Mastering the Art of Saying No

Saying no is a fundamental skill that many people struggle with in both their personal and professional lives. As a coach, I’ve witnessed firsthand how the inability to say no can lead to stress, burnout, and a sense of overwhelm. However, it’s important to recognise that saying no is not a negative act but rather […]

Being Happier With Your Job Starts With Reclaiming Life Outside The Office.

  Being happier with your job starts with reclaiming life outside the office – that’s what Simone Stolzoff suggests in his new book, “The Good Enough Job.” Stolzoff spoke to over 100 workers ranging from Wall Street bankers to teachers chefs & others across the American economy to understand how work has come to dominate […]

What About Single Dads in the Workplace?

Becoming a single dad is a life changing event. Being a single parent is tough — there’s no debate there. But  understanding the challenges faced by single parents can help us to offer better support to the many who find themselves taking on this role particularly Dads. However, the research on single fathers is limited, […]

But what about single working mothers?

  As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been pondering how the pandemic has forced a reckoning between career ambitions and family aspirations for many women, and what companies can do to help them. Working mothers are a resilient group, accustomed to juggling work responsibilities and family time with aplomb. Before the pandemic crisis, they had slowly […]

Divide your To Do List into 3 Categories: Essential, Important and Trivial.

I work with many stressed out parents struggling to balance their work/life balance and I created my Weighing up your work – life balance audio course  to give parents practical solutions, simple ideas and a fresh way to manage their time. I have written, talked and blogged a great deal  about Manic Mums and Dazed […]

6 Steps to Future-Proof Your Workforce

Strong, resilient, dedicated, hard working, creative, caring, reliable, multitalented, team player: These are just some of the words to describe a working parent in your organisation. Balancing the roles of parent, employee, taxi driver, teacher, chef, housekeeper, counsellor, Summer Holiday Butlin’s Red Coat entertainer, loving partner & hybrid worker: parents are doing more than ever […]

Feel like it’s Groundhog Day? Try The Point of Control Strategy

  It’s October we’re into the new Autumn season of darker days colder evenings & more of the same. Digging deep, juggling & surviving the last 18 months has turned into that constant sense of Groundhog Day like bland music on a loop in an elevator. Maybe you were lucky & had a pleasant staycation, […]

It is ‘old-fashioned’ that only mothers stay at home to look after babies?

Nick Clegg the Deputy Prime Minister has unveiled plans for new parents to share parenting leave from work. New mothers would have to take the first two weeks off work  and then Mums and Dads could then split up to 50 weeks in leave between them. Sounds like a great idea to me but has condemned the plan […]

The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People

I’ve been working with a wondertful group of teachers who are really lovely but their time management skills leave them stressed out, burnt out and running on empty. I wrote my Teacher’s Bouncing Back Tookit especially for busy, stressed out teachers as I know 1st hand about managing time effectively as I used to be […]