Every Time A Woman Defies the Odds And Makes It To The Top, We All Gain

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by - 2 comments

I’ve had some exciting news and I’m bursting to share it; one of my favourite women, (an ex coaching client), has been appointed CEO of her company! I’m so thrilled. I will be interviewing her soon for inclusion in the Speak Up journal as an inspirational woman, but I wanted to shout out her success (with permission, although I’m not naming her at the moment), because when we first started working together she was on the verge of giving it

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Are You a Big Knicker Feminist? (with all due credit to Caitlin Moran & Bridgette Jones)

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by - 1 comment

If you haven’t yet had the good fortune to come across anything written by Caitlin Moran I urge you to remedy that right now. She is outrageously funny and speaks loud and often on the topic of feminism. It’s rare for me to read something on feminism that makes me think again, and laugh out loud but she has done it. She has a new novel out, How to Build a Girl. Buy it. I laughed until I cried. I

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Motherhood & Careers, Impossible?

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by - 5 comments

I’m often asked for my thoughts on this topic. What I’d really like to do is to change the whole system of patriarchy that has made it a relevant question in the first place. Society needs babies. Women have babies. Babies need parents. There are ways of making this happen that work for everyone, just take a look at what some of the Scandinavian countries have done. It requires a fundamental change in attitude. Business needs women. It’s not sustainable,

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Cats Are Not At All Like Humans….are they?

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by - 0 comments

  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before (ahem) but I have two cats. Yes, I am mad cat lady in waiting and it’s getting closer all the time. It’s not all fun and fur though; my cats do serve a useful purpose in deepening my understanding of the human condition and here’s how: My cats are brother and sister found at 3 weeks old by a cat rescue organisation and reared by humans. I sometimes think this may

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Inspirational Women – Lucy Atkins, Novelist

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by - 0 comments

My first encounter with Lucy Atkins was through her latest book, The Missing One. I downloaded it to my Kindle but almost immediately regretted it; it’s far too good to be kept out of sight on a kindle. It’s certainly not ‘chick lit, (whatever that is) but it might qualify as ‘chic’ lit. After a few cheery exchanges on Twitter I was delighted to be able to talk with Lucy, which resulted in this interview. I hope you enjoy it.

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Tips on Writing Your First Novel/Feature & Following the Dream!

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by - 5 comments

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure to speak with some great women writers. I always ask them for their advice to aspiring writers and below are some of their answers. If you click on the names you’ll be taken through to the original interviews where there is a wealth of information. Sarah Sheridan: What advice would you give to anyone thinking of embarking on a writing career? It is a massively competitive and difficult field and right now it’s

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