An Easy Confidence Boosting Tip You Can Do Right Now

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by

Women-boardroom-via MarieClaire

Here’s a really quick tip to give you an instant burst of confidence.

If you have a camera on your phone, lap top etc try and record yourself working. Or switch on Skype/Facetime and look at yourself as you are. By ‘as you are’, I mean not turning your face to the most attractive camera angle and sucking in your stomach (that can’t just be me…?) but as you really look most of the time.

I’ve just done a coaching call via Skype. The image of me talking was in the bottom right hand corner and, much as I tried not to look, seeing it made me sit straighter and hold a more erect posture. And it made me feel better.

I know this, yet I still often forget and sit slumped a bit over my desk puzzling over some issue or problem. Research backs this up; our posture affects how we feel. How we feel affects we act and how we communicate verbally or otherwise with other people, how they receive what we say. If we come over well we tend to get more positive responses. As we get more positive responses our confidence levels increase and our body language becomes more positive. As we look more positive we get better responses and… So, in brief, sit up straight and feel more confident!

The original post on that is here if you’d like to read it.

There is a time limited special coaching offer available during the summer. Spaces are limited because it is personally with me, but I promise, I will be sitting up very straight! Click here for more information.

Woman & Boards Report- could do better

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by

End of term report on women on boards- Could do better. A new review based on women in senior leadership has been unveiled by the government, revealing that the proportion of board appointments in the UK going to women has slumped to its lowest level in five years.

What I’d Have Said On the BBC Flagship Radio News Programme (if they’d only asked me)

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by

Well, there are so many women in the news, how will we cope? There may even be, gulp, a woman leader of the UK opposition and a woman leader of the UK government. (now confirmed). Not to mention the SNP. Is the world going to hell in a handcart?

How Enid Blyton Made Me a Feminist

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by

Enid Blyton was prolific author mainly known for children’s books although she’s not been too popular in recent years because of the politically incorrect tone of her books. Aged 6 or 7 I knew nothing about political correctness; the term hadn’t been invented. I did know about reading though and I loved Enid’s work with a passion. Well, her characters. Oh Julian…

Fed Up? 3 Top Tips to Make You Feel Better!

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by

If events, my darlings, are conspiring to make you feel very fed up, you need a quick dose of positivity. And here it is! 3 tops tips to make you feel better! Read on and I guarantee you will smile. Well, I think you will….

Every Woman Has a Right to Choose

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by

This post was prompted by two of the inspirational women I’ve interviewed Caroline Criado-Perez and Joan Smith. Both were talking recently (separately) about the discrimination/disapprobation meted out to women who choose not to have children.
It’s something I’ve heard many times from women who either choose not to have children or cannot have children.

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