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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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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

8th December 2017

We all hope for a magical Christmas. And it is supposed to be the most wonderful time, but for many of us, it can be the most overwhelming. Let’s think about the run up to Christmas. It’s managing competing diary entries – racing from school Christingle services to work functions....

One Question that Derails Women at Work

17th November 2017

Karen Rubin contributes to this Bright Horizons blog article by Lisa Oppenheimer which explores why nobody seems to believe women want to return to work. Read more of the full blog .

The power of authentic alliances

6th November 2017

It is said that most people join organisations, but leave bosses. Read more as Rob Bravo, Director of Wellbeing at Talking Talent, suggests how to change this.

The impossible conundrum facing new dads everywhere: how to be a good father and keep your career going

26th October 2017

Read the shout out to Talking Talent from DaddiLife's Han-Son Lee in a podcast for The Mirror.

LCP teams up with Talking Talent to support parents and managers

25th October 2017

LCP has engaged award-winning coaching consultancy Talking Talent to help its staff and partners as they prepare for parental leave and to empower managers as they support individuals through the parent transition. The Working Parents Coaching covers the four stages of parental transition: before the child’s arrival; preparing to return...

The three Irish firms championing gender diversity

20th October 2017

We're proud to be to be supporting new and expectant parents at A&L Goodbody. Read more here about the three Irish firms championing gender diversity.

Coaching conversations: finding your niche

12th October 2017

In a competitive workplace, it can make sense to identify a coaching niche. But are there also times when it pays to be a generalist? Rebecca Hourston, Talking Talent's MD and Head of Coaching Programmes contributes to this article in Coaching Today, as they talk to leading coaches to get...

How to crush stage fright and become a master in public speaking

20th September 2017

Many people feel a sense of overwhelming dread at the thought of addressing a large audience, but preparation and breathing techniques can help calm nerves. Read Rebecca Hourston's tips, from The Guardian's webchat on public speaking.

The real cost when SHE walks out the door - £millions

20th September 2017

For businesses to thrive in today’s competitive global economy, we know that retaining the most talented employees is crucial. Frequent voluntary attrition impacts employee morale and productivity, and most importantly it has detrimental effects on turnover and profits. Read this article from Nicola Jones' as she delves into the true...

Extended parental leave is great, but don’t forget your support plan

7th September 2017

Line managers are key to ensuring those on leave – and their colleagues – have a positive experience, says TalkingTalent's Chris Parke Read the full article here