Balance and boundaries.

Today many of us struggle with feeling overwhelmed and over-extended, and we feel that every day is a ‘race against the clock’. We are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ with the whirlwind of commitments. Read our tips on maintaining balance and boundaries.

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Sarah Speake joins Talking Talent as Non-Executive Director

14th November 2018

Talking Talent, the global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, has appointed Sarah Speake as a Non-Executive Director (NED). Sarah starts this month and will be advising Talking Talent as it continues to build its business and brand internationally and expands into more new markets. Sarah will also help...

Accelerating Inclusion across the Insurance Industry

14th November 2018

I’ve partnered with an increasing number of organisations in the insurance industry over the last three years. It’s an industry that is visibly struggling with an image crisis among young graduates, and the importance of employer branding across the sector has never been more valuable. The new millennials coming up...

Support for working dads: the key to gender equality for working mums

3rd October 2018

Employers need to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers, according to a new report out today. Read the full article here on

Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

3rd October 2018

Ths is a key conclusion from research commissioned by Talking Talent, who talked to over 7,000 working parents about their experiences. Successfully sharing their role as parents is essential for women to continue the progression of their careers and is key to closing the gender pay gap, but organisations must...

Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

1st October 2018

New research published today identifies that it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it easier for employees to share parental...

UK employers need to do far more to support shared parental leave

24th August 2018

Read in HR Review what Rebecca Hourston our Managing Director of Working Parent Coaching thinks about the current level of support for shared parental leave.

Gender pay gap: no time for short cuts

20th July 2018

Our Inclusion with Purpose Managing Director, Freddie Alves says we ignore the gender pay gap at our peril and organisations that aren’t addressing this are falling behind. Read more on why he says it’s time for HR to stop paying lip service and start creating true, systemic change.

Publicising Shared Parental Leave Policies Isn’t Radical Enough Says Talking Talent

9th July 2018

The Department of Work and Pensions is calling on organisations with 250 staff to publish their shared parental leave policies on their websites to improve transparency and encourage competition on pay. * Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director of Working Parent Coaching at Talking Talent strongly backs the move but says it...

Employers must introduce more flexibility to support new Fathers who are physically and emotionally worn out

7th June 2018

It’s Men’s Health Week from 11-17 June, an annual event that seeks to raise awareness about health issues affecting men. This year the focus is on diabetes, but previous years have looked at waistlines, stress and work and health issues. Talking Talent, a coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda...

Gender pay reporting deadline closes with largest gap at 85.2 per cent

6th April 2018

More than 10,000 businesses with 250 or more employees had filed their gender pay gaps – the average difference between what they pay male and female employees – by the time the official deadline passed last night, 4 April. Unsurprisingly, it turns out more than three-quarters pay men more than...