Author Archives: Emily

What’s fun got to do with it?

What’s fun got to do with it? There are frequent themes that crop up when people come to me looking to create a change in their career. Wanting greater flexibility and to do something that they really connect with tend … Continue reading

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Choice – a blessing or a curse?

Choice – a blessing or a curse? I recently had cause to buy a new pull-out bin to fit inside a cupboard in my kitchen. Not a very scintillating purchase and one that I thought (hoped) would be a quick … Continue reading

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Marvin wanted more – how about you?

Marvin wanted more – how about you? Our thoughts and creativity can be sparked by many different sources.  Paying attention to these can result in seeing aspects of your life in a different light and learning from unexpected places.  In … Continue reading

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Back to work: what if new stationery isn’t helping?

Back to work: what if new stationery isn’t helping? There’s something about September that always signals a new start.  For me, it’s even stronger than the calendar New Year. It may be years since I left full-time education, but that ‘back to school’ … Continue reading

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What does success mean in your life?

What does success mean in your life? For many of us, January signals a time to think about the year ahead and start making some decisions and plans. What will make this a great year for you? Our energy, motivation … Continue reading

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Reflecting to Learn and Learning to Reflect

Reflecting to Learn and Learning to Reflect When I first had my twins, I initially went from a capable, confident individual who could take most of the usual quirks and responsibilities of everyday adult life in her stride…….to a clueless … Continue reading

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Signs that you are getting ready to change

Signs that you are getting ready to change My hair has been long for most of my life.  Somehow it formed part of my visual identity and I had always liked it that way.  It came as quite a surprise … Continue reading

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Lost your career mojo?

Lost your Career Mojo? Take a seat and imagine this……. you are feeling a bit stuck in your working life….. you’ve lost your career mojo and really can’t remember what inspired you to follow the career path you are on. … Continue reading

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Being the Role Model you want to be

Being the Role Model you want to be Yesterday, on the afternoon of the UK 2015 General Election, one of my twin daughters (aged 3.5 years) asked me what I had done while she was at nursery.  I told her … Continue reading

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Feedback: how to turn towards the sunshine

Feedback: how to turn towards the sunshine As an associate coach with Bowland Solutions, I am pleased to share a recent guest blog post I wrote for them.  Bowland Solutions work with businesses to provide everything you need to ensure your 360 … Continue reading

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