Category: Personal Development

Eight years on, the 8 things that have stayed with me

In 2016 I left the world of executive search and set up my business. At the end of June ...

It’s not selfish to think about what you want (and it might be life changing.)

I’ve worked with hundreds of participants on Career Accelerator programmes, and something comes up frequently; many say it is ...

Why it’s not a terrible thing to influence how other people think of you

Personal branding.  Cringe.  I know. It is something I see a physical response to whenever I mention it as ...

Seven things you need to know about career success

As I celebrate 7 years in business, I am taking this opportunity to share 7 career tips, which stand ...

How to be proactive at work by focusing on the things you can control

In the classic book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey writes about proactive people focusing their time ...

Why we need to stop feeling bad for saying no!

I remember early in my career a more senior male colleague said ‘well done’ for the way I had ...

How can I overcome my fixed mindset and change for the better?

When people exhibit a ‘fixed mindset’, they believe their intelligence is fixed and can’t be developed. They also believe ...

Had a wobble? Here are nine ways you can boost your confidence

Confidence. Some people are just born with it and others aren’t. Right? Wrong! Like many things, confidence is a ...

14 Self-care ideas to bring joy on your darker days

I recently read an interesting article about S.A.D. (Seasonally Affected Disorder). It said around 6% of us in the ...

The five top insights HR NEDs and Trustees want you to know

NED Series Blog 3 – In 2021, I conducted a research survey to learn from HR leaders who have ...

Ten tips for breaking into the Trustee or NED world

NED Series Blog 2 – Often HR leaders talk about having an aspiration to become a Non-Executive Director (NED) ...

Nine things to do before becoming a NED or Trustee alongside your day job

NED Series Blog 1 – Often HR leaders talk about having a long-term aspiration to become a Non-Executive Director ...

Five helpful things I have learnt in five years

I am just into the start of the sixth year of my business and have taken some time to ...

Why just being great at your job won’t get you promoted

You are happy in your current company. You are busy in your role and doing a great job. Well ...

What’s stopping you getting things done?

Do you sometimes find that you struggle to get around to some things? You put them off and find ...

What is a growth mindset and how can it help you?

We have all worked with someone who wasn’t pleased when others succeeded. Or someone who argued with the feedback ...