Personal Development

  • strategies to find my passion

    How to find my purpose? 4 things you can do today!

    A few years back, I had the realisation that I no longer loved my work, despite having achieved everything I wanted in my career. I was left wondering how to find my purpose. Now, you’re reading this, so I’m guessing you can probably relate. Maybe you’ve realised the role you’ve worked so hard to attain […]

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  • midlife crisis

    Is this all there is? Facing a midlife crisis

    At dinner last week one of my girlfriends (let’s call her Donna) blurted out “I think I’m having a midlife crisis. I mean, is this all there is?”. Sadly, the statement was not shocking. Not because Donna’s life is a mess. Far from it! She is one of the most successful women I know. In […]

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  • 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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  • new career

    How do I change my career? Tips to get you started

    If you are considering changing your career, I have got you covered. Because let’s be honest, starting over in your career is daunting and overwhelming. I know because I’ve done it. But it doesn’t have to be a hard slog. A career change can be hugely exciting and rewarding. The key is approaching the process […]

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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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