Inspiration

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...


Confidence Training

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 14/02/2019   |   Categories: Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Making change

We stumbled on a great piece this week about confidence and how the perception of your confidence, can effect promotions and opportunities coming your way. Nearly half of all new female employees aspire to top management but, within five years, only 16 per cent still hold that ambition; this compares with 34 per cent of men who begin their careers with aspirations that they will reach the top and remain so after two or more years of experience. Read more...


3 Sure Fire Steps To Gaining Confidence

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 12/02/2019   |   Categories: Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Leadership, New Business

If I had one wish, it would be that I could wave a magic wand and give people who tend to doubt themselves, all the confidence they deserve. Unfortunately life doesn't work like that and confidence is earned by taking risks and learning new skills. Your confidence can also gain a boost from getting some honest feedback from those around you. Whether it be by directly asking or by noticing the way others work with you and value your contribution. If you feel that your confidence has fallen a little bit lately, here are three sure fire ways to give you enough, to re-energise you and to move forward with your goals. Read more...


The Struggle is Real, and Valuable

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 06/01/2019   |   Categories: Career Development, Coaching, Inspiration, Intuition, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness

Nietzsche’s claim that “what does not kill me makes me stronger” has great intuitive appeal, and many of us believe that experiencing hardship and troubles can leave us in a better place than we were before. Scientists have become increasingly interested in studying the positive life changes that people report in the aftermath of highly stressful life events. 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...


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