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Is emotional intelligence relevant to my return to work?

Is emotional intelligence relevant to my return to work?

I have always been fascinated by human behaviour, why people make the choices they do and say the things they say. Learning ‘to read’ people is really just another way of talking about emotional intelligence. But it’s not just about understanding other people, it’s...

What I learnt from the recruitment industry

What I learnt from the recruitment industry

One of my earliest commercial roles was in recruitment and in fact, I came back to recruitment a couple of times in slightly different forms and to serve different purposes. Whilst I didn’t particularly enjoy every aspect of the role of recruitment consultant, I...

Books for 2021!

Books for 2021!

We have had a school holiday recently and I found myself curled on on a chair reading…whilst I do plenty of reading for work, I am not reading as many ‘non work’ books as I would like to. I tend to make the mistake of reading in bed before sleeping but 10 minutes in I...

Obstacles – I don’t want to do the same thing

Obstacles – I don’t want to do the same thing

Obstacles – But I Don’t want to do the same ThingOften when mothers are toying with the idea of going back to work, one of thingsthat holds them back from taking any steps at all, is that they don’t know whatthey want to do.You’ve had a successful career and then...

It’s a Process

It’s a Process

We have just had a public holiday recently and I found myself curled on on a chair reading…whilst I do plenty of reading for work I am not reading as much ‘non work’ books as I would like to. I tend to make the mistake of reading in bed before sleeping but 10 minutes...

Mindset Considerations

Mindset Considerations

Mindset Considerations It’s easier to stay ‘stuck’ When you are feeling miserable, sad, frustrated, angry or uncertain (or stuck), know that it is easier to do nothing, make no changes, try nothing and stay in those feelings. And that’s fine, if you want to stay there...

Thinking about changing careers now that you want to go back to work?

Thinking about changing careers now that you want to go back to work?

Thinking about changing careers now that you want to go back to work? Here are 5 common obstacles women find themselves stuck at. “It’s too late, I should just stick to what I know”. So the assumption here is that you’ll run out of time. But there is no finite ‘end’....

The fear of failure

The fear of failure

Whilst it’s quite a generalisation, I suspect that as mothers (women) you probably love to have a dance! Well I do too! In fact, for most of my life I have done some sort of dancing…many years as child doing classical and most recently, 3 years doing of Latin (love a...

But I don’t even have a resume

But I don’t even have a resume

For those of you who might not know, my husband’s work has seen us move an awful lot.... in fact, I calculated it was 11 times in 20 years and whilst mainly interstate and intrastate in Australia, we also lived 4 years in Kansas and 3 years in Austin Texas! So I know...

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog

Fun fact! Something most people don’t know about me is I speak fluent Italian. I am not Italian and have no Italian heritage but I lived in Italy for 12 months and then studied Italian language and literature at university…whilst I loved doing it, it was entirely...

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