Episode #68 The Inclusion Illusion

In today’s episode I introduce you to the Inclusion Illusion. It’s one of the Progression Pitfalls I identify in my new book on Imposter Syndrome “Be The First” (published November 2020). Progression Pitfalls are the traps, distractions and roadblocks that will sabotage your progress and derail your attempts to fulfil your potential. The Diversity Distraction, …

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The Caroline Flanagan Podcast

Welcome to….. the Caroline Flanagan Podcast! This is a special episode to announce that I’m renaming the podcast. From today, what was previously known as the Babyproof Your Career Podcast, will now be called the Caroline Flanagan Podcast. In this special episode I explain the reasons why.

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Episode #67 Recommitment

It isn’t enough to make a decision to do something. In order to make it happen, you need to recommit to the goal. Not just once, but over and over again until it was done. After the initial enthusiasm and excitement when we first commit to a goal, it’s easy to lose momentum or become …

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Episode #66 Your Body Speaks

If you’ve been working your usual long hours during lockdown, this period has probably been harder on your body. When you remove the commute to work, the excuse to stop by a colleagues office, go out to meetings or pop out for coffee, what you’re left with is a sedentary, stressful lifestyle that takes a …

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Episode #65 Habits

Research shows that 45% of our daily action is controlled by habit. Therefore, it’s important to consider what your habits are and whether they are producing the results you want.  In this episode I invite you to think about the habits you’ve adopted in the last 6 months and consider: which habits do you want to …

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Episode #64 Brene Brown’s Lessons On Vulnerability

Vulnerability is usually seen as a weakness, so the last place you would expect to find it (or feel able to show it) is in the workplace. But Brene Brown’s work shows us that vulnerability has a place in all aspects of our lives – from leadership to parenting. It is the secret to getting …

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Episode #63 The Diversity Distraction

This week I talk about distractions, and how they divert your attention away from the work you are here to do.  There are distractions everywhere – Instagram, Netflix, coffee breaks, unprecedented sunshine (here in the UK), the ongoing narrative around COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, to name just a few. The distraction I draw your …

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Bonus episode: Black Lives Matter

Personal reflections on racial inequality – unscripted and unedited. Plus: wise words from my 16 year old son Dylan.

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Episode #62 Digital Decluttering

Technology is our life line, keeping us connected and informed, but you can have too much of a good thing. Don’t let it overwhelm and overrun you. This week’s episode is about all the digital noise we expose ourselves to and the impact this may be having on our productivity and mental health. As COVID …

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Episode #61 What You Make It Mean

Are you a pessimist or an optimist? When things go wrong what do you make it mean? Do you interpret setbacks and failures as evidence that it can’t be done, or that you’re not good enough? Or can you find the value in every experience and use this to propel you forward? This week I …

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