Established with the social purpose to help more women into leadership roles, including helping professional women return to work after maternity leave / career break.
I create helpful and practical content, programmes and offer coaching to women and businesses to accelerate their careers and achieve work/life balance.
My mission started when I returned to work from maternity leave in early 2019, I returned to a bigger role, did it in a ‘Compressed Work Week’ and had terrible sleep deprivation, thanks to George, who barely slept for more than a few hours at a time.
I really struggled in the beginning, I didn’t expect to love being a Mum so much and wasn’t prepared to feel so ‘torn’ between my baby and career that I loved. I constantly felt in conflict and wish that I had a way to be in two places at once - at home with George and at the same time, in the office, doing my job.
I didn’t have clear boundaries as I was so used to being available for work; I also didn’t expect my confidence to go up and down constantly (in part due to sleep deprivation) and the idea of returning to a bigger role was fine on paper, but in reality, and with a young baby, it was tough.
I’ve now taught this method to hundreds of women - because I know exactly what it’s like to lack confidence, not know how to set or communicate boundaries and feel overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted.
Today I work with women all around the world at all different stages of their career on things such as confidence, boundary setting, negotiation (from pay rises to flexible work), personal brand and profiling, changing careers, interview preparation, presentation preparation and how to do Compressed Work Weeks.
In my former corporate life, I managed corporate communications for publicly listed companies in Australia and the UK, including multiple household name brands, including Kellogg’s, Bank of America, Barclays, Westpac Banking Corporation & Australian Federal Government Departments.
Right now I live in London with my son, George and husband, Peter.
Advice, case studies and links to my published articles for the likes of Harper's Bazaar, Grazia and HR Magazine.