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  • Imposter Syndrome

8 signs you might be experiencing Imposter Syndrome

January 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

I’m always a little surprised when I’m asked what Imposter Syndrome is, but then I’ve been immersed in it for a while now. I share 8 signs you might be experiencing Imposter Syndrome, whether you knew it or not. I first came across an article on it several years ago and I recall feeling immense relief that it was a recognised thing (a phenomenon even), and that I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. Before this, I had started to believe there might be something wrong with me! Imposter Syndrome is actually very common – with approximately 62%* of the UK working population experiencing it from time to time within their work. It’s also not uncommon for high achievers to [...]

  • Fulfilment Ladder

Start climbing the Fulfilment Ladder today!

January 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Introducing The Blue Diamond Fulfilment Ladder Do you ever wonder “Is this it?”? From the outside, it often looks like we’ve got it everything sorted, like we've got it all – the job, the car, the house, the holidays, the lifestyle etc. Yet, inside, we sometimes just feel a bit hollow. Disenchanted. Unfulfilled. Maybe we’re not ready to discuss this with anyone else as we don’t really understand what this all means ourselves. We feel we need to get things a bit clearer in our heads before anything else. I was in this situation myself a few years ago. At first, I tried to figure things out on my own. I read countless books and spent months trying to 'find [...]

  • 2020 vision

Do you have 2020 vision?

January 8th, 2020|0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the “2020 vision” marketing tactic countless times across social media recently. I know I have. The fact that we’re now in the year 2020 [...]

  • What's holding you back?

What’s holding you back?

December 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Many of us reach a point in our careers where we feel disengaged & frustrated, and we don’t feel able to move forward. Something is holding us [...]

  • Lady experiencing overwhelm with her head in her hands

Overwhelm – six constructive steps

May 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

  • Girl leaping off a jetty into water

Taking the leap

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

I’ve got some great news to share with you…I’m taking the leap! You probably already had a sense of this if you’ve been following me via Age [...]

  • Smarter

Working smarter, not harder!

March 7th, 2019|1 Comment

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, [...]

  • Different

Do Something Different

December 26th, 2018|5 Comments

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 [...]

Thrive in your current line of work

November 13th, 2018|6 Comments

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 [...]

  • Selfie of Melanie at a networking event

How to excel at networking

August 28th, 2018|1 Comment

I reckon I probably do a lot more than many when it comes to networking. When I mention my networking quests to friends and colleagues, I’m often [...]

  • Coaching for success

Coaching for success

August 27th, 2018|3 Comments

It's probably time to tell you a bit more about what coaching is & how life changing it can be. I’ve known about coaching for many years [...]

  • Man in despair with head in hands questioning whether this is really it

Is this really it?

August 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Is this really it? I’m surprised, saddened and excited by some of the conversations I’ve had lately. People often mention their future dreams in passing, and then [...]

  • Goldfish looking out of goldfish bowl to sea demonstrating growth mindset

Growth mindset for success

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Our mindset can be a key driver of our success and ultimately our happiness. In this article, we’ll start with some definitions & context around the mindset [...]

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