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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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How to articulate your value to an organisation

A key challenge many job seekers face is how to articulate the value they offer an organisation. Fortunately, there is a way to take the take the pain out of this – or at least reduce it significantly. In this short video I talk through some examples of how you can use your strengths to…

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Why mapping out your perfect day matters

One the steps in my 7 Step Career Change program is to understand your happiness formula – the elements that fuel your happiness. Why do we do this? Because we know from positive psychology that happiness predicts success, not that other way around. Even in challenging times such as these, it’s important to still focus…

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Use your network to find a best-fit role

  I’m celebrating! A client, Felicity, has just been offered a great role in financial services. Ignore all the negativity in the news and on social media: there are jobs available and it is possible to find a best fit role for you. But you may need to change your strategy and embrace your network.…

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Top tips to network effectively with ease

Last week I shared the top mistake that people make when networking: believing you have to be a salesperson. If you want networking to be easeful and rewarding, imagine yourself as a researcher. Here are my top 4 tips for how to do that when connecting with people in your preferred industry or organisation: Find…

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