Career development

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How is recognition in a recession as motivating as money for successful business women?

It won’t pay the bills and you certainly can’t eat it during a recession. However, recognition can be as motivating as money for many of the women I work with. This can be useful in a recession, as many sectors face an effective pay freeze and relative wage erosion caused by inflation. Plus, while it …

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Best self-promotion techniques to gently stretch your comfort zone

Anxiety, particularly around self-promotion, can stymie a career. It can stem from too frequently being outside your comfort zone. Equally, it can get worse when you always play it safe and get stuck. If left unchallenged for too long, stretching your comfort zone suddenly becomes a very big deal. That’s why self-promotion is much the …

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Top career development hack guaranteed to raise your profile

In my executive coaching, most of my clients in pursuit of career development could fill pages of a self-improvement form (appraisal) about the ‘constructive’ feedback they’d give themselves. They are often their own worst enemies, focused on what they did or said wrong – or indeed all the things they didn’t do!  The truth is …

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Use these 3 definitive self-improvement truths to boost your career progression

In the self-improvement career coaching online that I do with my high-achieving female executive coaching clients, we focus on getting promotions. This isn’t solely the kind of ‘promotion’ your boss can offer you.  My coaching clients do move up quickly, via self-improvement, and earn the roles they want. However, it’s actually more about progress towards …

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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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