Podcast #7 – Lucy Choi on Adaptation

In this podcast, I chat to More Than Musical‘s Lucy Choi, the queen of adaptation, about her remarkable path to a glittering career in the opera world. Lucy began as a pianist, but had to pivot suddenly when, at the beginning of her music degree, injury meant she could no longer play her beloved piano. […]

Sealing the Deal Face-First

I know I usually say don’t worry too much about recruitment agencies when you are coming back after a career break. People you know, people they know and LinkedIn is where it’s at. That said I’ve got a confession to make, I got my job post-break through a recruiter. It’s true: in the interests of […]

Video – Am I Too Old? Styling out Ageism at Work

I’ve just come back from a two day residential HR conference. Less than 5% of the attendees were over 40. We know overall profitability improves with diversity of thought. Diversity must come in the form of age as well. The unconscious bias exists that older employees are considered less capable, diligent and lack passion and […]

Podcast #6 – Njambi McGrath on Culture and Identity

Njambi is the guest of this week’s very special podcast on culture and identity (embedded below). Blogger, broadcaster, TV comedienne, she started off far away from any studio light. She is from a central province of Kenya that is ripe with tropical plants and deep red soil. As Njambi describes it: Central Kenya The Gikuyu […]

Podcast #5 Patsy Richardson: Kidney Transplant to Career Relaunch

Comeback Girl podcast with Patsy Richardson on Career after Ill Health

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.26.1″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.1″] Coming back to work after a career break can be tough but what about if you have to find a kidney donor, endure a transplant and brain surgery first? Patsy Richardson shares how she went from kidney transplant to career relaunch in Podcast #5. If you meet Patsy […]

Stay at Home Parenting – Should I or Shouldn’t I?

[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”]Staying at home to bring up children is probably fundamental to the world turning on its axis. That said, I am constantly around clever mothers (usually it’s mums) that I know saying “I should be working”. The ONS says 4.7 million […]