What I’ve learnt…

…about changing continents, careers and creating a completely new life I’ve made some big changes in my life in the last four years and I’ve experienced the whirl of emotions, setbacks and leaps forward that come along with any big transition. My changes involved moving back to the UK after 22 years in Dubai at…

On recovery

I recently found out something shocking and validating about my body. I have Lipoedema. Even though you probably never heard of it, (I hadn’t) 11% of women have it. And I am betting about 10% of them have no idea. Growing up, the girls in my family joked/lamented that we’d inherited Faculjak thighs. Large, holding…

Thinking of getting a coach?

It was 2004 when I first worked with a coach. I’m proud to say my coach at that time was Gabriella Goddard (the founder of http://www.brainsparker.com). I still remember how I felt at every session, one-hour to focus on me and what I wanted to discuss – it was a breather from my corporate life!…

Can meditation help you sleep better?

Following World Sleep Day earlier this month and the coming change of clocks this Sunday March 31 – which tends to throw everyone’s sleep patterns out for a while – I answer a few questions about if and how meditation can help improve your sleep. 1. Is there any research to back up the link…

Ever feel like an imposter? This will help

“I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh oh, they’re going to find out now.  I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” — Maya Angelou Do you ever wish you could express yourself with unabashed confidence? Maybe you hold yourself back because you worry what people…

Will your career change ever happen?

Midway through your quest for a new career, you’ve lost heart, run out of ideas and energy, and completely lost your way. How can you regain your direction, self-belief and ingenuity in creating your ideal working life? I know only too well that it can certainly be a long and twisty road to achieve career…

Collaborative Career Conversations

With a pinch of your passion and an inch of your inspiration… Could you help young people get an insight into a career pathway? Introducing careers advice from an early age and establishing sustainable links with local labour markets requires collaboration and commitment from individuals, like you. National schools and colleges need your help to…

What is your preferred title?

I recently received a communication that was signed ‘Mx’ from a colleague who had previously signed communications as ‘Mr’. This prompted me to ask some questions and do some research; for me it is not about labelling and compartmentalising, it is about being informed, inclusive and respectful. ‘Mx’ is one of many gender neutral or non-binary…