How to give a talk about yourself

giving a talk

Back when I was new in my previous job, I was asked to stand in for my boss to give a talk about my career. My boss was quite well known, had started her own business. I was someone who had just jumped from a year-long stint in apprenticeship recruitment into this company.

I said yes to the opportunity but I felt like a fraud. Why would these people want to know about my career – I have done nothing?

The theme was alternative careers in education, so I detailed my work in Japan, what I had done in the apprenticeship company and what my new role was. I peppered my slides with photos of me along my journey. [Read more…]

How to Achieve Your Goals Better

reach goals


This year has gone so quickly, and it only seems like a few weeks ago that I was setting myself a goal for the year.

It seems such a shame that we only look over our goals once a year, though. I remember reading years ago that goals set at the start of the year are much less likely to be achieved than at other times of the year. [Read more…]

Why asking yourself why is the key


Recently I’ve been helping a lot of students with their personal statements for university applications. It’s been quite an insightful experience, and I really love speaking with students about what they want to achieve, however, many of the documents given to me start with: [Read more…]

How to use a Life Wheel to be Happier

charlotte steggz

As the days grow shorter and we feel more tired, it can be easy to feel less motivated than in the warmer months. Waking up in the dark and shivering as you dash to your car, the bed seems so inviting and the outside world…much less so.

When the excitement of summer starts to be a memory, it’s a perfect time to reassess what’s going on in life. Having a clear picture of where we are and where we want to be is the key to getting out of the warm duvet when the floor is cold and the shower takes AGES to warm up.  [Read more…]

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