Podcast Episode 12: Why Becoming a Mother is the Perfect Time to Start A Business

Sabine Matharu, Author at The Future Shapers

Episode 12 of The School of Success Podcast Series is now live! An inspiring and eye-opening deep-dive into why becoming a mother is the perfect time to start a business!

This interview with the accomplished Leadership Coach, Author and Workplace Wellbeing Creator, Sabine Matharu, teaches you:

– top tips for overcoming the limiting beliefs that stop people from launching their own businesses;
– what’s really going on in new mums’ inner monologues when they go back to work;
– myth-busting around the risks of launching your own business;
– how to use adversity to laser-focus new career goals and expedite health, wealth and happiness; and
– how organisations can better support working parents

This is also for you if you have an interest in how to optimise career clarity before making a change and how to find the killer weapons required to start and scale a business fast. This is also for you if you’re not sure what a Leadership Coach is and the main benefits of investing in one!

In this super informative interview, Sabine shares her expert wisdom from years as a management consultant turned successful author and entrepreneur working with women across a whole host of industries whether new mums, aspiring entrepreneurs or leaders in their field.

You can find Sabine at www.instagram.com/sabine.matharu/ on Instagram and at www.theempowermentportal.com. Her recent book, “Shift – A New Era Begins” can be found here: www.learnmoreabout.info/shift.

Full podcast episode here!

‘Shift: A New Era Begins’ – Featuring Melanie Pritchard in a New Book About How to Turn Adversity into Success

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Success Coach & Corporate Wellbeing Trainer, Melanie Pritchard is sharing her story of lockdown and the Covid pandemic in a story entitled “Coming Home”.

Just before the pandemic hit, Melanie had a sixth sense she needed to leave London fast. When national lockdown was announced, with no home in sight, she dug deep into her coaching toolkit and looked for the “probortunity” – the opportunity within the problem. On a geographical and spiritual quest to find her true north, she embarked on a deep dive journey to the rural wilderness, re-visiting sacred reminders within herself of what was important to her; boundaries, routine, rest and reflection. Testing her in ways unimaginable, Covid19 was a true wake-up call, reconnecting Melanie to her true self and her soul’s calling.

Read the full article here for top tips on what to do at moments of transition and change in life.

Hot Air Or Life-Changing? How Coaching Banishes Stress & Transforms Lives

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“Attention energises, intention transforms”

Deepak Chopra

Ever wondered why you’re unable to make change despite feeling frustration, boredom, anxiety or depression about your current life?

Here’s why..

To make any big change in your life, you need to do more than recognise discomfort – you need to create the time, space and resources to get real clarity. From there, change becomes easy.

Ever wondered why people telling you what you should do rarely works? Because sometimes it comes more from a place of projection, protectiveness and bias than objectivity and real listening – truly sitting in the moment with you and really hearing what lies beneath is usually quite different, leaving you feeling heard, understood and pumped to uplevel your life.

This is exactly what I thought coaching wasn’t when I first started out. Honestly, I was hoping it was a quick fix involving talking to a wise owl who could help me cut corners and expedite change fast.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

When I heard it was being guided by the coach asking a series of questions to help me work out who I was and what I wanted, I thought it sounded like hot air.

Then we started practising coaching – and I ate my words fast..

I quickly realised helping someone connect to who they truly are and what they truly want versus telling them what they should do, is where the magic happens.

I see this kind of magic happen daily with clients – whether midwives moving into project management, financiers moving into consulting, lawyers moving into coaching or graduates moving into advertising and beyond.

It’s not rocket science, but boy does it work.

As a wise friend on Mindline once said, really active listening is like developing a sixth sense.

So I say again – attention energises, intention transforms. Finding space to be truly heard and to deconstruct what’s really going on for you is an essential component to creating the intention required for change.

So if you’re feeling misaligned with your life or career, what’s stopping you?

And if you’re still feeling stuck, remember, nothing changes if nothing changes 💫

#coaching #life #career #change #listen #plan #goals #transform

 

Podcast Episode 10: How to Re-Wire Your Sub-Conscious to Transform Your Life

Episode 10 of The School of Success Podcast Series is now live! An inspiring and eye-opening deep-dive into how to re-wire your sub-conscious to achieve transformative life changes from weight loss and fertility and relationships to career success and beyond.

