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Light up your Career

The new year offer opportunities to do different things, to focus fully in areas that would otherwise drop into the mass of other demands on your attention and time. I spend a lot of time working with clients on finding...

New Light

It is only 20 months later than most, but we have a home worker in the house! We are still in the novelty stage, so I notice the choice of Radio 6 cool tunes, rather than my cheesy online tracks. ...

You are here!

Every moment of every day you are here.  Here in this moment, not in the past and not yet in the future. Is being right here, right now what you and your business need? Take a step back for a...

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 of...

Things I used to believe!

I work better under pressure!  I really believed this. When working on my first dissertation I was still writing the night before the deadline. I also had a bubble jet printer which took hours to print. I now wonder what...

Jumping with Joy!

Yesterday I saw a grown man jumping with joy at the prospect of his children going back to school. He explained the impact schools reopening would have on his children, their social and emotional wellbeing while receiving a full education...

The Power of Silence

What does silence do for you? I find when I am in my office alone, I put on music to fill the silence.  I sometimes find myself singing along and turning the music up little by little.  I hadn’t really...

Thinking Strategically!

Do you ever look back at strategy from past years and celebrate what has been achieved? I always think about strategy as a future focus, but recently I found a strategy I created in 2018. I was amazed and elated...

The Cycle of Uncertainty

  For many years I found myself worrying about what might be in my career.  I worried about organisational change, reorganisations, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and delivering a role that had a meaningful impact on the business and the people I...

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, Greek/Polish...

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