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What's it REALLY like to start a new job?

09.08.2022

What's it REALLY like to start a new job?

The good, the bad and the ugly of starting a new job

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Have you ticked off ALL the things but you're still not feeling it?

26.07.2022

Have you ticked off ALL the things but you're still not feeling it?

Identify some of your energising strengths so that you can reconnect with what you're good at but also what you actually ENJOY

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What will your next chapter be?

19.07.2022

What will your next chapter be?

Thinking about your life in chapters is a freeing concept.

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3 signs that it's time for a career change

12.07.2022

3 signs that it's time for a career change

Life is too short for just one career, here are 3 signs that it’s time to change your career today!

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What do a coach and a truck driver have in common?

05.07.2022

What do a coach and a truck driver have in common?

Would you believe me if I told you that a breakdown truck driver has the same strengths and values as a coach? Well, it's true. Let me introduce you to Steve.

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Fulfilling your childhood dream

28.06.2022

Fulfilling your childhood dream

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why it is never too late to pursue that childhood dream...

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Je ne regrette rien

21.06.2022

Je ne regrette rien

Regret can be a powerful, and helpful tool.

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Lessons from your past

14.06.2022

Lessons from your past

What have made the highs so amazing and, equally, what made the lows so horrible?

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Introducing your three selves

07.06.2022

Introducing your three selves

Our three selves and how they affect our career decisions and motivations.

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What, How and Why

31.05.2022

What, How and Why

The main reason that we find articulating WHY so difficult is that we get side-tracked by the what and the how.

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The Art and Science of Map Reading

24.05.2022

The Art and Science of Map Reading

Choose your career route and your final destination.

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Are you up to the challenge? Or do you need a bit more TLC?

17.05.2022

Are you up to the challenge? Or do you need a bit more TLC?

How can we give OURSELVES the appropriate amount of challenge and support?

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Create a Career You Love - Take a break!

10.05.2022

Create a Career You Love - Take a break!

Join me in adding a bit more rest into your working life?

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Are you in pursuit of perfect? (btw, I'm not!)

03.05.2022

Are you in pursuit of perfect? (btw, I'm not!)

What exactly is perfectionism and what can it mean for in relation to career change?

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How to create a career you love; the big picture

26.04.2022

How to create a career you love; the big picture

Get clear on what sort of work will energise and motivate you and create a career you love.

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How to avoid making a career mistake (or beware the frying pan and the fire...)

19.04.2022

How to avoid making a career mistake (or beware the frying pan and the fire...)

Avoid making a mistake when changing job.

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The 5 reasons you can't afford to make a career change... and why you're wrong

12.04.2022

The 5 reasons you can't afford to make a career change... and why you're wrong

So, can you afford to make a career change? Here are FIVE reasons why you are probably wrong.

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Dealing with rejection

05.04.2022

Dealing with rejection

How to deal with rejection and move forward.

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Karma Chameleon

29.03.2022

Karma Chameleon

We change colour to suit our environment and preferences but, like the chameleon, we are still the same person (or lizard!) at the end of the day.

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How to apply for a job OR how I’ve been taking my own medicine

22.03.2022

How to apply for a job OR how I’ve been taking my own medicine

Things to consider next time you apply for a job that you’re really interested in

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Knowledge, Skills and Strengths: What's the difference?

15.03.2022

Knowledge, Skills and Strengths: What's the difference?

Who you are and what you can do? This is your time to shine. There’s no room for modesty.

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What's stopping you from making the change?

08.03.2022

What's stopping you from making the change?

Two areas that could be at play and stopping you make the change you want.

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The kaleidoscope of YOU

01.03.2022

The kaleidoscope of YOU

You are a kaleidoscope; in any given moment the pattern can change; a different pattern each time.

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Help me to help you

22.02.2022

Help me to help you

Help me to inspire you to explore beyond you boundaries so that we can all live our best lives.

