How ready are you?

To go back to the office, to take time out on parental leave, to take on a new job, take a career change or retire? I spend a lot of my day talking about exactly this, from the perspective...

Six Months into 2020

In June 2020 Zia Savel Ltd celebrates the first six months in business.  I know each year gets faster, but 2020 has been the fastest year so far, so what has been achieved? In my first post of 2020...

Dress Up Friday!

Throughout my career I have longed for Fridays to wear my jeans and be really comfortable at work. I always loved that Friday feeling and made a point of going out for lunch on a Friday. At times Friday...

Bicycles and Flowers!

The past week of lockdown mainly involved bicycles and flowers.  My youngest daughter has found a passion for cycling.  The more challenging and greater distance the better.  This has resulted in the whole family touring around the Mearns on...

How full is your glass?

My first post of the year mentioned, finding a better balance in 2020 between work and family. I was so delighted with no morning commute.  Little did I know that 2020 would bring this to so many.  Four months...

Paying it Forward!

Mentoring at the University of Aberdeen is a true learning experience. I have had the pleasure of fantastic mentees across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. My mentees to date have all been international students (Swedish, French,...

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