Finding Balance in Retirement: Tom’s Story – on Empathy, Leadership & Passion for your Vocation

Work-Life Balance Profile #15: Tom McLaughlan Introduction to Tom’s Profile When interviewing people for my blog, I make every effort to set aside any preconceptions or judgements as I listen to their stories and write up my observations. I’m afraid to say that when I interviewed the latest subject of my “Work-Life Balance Profiles “series,Continue reading “Finding Balance in Retirement: Tom’s Story – on Empathy, Leadership & Passion for your Vocation”

Finding Balance on Her Own Terms: “Single by Choice; Childfree by Choice”. Laurie’s Story – On Doing ‘What Suits You’

Work-Life Balance Profile #14: Laurie Macpherson Introduction to Laurie’s Profile I once read that you can tell a lot about a person by the wording they use when setting email ‘out of office’ messages. There are those of a controlling nature, specifying instructions for every eventuality; those full of apology, betraying a sense of guiltContinue reading “Finding Balance on Her Own Terms: “Single by Choice; Childfree by Choice”. Laurie’s Story – On Doing ‘What Suits You’”

Marika’s Story – The Pursuit of Balance Before, During & After Maternity Leave

Work-Life Balance Profile #13: Marika* *The names and some details have been changed for confidentiality purposes Introduction to Marika’s Profile When I asked Marika, as I ask every person I interview for my blog, how she would quantify her work:life ratio, she gave me not one but three answers. Similar to the distinction that AliContinue reading “Marika’s Story – The Pursuit of Balance Before, During & After Maternity Leave”

Matthew’s Story: The Work-Life Balance Logic of a Full-Time NHS Key Worker – It’s a Science, not an Art

Work-Life Balance Profile 8 – Matthew* This has been the year for recognising the value of healthcare workers. As we ride the wave of a global pandemic, the world’s population is leaning on their skills and services like never before. I interviewed Matthew, an NHS key worker, some months ago and my write-up has satContinue reading “Matthew’s Story: The Work-Life Balance Logic of a Full-Time NHS Key Worker – It’s a Science, not an Art”

Sheara’s Story – Behind the Movie Scenes: A Tale of Full-Time Working Motherhood

Work-Life Balance Profile #2 – Sheara Abrahams Why is it that when discussing careers with full-time working mothers, invariably the conversation turns to childcare arrangements and relationship dynamics? Is it just me or are these topics slower to come up in similar conversations with full-time working men? My impression is that however much progress hasContinue reading “Sheara’s Story – Behind the Movie Scenes: A Tale of Full-Time Working Motherhood”