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Successful business women use this perspective shifting method to reduce anxiety

As a work coach, specialising in working with women in male-dominated fields like STEM, I was reminded recently to think about the ‘gifts’ that age bestows no matter how old you are. Successful business women use the ‘ageing yourself’ technique to shift their perspective and as a result reduce anxiety. It was timely, as for my recent birthday, I had to …

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Women’s Reproductive Rights at work

The recent US Supreme Court ruling giving states the right to determine their abortion laws and render abortions illegal for millions of women. Like millions, I am stunned. Let’s be very clear; this decision is about women’s reproductive rights – or more accurately, taking those rights away.  It’s a rare reversal of an earlier Supreme …

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How to prove you’re a ‘lifelong learner’

As part of your career development plan you’ve got to evidence you demonstrated the use of ‘Lifelong learning’.  This is vital in an era when job instability, Covid uncertainties and the rise of freelance work are the new normal. However, life-long learning is more than about the standard-practice ‘knowledge transfer’. Knowledge transfer is itself vital to maintain as …

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How to go younger for a fresh perspective

Helping clients take the perspective of their older self is a key tool I use as a work coach, primarily for women in STEM – and it’s one you can use too. Changing your perspective to remember your younger self can also work miracles. This is something I’ve seen work like magic when, as a …

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How workplace discrimination and leaving work post-covid overlap

Leavers post-covid at record highs But in particular, why are so many women ‘opting out’ when employers are simultaneously seeking so many new hires? Indeed many employers claim fighting workplace discrimination is a big part of their appeal. It’s easy to blame workers for opting out, without addressing how easy or welcoming it was to ‘opt …

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