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Woman looking at the White Cliffs of Dover

Six years ago this very day, I returned to the UK on a ferry with all my worldly goods after living and working in France for five years. My tail was between my legs. I felt small and utterly crushed. …

The humiliation of failing: returning to England Read More »

Woman's hands around a crystal ball

Now where’s my crystal ball? Every now and again, some employed people wonder whether they would better off being self employed. Every now and again, even people who have already been self-employed and have become employees again still wonder which …

“I’d love to know if being self-employed is right for me.” Read More »

Career Change Clarity - Rise and Shine graphic

How well do you know yourself? (2 minute read) There may be some days when you find yourself resenting certain aspects of your work. Then you tell yourself to be grateful and you stop those thoughts. After all, it could …

In six months time, what will you say about your professional situation? Read More »

Bride and groom bouncing on a trampoline

You’ve just found out that you’re losing your job. One day, out of the blue you find out in some – probably heartless – way that you’re losing you job. A horrid moment. You didn’t see this coming. You are …

Rebound Relationships don’t work. Nor do Rebound Roles. Read More »

Man in bed about to use hammer to stop alarm clock

A change of routine – like a holiday – often injects us with an increased dose of commitment to make a change to something that’s no longer fulfilling our needs. Deciding to move on from our current role is something …

Argh! You want a new job, but what if you don’t like it? Read More »

selection of pickled vegetables

I was speaking with a client yesterday and was reminded of my view and wanted to share it with anyone responsible for organising staff surveys. In my experience, the question which expresses employees’ voices more accurately than any other, what …

My favourite, single most revealing question in a staff survey Read More »