20 January 2017

By Daniel Godsall

baby, back to work, business woman, career, maternity, mother, return to work

I’m under no illusions about how hard juggling work and family life will be

Making the effort to return to the workforce after my baby is born is anything but the easy option. But having dedicated such a lot to my career over the years, I’m unwilling to give it up in a single stroke. Working in a company with a good maternity scheme,…
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How everything and nothing changes, when working abroad or having a baby

How I felt on my return from working abroad is the closest parallel I’ve been able to find in terms of how it can feel to return from maternity. The nose dive in self-confidence in particular. I was in the States for almost a year the first time. My return…
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5 December 2016

By Daniel Godsall

feedback, leadership development, unconscious bias

Fruit and veg and feedback

When I was young – a year younger than my daughter is now, I spent a year in America as part of my sandwich degree, working for a supermarket chain, where I learnt something unexpected. Working a rotation of departments, I particularly enjoyed working back of house, in the warehouse…
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6 November 2016

By Daniel Godsall

authenticity, children, leadership, motherhood

Mum Helen Mum – how some beads on a grubby bit of string make me feel thankful

I have a little panic every time I can’t see the little piece of grubby white string with tiny letters threaded onto it which I keep in my dressing table. When my daughter was around six, she presented me with these little coloured cubes, spelling out the words, ‘Mum Helen…
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27 September 2016

By Daniel Godsall

parenthood, parenting, working mothers

The show must go on

Empty spaces – what are we living for Abandoned places – I guess we know the score On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for.. I don’t think Freddie Mercury had working mothers on his mind when he wrote those words but for…
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