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Self Care Solution – ‘If I were you’

This is an article I recently wrote for the Mpower Community and I wanted to share this with you: “If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.”  This example of the ‘oxygen mask’ is often bandied around when encouraging women […]

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Back to school hacks

Getting the kids back into the ‘school mindset’ at the beginning of September can be quite challenging after the long Summer holidays. It can also be quite tricky for us as parents, to get back into the routine of school, including drop off, homework and uniforms. Here is an article, which I was invited to […]

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The Forgotten Art of Listening

Whilst watching ‘Dances with Wolves’ over Christmas I was transfixed by the scenes of the Sioux Indian conflabs in their teepees. In the film, they were having a meeting to discuss how to proceed with the solitary American soldier who had recently arrived at a nearby Fort.  What interested me was the way that they […]

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Visibility – how to avoid being the world’s best-kept secret

Article written for the Mpower community One of the most challenging parts of running your own business can be getting more clients or customers. It can also be one of the most frustrating and here’s why… You have the most incredible product or service, and you know it has the potential to impact peoples lives […]

Get Off The Stress and Overwhelm Rollercoaster!

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the ones you would rather forget. Those days when you’ve got so much to do there’s a feeling of panic and tightness in your chest. Those days when it seems everything is conspiring against you and you’re looking for a hidden camera because you feel […]

Dealing with Bad Stress?

As a woman who has transitioned from a career as an Air Traffic Controller to running my own business, I have experienced my fair share of stress along the way. Luckily for me the majority of the stress in both cases has been eustress. Eustress is the type of ‘positive’ stress that keeps us vital […]

4 Brilliant Benefits Of Being A Working Mum

Delighted to have guest blogger Elizabeth Harmon share her thoughts on the benefits of being a working mum. Working mothers around the world rejoice! According to researchconducted by Kathleen McGinn, Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, you’re more likely to raise successful daughters and empathetic sons.  For many of us, being a working mother can […]

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The Key to Success

Goal setting is one of my favourite parts of the coaching process, especially if my client creates, what I like to call, ‘a big hairy audacious goal’. Without definite goals it is easy to drift through life, just like floating down a river, going wherever the current takes us. Whilst there is nothing wrong with […]

New Mum

Say ‘Yes’ to help!

As mums we are literally programmed to give. As the main provider to our new baby we cannot do enough for our little one’s. They need love and shelter, food, cleaning, love, nurturing, comforting and yet more love and it is our joy to give it. But sometimes what we can forget is to fill […]

Worthiness

Most of our fears and insecurities are as a direct result of our feelings of worthiness. Not going for promotion because we’re not sure if we’re qualified or experienced enough. Not asking someone out on a date in case we’re not good looking or witty enough. Not smart enough, not thin enough, not young enough, […]