Work Life Balance – it sounds good, but what is it and how do you get it?

Work – life balance is the dynamic interaction between ‘work’ and ‘life’.  ‘Work’ is those tasks you must do to keep your life functioning – paid or unpaid, inside or outside of the home. And ‘life’ is those things you do for your own personal fulfillment – the things you really enjoy and want to do.
‘Balance’ is the ideal blend of those two areas, difficult though it may be to achieve it..

To move toward life balance, become aware of how you are spending your time. Notice where you are satisfied, where you may be  out of balance and those areas you would like to change.

Next create your own vision of a balanced day.  What will this look like, from the time you wake up until the time you sleep? How will you feel?

Identify the obstacles that interfere with your quest for balance such as your own thoughts, words and actions. Also look at other obstacles such as other people’s opinions, schedules and actions.

And finally, take some ‘action’.   Awareness, desire and identifying your obstacles are important, but to move toward balance, you need to take action.

Work-life balance is not a destination. It is a dynamic state of awareness and choices. Try these simple tips to help move you toward the life you desire.

Five Tips to Manage Your Career over the Holiday

The Christmas holiday gives time for managing your career to most people. Here are 5 quick tips for how to approach this.

  1. Update your CV. Have it ready to use if the perfect job comes up, or there is an emergency. Add in you achievement and experience for 2019 – it is easy to forget hat you have done.
  2. Think about your happiness with you job and your boss.
  3. If you boss is the problem, are there reasons for them acting that way? Can these be addressed?
  4. What is the next step in your career? How can you get closer by adding to you experience and skills?
  5. Even if your employer does not provide training, look at what is available online for free or at a low cost. Some is of limited quality, some is excellent – some is university level.

It is up to you to manage your career, so take advantage of the extra time. If we can help, see the Christmas opening hours on the homepage

New Taster Session Option

It is not always easy to explain coaching – it is better to experience it (and us) to understand it properly.

We have therefore introduced a 30 minute remote taster session. This takes place by phone or online by Skype or equivalent.

So if you want a no commitment way to try coaching, let us know. (For fees, see our fees page).

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The Secret to Pursuing Your Own Vision of Career Success


Having a rewarding career depends upon pursuing your own vision of professional success. Otherwise, you’re likely to spend your days trying to live up to the expectations of others or mindlessly drifting from one job to the next.

Added Harborne Presence

As part of shuffling addresses, our mail now goes to

162 High Street


Birmingham B17 9PN

This gives us a physical base to see career coaching clients in Harborne at the Anam Caim Wellness Centre. We will of course continue to see clients in the City Centre as well as remotely.

Please note the change of address. Other contact details are unchanged.

Brumpod Ep 14 – HS2

The confirmation or cancellation of HS2  will have an indirect effect on local employment  in the Midlands,but also directly  affect those who will work for it or in supporting industries.  Is it  worth the money? You decide.  Available on your  favourite  platform, but on Apple here.