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.

What are you putting up with at work?

To a great extent, I believe that that many of us are simply putting up with stuff at work. I talk partly from personal experience, but also from listening to many of those I come into contact with. Various sources point to approximately half of employees in the UK being unhappy in the workplace. Surely, [...]

By |2019-11-14T06:23:25+00:00November 13th, 2019|Articles, Work|0 Comments

Love what you do – by doing more of what you love!

What do you enjoy most within your work? Many of us probably have a mix of tasks, some that we love and other bits that we, well, don’t love quite as much. These will differ by person and by role, and may also evolve for the same person at different stages of their careers.  You [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:14:52+00:00October 30th, 2019|Articles, Work|0 Comments

Powerful conversations with connections

Is conversation dead? With social media is as significant as ever, I had the impression that connections had overtaken relationships in terms of importance. I have built up almost 3,000 connections on LinkedIn alone. I’ve met some of my connections. Some I’ve even worked with, directly or indirectly. But the majority I don’t really know, [...]

By |2019-10-16T18:58:17+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Things to do when you’re made redundant

You’ve just been issued your redundancy notice. Maybe you knew this was coming. Maybe you had no idea and are in total shock. Below, I cover 10 practical things to do when you’ve been made redundant. 10 things to do when you're made redundant Know your rights & obligations Check the paperwork and do anything [...]

By |2019-10-02T18:35:04+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Articles, Work|0 Comments

Confidence boosting tips for success

You may believe that we would have confidence fully sorted by this point in our lives and careers, but lacking confidence is actually pretty common. And it can understandably make a huge difference to those experiencing it. I consider why confidence is both a relevant and important topic, before focusing on 10 practical ways for [...]

By |2019-09-18T19:39:45+00:00September 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job Sharing as an opportunity to thrive in your work

One of my passions is helping people to Thrive in their current line of work. Attuned to conversations all around me, there are clearly a lot of people who are surviving, rather than thriving, in their work. Many people claim they’d love to work part-time hours, and some already do today. Yet this isn’t always [...]

By |2019-07-19T16:02:45+00:00July 19th, 2019|Articles, Work|0 Comments

Mitigate health risks of modern work

Whether you're counting in days or years until your retirement, it's important that you remain fit and healthy to continue to be able to work for as long as you plan to. Modern working practices can often be pretty sedentary and pose a variety of health risks. This article has been written by Vic Paterson from [...]

By |2019-05-28T16:33:10+00:00May 28th, 2019|Articles, Work|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-07-24T17:01:15+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 |2019-06-13T10:04:47+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Work, Your future|0 Comments