Monday Work blues setting in? find your happy

On Sunday’s do you get that horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach because you know you have to return to work on Monday? Check out my latest video and find out how you can ditch your 9-5 job and find your happiness by using the skills you already have!

 

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Mental wellbeing in PR

Working in PR and communications is stressful, according to the recent CIPR state of the profession report, around one in six PR professionals (16%) report living with a mental health condition – an increase of 10% from the year before. Any percentage increase is a concern, and highlights that more needs to be done in our industry to address this. It’s fine to have policies in place but we need managers to recognise that their staff are their most important assets and happy healthy staff make for a productive work force. KPIs are important but so is mental wellness.

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Like many I have suffered with depression myself, I recall working for a very well-known organisation, responsible for one of the largest and busiest directorate’s, my daughter was in nursery but was due to start primary school so I knew that I would have to look into flexible working to accommodate this.

I was juggling motherhood, the pressures of working in a high-profile press office and some personal family issues in addition to preparing for the transition from nursery to school and waiting for acceptance into both breakfast and afterschool clubs.

This is a piece I wrote for Mental Health Awareness Week, published in CIPR’s Influence Online magazine you can read the rest here

Fearful of leaving the workplace?

Check out this interview I did with Sue Dougan, presenter of Track Record on Share Radio where I discuss attending BRIT school of Performing Arts as one of the first intakes in the mid 90s as well as my career.

Now a consultant, writer, presenter and volunteer with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, I raise the idea that we can all work on a freelance or consultative capacity – so long as we’re prepared!

I also discuss how easy it can be to become fearful in the workplace, questioning our own skills and experience – and how we can overcome that. Click on the link below to listen.

https://www.shareradio.co.uk/podcasts/track-record-ebony-gayle-13-apr-18/PodcastPlayer

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Ready to be your own boss and escape the rat race? Become a consultant

How to become a consultant: – free yourself from the 9-5

Are you looking for a change in your work life and feel like work is depriving you of happiness? Do you feel like you are ready to make the next move in your career but not sure what to do?  If you like the sound of being your own boss, and having more control of your work life balance, you should seriously consider becoming a consultant.

Or maybe you feel like your career is stagnating and you would like to be your own boss and work with a variety of clients, becoming a consultant is a great option.

To find out more, about becoming a consultant, get a copy of my book ‘How to Become a Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From The 9-5’.

Available from Amazon and  Barnes & Noble, iBook, Google play and other online outlets now.

If you are looking at other ways to escape the rat race – check out my article in Female First here:

 

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Time to escape the rat race

A study last month of 5,000 workers concluded that self-employed people are more successful in their careers and felt happier in their job. * So why don’t more people do it? Is it fear, financial pressures or the lack of know-how?

As a successful consultant myself I can say that its a combination of the above, but with planning and passion, you can free yourself and it doesn’t have to be high risk or a fancy idea. Becoming a consultant can be a simple way to create the life you want by selling what you already do well, on terms that suit you.

I used my expert skills and knowledge having worked in communications, PR and marketing for well over a decade to become a consultant. You too, can enjoy a rewarding career, financial success and that important work life balance by taking this route and using the skills you have.

I  felt  trapped and depressed in the past in my  9-5 job which is why I decided to set up my own consultancy with just £100.  Five years on, I have no regrets, I enjoy the empowerment and challenge of working for myself, and  I’m much more happy.

 

I am keen to share my insights and experience with other people seeking to escape the rat race. My new book ‘How To Become A Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From the 9-5’ is a no-nonsense guide which gives practical advice on how to set yourself up as consultant and establish a work routine that fits in with your ideals and lifestyle.

The book covers all aspects of becoming a consultant from identifying your niche and registering yourself as self-employed to planning, establishing your fees and promoting your business.

I share practical information to guide you through the process and as well as insight into my own journey so you can avoid the pitfalls and succeed in your venture!

How to Become a Consultant is the essential guide for anyone who wants to become a consultant.

Available on Amazon, iBook, Google, Barnes & Noble and other online platforms – links below.

To order the paperback copy click here

for ebook version click here if you have a kindle

Here for other platforms

 

 

*https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/self-employed-happiest-workers-job-freedom-employees-study-sheffield-a8259206.html