I know how you’re feeling
I know what it feels like to be stuck in a job that no longer fills you with joy. To feel overwhelmed and lost about what to do next. Not knowing which way to turn.
And I get how feeling like that can affect your confidence and self-belief.
If you’re like I was, chances are you’re working long hours, caught on the hamster wheel, with no time to think about what you want to do or even what you’re really good at.
I get it.
I know because I’ve trodden that path myself and have the bumps, bruises, burn out and even brain damage to prove it!
An ambitious woman in tech
If you’d met me in 1987 you’d have seen an ambitious woman in tech. My corporate career started in IT at Arthur Andersen, where I spent 11 years working my way up through the ranks.
Problem was, I wasn’t particularly good at getting the work/life balance right and took up cycling as a way to ‘switch off’. Unfortunately, a couple of racing accidents left me with a broken leg and brain damage.
But, not one to be beaten, I got back on my bike and continued ‘full-speed’ through life.
On the outside, I was extremely successful but, on the inside, I was constantly feeling overwhelmed, suffering from IBS and not taking care of myself. When I found myself wanting to self-harm, I knew something had to change.
I quit Arthur Andersen in 1998 but, with my confidence knocked, ignored my gut and accepted a job that wasn’t right for me. I left a year later.
My corporate career continued with ten years at international law firm McDermott Will & Emery, as Head of IT, and another 3 years at a specialist IT outsourcing company.
By then I was a mum and my two daughters were growing up. I wanted to be there for them more so, in 2012, I took a big breath and a big leap of faith, quit my highly paid IT job and set up my own coaching business.
I never looked back.
The Confident Mother was born
In 2015 I launched an online conference called The Confident Mother and published my first book, by the same name.
I’ve since run two popular podcasts and am frequently invited to comment on Sky and BBC around the topic of How to manage your career with confidence and purpose.
Today I work with smart, ambitious women in technology and professional services (so mostly in the City), to help them realise their own value, innate talents and strengths.
The very things they often struggle to see themselves.
And I speak all over the UK about a subject I’m passionate about.
Are you ready?
If you’re ready to find the inner strength and confidence you need to change jobs, ask for that pay rise or promotion, or return to work after a career break, let’s have a conversation.
A simple conversation with me might be all you need.
There’s absolutely no commitment but, as an action-taker myself, I will encourage you to take action – whether that’s to join my VIP career development programme or to take a different first step.
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