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So far Caroline Flanagan has created 143 blog entries.
  • self-belief

How coaching yourself can help you achieve your goals.

  We’re well into the summer holidays now, and usually this time of year affords us a break from or some sort of disruption to our everyday routines. This can Read more

  • saying no

How to say ‘no’ more often.

For such a small and insignificant word, ‘no’ is surprisingly hard to say if you’re not under the age of 6. Think about it - how many times have you Read more

  • manage expectations

How to manage expectations (by saying yes, but on your terms).

Do you ever feel like you’re suffocating under the weight of things to do, demands on your time, or requests for help? If so, welcome to the working mum’s world Read more

  • boundaries

How to set boundaries to maintain your work/life balance.

Do you regularly feel taken advantage of or that unreasonable requests are being made of you? If so - you might need to set some boundaries.  It’s the nature of Read more

  • work on holiday

How to work on holiday (without feeling frustrated, resentful and alienating loved ones)

Will you be working while on holiday this summer? If the answer is a reluctant ‘yes’, then you’re in the right place! Knowing you’re going to have to put in Read more

  • having it all

Having it all need not be a working motherhood myth. Here’s how to make it work for you.

Is the idea of being able to balance a top-level career with a harmonious family life a fantasy? Can you have a successful career, or a successful family life but Read more

  • delegating

Having problems with time management? Delegate!

This month in my coaching programme, we’re looking at the important issue of time management. So much of the battle for balance depends on nailing this old chestnut.  After all, Read more

  • perfectionist

Why you need to stop being a perfectionist.

As a lawyer ambitious for a successful career and family life, the chances are that you are no stranger to perfectionism. Ambition, high achieving and perfectionist traits often go hand Read more

  • organised

Why aren’t you doing what’s on your ‘to do’ list?

If you’ve followed my blog over the years, you’ll know I’ve written on the topic of time management several times before. The age-old struggle for working mums of having too much Read more

  • personal brand

Do you really need to build a personal brand? Yes! Here’s how.

I’m sure you’ll have heard the phrase ‘personal branding’ bandied about a lot over the last few years. Maybe you’ve seen it in relation to thought-leaders and influencers online - Read more