Working from home, the good, the bad and the ugly

Working from home, the good, the bad and the ugly

70+ DAYS INTO LOCKDOWN AND THE BOUNDARIES ARE THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN HOME AND WORK ARE MORE BLURRED THAN EVER, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR WORKPLACE CULTURE? According to a 2009 study on changing behaviours, the average amount of time it took participants to change a...
10 Benefits of maternity coaching for organisations

10 Benefits of maternity coaching for organisations

The maternity transition is a life event that can have a lasting effect on women’s careers.  Organisations that recognise and provide support at this time, stand to benefit hugely, in terms of productivity, performance and inclusion measures..  Here are the...
We still need maternity coaching – and here’s why

We still need maternity coaching – and here’s why

I (Al) have been providing maternity coaching for mothers at work for over 10 years.  I like to think I was a pioneer of this kind of coaching and have clocked up thousnds of hours whilst working with this group.  After all this time I’ve learned a thing or two about...
Lockdown and single parenthood

Lockdown and single parenthood

My son will be 19 in September, like all parents I’m wondering where the time went. Being in lockdown and hearing the challenges that parents are dealing with as work and home life collides has made me reflect and how I would have coped as a single parent working full...
Don’t mention the “C” word

Don’t mention the “C” word

WELL, THE C-WORD GETS BANDIED AROUND A LOT; WOMEN WE WORK WITH MENTION IT OFTEN, WE’VE FELT IT, LOST IT, ADMIRED IT IN OTHERS, EVEN FELT SLIGHTLY QUEASY ABOUT IT. Since launching Birdsoup, we’ve encountered it in a few different ways. I recently met a very confident...