Find your Ikigai

The inhabitants of the Japanese islands of Okinawa are known for their longevity.  They also believe in the idea that everyone has an ikigai – a reason for living, the source of value in your life.  They believe that to live a long and happy life you need to work out what this is. If… Continue reading Find your Ikigai

Ten tips for managing upwards

A common theme with those of my clients who are unhappy in their current role is that they have difficulty working with their boss. It can make even the perfect job a miserable experience, stilt your opportunities for development and progression and sap your confidence if you feel that your efforts are not valued. So… Continue reading Ten tips for managing upwards

Time for a change?

We have had such an unusual time over 2020 and 2021 with big changes to the way we lead our day to day lives.  It’s been hugely worrying and difficult for many of us.  Has it also given you time to think about what is important to you?  It does feel like life from now… Continue reading Time for a change?

Marketing yourself when planning a career change

How do you present yourself persuasively to employers when you’re making a career change? Package yourself in a way that is appropriate to the sector or role that you’re targeting.  The research which you’ve carried out  before deciding to make the change should be the basis for helping you to work out what transferable skills… Continue reading Marketing yourself when planning a career change

Planning a career change

Do you dread Monday mornings?  Are you going to look back at your life and think “if only I…..”? Are you in the wrong job? As Confucius said: “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” So, life in 2021 is still fairly uncertain, and you have… Continue reading Planning a career change