About Melanie

I’m a fortysomething working mother of two, based in Peterborough, UK. Having worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, I’ve cultivated a passion for developing others, enabling them to reach their potential. I’m mid way through my own working life and I’m excited about the new professional journey I’m on. I’m also the founder of the Age Life Balance – Age Life Balance empowers mid-lifers to take control of their lives from a successful ageing perspective.

Overwhelm – six constructive steps

Overwhelm is something that I feel periodically and I'm discovering that I'm not alone. It's hardly surprising given modern lives are so busy and multi-faceted. Overall, I try my best to take life and all of its challenges in my stride, but I’m not immune to getting caught up in things. From time to time I [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:52:02+00:00May 10th, 2019|Articles, Development|0 Comments

Great free & cheap resources for start-ups

Resources of some kind are required to do most things. This article is aimed at those who are tempted to Do Something Different and set up their own business Starting and running a business can be expensive, especially before you have a steady income stream. It can be easy to rack up expenses before you [...]

By |2019-05-07T20:56:03+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized, Your future|0 Comments

Working smarter, not harder!

Fancy working smarter, rather than hard? This sounds like a great proposition to someone as busy as me. But what does it actually mean? And, more importantly, how can I apply it in practice? Essentially, we could all work as many hours as there are in the day. Regardless of our occupations, there is often [...]

By |2019-05-07T20:49:58+00:00March 7th, 2019|Articles, Work|1 Comment

Ever feel like an imposter in your own life? 

If you find yourself doubting your accomplishments or experiencing a fear of being exposed as a fraud, you may be experiencing a case of “imposter syndrome”. Whether you’re familiar with the term imposter syndrome or not, the symptoms are surprisingly common.  Leaving imposter syndrome unchecked, however, could be holding you back in different areas of your [...]

By |2019-05-07T20:55:06+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Articles, Development|0 Comments

Do Something Different

This article follows on from my earlier blog post “Does the prospect of having to work until your late 60s fill you with fear and dread?”. To recap - you have 3 main options: firstly, do nothing and carry on your current path, ignoring the problem, or chooseto thrive in your current line or work, [...]

By |2019-05-07T20:59:44+00:00December 26th, 2018|Articles, Your future|4 Comments

Thrive in your current line of work

This article follows on from my earlier blog post “The prospect of having to work until your late 60s”. Essentially you have 3 main options: firstly, change nothing and carry on your current path, - secondly, choose to thrive in your current line of work, or - thirdly to do something different. Thrive in your current line of [...]

By |2019-05-07T21:07:06+00:00November 13th, 2018|Articles, Your future|5 Comments

The prospect of working until your late 60s

  Does the prospect of having to work until your late 60s fill you with fear and dread? The current UK pensionable age is 65 for men and 63 for women. Even these ages are set to increase over the next decade, resulting in many people having to work until their late sixties. Does this [...]

By |2019-05-07T21:19:55+00:00August 29th, 2018|Work|2 Comments

Coaching for success in life

I’ve mentioned coaching during a few of my other articles, so I thought it was probably time to tell you a bit more about what it is and how life changing it can be. I’ve known about coaching for many years from a work perspective, but I’ve only truly discovered its full potential in the [...]

By |2019-05-08T21:28:40+00:00August 27th, 2018|Articles, Development|2 Comments