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The A-Z of burnout – a brief practical guide from a survivor

The A-Z of burnout – a brief practical guide from a survivor It seems like all around us we’re hearing of the impact of the pandemic on mental as well as physical health – but what does this mean? I am self-confessed data junky so I turned to the data to see what it could

2020 a year like no other……

Over the winter holidays, we continued our family routine of earl(ish) daily morning walks. On one of the walks, I initiated a game of what have you learnt as a result of the pandemic that you value. We had a lot of fun and passed a good hour or so. Since that conversation, I’ve spent

Working from home – Tips on creating a productive environment.

Why creating the right setting for working from home can make all the difference. Whilst watching a UK TV show one Sunday evening, I learnt a fascinating but when I think about it, obvious fact. Humans need time in nature not only for sunlight and fresh air but because our bodies rely on our sense

Burnout matters – insights learnt and shared

Burnout Matters – insights learned and shared In my role as a coach, I was recently invited to participate in an online discussion focusing on burnout in the time of Covid-19.  As a burnout survivor, I am very conscious of what’s going on in the world around us. Many are struggling with life, work and

Among all the noise and rhetoric, listen to this voice – she has something of true value to share!

 “Among all the noise and rhetoric, listen to this voice – she has something of true value to share!” – Leadership  Every new day seems to be like a never-ending rollercoaster at present. And if, like me, you are finding it hard to focus on your work and make the difference you want to, my

Why do people reach out to me?

Why do people reach out to me? for individual business coaching I like to say I work with individuals and teams on life’s messy, “swampy”, complicated stuff. These “swampy” issues are frequently the truly “wicked” challenges that we face with work and in the workplace usually underpinned by human behaviour. Taking the opportunity that Covid-19

Why acting your way into a new way of thinking really can be the catalyst to the change you’re looking to make?

Why acting your way into a new way of thinking really can be the catalyst to change you’re looking to make When it comes to our careers, so many of us face challenges in actually making a move. Our tendency is to plan (read dream), maybe take just another training course, talk to just a

Why it’s critical to have a “Board You Cannot Afford”​

I was fortunate enough several years ago to be introduced to three interesting women in a very short time period – just at the point the Women on Boards discussion in the UK was hotting up with the publication of the Davies Review into the status of women on boards in the UK. And to the concept of A

The power of purpose – Career hacks for a sustainable and fulfilling life

power of purpose Eighteen months ago, I took the decision to embark on a new adventure building a different life leaving behind my 25-year City career which led to some big changes including founding Wise Sherpa – dedicated to coaching, mentoring and consulting to purpose led and impact focused leaders looking to create sustainable change.

Why a growth mindset is your single biggest asset – career hacks for a sustainable and fulfilling life

Growth Minsdset During a recent break, I decided to re-read Carol Dwek’s seminal work on Mindset – how you can fulfil your potential; partly because I was reflecting upon my work as a coach, mentor and advisor at Wise Sherpa and my learnings and partly because I wanted to support my daughter more effectively as a