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Smashing The Ceiling

Sep 29, 2019

We're back on career skills this week, and today we are talking about NETWORKING. 

Love it or loathe it, building your network is key to building your career. For most of us, the word networking brings to mind excruciating post-work events with people you don’t know standing around in ones and twos looking awkward....


Sep 22, 2019

The sound of a child's laughter, the waves crashing on the shore, the birds in the trees in the morning - there are so many sounds in our every day lives that we take completely for granted.  We go to the dentist to have our teeth checked, and to the optician to have our eyes looked at, but when was the last time...


Sep 15, 2019

Gloria Mitchell is an audacious woman. From bluntly telling the owner of a night school that she was homeless and needed help, to going on her first business trip in a limousine whilst living in her own car, Gloria’s story is one of twists and turns on her route to success. 

Adopted as a little girl by an abusive and...


Sep 8, 2019

Josephine Anselin has a true spirit of adventure. After a childhood spent in multiple countries, her adult life has taken her from her home in Luxembourg to the oil rigs of the North Sea, the wilds of New Zealand and the islands of Indonesia.

I chatted to her about her career as an engineer in oil and gas, quitting to...


Sep 1, 2019

We are BACK for Season 2!

Welcome to a new series of Smashing The Ceiling, where today we are looking forwards by looking back, and kicking off the season with an episode on self-reflection. 

It's easy to scoff at the idea of sitting down and pondering your life, your mistakes and your epic successes, but...