Did you see the ad’ in The Times on Monday reckoning mothers are worth an annual salary of £172K? What a tonic to see smart, sassy advertising associated with motherhood.
International Women’s Day will soon be upon us (Sunday 8/3/15) and the theme this year is ‘make it happen.’ I’m applying this to democracy and will be holding a market stall in St Albans on Saturday 7thMarch to encourage more (young) women to vote. In this post I’m offering you four insights from the world of psychology to maximize the chances that you ‘make happen’ what’s important to you.
My contribution to a ‘five experts share their parenting sanity-saving tips’ in The Daily Telegraph, Saturday 7th February 2015. Jessica Chivers is a coaching psychologist, the author of ‘Mothers Work!’ and founder of The Talent Keeper Specialists, which provides coaching for parents returning to the workplace.
Has anyone told you anything useful or motivating about what you do and how you do it lately? ‘Feedback’ is a skin-crawly, stomach-tightening word to many people, which is not surprising given most folk aren’t in the habit of letting you know they’d like to ‘give you some feedback’ if they’re going to give you a moment in the sun. However, many of us clamor for more of it because knowing where we stand (certainty) makes us feel safe.
I hope Christmas has been what you wanted it to be. For me this final week in December is a time to be as unproductive as possible. It’s a time to linger, to be spontaneous, to go with the flow and relax.
For this month’s Flourishing Female musing I’ve recorded a thought to share with you – click on the triangle to find out what the pensive look is about.
Have you ever wondered if you’d be better off self-employed? A number of women in substantial jobs have used coaching time to explore this recently and some have approached me about becoming an associate with The Talent Keeper Specialists. Time to tackle it in a column I thought, because self-employment is not for everyone.*
**First published January 2013 – bringing to the fore again given what’s been going on for some coachees**
Last year I invited you to reflect on your personal strengths, areas for development and something you struggle with that I could potentially address in my monthly Flourishing Female newsletters.
I have been thinking about my phone. A lot. Too much. I’ve been thinking and touching it so much that before our family holiday I’m seeking to get things back in proportion. In this post I’m sharing possible solutions to my imbalance because I know many other bright, capable people are thinking too much about theirs too.
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