This interview with the accomplished founder of Anna Lancaster Therapy, Anna Lancaster teaches you:

– how stress works in the brain and why the brain can change;
– where our thoughts and beliefs really come from;
– why re-programming our internal monologue is critical to true happiness and success;
– why early childhood is so key in shaping our identity and top tips for parents;
– the 3 root causes that lie at the heart of all dysfunction and how you can upgrade your life through re-wiring your sub-conscious

This is for you if you have an interest in what makes us us, why we behave the way we do and how we can uplevel our lives to achieve true mastery. This is also for you if you’re not sure you have what it takes to change your life and don’t know where to start

In this super informative interview, Anna shares her expert wisdom as a Licensed Rapid Transformational Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist working with clients across a whole host of industries and with a whole host of sticking blocks to reveal why transforming your life may not be as hard as you think

You can find Anna @www.instagram.com/annalancastertherapy/ on Instagram and at www.annalancastertherapy.com/

Podcast Episode 9: How to Nail Career Change During Covid like a Pro!

Episode 9 of The School of Success Podcast Series is now live! An inspiring and eye-opening deep-dive into how to shift career during Covid and why this is an opportunity not to be missed!

This interview with the accomplished founder of Bacchus & Brodie, Libby Brodie, teaches you:

– why lockdown is a prime time for career change;
– the key factors to consider before taking the plunge;
– the greatest challenges in pivoting in a new direction;
– how to combat fears that may keep you stuck;
– how to deal with anxiety around networking;
– and more!

This is for you if you have an interest in changing career path, finding your passion or setting up your own business. This is also for you if you’re not sure you have what it takes to pursue a path that excites you and don’t know where to start

In this super informative interview, Libby shares her expert wisdom from her extensive experience working on record-breaking theatre shows that saw her go from starting out as a Theatre Administrator at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End to becoming an acclaimed Theatre Producer of her own company, Libby Brodie Productions – before pivoting into the wine industry and setting up her own wine consultancy when Covid19 hit!

You can find Libby @a_little_sip_of_me_time on Instagram and at www.bacchusandbrodie.com/

Podcast Episode 8: Insider Secrets to Nailing a Successful Global Business From Scratch!

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Episode 8 of The School of Success Podcast Series is now live! This insightful interview with George Bramble, Founder of the award-winning eco-pet company, Beco, gives inspiring insight into how to build a successful global business you’re truly passionate about!

My chat with the accomplished, tenacious + resourceful, George, is not to be missed if you want to know:

– how to find a business idea that inspires you + makes great money;
– what the best route to entrepreneurship is;
– why mindset is key to success;
– common myths that will keep you stuck;
– insider tips on how to scale a business; +
– top tips for effective selling.

This is also for you if you’re not sure you have what it takes + have no idea where to start.

In this super informative interview, George shares his expert wisdom from over 10 years’ experience building an extremely successful global business that saw him go from sticking stickers on dog bowls on a roof in the dead of night to becoming the leading compostable poop bag specialist + a supplier of eco-friendly pet products to over 43 markets worldwide in a pet industry worth over $99 billion in the US alone.

You can find George @beco_pets on Instagram + at www.becopets.com

In the words of Beco, love your dog, love our planet!

Listen here!

Podcast Episode 2 with Marisa Ribordy: Re-align your Life + Develop A Toolkit for More Conscious Living

Episode 2 of The School of Success Podcast Series: How to Re-align your Life + Develop A Toolkit for More Conscious is now live!

This inspiring interview with the intuitive yogi, women’s guide, writer + workshop facilitator, @marisaribordy, teaches you How to Re-align your Life + Develop A Toolkit for More Conscious Living helping you connect more deeply to your true self so you can shift your life from the inside out.

This is for you if you’re feeling off-center, disconnected from your true self, constantly tired or drained by city living or otherwise or have a feeling you’re on the wrong path but you don’t know where to start to get clarity on who you really are and what you really want.

This is also for you if you want to find greater peace + balance in your life, develop your mind body connection + learn how to listen to your instincts more so you can get clear on areas of your life that aren’t truly aligned with you and your greater growth and happiness. And develop that strong sense of self + clarity that underpins confident decision-making.

In this warm-hearted interview, Marisa lovingly guides you to discover a range of powerful tools to help you develop greater self-awareness and connection to your true self so you can realign your life in a way that makes you feel truly happy and free. Formerly @wildhappyheart, you can now find Marisa at @marisaribordy on Instagram and at www.marisaribordy.com.
Since this podcast interview, Marisa has embarked on an inspiring series on women’s workshops centering around the magical cycles of the moon and how you can set powerful intentions around manifesting + letting go at these times. Be warned she is a powerful manifester with magical tools to help you create your dream life whether in work, love or otherwise.

I hope you enjoy it!