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Living and working in line with your values

15.02.2022

Living and working in line with your values

Know what your values and boundaries are and how to express them.

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Getting back to YOU

08.02.2022

Getting back to YOU

Sometimes we get out of balance. Who you are at your core?

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Career wisdom (or what I learned from my Dad...)

01.02.2022

Career wisdom (or what I learned from my Dad...)

My Dad was pretty smart and he knew me well. Here's what I learned from him about Strengths and Skills.

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'Cause there ain't no cure for the

25.01.2022

'Cause there ain't no cure for the "Sunday Night" Blues...

The key to curing the Sunday Night Blues is to first diagnose it.

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Let me give you some feedback...

18.01.2022

Let me give you some feedback...

Would you like to get better at receiving feedback. Here's a few tips...

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You've changed! But has your career...?

11.01.2022

You've changed! But has your career...?

Is your career based on the person you are now... or the person you used to be?

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All good intentions

04.01.2022

All good intentions

So what are your intentions for this year? I've created a few reflective questions that will help you to get some clarity on this.

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Create a Career You Love - Round-up of 2021

14.12.2021

Create a Career You Love - Round-up of 2021

Ali's round up of 2021

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Have a good stretch

07.12.2021

Have a good stretch

Why you should get out of your comfort zone and into your stretch zone when setting your 2022 goals.

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What you need to do NOW in order to have a restful festive break

30.11.2021

What you need to do NOW in order to have a restful festive break

A goal setting 101 to get you all set to achieve your goals in 2022.

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The Best Laid Plans or How to Overcome Your Weaknesses

23.11.2021

The Best Laid Plans or How to Overcome Your Weaknesses

Why we should never focus on our weaknesses, just overcome them and move on.

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Career revelations on the hard shoulder

16.11.2021

Career revelations on the hard shoulder

Exploring my revelation that the same strengths can be fulfilled by a huge variety of careers.

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Enabling YOU to shine!

09.11.2021

Enabling YOU to shine!

Understanding the link between motivation and doing something you are good at.

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How to blow your own trumpet

02.11.2021

How to blow your own trumpet

Highlighting the importance of 'blowing your own trumpet' in the search for a career you love.

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Do you feel the need to Achieve?

26.10.2021

Do you feel the need to Achieve?

Reviewing what Achievement means for you and some tips for reconnecting with your own sense of Achievement.

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Does Your Career Need a Workout?

19.10.2021

Does Your Career Need a Workout?

Reviewing your career fitness, is it where it could/should be?

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Holding Out for a Hero

12.10.2021

Holding Out for a Hero

Learning lessons from those people who have inspired us along our career journeys.

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A/W 21: Are You Ready for The New Season?

05.10.2021

A/W 21: Are You Ready for The New Season?

Planning tips and ideas for Autumn and Winter to make sure that Spring is as bright and colourful as possible.

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Want to Meet My Career Crush?

21.09.2021

Want to Meet My Career Crush?

Why speaking to someone that actually has your dream job can be even more informative than you expected.

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Making it Happen - and why it's not as easy as all that!

14.09.2021

Making it Happen - and why it's not as easy as all that!

What stops us from 'Making it Happen' and how to overcome these barriers.

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Reclaim your energy

07.09.2021

Reclaim your energy

Understanding our strengths and how they change over time in order to make the most out of them.

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In search of harmony

31.08.2021

In search of harmony

An anecdote of my search for work-life harmony and some learning on how to achieve it in the future.

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Make your DREAM a reality

24.08.2021

Make your DREAM a reality

Understanding the "M" of the DREAM pathway and find out how to "Make It Happen".

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Get Clear on Your Dream Career

17.08.2021

Get Clear on Your Dream Career

Introducing you to the "A" (Articulate) of the DREAM pathway.

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Turn detective and create a career you love

10.08.2021

Turn detective and create a career you love

Understanding the R (Research) and E (Explore) of the D.R.E.A.M Pathway.

