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11th August 2018

Game Changing Story – Rachel (Chapter Three)

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Feeling like you can’t afford to make a career change right now, having too many ideas or even just struggling to find one. The third section of Game Changers is all about the practicalities of how to change career or indeed make any oth...

Returning to work after maternity leave
7th August 2018

FREE workshop for mums on maternity leave

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If you’re due to return to work in the coming weeks or months there is now a FREE workshop for Mums on maternity leave which will help build your confidence, gain clarity on what, where, how and when you go back. Anyone who has followed ...

Working mum
2nd August 2018

How to be confident in returning to work after maternity leave

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I get infuriated that more employers don’t recognise the skills that women have in returning to work after maternity leave, not just from actually becoming a mother but also from having that time out of the business or workplace. I mean ...

10th July 2018

Game Changing Story – Rachel (Chapter Two)

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The second instalment of a brilliant story about changing career to fit around a family. Rachel, current attendee of our Game Changers programme, tells us about taking on the supermum myth and dealing with her inner critic. Find out whet...

25th June 2018

The Mothership – The ultimate sisterhood for working mothers

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Drumroll… We’re so excited to announce that the brand new and improved Mothership is now open – this is our membership programme for working mums. Something we felt was really missing in our own lives as busy parents trying to ea...

19th June 2018

Game Changing Story – Rachel (Chapter One)

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What is the Game Changers programme really like to complete? How exactly does it help with changing career? Does it take up tons of your time? One of our current attendees of the programme mentioned that she loves writing and used to be...

11th June 2018

Mama Interview – Dr Jessamy Hibberd

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Here we feature another interview with a mother doing deeply rewarding and fascinating work alongside raising a family. Thank you so much Jessamy for sharing your thoughts on motherhood and life! Tell us a bit about you: I’m a mother o...

29th May 2018

Mama Interview – Frankie, Doing It For The Kids

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Within our membership community, The Mothership (about to open up again for new members soon!) we share stories by mothers whom we can learn from and be inspired by. This was a good’n so I thought I’d share it over here too. Frankie (Doi...

18th May 2018

Game Changing Story – Lucy

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THIS. I’ve done something already this morning that I’ve been procrastinating on (fear disguised as lack of time) after reading this blog post. Thank you Lucy, for offering to share your experience of doing Game Changers in January this ...

13th May 2018

Three tips for switching up your career and life

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We share so much content and inspiration and support for working out what makes you happy, where your career could go next and how to actually make it happen on our Game Changers programme. It’s hard to narrow it down but here are three...

11th May 2018

Game Changing Story – Sophie, The Baby Bubble

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Another wonderful story from someone who has switched career to do something they love and that works around family life. Sophie did Game Changers last year and has made some pretty ace changes… Q. Tell us a bit about you and your family...

23rd April 2018

What to expect from a Keeping in Touch day

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Employees can work for up to ten days whilst on maternity, paternity, adoption or parental leave without impacting their leave or pay. These are called Keeping in Touch days and are completely optional, agreed by both parties prior. But ...

13th April 2018

Returning to work after maternity leave – support is available!

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“You don’t know what you don’t know” is a line which rings so true for me when it comes to returning to work after maternity leave. And I definitely didn’t know I was going to find it so hard. Looking for support and struggling fi...

11th April 2018

Dear Employer – feeling scared of telling the truth!

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This Friday 13th April we come together to write to our previous (or perhaps current) bosses explaining how it really is to be a woman and mother in the workplace in a brand new campaign with Pregnant then Screwed – Dear Employer.  Last...

15th March 2018

Freelancers face the gender pay gap too, so what can we do about it?

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According to the Procopywriters survey 2017 the gender pay gap for copywriters sits at 29%. Woah, that’s bigger than the gap currently given for employed workers. But freelancers get to set their own rates so what is going on? Last wee...

2nd January 2018

Meet the mothers showing changing career is possible!

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In November we ran an alumni event for previous attendees of our Game Changers programme. These are women, who happen to also be mothers, changing careers, switching things up, shaping their lives in a way that works for them. A few we...

20th December 2017

The Secret to Changing Career

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We have had 82 women go through our Game Changers programme in the last 12 months wanting to switch career, return to something new after maternity leave, basically make any sort of change to achieve an improved work – family set up. I...

