Articles are typically written by specialists in a particular area, or by women who like to share their personal experience. We are proud to present our key authors, and are very grateful for their expertise and support. Most authors contribute on a casual basis and voluntarily invest some of their time to bring a great resource to you. Many because it helps them build a name for their business or helps them gain visibility.
Tamsin Crook – Making Careers Work. Tamsin is one of the key contributors to Mum & Career and has written most pages on Maternity Leave for us. She runs a maternity coaching and career support service which helps mums and mums-to-be reach their full potential in their careers within the dynamic context of their family life. As a mum of three boys herself, she understands the desire to try to balance the needs of the family with personal career ambitions – not always straightforward! Tamsin works with women at all stages of motherhood and with men too. She is based in Thames Ditton, Surrey, and has her own ‘coaching shop’ in the high street.
Childcare, Flexible working, Legal
Sarah Blatchford – My Family Care. Sarah heads up the Childcare Consultants at My Family Care. They provide the UK’s only comprehensive and award-winning backup childcare solution packages for employers. My Family Care also provide Emergency Childcare, which helps individual working parents find the best care when their usual arrangements break down, or when last-minute options are needed.
Sarah-Jane Butler – Parental Choice Limited. Sarah-Jane runs this one stop source for all your childcare needs. She has a legal background and offers support with nanny contracts, requesting flexible work and can even take on finding and arranging your childcare for you. If you need your childcare to be as flexible as you are, then Parental Choice is definitely the place for you.
Claire Taylor Evans – Employment lawyer at Boyes Turner LLP. Great for your legal questions with regards to maternity leave, flexible working or sex discrimination or equal pay. Claire also performs advocacy at employment tribunals and is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and events, for the CIPD and Business Forums. She has written on employment law for Personnel Today Online and the Financial Times.
Liz Lugt – Speaker, Trainer, Mentor – Liz can help you discover what your passion is, make a living out of doing what you love and overcome the things that hold you back. She does this by drawing on her skills as a qualified Chartered Accountant, her experience in business and her own personal journey in following her passion. Liz lives in Twickenham with her husband and three children.
Mary Waring – Chartered Financial Planner with Informed Choice. She specialises in giving financial planning advice to women. She also enjoys giving talks to local female networking groups entitled “A man is not a financial plan.”
Returning to Work
Julianne Miles – Occupational Psychologist, Julianne has a background in business, and an INSEAD MBA.
Katerina Gould – Executive Coach, Katerina has a background in business, and a Harvard MBA.
Katerina and Julianne are co-founders of Women Returners, an organisation which works with organisations and individuals to support women returning to work after a long career break. They also co-author the blog Women Returners: Back to Your Future.
Creating work-life balance for professional women
Christine Brown-Quinn – The Female Capitalist. As a former managing director, wife and mother of 3, Christine Brown-Quinn shares her 20+ years experience in banking (as well as recent experience as an author and entrepreneur) and offers practical strategies on how to get the most out of your work & life. Christine’s recently published book Step Aside Super Woman… Career & Family is for Any Woman offers professional women time-tested advice on how to create work-life balance. She is also co-founder of the Women in Business Superconference series.
Starting your own Business
Wendy Kerr – Corporate Crossovers. She offers mentoring and training to those who have started their own business after a corporate career.
Life coaching & Executive Coaching
Ulrike Dadachanji – Executive Coach. For over ten years she has been successfully coaching and mentoring senior leaders in banks and other large corporate organisations, entrepreneurs and high-potentials. Over the years working in large and small corporate organisations, Ulrike realised that the biggest obstacle to success tends to be a lack of understanding: of oneself, of one’s colleagues, or the business situation. Her mission is: help people and companies to work together better, raise their awareness and be more effective.
Elinor Wilde – The Working Mums Coach – Elinor Wilde is a psychologist, coach, writer and mum and is the founder of www.theworkingmumscoach.co.uk. Elinor will help you figure out how to be a working mum and NOT screw up your kids. It’s all about taking life by the horns, make small changes to get more time to do more of the things you want to do and be the mum you want to be. Sign up to get a free copy of ‘Working mums – how to ditch the guilt demon’.
Lisa Parkes – Professional Life Coach and experienced nanny. She believes in squeezing every drop of happiness out of life! Life Coaching closes the gap between how your life is now and how you want it to be. Being happy is contagious – it will touch other people around you too. Discovering new things about yourself and creating a different way of living is fun and inspiring. Discover Life Coaching with Lisa Parkes to help make happy changes to your life.
Denise Parker – Life Coach in Authentic Success. She has been helping managers and leaders in organisations, and small business owners, create more Authentic Success since 1997. This means that not only do they get to achieve outstanding results but they also find more enjoyment and meaning in the work that they do AND feel good about themselves too. She knows from her own experience, and the experience of her clients, that reaching our goals is only one aspect of success, how we are feeling is quite another. firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasional contributors include:
Carol Fishman Cohen – i-Relaunch
Alex Campbell – Women Like Us
Helen Lindop – MumPlusBusiness
Jessica Chivers – author of: Mothers Work, career transition coach
Jenny Garrett – author of ‘Rocking Your Role’, and offering specialist programmes and one to one coaching at Reflexion Associates
Amanda Seabrook – founder of Workpond – on line job-board for women
Avinder Laroya – Serenity Law, solicitor
Alida Ballard, from Surrey Accounting Services,
Sarah Gardner – Chartered Accountant at TWP Accounting LLP,
Dara McGovern – from JumpStart for Business experienced chartered accountant
Michaela Horan, Founder of Parenting in Public, and mother of 3
Helen Hart – Former lawyer, free-lance writer and editor
Jade Waddy – writer with an NOCN in journalism
Holly Easterby – fashion blogger and mum
Laura Molloy, employment solicitor at Manchester law firm Pannone
Mariette Jansen – Stress Coach and meditation expert
Helen Letchfield – Parenting for Professionals
Tanja Jelly – Director Mortimes Nannies nanny agency
Lisa LaRue – Career Counsellor and Work-Life coach at CareerWorx.
Helen Roberts – Career Development Expert and Life coach
Tom Butler-Bowdon – author of Never too Late to be Great
Jaycee Cheong – The Mini Cooking Club
Patti Connor – free lance writer and mother of 2 in Seattle, US
Jacqueline Frost – Women in Business Superseries
Christine Southern – Business Mentor
Sally Hindmarch – The Lemon Club
Susan Leigh – Counsellor and hypnotherapist
Anneve Hutchinson – Web design & Social Media
Emma Jackson – Life Coach
Alex Campbell – Women Like Us
Anne Williams – Transforming Health
Rachel Lynch – Image Consultant
Nicky Rudd – Padua Communications
Sarah Wade – Author of Find your Dream Job
Tom Evans – Author of Light bulb Moments and Blocks for Authors
Tom Butler-Bowdon – Author of Never too late to be great
Viki Holton & Fiona Elsa Dent – Ashridge Business School
Paula Leach – senior manager at a car manufacturer