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Who am I anyway?

03.08.2021

Who am I anyway?

Understanding the D of the DREAM Process - Discovering who you really are.

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Ready to build your DREAM career?

27.07.2021

Ready to build your DREAM career?

An overview of the DREAM process and what it actually means.

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Lessons from the Cowardly Lion

20.07.2021

Lessons from the Cowardly Lion

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Say hello to your future self

13.07.2021

Say hello to your future self

Understanding the connection to your future self and how this can impact your long term success and fulfilment.

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Happiness & Joy

06.07.2021

Happiness & Joy

Understanding what makes us happy and what we can do to improve our happiness.

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Are you getting enough rest?

29.06.2021

Are you getting enough rest?

There is more to rest than sleep. Some ideas as to how we can rest and restore ourselves.

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Physician Heal Thyself

22.06.2021

Physician Heal Thyself

The art of procrastination and how to overcome it.

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Fulfilling a Childhood Dream

15.06.2021

Fulfilling a Childhood Dream

Proof that it is never too late to fulfil your childhood dreams.

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In support of Radiators

08.06.2021

In support of Radiators

Identifying our Radiators and Drains and how to maximise the energy we get from the people we are surrounded by.

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What to do when you don't know what to do

01.06.2021

What to do when you don't know what to do

How to figure out what career opportunities really would fit.

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Stop Working So Hard

25.05.2021

Stop Working So Hard

A review of why we all work so hard and some ideas of how to start changing that fact!

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The Joy of Coaching or Why I love my career

19.05.2021

The Joy of Coaching or Why I love my career

Sharing why I love what I do.

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Leaping out of bed

11.05.2021

Leaping out of bed

Reviewing the impact of focusing on my strengths for the last 12 months.

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Lights, Camera, Action…

04.05.2021

Lights, Camera, Action…

The benefits and downsides to having 'Action' as a strength.

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Authenticity at work Part II

27.04.2021

Authenticity at work Part II

Linking authenticity to our behaviours.

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Authenticity at work

20.04.2021

Authenticity at work

What being authentic at work actually means.

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The best laid plans...

13.04.2021

The best laid plans...

A review of my time off and focusing on how important deliberate rest is for us.

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Time for quarterly planning

06.04.2021

Time for quarterly planning

Top tips on how to plan for a successful year.

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What is your impact?

30.03.2021

What is your impact?

Understanding the importance of intent vs impact and how our values drive our behaviours.

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Do you want to think outside of the box?

23.03.2021

Do you want to think outside of the box?

Get out of your box and go for a walk! How walking can help you get out of your box, the benefits and the science.

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What impact do you want to have?

16.03.2021

What impact do you want to have?

Why a micro impact really matters.

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Getting sucked into the daily grind

09.03.2021

Getting sucked into the daily grind

How to make sure you stay on track to ensuring you have and stay in a career you love instead of getting sucked back into the daily grind.

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Are you tired of change?

02.03.2021

Are you tired of change?

Accepting the huge changes of 2020 and looking at what changes we can control for our futures.

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A question of skills

23.02.2021

A question of skills

Linking transferrable skills to your strengths and utilising them moving forwards.

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Five Ways to Overcome Your Weaknesses

16.02.2021

Five Ways to Overcome Your Weaknesses

How to stop your weaknesses from getting in the way of your success.

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Befriending your Imposter

09.02.2021

Befriending your Imposter

Understanding Imposter Syndrome and how to harness it for your own benefit.

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Do you need help?

02.02.2021

Do you need help?

A review of why we find it so hard to ask for help and what to do about it.

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Oops! Have you ever made a career mistake?

26.01.2021

Oops! Have you ever made a career mistake?

Why and how career mistakes actually help you to create a career you love.

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The Importance of Consistency

20.01.2021

The Importance of Consistency

Consistency is key to achieving your goals. Includes 5 top tips on how to ensure you are consistent.

