Mindset

  • important life skill

    Important life skills I wish I’d learnt at school

    As I sit with a teenager and newborn at home, I’ve been reflecting on important life skills. And while I appreciate the wisdom and personal growth I’ve been through, here are the 3 important life skills I wish I’d learnt at school. I’ve also included some great resources for those of us who still need […]

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  • leadership qualities

    What does it mean to be a great leader?

    In the Rethinking my Career series, we’ve looked at how to maintain balance & flexibility at work and how to progress your career. This week we are focusing on what it means to be a great leader. And more specifically how the pandemic has shifted our perception and appreciation of different leadership qualities and styles. […]

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  • ways to upskill

    How to upskill & what to consider

    A question I am often asked is, should I be upskilling? And this question has never been more prevalent than now, as so many people are rethinking their careers. Now I am a passionate learner, I am always tempted to say yes. But the truth is, the decision to upskill is one that warrants thoughtful […]

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  • career progression during a pandemic

    How can I progress in my career?

    Last week I began to explore the different ways in which women are rethinking our careers and reassessing what’s important. This week I’m exploring the question of ‘how can I progress my career?’. And whilst this question is not a new one, the challenges of career progression during a pandemic are. So keep reading for […]

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  • rethinking my career

    Rethinking my career: Balance & flexibility at work

    The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has been felt by everyone in differing ways. But it has become apparent that for many women, it has been a catalyst to rethinking our careers and reassessing what’s important. As the new year gets into full swing, I want to address some of the key trends I’ve seen my […]

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  • tips for planning maternity leave

    Preparing for maternity leave

    On my last day in the office before preparing to go on maternity leave with my first child, I worked until after 8pm. In the weeks that followed I regularly logged on my laptop to ‘wrap things up’. Now as a point to clarity, this was entirely my choice. At the time I felt that […]

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  • stop rushing

    How do I slow down? (And why we find it so hard)

    The other day I asked on Instagram, what are you looking forward to in the new year? And from the feedback, the most common theme was people wanting to slow down more. Which got me thinking… why do we all feel stuck on the hamster wheel, or as though we are rushing through life? I […]

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  • lessons from 2020

    Lessons from 2020 that I’ll take into 2021

    As the year-end looms, like many people I’ve been reflecting on the lessons I’ve learnt in 2020. And there have been many but here are the key takeaways that will shape my thinking into the future. 1. Worry gets me nowhere good April to June as my dark period of 2020. As things changed rapidly […]

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  • visioning for 2021

    What will 2021 bring for you?

    I think we can all agree 2020 has been a year to remember. And not for the best of reasons. And as December dawns, I keep hearing ‘I can’t wait for this year to be over’. Now I certainly understand the sentiment but here’s the sad truth – a new year does not equal a […]

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