How to bust bias

How to bust bias

We have all been in meetings where biases are present. We have all, I am sure, experienced the uncomfortable feelings that it stirs in us and for many of us have played the ‘could have, would have, should have’ game in our heads after the event. Berating ourselves at...
Burnout isn’t your fault

Burnout isn’t your fault

In 2019 the World Health organisation defined burnout as a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. They characterised the three main dimensions of this as: feelings of energy depletion or...
Should we all start complaining more?

Should we all start complaining more?

There is so much talk of leadership resilience these days, of stoicism and carrying on, what’s happened to a good old-fashioned complaint? With stress for working parents at an all-time high I think it is time to have bolder conversations, particularly if your...
Will work ever be the same again?

Will work ever be the same again?

I wonder what your automatic response to this headline is? “I hope not” Is the most common response I get from working parents. They look back at the ‘old days’ of pre pandemic life, of the commutes and the lack of flexibility and truly do not know how they did it....
#BreakTheBias against Mothers

#BreakTheBias against Mothers

This year’s IWD theme is #BreakTheBias Did you know that bias against mothers is the strongest form of gender bias? I still find that fact staggering to read in 2022 even though we, in our coaching roles, hear the evidence for it every day. What bias do mothers face...
Advice to My Younger Me: Sara Holtz

Advice to My Younger Me: Sara Holtz

Sara Holtz is a remarkable working parent. As a ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative she launched the ‘Advice to My Younger Me’ podcast as a way of providing younger women with the tools that they need to reach their highest potential. The podcast is definitely worth a...