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Finding Fulfilment

12.01.2021

Finding Fulfilment

How to find and live your dharma.

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Start the year strong

05.01.2021

Start the year strong

Kicking off the year with a Strengths review.

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End the Year Strong...  and End the Year Well

15.12.2020

End the Year Strong... and End the Year Well

Action plan to end 2020 well.

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A Career Conversation with Alya Chaudhry

08.12.2020

A Career Conversation with Alya Chaudhry

From Permanent Employment to Interim Contracting.

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Have you met the Career Fairy?

01.12.2020

Have you met the Career Fairy?

A reminder of what YOU need to do in order to find a career you love.

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Why digging deep can be uncomfortable but...worth it!

24.11.2020

Why digging deep can be uncomfortable but...worth it!

Focusing on Brené Brown's Values assessment and what understanding mine has done for me.

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A Career Conversation with Karen Murray

17.11.2020

A Career Conversation with Karen Murray

A squiggly career story with Karen Murray, business coach.

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Can You Afford a Career Change?

10.11.2020

Can You Afford a Career Change?

A review of whether or not you really can afford to change your career and create a career you love.

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Working with Strengths: a Question of Legacy

03.11.2020

Working with Strengths: a Question of Legacy

Utilising my Unrealised Strengths - focusing on Legacy.

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What have I learnt this month?

27.10.2020

What have I learnt this month?

Sharing with you what I have learnt this month from my coaching programme “Dare to Lead” for coaches’ and some top tips from Brené Brown.

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Are You Ready for a Radical Sabbatical?

20.10.2020

Are You Ready for a Radical Sabbatical?

How test-driving your career possibilities can reduce your fear of the unknown.

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A Career Conversation with Roderic Yapp

13.10.2020

A Career Conversation with Roderic Yapp

Rod's inspiring story of transitioning from the Royal Marines to corporate life and then on to become a business owner.

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Help - which career path should I take?

06.10.2020

Help - which career path should I take?

Focusing on the 'R' (refine) in the DREAM process of how to create a career you love.

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How I Created a Career I Love

29.09.2020

How I Created a Career I Love

My story - how I got to where I am today and created the career I love.

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Feel the Fear

22.09.2020

Feel the Fear

A review of the classic Susan Jeffers book "Feel the fear and do it anyway".

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Breaking free from your box

15.09.2020

Breaking free from your box

Challenging our assumptions about our career choices.

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When you are grateful...

01.09.2020

When you are grateful...

A review of what gratitude is, what the benefits are and how and why we stand to gain from actively practising it more in our daily lives.

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Future-proofing You and Your Career

25.08.2020

Future-proofing You and Your Career

Discussing the impact of increased life expectancy and artificial intelligence on our future careers.

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Where did you learn to behave like that?

18.08.2020

Where did you learn to behave like that?

Analysing our learned behaviours and questioning whether they really help us today.

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What is stopping you from making the change?

11.08.2020

What is stopping you from making the change?

Some insight into what might be holding you back from creating a career you love.

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Find Your Why

24.07.2020

Find Your Why

What makes you leap out of bed in the morning? Let’s figure it out together.

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Improve Your Relationships

17.07.2020

Improve Your Relationships

Using transactional analysis to understand how to improve your relationships.

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How to improve a difficult relationship?

10.07.2020

How to improve a difficult relationship?

The value of understanding difficult relationships and therefore how to improve them.

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Who are you when you’re not at work?

03.07.2020

Who are you when you’re not at work?

Figuring out who you are in order to find a career where you can be you, and therefore a career that you love.

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Positive Psychology and your Career

01.07.2020

Positive Psychology and your Career

How can the insights of this heavily researched area of psychology support you to create a career you love

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In Support of Authenticity

29.06.2020

In Support of Authenticity

Does your work environment let you be you? Some tips on how to make sure it does.

