Category Archives for "Career"

3 Steps To Escape A Job You Hate

By amandaalexander | Career

Once upon a time, there was a talented, highly skilled woman called Jane. One day, Jane became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She dropped out from the senior level she had reached in her industry as she didn’t think it would be compatible with motherhood. She moved to a job in the same […]

What You Need To Do To Get Flexible Working

By amandaalexander | Business

My latest Inspiring Women Interviews Podcast has just been broadcast on iTunes and Stitcher. This episode is an interview with Tina Freed, founder of E2W and a champion of flexible working to support talent retention and attraction. Tina has been helping highly talented women in the city to continue with their careers since 2002, when […]

How to Discover Your Perfect Career

By amandaalexander | Business

This week, our guest post is from Jennifer Baker. Jennifer will also be running a masterclass for The Academy for Talented Women on How to Discover Your Perfect Career. Read how you can join us at the end of the post. “One of the greatest tragedies of life is that so many men and women […]

20 Gems on Women in Leadership

By amandaalexander | Business

On Thursday, 15th September I attended the Women in Business and Leadership Round Table at the House of Lords, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi PC. The event was one of a series of Round Table discussions. Women have a significant contribution to make in leading cultural change and driving a model of collaborative leadership. […]

The Simple Habit That Will Increase Self-esteem

By amandaalexander | Business

via GIPHY High self-esteem is crucial to our success, equanimity and overall sense of happiness. If we want to feel happy and in control of our own life, it is essential that we nurture our self-esteem. What the heck has low self-esteem got to do with Ripley’s Alien Mother Creature? With low self-esteem, we filter […]

8 Questions To Determine Your Leadership EQ

By amandaalexander | Business

Leadership ain’t what it used to be! And the challenges of a business leader in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World aren’t those that you read in your job specification! Never more so in industry have people needed to feel safe and to have a sense of belonging. Our brains are on full […]

15 secrets of success from a top female leader

By amandaalexander | Career

In episode 004 of the Inspiring Women Interviews podcast, Emma McGuigan, Senior Managing Director Technology, Accenture UK and Ireland shared some of her “secrets of success” for to help you to build a successful career whilst balancing it with life and family. I’ve summarised my 15 favourites from my interview with Emma in this post. Enjoy – and let […]

How Do You Get In Your Own Way?

By amandaalexander | Career

In a moment of pure joy, expressing my never-ending gratitude for my “job” as a Coach for talented women in challenging careers, I posted an update on social media: “Just finished a 2 hour coaching session with one of my most visionary clients who is changing the world…buzzing!” This client is indeed visionary. She is planning […]

Imposter Syndrome: 10 Surefire Signs You’re Suffering

By amandaalexander | Career

What do Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Sheryl Sandberg and Michelle Pfeiffer have in common? …They all suffer from Imposter Syndrome! Each of them has been quoted as saying that they fear that they aren’t truly deserving of their success, that they are somehow not qualified and that, at some point, they are going to be […]