How are you really Photo by Finn on Unsplash

12th May 2020

The things you don’t know about me

Here goes!

Three years ago, I started training as a health coach. There comes a point in your career when you start to crave something different and to feel more connected to your purpose. I knew I wanted to have something to move from my corporate career to. I have also seen many of my colleagues being made redundant and lose their identity because they didn’t know what to do next. There seemed to be a void in their life. I didn’t want that for me!

What I didn’t know was how much I would need the work for myself…

How are you really Photo by Finn on Unsplash

31st March 2020

Interview with a cancer survivor

I’ve had the privilege to interview someone who has recently returned to work after six months off battling with cancer.

What is shared here is candid and personal. To maintain her privacy, I am going to call her Sally.

Sally shared with me her experience of going back to work as a senior leader in Financial Services after going through her cancer treatment.

Prior to her sickness, Sally described herself as a very confident, high performer, who ran a tight ship and delivered great results.

In her own words, she could have “done her job with her eyes closed”. Sally had always been very resilient and could deal with whatever was thrown at her.

When Sally first returned to work, she thought because her physical scars were healing that she was well again and ready to be back.

The emotional scars were unexpected….
14th January 2020

Nationwide Building Society pilots return-to-work
coaching programme for new mothers

Nationwide Building Society is piloting a new programme, provided by Return to Work, to give coaching to employees re-entering work following maternity leave, with a view to launching the scheme in full for its 17,000 employees later this year.

This new programme enhances the benefits Nationwide already offers to working parents, such as extended maternity and parental leave for employees whose babies are born prematurely, with the aim of improving the retention of staff in the long term.

Return to Work provides a six to 12-week coaching programme, focusing on building confidence and self-care for returning mothers…