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.

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|1 Comment

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

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|1 Comment

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|5 Comments