The quest for work-life balance is unbalancing us

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For a decade or so we’ve talked about work-life balance as the holy grail. Find that perfect marriage of work productivity and personal fulfilment and we’ll all be winners. Employers will benefit from less stress amongst employees; we’ll benefit from a greater quality of life. Happier, healthier workplace all round. Yet despite our quest for…

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#3 My pick of the podcasts this week were …

[wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left” margin_top=”5px” margin_bottom=”5px” class=””] This is part of a new series where each week I share the podcast episodes that I’ve particularly enjoyed and think you may too. Happy listening! [/wc_box] [wc_accordion collapse=”1″ leaveopen=”0″ class=”” layout=”box”] [wc_accordion_section title=”Becky Avery, Hazel & Blue – Small and Mighty Conversations”] “In this episode [Sam] chats to…

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#2 My pick of the podcasts this week were …

[wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left” margin_top=”5px” margin_bottom=”5px” class=””] This is part of a new series where each week I share the podcast episodes that I’ve particularly enjoyed and think you may too. Happy listening! [/wc_box] [wc_accordion collapse=”1″ leaveopen=”0″ class=”” layout=”box”] [wc_accordion_section title=”Meik Wiking | Defining Happiness – The Emma Guns Show”] “Meik Wiking (pronounced Mike Viking) is…

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Why Is Career Fulfilment So Important to Me?

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I’ve recently started a research project exploring career fulfilment: what is it, how can we find it but first and foremost — why does it matter so much to us? Before I start looking for research in this area, I wanted to understand my own perspective. Why is so important to me? Everyone’s answer will…

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#1 My pick of the podcasts this week were …

[wc_box color=”secondary” text_align=”center” margin_top=”5″ margin_bottom=”5″ class=””] This is part of a new series where each week I share the podcast episodes that I’ve particularly enjoyed and think you may too. Happy listening! [/wc_box] Expressing yourself through your writing and blogging – On The Make with Josephine Brooks How to find work that feels GOOD with…

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Being Heard Episode 9: Sas Petherick – The Danger of Vulnerability as Currency

Being Heard Episode 9: Sas Petherick

This week is the last episode of Season 1 and my guest is a researcher, coach and podcaster who helps humans transcend self-doubt. Sas Petherick has a degree in Educational Psychology, is qualified with the Coaches Training Institute and has a Masters in Coaching & Mentoring alongside a multitude of other academic qualifications. I always…

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Being Heard Episode 8: Gabrielle Treanor – Overthinking the Past and ‘What If-ing’ the Future

My guest this week describes herself as an Overthinkers’ coach, helping others through her writing, teaching and podcasting to “spend less time overthinking and more time enjoying your life”. Gabrielle Treanor understands what it means to be an Overthinker. Several years ago she recognised the need to quieten her own mind and free herself from…

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Being Heard Episode 7: Jessica Rose Willliams – Finding Your Voice, Call-Out Culture, Accepting Discomfort

This week on Being Heard, I’m joined by Jessica Rose Williams. Jessica is a talented writer, photographer and podcaster. After years of feeling deeply unfulfilled in job at the NHS, she took the monumental decision to simplify her life. “Failure isn’t as scary as I thought it was going to be. But it is inevitable,…

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