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  • Skills

Key skills to keep you safe & sane

March 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Ironically, I had been planning to publish a blog on skills for success this week, but it seemed a bit trite with everything going on in the world right now. Instead, I have adapted this idea to cover skills to keep you safe & sane over the coming weeks and months. Many of these have wider application, so I'll definitely look back at these once this Coronavirus malarkey passes and adapt this blog accordingly. Consistency While we can still get out and about, do things and see people – do! Many events and gatherings are being cancelled, but there are also a lot of things open for business. We need to adapt, but life doesn’t need to grind to a [...]

  • Why you might need a Career Coach

Why you might need a Career Coach

March 4th, 2020|0 Comments

“Hi, I’m Melanie and I’m a Career Coach” I often find myself explaining that Career Coaches are not just for managing career transitions, nor do they simply deal with career problems. Ultimately, if you have a career, it's highly likely that you could benefit from working with a Career Coach. But first, I want to clarity something, that may sound counter-intuitive. Few people need coaching. A coach doesn’t fix anything or anyone that’s broken. Instead, a coach can help you to improve what you’re already good at (think about sports coaches), or can help you to achieve your goals with more speed, certainty and effectiveness than working on your own. I thought I'd put together a few FAQs to help [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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