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Impersonal and clinical

Joining the Financial Times for their 2-day virtual conference Women At The Top my expectations were very high.   Good list of speakers and panellists, subjects close to my heart and all to be learned in the comfort of my home office. You can tell...

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Who comes with you?

When you go into a BIG meeting or tricky situation, an event or conversation which has high stakes for you, do you take your supporters with you? The reason I ask you this is that most women don't.   They take that version of themselves who either...

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Strength in the struggle

This very week I've experienced two instances where women have shared a story with me which has taken my breath away. In both cases, the women were brave, smart and also trying to manage a tough situation by "powering through it". The first woman worked in the Bar of...

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Got your Snorkel?

A client of mine said to me "Kay, it's as if I need a snorkel at the moment - so many waves of so many things coming at me!" Can you relate to that too?  I know I can.   I've quoted my client saying that to me to many women this week and ALL have...

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Marathon not sprint

It's a phrase I've heard countless times "It's a marathon - not just a sprint" and it's useful. You could say this about virtually anything that it's a longer process, journey, ride than you might think it is.  That the finishing line is further...

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In the middle of it all

In 2013 I decided to host my first ever 3 Day Live Event.  A baptism by fire if ever there was one. I was so nervous I thought my knees would give wayI was off course and had too many slides and not enough timeI slapped my...

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Brilliant question

When I was asked yesterday, during a talk I gave to a 100+ women in financial services "What's the best career advice you have for us Kay?" it made me stop in my tracks.  It's such a good question and, the challenge is, finding just ONE is tricky....

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Above and below

Ha!  It's such a great throw down and when I heard it I knew to share it with you.  "We all exercise below the neck, what about regular exercise above the neck?" You know we're encouraged to consider all manner of exercise and practices for the well-being in...

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You’re worth it

Hello there  Chatting with my friend Kathy this week I was telling her about the private Chess and French lessons I'm investing in at the moment.  It made me look back and realise something I hadn't paid much attention to and that is... When I want to get...

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An Empty Cup

When Denise told me "No one, I'm senior enough that I'm expected to just get on with it" it sent up a BIG red flare for me.  And for Denise. We were discussing just how much time she was having to devote to day-to-day to the well-being of her team....

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