Becoming a parent was (and still is) hands down, the hardest thing I've ever done. From the expectation to fall immediately in love with my first born to the endless streams of often conflicting advice, I found the whole experience overwhelming and terrifying. I went from being a confident business woman to a scarred, incompetant… Continue reading “Ante-natal classes aren’t stigmatised, so why should parenting classes?”
I love this story and I remember it like it was yesterday. Lots of people struggle presenting or public speaking because of a fear of getting it wrong, forgetting what we want to say or looking like a fool. As human's we are natural story tellers and we do it all the time with confidence;… Continue reading We thought ‘She can’t be serious, she’s crazy!’ (Presentation Confidence)
The internet is full of quotes, motivational and thought provoking, but more recently I’ve started to notice a contradiction in their messages. This is one of my favourites. It’s hard to know sometimes when you should ‘carry on’ or ‘move on’. There's an element of fear in both these messages. If I give up, I'm… Continue reading ‘Carry On!’ OR ‘Move On!’???
I came to Jill for support when going for promotion in the Public Service, I had a structured interview from a panel of three senior staff.......I was completely overwhelmed by all the information and evidence I had gathered and surrounded by piles of paperwork that I would never remember. I had some telephone consultations with… Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed Before An Interview
This is Sallie's story; if you can relate to her story and need some support, please get in touch. "I'd been working in a management role for 9 years and was confident, happy and very good at my job but after a company take over I was 'pushed' into a role I had never done before.… Continue reading Getting My Confidence Back!
There's a really good reason you're told to 'put your own oxygen mask on first'. Being a partner, a professional, a family member, a parent, a house owner... sometimes it's easy to forget about yourself. Oxygen makes us live, to be energised and focused. What's your oxygen and are you getting enough of it? If not,… Continue reading What’s your Oxygen?
"I came to Jill for help when looking for a new job. I hadn't written a CV or gone to an interview in 11 years! She spent time understanding my specific industry so she could appreciate what was important. The CV we put other was, and still is, brilliant! It gave me the confidence to… Continue reading New CV, New Job, New Start..