Stress and anxiety are a natural part of being human. They can even be useful. Stress can act as a motivator and anxiety can be a signal of danger and help us take stock of difficult situations. To experience stress or anxiety is not necessarily something to be...read more
Change is inevitable. To paraphrase the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, change is the only thing that doesn’t change. Yet many people resist it, leading to more suffering than is usually necessary. It is the anticipation of ‘what might happen’ that is the cause of our...read more
I don’t think I’m alone here, when I say that I thought the done thing was to get your education, find a good job and then make your way up the ladder. This hang up has been passed on through the generations. From the industrial revolution - becoming part of ‘the...read more
In light of it being Valentine's Day, I will not be writing about finding a job you love. That's far too obvious. And after all, being in a job you love is often not so obvious to find. I decided to have a little look into the source of this annual celebration of...read more
When thinking about a fitting topic for the first blog of a new year, the stereotypical title of ‘New Year, New You’ came to mind. Which is somewhat uninspiring. And also inaccurate. I don’t want to be a new version of me. I don’t want to recreate myself. I just want...read more
There's something you keep coming back to but for some reason, you've still not got around to it. Maybe you've been thinking about signing up for a course but can’t quite commit. Perhaps you've been given a contact in a new industry but you never seem to get around to...read more
The process of career transition is stressful. Just the thought of career change alone can cause stress, anxiety and self-doubt. According to the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, stress occurs when we are faced with, or anticipate, a situation that is either new or...read more
There's a well-known Einstein quote that has been bouncing around Pinterest and Instagram recently. You've probably seen it: “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Now, let's relate this to your current job search. You...read more
In January 2016, I quit a “great” job in fashion. I had been living in New York for almost four years, was burnt-out and knew that I wanted to somehow work in the field of Personal Development. It was time for change. But I couldn't really tell what that looked like...read more
Setting a goal can be dangerous. Or so I was told. Which goes against my ever-insatiable drive to accomplish more, move forward, and know what’s next. It's an ingrained human instinct to desire more. You find yourself at point A and want to reach B, but as soon...read more
Hello! I’m Gemma!
I’m a Career Transition Coach & I’m here to help you get unstuck, find clarity around career change and take brave, actionable steps towards fulfilment and purpose.
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