How to get your partners to see you as a member of the club

To celebrate the launch of the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, we asked Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, to explain exactly what you need to do for your partners to consider you ‘one of us’ and ready for the […]

A different way of thinking about a first impression?

Frequently in my talks and workshops, when I am covering the topics of psychology of image and the impact of a first impression, I have people say we just shouldn’t judge one another from a first impression. It’s a great idea but very hard to achieve, it is pretty much impossible to meet someone […]

Does your relationship give you permission?

Have you ever had someone give you what you felt was unsolicited feedback? Someone pass comment when you don’t feel they are not well placed to do so?

Negative feedback is often hard to accept wholeheartedly (not just at work, but in our personal lives too!) but if you think about it, when is it […]

August Wednesday Work Wear Wrap-up

Click here to read this month’s work wear wrap-up items as Autumn approaches.

My aim is to provide you with some inspiration for your work wardrobe every month, even if you aren’t planning any shopping trips!
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Authentic leadership – more required than ever?

Authentic leadership is a term that has been bandied about for a while. However, with the recent turbulence across the British political spectrum, I have a feeling that we will be hearing a lot more about it, particularly in the political arena.

What does the term mean to you? If you think about the leaders […]

Silkarmour in conversation with Joanna Gaudoin

I was recently interviewed by the women’s work wear brand Silkarmour, read on for tips and to learn a bit more about me…
Silkarmour are online purveyors of luxury women’s workwear. Founded to inspire and empower ambitious career women, Silkarmour provides essential luxury and curated career advice at the touch of a button. From the […]

Don’t burn your bridges

The last few weeks in politics have thrown up lots of things to consider, particularly around leadership, professional relationships and integrity.

It’s interesting to think about the Cabinet and how, until recently, they were probably all focused on what the Prime Minister David Cameron and George Osborne (wannabee Prime Minister) thought of them.

We’ll probably never […]

July Wednesday Work Wear Wrap-up

Click here to read this month’s work wear wrap-up items for Summer.

My aim is to provide you with some inspiration for your work wardrobe every month, even if you aren’t planning any shopping trips!
If you’d like to receive this in your inbox each month plus my free 6 part ‘Boost Your Personal Impact Guide’, […]

June Wednesday Work Wear Wrap-up

Click here to read this month’s work wear wrap-up items for Summer.

My aim is to provide you with some inspiration for your work wardrobe every month, even if you aren’t planning any shopping trips!
If you’d like to receive this in your inbox each month plus my free 6 part ‘Boost Your Personal Impact Guide’, […]

Why the lowest common denominator is good and bad news

The lowest common denominator – despite the image, I’m not talking fractions here! This term has come into my mind several times whilst recently working with some of my City clients.

30 years ago, there were very set dress codes. If you’d walked into pretty much any office in the City, everyone would have been […]