11th December 2017

Game Changing Story – Carly, Excellence Financial Consulting

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“Take the plunge and step out of your comfort zone” – Carly Rushton of Excellence Financial Consulting did the mini Game Changers course a few months ago and shares how redundancy and a surprise second baby led her to do just that. Q. Te...

15th November 2017

Game Changing Story – Amy, Digital Content Producer

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Hi everyone, I’m Amy, I’m a 38-year-old mum of one living in Manchester. I work at the BBC as a digital content producer, although previously I worked as a radio presenter for many years. I followed Game Changers on social media for a...

3rd November 2017

A working mum’s letter to my employer

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To: My Employer From: A Working Mum When I returned to work after maternity leave you viewed me differently. We discussed that “my priorities had changed” and therefore future promotions that were previously on the cards must be put on...

20th October 2017

Guilty Mothers Club Turns Two!

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I’m celebrating two years of Guilty Mothers Club this month. Two whole years, how on earth has that happened.  So much has changed and there is also so much more change on it’s way…. Personally our lives are now very different to a ye...

9th October 2017

Game Changing Story – Hannah

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There are plenty of times in hindsight that I wish I had asked more questions of my employer, had that bit more confidence and taken a few more risks. Hannah completed Game Changers in Sept and did all of this and more so I knew you had ...

5th October 2017

Finding a way to live in the moment

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Sometimes I find it hard to live in the moment. With three kids under six my ‘moments’ include pulling my eldest away from literally climbing up the door frame like Spider girl whilst taking tea out the oven whilst attempting to wipe...

5th September 2017

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth you...

22nd August 2017

Why I quit my job after becoming a Mum

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A few years ago I did what I have since termed a Game Change. By that I basically mean that I quit my job in the corporate world to go freelance and start my own business (I previously designed and delivered behavioural development progr...

6th August 2017

Game Changing Story – A Year of Dates

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I met Kate around a year ago now at a Guilty Mothers Club event where she was just starting out with her idea of doing something new. So much has changed since then, what a great story about taking a risk on starting a business. Tell us ...

18th July 2017

How to overcome the overload

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Why in 2017 do so many of us feel overloaded? Our heads are full of lists and reminders and stories and play dates and emails. Our days are full, our bodies are tired and yet we’re pretty certain this is meant to be progress. I’ve crea...

28th June 2017

Game Changing Story – Sara (The Make Project)

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Tell us about yourself I’m Sara; a wife, a mum, and a maker of ‘things’.  Why did you book on Game Changers? I had a head full of ideas and a whole load of unfulfilled creative ambitions, but I just couldn’t find a way to untangle ...

31st May 2017

5 Ways to Organise Your News Feed

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Organising my news feed has been on my list for ages. I tried a while ago then dejected by the enormity of the task decided not to bother. How frustrating is it though when you get a golden ten minutes then realise you have spent it read...

1st April 2017

Game Changing Story – Ali

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It’s sometimes hard to describe how the Game Changers programme works because although it is often about a career change or starting a new business this is not always the case. I was thrilled that Ali agreed to tell us her story, not jus...

17th February 2017

Game Changing Story – Brand New Mum

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Lucy came on our Game Changers programme last year and following has left her old job and started her own coaching business. Here she shares her experience including some great advice on managing the fear: Q. Tell us a bit about yourself...

20th January 2017

The best online courses for mothers

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So you’ve heard of Mooc’s right? No? Gosh they’re all the rage right now (says whilst quickly reminding herself what the hell they are again –massive open online courses apparently). There has been a huge increase in online cours...

7th December 2016

Game Changing Story – Female Fitness Academy

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Game Changing stories from mothers who have designed a life that works doing something they love. Finding yourself 20k in debt and turning it around – this one is an epic story of perseverance and commitment by two incredibly inspiring w...

26th November 2016

Get past the Fear of Failure

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This week I was asked to do something that was so far out of my comfort zone that I almost said no. I am usually pretty good at forcing myself to do stuff that scares me but this was a step too far, it was way into the panic zone, which,...

23rd November 2016

Game Changing Story – Anoushka Beazley

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Stories from mothers who have done something different be that start their own business, switch careers, go on an adventure, Changing the Game to do something they love! Tell us a bit about yourself? I am a writer and just published my d...

4th October 2016

Embracing our Inner Slattern

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As beautiful as this time of year is, as mellow as the weather has been and as exciting as it has been to finally get some time to myself after ten – yup, count ‘em –weeks of summer holidays, September has been incredibly hard work...