Covid-19 – The Working at Home Plan

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Education, Employment, Home based working, Home Office, Jobs, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Psychology, Small Business, Technology, Teleworking, Work, Working at Home, Working Parents

Needless to say, we are in the middle of unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Infections are on the rise and you may be one of many who can or are being asked to work at home. Not stuck squeezed yoga-like into train/underground carriage, may be a good thing at the moment. Commuting and […]

Zig-Zag Career Paths

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Education, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Organisations, Psychology, Small Business, team leaders, Uncategorized, Work, Working at Home, Zig Zag Career

Would you describe your career as linear, a very nice straight line in a particular job or profession? Or like mine and many others, a bit of a zig-zag and haphazard career path? Having been at work now for more years than I care to remember, I have had a number of different careers and […]

Appraisals what are they good for?

Posted Posted in Appraisals, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Psychology, Uncategorized

How many people have a good performance appraisal experience? How many line managers feel that they are just a “HR box ticking” episode (bah humbug)? More to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it is clear that there is a no one size fits […]

Celebrating Mature Aged Working

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Flexible Working, Interviews, Psychology, Redundancy, Unemployed, Work

We all know that the job market is challenging for everyone regardless of life stage we find ourselves in. Clearly motivation and how you feel about recent events. For example, a redundancy or losing a job you loved, may well impact on your ability to bounce back. Needless to say you may not necessarily feel […]

Chaotic Careers

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Chaos Theory, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Psychology, Career Theory, Jobs, Mature working, Professional Identity, Psychology, Work

Now I am sure most of you have heard of Chaos Theory in one shape or form. It may be the Butterfly effect – you know a butterfly flaps its wings, it blows my fence down.  Or perhaps the funky mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park. He’s the one that predicts the downfall of […]