Get The Career You Want By Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm Add to my calendar
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‘I won’t be considered because I work part-time / condensed hours / can’t travel.’ ‘I’ve not been back long, what would it say about my commitment?’ ‘I’ll be up against people that haven’t taken a career break, they’ll have more experience.’ ‘They won’t think I’m ready for that next step: I won’t be taken seriously.’

Ever found yourself thinking any of the above? You’re not alone. As common as they are, these self-limiting beliefs could be holding you back from a fulfilling and rewarding career. But how do you overcome them, and where can you find the confidence to go after what you want?

WIBF and Aegon invite you to this interactive and informative webinar, led by coaching psychologist and ‘Mothers Work!’ author, Jessica Chivers, where we’ll bust these myths and share practical tips to help you boost your confidence and get out of your own way.

Key Takeaways:

  • An insight into what you want next in your career and why you want it.
  • Knowing how to demonstrate commitment without working full-time, working late or running yourself into the ground.
  • Three personalised empowering beliefs to help you take action and get where you want to be.

Jessica Chivers

Jessica Chivers is a coaching psychologist, author of ‘Mothers Work!’ and founder of The Talent Keeper Specialists. She also hosts the Comeback Coach podcast for people riding the return to work roller-coaster.

The Talent Keeper Specialists are on a mission to keep everyone everywhere feeling confident, connected and cared for when they take extended leave from work. They’re pioneers of Comeback Community™, a digital platform designed to fuel engagement, build confidence and boost performance when employees are preparing for and returning from extended leave (Shared Parental Leave, maternity, adoption, sick leave and sabbatical).

Aged about nine, Jessica asked her mum whether ‘woman’ was a contraction of ‘womb’ and ‘man’ and why women couldn’t have a name of their own. Her mother delighted in her thinking but didn’t have an answer. Growing up watching LA Law, Dynasty and hard-hitting documentaries (under the guidance of her liberal, teacher mother) she decided, aged 11, that she would become a lawyer and free women on death row in the U.S. for killing their abusive partners.

Instead she read psychology and had her head turned by a bank when she graduated. She started her career on the graduate scheme at Barclays before going on to work with Mind Gym and starting The Talent Keeper Specialists. She had a brief spell in local politics 2015-19 alongside her day job and has categorically ruled out the idea of becoming an MP!

She is mother to Monty and Artemis plus a furkid called Rocky; has a thing for kale smoothies and describes herself as a running evangelist.

This virtual event will be delivered via Zoom - please register with us in advance of the session to ensure you receive the joining instructions.

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