What’s holding you back in your career?

What’s holding you back in your career?

What would you do if you felt 100% confident? This is a question we often pose to our clients. For some the answer is easy; I’d go for promotion, I’d retrain, I’d start my own business. For others, even considering that presents a challenge, either they haven’t...
Don’t lose your mid-career women

Don’t lose your mid-career women

In a white paper on the challenges of mid-career for women, I read an analogy that resonated for me (spot the middle child!) Being a mid-career women is similar to middle child syndrome. You often feel ignored, you’re given short shrift, have to compete for attention,...
We need to reframe “ageism”

We need to reframe “ageism”

We need to reframe “ageism”, the experience of an employee is an asset to an organisation, not a liability. A combination of the fresh perspective and energy of youth combined with the expertise and experience of older employees should be a winning formula. Ageism is...
We still need maternity coaching – and here’s why

We still need maternity coaching – and here’s why

I (Al) have been providing maternity coaching for mothers at work for over 10 years.  I like to think I was a pioneer of this kind of coaching and have clocked up thousnds of hours whilst working with this group.  After all this time I’ve learned a thing or...
Fix don’t bitch, why we should all #bemorebird

Fix don’t bitch, why we should all #bemorebird

The current crisis is presenting challenges to everyone, however, commentators and researchers are predicting that women will be one of the hardest-hit groups, due to a range of factors including the sectors they work in, the disparity of unpaid work they do in the...