Author: Lauren

In my last blog, I suggested that the ‘new year, new you’ ideology might benefit marketers more than it will you and your career. Talking of marketing hype, I’m writing this on 20 January, aka ‘Blue Monday’ 2020. Usually the third Monday in January, Blue...

“The sense of being part of something greater than yourself can lead to high levels of engagement, high levels of creativity and the willingness to partner across functional and product boundaries within a company, which are hugely powerful.”  Rebecca Henderson, the John and Natty...

Balancing a career with parental responsibilities is a difficult juggling act that many people struggle with. Campaigns such as Pregnant then Screwed and Flex Appeal are leading the way in calling for better rights and more flexible working opportunities for working parents and those with...

In this blog Lauren explores the negative impact social media can have on our lives and how it can lead us to setting unrealistic expectations. Some of these are dictated by the wider media but many are based on the beliefs of what success looks...

For a recent episode of the Radio 4 Podcast, Don’t Tell MeThe Score, Rugby legend Sam Warburton shared his top tips for success. There are many parallels between sport and business, with some common character traits needed to succeed, whatever your goals or ambitions. After...

We’ve discussed flexibility a lot recently, and it’s certainly a hot topic. For employees with families, caring responsibilities, health issues, or for those who simply want a better work life balance, a flexible working arrangement can make all the difference. In the most extreme cases...

There have been many conversations recently about the importance of taking care of our mental health, particularly at work where workplace stress has become a prominent problem across the UK. Many discussions have taken place around offering greater flexibility and improving our work life balance,...

Instagram has to be my favourite of all the social media channels. Since childhood I’ve always loved taking and looking at photographs, something that has stayed within me into adulthood. Of course, mine is just a small hobby but Instagram has some really great work...

One to one coaching has been around for a long time, and has helped many people to achieve their career goals and develop professionally, however it is only one part of the puzzle. In recent years more and more organisations have learnt to value the...