The Burnout Boom; Boredom, Burnout and Boundaries, Part 2.

Burnout

Burnout, we’re hearing a lot about it lately. Is this a new phenomenon or has it always been around in different guises. Hard to say but what we do know is this……. High Achievers share many things in common – a strive for excellence, high standards, strong work ethic, a constant desire to seek more […]

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How to NOT hate your work; Burnout, Boredom and Boundaries Part 1.

How not to hate your work

 Boredom, burnout and boundaries, what do these 3 things have in common? Well, in my opinion, if you’re struggling at work it’s most likely because of one of these 3 things. So, how do you not hate your job?   In this 3 part BLOG series, we’re exploring Boredom, Burnout and Boundaries and this week we’re looking at […]

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How to survive the summer as a working parent

Working Parents

Working parents, this one is for you. Brace yourself, schools are out for summer.  So, as a Mum of three, a fellow working parent, running a business and a family I know this is a time where Mum’s and Dad’s all around the country are losing their heads. For the record, I love spending time […]

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How to be Happy: 5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness at Work

How to be happy

 We all want happiness, it’s a universal goal. Ask even the most pessimistic person if they want to be happy and I’m pretty sure they’d answer yes, even if their behaviour suggest otherwise.    What makes each of us happy varies, for some it’s their career, for others it’s growing a family, for others it’s travelling the […]

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Values: Your Secret Weapon to Finding Fulfilment.

Know your values

Values are your secret weapon to finding fulfilment I trained as a coach in 2009, and from that moment on I felt like I was walking around with a secret weapon. This weapon has the power to destroy boredom, frustration, self doubt, overwhelm, confusion and many other negative emotions that quite simply got in my […]

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Perspective: The skill you need to take charge of your life.

Perspective: The one skill you need to take charge of your life

Perspective. Your future self has this all worked out. It’s all consuming now but it gets easier. You’re a resourceful person. There was a time when you wouldn’t have imagined having achieved what you have, and if you look hard, you’ll also see how much you’ve learned. And grown Even when you can’t see the […]

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Dear Stressed High Achiever. It’s OK. You’re good enough.

Stress. You are Good Enough

 Dear Stressed High Achiever,   Your life is busy but your heart is empty.   How did you get here?   You didn’t see it coming.    When you started out in your career you went at life with all the energy you had. You embraced new opportunities and threw yourself into your work with passion. Outside of work your life was a […]

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Slow Down – How to be calm even when you’re busy.

How to be calm even when you're busy

How do you maintain calm, even when you’re busy?   It was midweek and I hopped onto a call with my Supervisor, unprepared and with a tinge of guilt that I had no idea what I was going to bring to our session, I instantly found myself apologising.    “Sorry Elaine, I know I should have something to bring […]

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Being Authentic: How to set yourself free by being yourself

So I recently discovered that a great litmus test of being authentic is to test it with your kids. “Mummy, is that you in that video? (4 year old daughter watching one of my blog videos) Yes poppet. Oh weird. You’re different. Social media – sigh. I’ll admit it’s not my favourite pastime, but, as a coach, it’s a big […]

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