Category: Career

Leading your life and career – learning from footprints

I’ve recently been fortunate to enjoy a holiday on the coast. As I was walking on the beach at low tide, one day I noticed the variety of footprints (and pawprints) forming patterns and tracing the paths that people had taken earlier that day. I started to consider the word footprint and recognised that reflecting… Read more »

Giving yourself the best chance … achieving your next career step

Have you been in your current role for a few years, grown in role, and feel that you are ready for the next step? Are you wondering why it hasn’t happened yet? How actively are you setting yourself up for future career success? If your answers to the above are ‘Yes’, ‘yes’ and ‘what does… Read more »

Do you know how to be successful? It might not be how you think…

In recent months, I’m seeing some patterns with my coaching clients – intelligent, driven, responsible leaders who have worked hard for a long time, find themselves increasingly needing to do more with less time and resources in ever changing, complex environments. In addition, most have challenges that cause tension for them in how to best… Read more »

Thinking about a career change? Lessons from sport can help

  Photo by Ryan Riggins on Unsplash Are you at a point in your career where you feel you are facing a wall and are perhaps not enjoying what you do? Do you ever wonder what you could do to breakthrough to find something more fulfilling that you can excel at? One way to do… Read more »

Developing good learning habits to fast track your growth

Credit: leoleobobeo on Pixabay Being successful at work and in your career is dependent on a number of factors. One of those is your ability and willingness to learn and grow. Taking a proactive approach to learning is a sure fire way to give yourself a better chance of success. Learning is not just about… Read more »

The Confidence Conundrum

Photo Credit: Fizkes Whether you are about to go after your first job or are just starting a new role, it’s possible that there are times where you doubt yourself: ‘Am I going to be able to do this?’, ‘What if they are over-estimating what they think I can achieve?’, ‘It just seems that everyone… Read more »

Not drowning but waving – how to succeed in your new role

  (Photo Credit: Searsie) Have you ever started a new role full of excitement and then a few weeks in wondered what on earth you had done? Perhaps you feel that way now? The initial enthusiasm after the interview process can sometimes wane as you start to feel out of your depth. It puts me… Read more »

Moving sideways to get ahead

Are you in the first five years of your career? Chances are you feel an impatience to progress up the ladder, are wondering when your efforts are going to be noticed, and generally think you are ready for bigger things. Why do I say that? Research shows that Millennials (born between the years of 1980-1999)… Read more »

Stuck in your career? Jump a few steps forward…

When I was no more than 6 years’ old something happened to me at school that I carried with me, unknown for many years. I carried it with me as a limiting assumption that restricted me from being as effective and confident as I could be with those senior than me. How often is ‘discomfort… Read more »

What being roadworthy can teach us about being ‘roleworthy’

What a spate of changeable weather we have had lately in the UK, and yet, compared to those countries that regularly have to change tyres to cope with snow and ice, we have it relatively easy. As I considered what it takes to keep a car roadworthy during all weathers it reminded me of the… Read more »