Archive for: Change

Stressed man with a mini-man and megaphone

All of my clients have some degree of fear of change. They wouldn’t be human if they didn’t. Some fears speak to us quietly, some loudly, persistently or in waves. Fear is present because our brain wants us to be …

Fearful of a Career Change? Of course. Read More »

Square Peg Round Hole graphic

It’s holiday season. You know how disappointing it is when you try to squeeze into summer clothes that seem to have “shrunk” by themselves over the last 12 months? And you know how, unless you do something about it leading …

Feel like a square peg in a round hole? You’re not the only one. Read More »

Rusty Suit of Armour

In their 40s, 50s and 60s, after years of putting on a suit of armour to protect themselves from workplace disappointment, most people decide it’s time to Bin the Armour. They no longer want to put up with numbing themselves …

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A stress-o-meter at maximum level

Nearly half of all “sick leave” in the UK is actually “stress leave”* Most of us have been stressed at one time or another for a variety of short-term or longer-term reasons. It’s not fun, to say the least. When …

Stress at work – how it can affect you Read More »

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 »

Trust and other words

“Too many people,” says Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the CMI, “don’t trust managers.”1 As the CMI’s own paper2 demonstrated in 2013, 80% of employees don’t think their manager sets a good example. But aside from lowering their personal standing with their staff, does whether you can trust your manager really matter?