I thought it might be helpful to share some of my free resources – articles/interviews/videos that have been published on other sites over the last year.
In these, I cover career development tips, my lived experience of being a woman in STEM and experiencing the dreaded imposter phenomenon, time management, and how to get a good night’s sleep…
10 top tips for career development
Based on my own experience and that of my clients, here are my 10 top tips for career development. This article was commissioned by an international job board for research/scientific careers.
Post-PhD and as an early career researcher (ECR), it can feel like you’re on a never-ending cycle of short-term contracts. In the article I share tips and describe exercises that you can do. These will help you get absolute clarity on your goals – and then take up the opportunities that take you towards (not away from) your long-term goals.
Lived experience of being a woman in STEM
Additionally, I was invited to share my lived experience of being a woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) via a series of one-minute videos for Champions Cinema.
The videos cover my early career in a pharmaceutical company when I first noticed the gender gap in my workplace. The videos continue through to my current role helping women in STEM to achieve their potential and work/life balance, finishing up with advice for women struggling to balance life and work.
Daring to be different
Do you feel you stick out at work for being different? Are there few people in your workplace like you?
Check out my guest post for Voice at the Table where I share my lived experience of there not being many other people who looked like me:
- as a young woman on my Physics undergraduate course
- as a Ballroom-dancing PhD student
- as a team leader who wanted to have a better balance between time at work and time with my young children…
How can YOU turn your difference to your advantage, use it to make you memorable, make it your superpower?
I come across a lot of people who say they’re frustrated. They feel unsatisfied and under-challenged.
Often, we stay in jobs or situations we don’t like because they meet one or some of our needs – for example because they give us financial security and stability. But it’s important we ask ourselves what we really love doing.
What people often fail to realise is that there are always other options. We can all get a bit blinkered in thinking our choices are limited when in reality we have a lot more of them.
There’s never going to be a perfect time to make a change, but the perfect time is always now.
Sometimes it’s about being brave and going for it.
Are you feeling frustrated in your role? In this guest interview for the Better Work podcast I cover:
- How to understand when it might be time for a career change
- How to uncover what you want to do next
- Why leaders should consider helping their team members move on
- What questions leaders can ask (and how)
Do you have a dread of others evaluating you?
Do you scroll through feedback looking for the negatives?
Do you feel that any minute now you’re about to ‘get rumbled’ and people will figure out that you’re not as good as they think you are?
Don’t worry if you do, as ironically, the people that have these thoughts are often the most capable!
All over the world, highly competent people live in fear of ‘being found out’
– particularly in STEM…
Most of my clients, women in STEM, would answer yes to the above questions.
In this inaugural issue of Coach Magazine Global, I talk about how I’m no stranger to imposter phenomenon myself. I cover how it can be managed and share tools and techniques to help when imposter phenomenon strikes.
Time management, feeling stuck and toxic relationships
I’ve captured some of my musings, and practical tips for:
- time management
- how to combat feeling stuck in a rut
- how to deal with toxic relationships at work
including inspiration from my dogs and from nature, in a compilation of short (free) videos on Thinkific.
Top tips for quality sleep
In addition to all these free resources, in case you’re struggling with your sleep, try my 5 top tips for quality sleep. If you’re currently getting less than 7 hours quality sleep a night, this course is for you!
Or if female hormones are contributing to poor quality sleep, try signing up for my more in-depth Quality Sleep for Women online course.
This course is specifically for women who are having difficulty getting enough sleep, or find it hard to get off to sleep, or wake in the night and can’t get back to sleep, or feel tired through the day…
If you’d like to know more…
If you’d like to talk about any of the issues, tools or techniques mentioned above, please get in touch via the contact form or call me on +44 7526 740486. Take a look at my 1:1 coaching page, my team coaching page and my group facilitation page for more information on how I can help.
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