1 in 4 of Us Experience Mental Ill Health Yet Nearly Half of Managers Have Never Received Mental Health Training

Just another reason giving mental health first aid training is so rewarding – because even though awareness is improving, there’s still a gaping need for greater awareness of mental ill health at management level. 85% of managers feel responsible for employee wellbeing yet at least 50% aren’t receiving any kind of training to execute this duty of care – that’s despite at least 1 in 4 of us experiencing mental ill health every year in the UK and 99 million sick days being taken due to mental ill health every year.

Aside from the prevalence of mental ill health, managers are the role models of organisations and they have a huge effect on employee wellbeing and mental health. They also have the power to implement organisational policy and make positive change. There are so many more stats which make a no brainer business case for mental health first aid training including unsupported mental health costing the UK economy £36 billion a year and over 80% of line managers admitting they’d judge someone with a mental health condition. This is why the watch words of my training business are understand, create, transform. Because any transformation, organisational or otherwise, starts with understanding and having an action plan for change.

As per this insightful article from Health Insurance Daily on occupational health:

‘the Chartered Management Institute suggests workplace training should become a legal requirement.

Nearly half (49%) of managers have never received training on managing mental health in the workplace, according to a survey by the Chartered Management Institute.

Less than a third (30%) have received training in the last 12 months, the poll of nearly 950 managers found.

The survey also shows over half (51%) of managers have had a member of staff disclose a mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety and depression as well as rarer problems like bipolar, eating problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.

This means that over three fifths (62%) of managers who have had a member of their team disclose a mental health problem to them have either never received any training, or received it over 12 months ago, the CMI said.

CMI’s chief executive Ann Francke said there is very long way to go to make mental health training a part of essential workplace practice.

“Line managers play an absolutely critical role in supporting employees’ mental health and wellbeing. Employers are already required by law to provide training on physical health and safety. It’s time the same requirements applied to mental health,” she stated’.

If not now, when?

The Lotus & The Lawyer: How Coaching Can Transform Your Life

‘People, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities’

Bob Nardelli | CEO of Home Depot | 2017 Revenue $88 billion 

I just had a fabulous coaching session with a client who came to me feeling confused and lost about her career path, unable to see options beyond her current professional role and frustrated and drained by her rigid working culture.

She was like a new woman after today’s session, full of energy and excitement about the possibilities that lie ahead. Her whole physiology had shifted, alight with confidence and hope.

Granted, she’s a strong, resourceful lawyer but she’s a great example of what many of my clients exemplify. All of us, whether accomplished professional, tough Army guy or isolated prisoner can feel vulnerable and lost. We can also all achieve extraordinary things when we have the right support. Because once we understand ourselves better, we can create a plan that’s aligned with who we really are, tap into our higher purpose and transform our lives. It starts with understanding and ends with change.

Which is why I photographed the beautiful succulent in the picture above just now 🌴 It reminds me of the lotus flower which is the symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

The second meaning, which is related to the first is purification. It resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness.

The third meaning refers to faithfulness. Those who are working to rise above the muddy waters will need to be faithful followers.

So I leave you with these musings:

☾ How faithful are you to stepping into your power and achieving your dreams?
☾ What are you willing to do to change your life?
☾ What do you want to be, do or have that you don’t right now?
☾Times that by ten and start manifesting your dreams with positive action

If you’re ready for change or intrigued about how you could get from where you are now to where you want to be, drop me a Facebook msg or contact me at melanie@melanie-pritchard.com and we can arrange a free discovery call to see if we’d be a good fit working together

And remember, you don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going 🏹

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5 Minute Career Quiz: Confusion To Clarity Quick-Fast

“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”

Confucius

We’ve all heard the quote – and many of us have ignored it for:

◭ The bright lights of city life
◭ The prestige of glamorous sounding jobs; or
◭ The common theme that marries most of these together – ego. What we think will impress, versus what truly excites us.

If you’re feeling lost in your career, there are some powerful questions you can ask yourself which will up your self-awareness and help you re-align your life:

◭ What do I love doing?
◭ What would I do if money was no object?
◭ What would I choose if the expectations of others didn’t matter?
◭ What legacy do I want to leave?
◭ Who do I most admire in the world and why?

But HOW do you actually narrow down your options and find a hit list of jobs which combine your interests, skills and drivers?

Here’s the magic bullet.

A simple quiz that will take you a mere 5 minutes to complete and produce a comprehensive list of job options, a description of each and salary expectations, too. Mine was spot on, with options like lawyer, teacher, psychotherapist, social worker, careers advisor.

So if you’re feeling lost, confused or don’t know where to start, start small and get some big ideas here!

https://www.prospects.ac.uk

And next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, remember:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

Howard Thurman

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