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Feeling tired? 10 ways to recover and thrive

  Tiredness. We all feel it. Sometimes we are just tired at the end of a long day. Sometimes we haven’t slept well and struggle to get through our to do list. And sometimes, we feel that kind of world weary tiredness, right down into our bones. The tiredness that makes it hard to fall asleep, to stay asleep, to get the rest you need, to restore your spirit. Most of us have been there. As we move through the busyness of the first part of the year, and hit the change of seasons, I see ...

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Is it time to build your exit strategy?

If there were one hot topic that is coming up a lot in my coaching enquiries, women’s groups I lead and with Q&A’s after speaking gigs, it’s that of career change. To be more specific, I keep getting questions about how to build an effective exit strategy. In other words – can you please help me get the **** out of this career I hate?! And whilst it has been a consistent theme in my coaching practice over the past three years, it is definitely heightened at the ...

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March Round Up: Blocking possibilities, podcasts and writing…

Hey there. So usually when I do my roundup I moan about how fast the past month has just gone. But not this time. Is it just me, or did March feel like it went on for six months? I was in the midst of a major relaunch of The Career Toolkit, plus the usual speaking gigs, coaching wonderful clients and thinking about my next book – but it kind of went sloooooooowly for me – far too much in there and a much too frantic pace. I know what I wasn’t alone in was some of the funky ...

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She was blocking her own possibilities…..are you?

Picture this: A woman sits in front of me. She is amazing, but doesn’t fully realise it. We start talking. She has come to see me because she wants more for her career than what she is experiencing. Secretly, she actually wants more for her life. She feels stuck. Stifled. And more than a bit over it. We unpack what’s going on currently. Work. Home. Wellbeing. Life. And then, as the time passes, we go deeper. “If there were no limitations regarding time, money, commitments or ...

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What does being bold for change mean for you?

It’s still dark outside as I write this, the first glimpses of light just starting to peak through. I wanted to be up super early today, because it’s an important day. It’s International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the wonderful achievements of women and girls around the world. It’s also a day where we remind ourselves just how far we have left to go, to live in a world that is safe, just and equitable for everyone. And it’s a day where we focus our collective ...

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Are you focused on the right things at work?

Think about the work you have done over the past week. How much of your agenda did you actually get done? Give it a percentage. Now think about how much of your time was spent focused on other people’s stuff. Emails, meetings, last minute requests, random favors etc. Rate that as well.The first list is the important stuff. Your agenda. Things that are important to your work, your life, your career. But when you really think honestly about your day, it’s often pretty clear that this stuff ...

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February roundup – Failure, confidence and living in abundance

Well, February went super fast, short month and all. For many of you, I am hearing how quickly the year has sped up, and for some, how overwhelmed you are already feeling with your schedules and to do lists. I feel you. I set my year up in advance way back in October – business planning like the good strategist that I am. After having a luxuriously slow January, Feb hit me with a bang and a boom. Yes I had planned it, but it got so very full so very fast! I’m finding my flow now, ...

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The question that will set you up for failure….every time

Last week I wrote about the truth of becoming more confident. And the reality is that it’s the small things you do every day, the baby steps, that get you there, not the giant leaps that we have in our minds. Today I want to clear up another myth for you, by debunking a question I hear all of the time. It’s a question that sets you up for failure, and can only lead to you feeling badly about yourself. The question is this: How can I be my best possible self in every moment? You see ...

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The truth about becoming more confident

I was recording a bonus interview for the upcoming launch of The Career Toolkit program with a dear client yesterday. The topic was confidence. We were talking about her 26 year career journey and how confidence has impacted her throughout – both negatively and positively. It was a juicy and super helpful conversation that I know members will gain such great insight from. And right toward the end, she said the truth that all women need to hear, something that we had been working on and ...

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What did we make of the Super Bowl? (and I’m not talking about the football)

Super Bowl fever gripped America yesterday, and many other parts of the world, with more than 111 million people tuning in to watch the Patriots make the largest comeback in Super Bowl history beating the Falcons. OK so don’t panic, that is the extent of the football talk. There are two things, however, that have been on my mind this morning from the hoo hah that only happens on Super Bowl day. Firstly, have you seen the Audi USA television advertisement that played during the Super ...

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January Roundup: Finding your flow, love notes and more free resources

Well, that was January. I was on holidays for most of it, so no surprises that it went by in a blip. I’m just fully back to my business this week, after a few weeks in Byron with my family doing a whole lot of nothing (that means beach, long walks, naps, reading, family time…oh, and white wine). It was bliss, and yes, it already feels like a lifetime ago. I skipped the December roundup as I figured you were probably to engrossed in end of year/new year to be that interested! So I ...

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Unhappy with your career? You’re missing these 6 CRUCIAL things

It’s just your typical day: clients, meetings, deadlines, office politics, overwhelming to do list, stress and anxiety, not to mention your boss, your team and just when do you get that coffee break?! It can be pretty overwhelming, and leave you little time to focus on what really matters, or get intentional about your career. But you need to make time and space for yourself. Here are six things to focus on for career success – no matter how you define it. 1. Get clear on your life vision ...

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