Monthly Archives: January 2019

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Thoughts on the Impostor Syndrome by guest blogger Gill Donnell

2020-07-08T21:13:11+01:00

Whenever I am involved in discussions about women and confidence, whether that is in business or personal life, inevitably the subject of the Impostor Syndrome comes up. So, what is it? Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence. It is basically feeling that you are not really a successful, competent and smart person, but that you are only posing as one! In December last year, this phenomenon again lit up the media when Michelle [...]

Thoughts on the Impostor Syndrome by guest blogger Gill Donnell2020-07-08T21:13:11+01:00

The Power of Women Only Events By guest blogger Gill Donnell

2020-07-08T21:13:13+01:00

As a freelance trainer for the Springboard Women’s Development Programme, I am a passionate supporter of the positive impact that it has had on so many women across the globe. I first discovered the Programme whilst a Senior Police Officer, when looking for positive action initiatives to help increase the numbers of women in senior positions. In the early 00’s, I realised that there were a lot of very talented women in both Police Officer and Support Staff roles in our Force, but they were just not putting themselves forward for promotion or moving into specialist departments. Subsequent introduction of [...]

The Power of Women Only Events By guest blogger Gill Donnell2020-07-08T21:13:13+01:00

Are 30 day challenges worth doing? By guest blogger Gill Donnell

2020-07-08T21:13:14+01:00

Last week I suggested some tips that might be helpful if you are planning to set yourself personal or professional goals for 2019. One of the ‘tricks’ that I use to help with achieving my goals is to set myself 30 day challenges. I was originally inspired by Jason Zook’s challenge (click the link to read his article). He talks about profound changes he has made in his life in just 30 days. Research suggests that it can take anything from 21 to 66 days to successfully create a new habit, but the most relevant length of time for each of [...]

Are 30 day challenges worth doing? By guest blogger Gill Donnell2020-07-08T21:13:14+01:00

5 Tips To Help Kick Start Your New Year’s Goals – By Guest Blogger Gill Donnell

2020-07-08T21:13:14+01:00

You will note that I haven’t used the word resolution in the title of this blog. I’m not actually a fan of setting next year’s goals on or around New Year’s Eve, the traditional time for planning how we are going to make our lives so much better. This is mainly because by 11.30pm on 31st December I am probably heading towards the end of my second bottle of Prosecco! Any internet search will bring up millions of articles about New Year’s resolutions, but most of them will focus on the reasons why so many fail at the first hurdle. In [...]

5 Tips To Help Kick Start Your New Year’s Goals – By Guest Blogger Gill Donnell2020-07-08T21:13:14+01:00