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Proactive Networking For Career Success

19.06.2020

Proactive Networking For Career Success

How networking adds value to your career and some top tips on how to make it work for you.

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In Support of Optimism

09.06.2020

In Support of Optimism

Is your glass half empty or half full? Some tips on becoming more optimistic

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Take Back Control

02.06.2020

Take Back Control

Take a step back and look at what you can control about any given situation. It might just release you to take action.

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Don't Fall Foul of a Career Red Herring

26.05.2020

Don't Fall Foul of a Career Red Herring

Career Red Herrings can divert you from finding the true path to creating a career you love. Find out how to avoid them.

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Top Tips to Create a Winning CV

21.05.2020

Top Tips to Create a Winning CV

Here's how to create a CV that grabs attention and gets to the top of the pile.

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Adopt a Growth Mindset in Times of Change

11.05.2020

Adopt a Growth Mindset in Times of Change

Whilst we're in lockdown for Covid-19, it's easy to NOT do thing because there seems to be no point (read "look for a new job"). However, adopting a Growth Mindset will help you get ahead of the competition.

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My 3 Top Tips for Motivation & Productivity

04.05.2020

My 3 Top Tips for Motivation & Productivity

Over the years, I have tried and tested a plethora of motivation and productivity "hacks". Here are the top three that work for me.

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Get Closer to Your Dream

30.04.2020

Get Closer to Your Dream

If your dream job is unattainable, use it to find out what you need more or less of.

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Your Dream Job - Make it a Reality

22.04.2020

Your Dream Job - Make it a Reality

Don't let your dream job be just a far off fantasy. Bring it closer to reality today.

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Understanding Your Emotions in Times of Transition

08.04.2020

Understanding Your Emotions in Times of Transition

A look at the Kubler Ross Change Curve and how it can help you understand your emotions in times of transition.

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The Power of Habits to Cope in Times of Change

31.03.2020

The Power of Habits to Cope in Times of Change

How replacing bad habits with good habits can help us to cope with change.

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Overcoming Barriers to Motivation

19.03.2020

Overcoming Barriers to Motivation

Examining imposter syndrome, perfectionism and procrastination as barriers to create a career you love.

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Purpose and the Japanese Secret of Ikigai

19.03.2020

Purpose and the Japanese Secret of Ikigai

Learn about this simple model to help you find purpose in your life and career.

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Get motivated to create a career you love

04.03.2020

Get motivated to create a career you love

How to find motivation in your career and other walks of life!

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It's Never Too Late to Nurture Your Career Network

27.02.2020

It's Never Too Late to Nurture Your Career Network

Follow our simple steps to start nurturing your career network today.

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Create a Career You Love: Align it with your Values

18.02.2020

Create a Career You Love: Align it with your Values

Is your career aligned to your personal values? Learn why this alignment will enable you to thrive in your career or, if not there, could derail it.

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Create a Career You Love: Use Your Strengths Every Day

07.02.2020

Create a Career You Love: Use Your Strengths Every Day

Use your strengths every day and be happier and more confident with higher levels of self-esteem, energy and vitality.

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Time for a Career Change?  How to tell if you're ready

04.02.2020

Time for a Career Change? How to tell if you're ready

Are you suffering from the Sunday night blues? If so, how do you make sure you don't jump from the frying pan into the fire?

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Square Peg in a Round Hole? What to do if You’re in The Wrong Job

06.02.2019

Square Peg in a Round Hole? What to do if You’re in The Wrong Job

There are many reasons that we end up in the wrong job.

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Redundancy - a Catalyst For Positive Change?

15.01.2019

Redundancy - a Catalyst For Positive Change?

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Drive Your Career With Purpose by Doing These 3 Things

02.01.2019

Drive Your Career With Purpose by Doing These 3 Things

You may be struggling to get out of bed on a Monday morning. Or you may be finding it impossible to muster any motivation for your job. In which case it might be time to do some work on clarifying what’s important to you and why.

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