"As a senior lawyer in a high profile firm, becoming pregnant was somewhat of a novelty to my colleagues. The reassurance that my sessions with my coach gave me has been absolutely invaluable. I was ready to resign and give up on the many years of studying and training but, using her strategies, I am now better equipped to deal with the pressures of combining parenthood with my career as a lawyer. She both soothed and smoothed my return to work and I now look forward with greater confidence to the path ahead."
Senior solicitor, Nabarro LLP
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Coaching Comment - March 2015
Welcome to this Spring issue of our newsletter where we take a good look at resilience, positivity and energy and explore their link to performance and wellbeing. We know that parenthood and working can challenge all of this so have pulled together some experts in the field to understand this further and what you can do.
Are you focused on peak performance for your children?
If you think the corporate world is competitive, then try being a mother today! Parenting expert Elaine Halligan shares how to support your children to become successful and resilient adults who can achieve their full potential.
Can positive thinking really impact our performance?
Susanne Jacobs explores research from positive psychology and what it can tell us about the association between our positivity and the impact on our performance and wellbeing alongside a proven technique to improve our levels of optimism.
Tackling the Shortfall in GPs - Flexible Hours is an Answer, Not the Problem
There has been a lot of debate in recent years about GP hours, workload, salaries and the need to improve the provision of out-of-hours services. Most of us will have experienced how hard it can be to get an appointment at short notice and of course serious medical problems are no great respecters of evenings or weekends. Geraldine discusses how to tackle this shortfall.
Happy Returns for Lost Talent
Accountancy firms can learn from City employers who turn lost talent into returning talent, says Geraldine Gallacher. London firms, over recent years, have become increasingly aware of the cost of losing their talented female executives who leave to start a family.
It’s time to negotiate: are you ready?
Being able effectively to negotiate is a fundamental skill required to be able to get the new job, promotion or pay rise. Yet, because studies UK women earn on average 20% less than men, and occupy fewer leadership positions, immediately there may a perception that women are weaker negotiators than their male counterparts. Woman-On-Top.com spoke to three leading experts to see if women really are weak negotiators and what they can do to become better negotiators if this premise is correct.