grass actually greener?”  I am happy to tell you, yes it is. The grass is greener.  When we work with micro-managers or chaotic…

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Layne Beachley’s top tip for success in work and life

Last week I met Layne Beachley – 7 time world surfing champion. I have admired her for years and it was brilliant to meet her in person. One of the key things she attributes her success to is her dream team. She surrounded herself with people who believed in her dream. Do you have a…

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Finding fulfillment in an unchallenging or uninspiring role

I recently posted about how I was once hounded in a role for my one key weakness, according to MBTI – attention to detail. Not only did my confidence erode but my enjoyment at work dipped significantly. To cope with my changed work environment, as I wasn’t clear on what was next, I chose an…

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Will a new role be any different?

How can you work out whether a different role will be any better than the one you may be struggling in at the moment?  Whether the grass is actually greener on the other side?  There are two key elements to consider: environment and role. If you’re in the wrong workplace environment, it can force you…

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It’s OK to want more from your work life

One of the best things about living in this era is that we can realistically want more from our work; and we can make it a reality. And, we don’t need to feel guilty about it. Being fulfilled has a significant ripple effect. We are likely to: be more energised, calmer and show up in…

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Redundancy can be an emotional rollercoaster

Being made redundant can bring on a rollercoaster of emotions. But, you will get through it. I have helped many people through their redundancy journey.   If you’ve been made redundant there are 3 things I want you to know: We all want to leave roles on our own terms so being made redundant doesn’t…

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Too drained to figure this out?

Some clients who come to me are simply too drained to figure out what to do next career wise. They’ve usually got to this point for 2 reasons: They’re working too many hours and are exhausted And they feel the need to change, but lack the confidence to do so, and so stay in an…

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No idea what to do next? Avoid this mistake

When you’re at a career crossroads and have no idea what to do next, it is very tempting to enrol in a course. You feel as though you’re taking action and it’s a distraction from your immediate problem. It also gives you something to talk about, other than work. I’ve had numerous clients who have…

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Will your next role be better, or just different?

If you’re at a career crossroad and are ready for a role with more fulfilment, meaning and freedom, you’ll need to approach career change in a different way to what you’ve done before. High achievers generally dive in the deep end on a project. When you’re in an established career this can work. But if…

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Career change question? Just ask.

Last month our COVID restrictions eased and were lucky enough to get away for a long weekend in the mountains. We took the kids and mountain bikes to Bright, which is in a beautiful area. I’ve had a mountain bike for around 2 years but, ironically given it’s a ‘mountain’ bike, have hated riding uphill.…

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