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Startups and small businesses are often in the shadows of their larger competitors when it comes to media coverage - more often that not for the simple reason that they don't have the budget to retain a PR firm.
Wellbeing is a transient state that changes depending on what is going on in your life, your experiences and your perception of those experiences. Having good mental wellbeing means that you feel you have the resilience and ability to cope when times get rough. How do you get to this point?
Mental health is how you think and feel about yourself and your role in society. It is also how you cope when times get tough. Problems you may encounter will range from general everyday worries to serious long-term conditions, all of which affect your wellbeing – the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy.
A whopping 95% of us define personal wellbeing as 'feeling comfortable, happy and healthy in ourselves'. However, not so many of us feel this on a daily basis. A recent government survey showed that 1 in 10 people feel anxiety and depression.
Ute Marke is Product Delivery Manager (Governance) and Employee Champion for Germany at Vodafone and is based in Duesseldorf. As part of her role, Ute liaises with colleagues, clients and customers across the global Vodafone network on a daily basis – and as such, is an international networking whizz.
We sat down with Ute to glean her top tips on meeting, networking and nurturing global contacts.
Karen Kirby is Business Development & Policy Director at Indbuild, a specialist steelwork, cladding and rainscreen company operating throughout the UK. In 2013 Karen won the Hera Award in the NatWest everywoman Awards, for female business owners 50 years and over.
It's a Monday morning at 8:30am. You pour a coffee and take a bit of a time to look at ahead at your week. Breakfast meetings, lunches, dinners, meetings and networking take up your calendar. When was the last time you took a bit of time out for 'you time'? Most of us don't take the time out to create an effective work/life balance - which unfortunately could lead to unnecessary stress.
Are you finding your life is becoming increasingly hectic, with constant demands from both your work and personal life? Feeling pulled in all directions can make you feel off-balance which will ultimately affect your wellbeing, and that of those around you.
What is wellbeing and why is it so important?
Are you predominantly a box, triangle, circle, rectangle or squiggle? In our ‘The Confident Woman’ webinar, everywoman expert and executive coach Ros Taylor introduced us to the shape quiz. Ros believes that once you know your shapes – also known as your USPs – you can use them to better understand your strengths and how to position yourself in the workplace as the unique individual you are. Take our quick quiz below and discover yours.
In a recent poll, 66% of you told us you want to have more influence over your colleagues, and 22%, your boss (friends and relatives featured too); simply put you’d all like to have more sway in the workplace.
But when asked to rate your influencing skills from one to five, most of you scored yourselves on the lower half of the scale.
The answer is yes, inevitably, it is! It could be in a good way but then again, it could be sabotaging some of your relationships with colleagues and superiors – or their ‘child ego state’ (more on that later) could be harming their relationships with you.