Balancing work and life

Five years can seem like a long time when you are creating a vision for the future

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 20/03/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Inspiration, Leadership, Making change, Strategic Planning

Five years can seem like a long time when you are creating a vision for the future - yet it can seem like just yesterday that I started on the journey that is Albany Lane. Five years ago, I started with the idea of sharing a bit of inspiration with a few colleagues and friends, and now we have a monthly newsletter for clients and the Albany Lane community. Read more...


TheWheel 2019

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 28/02/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Decision Making, Making change, Mindfulness

When working out what you want to get from coaching, it is great to first review your entire life and see what’s working for you now and what needs a bit of attention. Make 10-15 minutes for yourself, with cup of tea or similar, some of your favourite music if you want, and a pen or pencil to capture your findings. This is your time – so make it personal and special. Look at the wheel and consider each of the 10 domains in turn. As you do – check in how you are feeling about each domain RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT and give yourself a rating out of 10. Read more...


Accelerate your Career with Clarity and Confidence

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 29/01/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Intuition, Leadership, Making change, Mindfulness, New Business, Strategic Planning

Accelerate your Career with Clarity and Confidence with Albany Lane's Weekend Career Retreat , 1.5 hours from Sydney in Bowral this June 15th & 16th. In one weekend, you will gain the insights that will empower you to make the changes in your working life, including going for that job you really want. Working with a small supportive group, you will uncover your values, strengths, and motivations. Creating a vision and underlying strategy to have the working life, flexibility and remuneration that you deserve. Read more...


What Makes You Tick?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/01/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Inspiration, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness

The rewards of living a life in line with your values and character strengths are in: using your strengths on a daily basis improves your quality of life 3x and your engagement at work by 8x. Finding new ways to express yourself, in line with your core values and character strengths, positively impacts your life even more. Understanding if you are motivated more by honesty, creativity, adventure or happiness is the first step to finding a working life that works for you AND for developing new paradigms of working and leading, and means we all work better! Read more...


Ever woken up and realised you don't want to go to work - not just today but ever again.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 15/10/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Decision Making, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness

Kasey Edwards described this experience in her very funny and insightful memoir - Thirty-Something and Over It. Her experience led her to reconnect to her love of writing and making a new path into that and other worlds. Others hide the feeling as a momentary blip and keep working through - needing to pay bills, mortgages and keep eating is a motivating force. But the physical and mental energy of forcing yourself to work for 20,30 or 40 years will be taking a toll. Read more...


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Megan Barlow

Albany Lane recently worked with Megan as she set up her new business venture.

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Libby Varcoe

Albany Lane has been working with Libby as she was transitioning through a career and life mid-point.

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