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5 Ways to Prepare A First Class Return To Work

5 Ways to Prepare A First Class Return To Work

Speak to any new mother and she will tell you that the first three months of motherhood were tough. There were immense highs (baby's arrival, baby's first smile, baby's first babble) but also intense lows (tiredness so extreme you want to cry, being on call...

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Top tips for stress management

Top tips for stress management

    We all know that being a lawyer can be a pretty stressful job. You deal with challenging situations on a regular basis and operate in a high pressured environment. In addition, the demands of your personal life can equate to having a second job. If you...

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It is okay to change your mind

It is okay to change your mind

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that many 8 year olds are asked. Such a common question is met with a wide range of responses; some want to be artists, astronauts and musicians, whilst others aspire to be doctors, dentists and brain surgeons....

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4 ways that motherhood is good for your career

4 ways that motherhood is good for your career

Many ambitious female lawyers reaching the end of the long road to qualification and having settled into her legal career as a junior lawyer, may then face the question of motherhood. This throws up a lot of questions: ‘When is the best time to take a career break?’,...

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What Happens to Your Career After Baby Arrives

What Happens to Your Career After Baby Arrives

Before I went on maternity leave, I thought I had everything planned out perfectly. When it was time for me to go back to work, all the pieces would just fall back into place and I would be ready. Right?! I couldn’t have been more wrong! I often say "if you fail to...

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Janine Esbrand

Janine Esbrand

Coach

Hi, I’m Janine, the life / career coach behind the words on this blog. I help ambitious lawyers create a work – life balance that allows them to build a career they love whilst making time for the other important things in life.

When I am not writing blogs or coaching clients, you can find me hanging out with my husband and son, practicing law as an in-house lawyer or generally taking part in some fun-filled activity.

 

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