Do You Need A Confidence Coach?

A few months ago, I’d had enough.

I had to deliver a talk to the board members at work, and even though I’m a confident speaker (I mean, I do stand up comedy FFS), there was something about this talk that made me flip. I felt like I was on the verge of tears the whole time, and I most certainly wasn’t giving my message – that I should be one of the highest members of the company in years to come – very well. [Read more…]

I Will Help You Get Your Dream Job

Today I’ve got something really special for you.

In my day job, I run a lot of workshops for students in “employability skills” – things like interview skills, CV writing and personal branding. It’s amazing being able to help people and make such an impact on young peoples’ lives.

A few weeks ago, I was sat writing up a case study on a student who had got a fantastic internship in London following two of my training sessions. It made me feel so warm and fuzzy, but I realised something: [Read more…]

Things That Would Make Working Life Easier

Office Kittens?!

Photo taken by The Middle Sister

I don’t know about you, but I work HARD and sometimes it feels like the working world is just against me. Like when you’re being an absolute trooper and making tea for the whole team (even though you have that deadline looming) and it’s only once you’ve finished doing the teas that you realise the milk was out of date. By a week.

In order to create a better balance at work, I have a couple of things that I feel would make working life much easier all round: [Read more…]

Mindfulness Taster with The Rising Network

Jumper – Joanie*, Trousers – Joanie*, Sandals – River Island (bought on eBay)

Photos by the wonderful Alice from The Middle Sister

Though I love what I do, my job is very stressful. Like, “wake up at 2am and have to force my brain to stop check-listing” kind of stressful. Last week, I was at peak stress levels, with me coordinating an event the day after the Manchester bombings, in a high-security location. Stood in the reception, I felt on the verge of a break-down, checking in my head that I’d listed all the people properly to the company’s security, and worrying that I’d given the wrong timings to a group of students who were 30 minutes late.

I’m good at my job, everything always goes well in the end, but my high levels of stress is extremely detrimental to my mental health. [Read more…]

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