It’s a paradox, isn’t it, that most highly-educated, accomplished people working in professional services such as law and finance struggle with confidence? It’s one of… Read More »Why telling juniors to be more confident doesn’t work (and what to say instead)
Coping with work
We’re obsessed with imposter syndrome, aren’t we? There’s always someone going on about it. President Biden even got in on the act recently, saying he… Read More »You don’t have imposter syndrome. You want to be an outsider.
Well, what a weird thing to say… I mean, who doesn’t believe in wellbeing? Particularly at the moment, with reports of staff in professional services… Read More »Why I’m no longer talking about “wellbeing”
“How can I learn to become more resilient?”
Clients often ask this in their first therapy session. They tell me that they find it hard to cope with setbacks and they set ‘achieving’ resilience as their ‘goal’ for therapy. It’s one of those buzz words like mindfulness that has been floating around for the past few years and many organisations and businesses have also cottoned on to this trend, offering training on how their staff can become more resilient.Read More »Developing resilience and why it’s not about becoming a ‘hard-a**’
When I tell people that I was a divorce lawyer for a long time, reactions tend to be either “oooh wasn’t that depressing?” or “how fascinating”. TV programmes like ‘The Split’ have highlighted this curious job in which, for a relatively short time, you become a huge part of someone’s world at a moment when it is, at best, topsy turvy and unsettling and, at worst full of heartache and stress.Read More »It’s not just the clients that split
It’s a big old step starting your own business. For me, the tipping point came when the thought of going for it had finally become less scary than the prospect of sticking with the known.
So here I am, a new business owner. So far so liberating….Read More »Starting Up and Standing Out