Laura Izard – What I’ve Learned From Coming Back

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] In case you are new to Comeback Girl. I am the founder, Laura Izard. Here’s a short explanation of why I wanted to do this blog, and why I’m passionate about it. I believe that everyone has a ‘rant’ in […]

10 Back-To-Work Targets You Can Bullseye

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Without Back-to-Work Targets Coming back to the workforce after you’ve had a career break can feel scary. I should know, it took me two years to work up the courage for an interview. Employers might feel like you are an […]

Video – How to do Your Micro Pitch

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] A micro pitch is great for school gate and anywhere you network, not just as interview preparation. This is a quick three minute summary that you have ready at every opportunity to describe who you are and what problems you […]

Emotional Intelligence – Yes You Can Be Emotional at Work

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] My two years back at work since children have been a couple of the most successful of my entire career.  I can assure you, that is not because I spent my career break enhancing my technical skills. It’s due to how I have learned […]

It Takes a (Networking) Village to Raise a Career Relaunch

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] A cabal of supporters is the main ingredient in a successful return-to-work recipe. It’s a given that you need to gather your people when relaunching your career. I’m going to use the N word here; but re-imagine […]

Wear Your Fluffy Slippers To Build Confidence

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.5″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.5″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.22.5″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.5″] For 30 years I have lived my life frightened. It’s the main driver for writing this blog..I want to jolt you out of feeling the same. Agh, it makes me cringe thinking about it: from watching “confident” girls at university and almost all social circles between my degree […]

Video – Fear as a Motivator to Go Back to Work

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.22.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]The Fear of staying the same as you are now can provide tremendous impetus for your return to work after a long break, no matter how scary that may seem. Tony Robbins puts it well: “Change happens when the pain […]

Video – Keep Your Perspective for the New Year

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] It is hard to keep perspective at my lowest time of the day, which I won’t be alone in saying is; late afternoon/early evening. I’m usually hungry, usually tired, but I need to “pull it out of the bag”. […]