Wellbeing

Confidence – finding it again

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS As a coach, people talk to me about developing their confidence all the time. They also talk about losing their confidence. Maybe there is a lost property office with a shelf with little bundles of people’s precious confidence, looking out the window waiting to be claimed or...
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Is coaching different in other industries?

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS When I started coaching for NABS in November last year I was interested to find out if coaching in the advertising and media industry would be any different from working in the arts sector, which is my background. Although I have coached in a variety of organisations...
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Managing people – Listen to what they need to help them grow

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS In my coaching sessions, managing people is a subject that is often discussed. Thinking about how you would like to be managed yourself is a good place to start. Another thing to think about is what the people around you need to thrive. I have managed lots...
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“How NABS helped me when stress made me break out in hives”: an Ambassador’s story”

To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we’re releasing a series of blogs and today we hear from a NABS Ambassador about how she was supported by NABS’ services through a difficult period. Follow us all this week @NABS_UK to join the conversation. One of my family members is an alcoholic. The disease has had a huge effect on...
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Stress: the five questions you need to ask yourself

Words by Steve Rowe, lead senior support advisor at NABS  This year’s Mental Health Awareness week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, has a focus on stress. The impression is that by tackling stress, we can go a long way towards tackling mental health problems too, leading to the charity’s question, “Stress: are we coping?”...
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Coaching in Manchester

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS In November I started working for NABS as their Manchester-based career coach. This was an opportunity for me to combine my passion for coaching with my love for the north and its people. I have been living in Salford for the last 12 years. I love working...
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NABS in 2017

Self-care: the top three myths debunked

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS Like avocado on toast, a sense of entitlement and an inability to function without a smartphone, the phrase ‘self-care’ seems inherently millennial. It speaks of a snowflake generation who can’t get through life without selfishly prioritising themselves. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines self-care as ‘The practice...
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Life catches up with you fast

Words by David Felton There’s an expression that I’ve seen a lot online recently; ‘life catches up with you fast’. One minute you’ve got a swagger in your step and the stars have aligned to make your dreams come true. The next and you’re desperately trying to climb out of a dark hole. Nowhere does...
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How bringing Mum’s back to work has helped fuel Maximus’ success

Flexible working is still seen as a taboo when women return to their successful media careers after maternity leave. High-pressured roles filled with demanding clients, agencies and everything else that goes with a role in media do not necessarily match the needs of being a parent. This issue in media is a huge negative, however...
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