Episode #10: Be more ambitious

In this week’s episode, I reflect on the important role ambition has played in my life to date and make a case for why you should be more ambitious for your own life. It’s easy to stand still, to stay comfortable, to keep doing what you know you can do. But is it rewarding and …

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Episode #9: Plan Your Free Time

Do you wish you had more time? Ever pine for more hours in the day? If you’re often frustrated or surprised at how quickly time goes and how little free time you have for the things and people you love, it’s time to start planning your free time. When you know exactly how much free …

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Episode #8: Who is Caroline Flanagan?

It’s time! This episode is all about me. For those of you who don’t know me, it’s a (courageous) introduction to the woman behind the Podcast and some of the career and life experience that informs my work. For those of you who follow my Blog, or know me through my talks and events, this …

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Episode #7: How to find a mentor

This week on the podcast I talk about mentors and the role they play in helping you move forward in your life and/or career. Many people confuse a mentor with a sponsor, but they are not the same thing. In this podcast I tell you what a mentor is, how to find one and how …

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Episode #6: Take care of you

In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of self-care. Your health and wellbeing are the foundation of everything you do – the better you feel and the healthier you are, the better equipped you’ll be for coping with the demands of being a working parent. This podcast is an invitation to check in …

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Episode #5: How to Get Up Early

Getting up early is the cornerstone of my work life balance strategy, and with Spring on the horizon here in the UK it’s the perfect time to try it for yourself. If you see yourself as a night owl, I know this will sound like an impossible task. Likewise, if you’re a lawyer who works …

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Episode #4: Fail again. Fail Better. Why you should give yourself permission to fail this year

Is the fear of failure stopping you from having the life and career you want? This episode of the Babyproof Your Career podcast is all about failure and why it’s time you gave yourself permission to fail more often. If you see failure as a dead end, it’s time to think again. Your definition of …

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Episode #3: How to build a powerful network

Networking mistakes When it comes to networking, people (and especially women) make 3 common mistakes: 1. Keeping their head down, focusing only on doing the work 2. Being too busy juggling work and family and being unwilling to give it the time 3. Hating networking, either because it’s boring or because they don’t know how …

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Episode #2: What to do when you can’t find a role model

Where are all the role models? Are you struggling to find your role models? Is there a lack of women who you can relate to and turn to for inspiration and ideas? Is there no-one out there who embodies for you what it means to progress your career and grow a family at the same …

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Episode #1: Imposter Syndrome

Delving deep into Imposter Syndrome In Episode 1 of the Babyproof Your Career podcast I delve deep into the subject of Imposter Syndrome – that feeling that you don’t deserve your success, that your achievements are down to luck, and that any minute now you will be exposed as a fraud. It is more common …

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