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Career Maven

Do and Don’ts of a New Job

I’m not sure if you’ve heard but I recently started a new job! I’ve actually had this idea for a blog about starting a new job for ages. Quite a few friends have shifted roles and seeing their experiences, I wanted to share some thoughts on navigating the change. And now I have my own […]

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Life Maven

Three Ways to Evaluate Your Priorities

When was the last time you said something like ‘I just need to prioritise’? Or ‘I just need more time.’ We say these things so often that they’re almost devoid of meaning. It’s like saying we’re good. It doesn’t tell us anything anymore. Ironically, to actually prioritise, we need to prioritise prioritising. We won’t magically […]

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Career Maven

When job searching sucks

I was talking with a friend recently who has been job hunting on and off for a while now. She’s not hearing any response to her applications and generally pretty disheartened by the whole experience. We can all relate to that feeling.  It’s pretty rubbish when you’ve put lots of effort into writing a custom […]

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Career Maven

Is it Time to Quit Your Job?

Working in IT, I’ve seen a LOT of resignations over the past twelve months. Certainly from my point of view, The Great Resignation is alive and well.  And being a career coach in that environment, means I’ve had a lot of conversations about do I stay or do I go? So I felt like it […]

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Life Maven

Reducing Mental Noise

One of our superpowers as women is our ability to think of ALL the things. Mentally keep track of multiple projects. Brain tabs open on what family members and colleagues are up to. Constant scheduling Tetris. Our brains, our mental capacity for organisation is phenomenal. The challenge with this is its noisy! It’s the lying […]

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Productivity Maven

Productivity As Self Care

Self care is such a buzzword. I feel like it’s overused to be almost meaningless. Yet here I am writing an article on the relationship between self care and productivity. Two things that don’t seem like they go together. Which is the point. When did doing things to take care of ourselves and live a […]

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Life Maven

Supporting Yourself Through Transitions & Change

Recently I qualified as a life coach. As I headed towards the end of the six month course, I was a little nervous. How would I manage without the structure of the course? Can I maintain the momentum I’ve built? What if I just stop and all this effort is for nothing? Sound familiar? It’s […]

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Life Maven

Develop Your Personal Work Vision

It’s very easy to get settled into a job and just drift along. You get these nudges of dissatisfaction. Days where you wonder how you got here. You think about all of the excited anticipation you had when you first started and wonder when it all fizzled out. I remember that feeling. Working in a […]

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Life Maven

Upgrade Your Decision Making Ability

When it comes to succeeding in life, there are a few universal skills. One of these is decision making. Imagine being a manager that can’t make a decision. Imagine reporting to a manager that can’t make a decision. Whether it’s deciding whether to accept the job offer or figuring out which supplier to go with, […]

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Life Maven

How to Handle Unwelcome Feedback with Grace

In our careers, it’s pretty common to receive feedback and advice. Some of it welcome, some of it not. Advice, when delivered badly, can send our confidence through the floor. Leaving us questioning our abilities and wondering if we’re really good enough to achieve our dreams.  Great advice, on the other hand, can stick with […]