I am many things – a doctor of psychology, occupational psychologist, trained coach, consultant, mediator, NLP practitioner, development consultant, a writer, a partner, step-mother by deed rather than marriage documents, small-time property developer, sailor and boat lover. I try to be sassy, clever and funny but often end up grumpy and snarly when I see women held back – either by themselves or by ‘experts’. I am 54. I would like to be a size 12 and I dye my hair. I also try to be a friend, a thinker, an advisor. My best days are when someone says I have made a difference to their confidence or their career and helped them make a positive shift in their mind, body or soul. But truth to tell, I am just like you – a woman who fights to keep her Sassy side live.

This blog will not tell you my daily coming and going (far too dull) or the clothes that I wear (far too conservative until I retire). It will be a weekly observation on what has made my Sassy side scream, cheer, laugh, think or shout.

Businesswoman menopause

Menopausal and disabled. Is this a comfortable fit?

Last week, Mandy Davies was reinstated in her job and awarded nearly £20,000 for hurt feelings and loss of income. Why? Because the judge, Lucy Wiseman, defined her very disruptive menopause as a disability.

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Meghan Markle

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Top tips for Meghan Markle

I am in Chicago this week and every news channel is buzzing with their American beauty – Meghan Markle – the newest member of the British Royal Family.

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Glass Ceiling

Well done Liv Garfield and ten top tips for smashing the glass ceiling

Last week I talked about the glass ceiling and what, maybe, keeps us under it. Today, we hear that Liv Garfield, one of the very few CEO’s of a FTSE 100 company has been voted Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year.

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Glass Ceiling

The glass ceiling – can businesses really crack it? Or is it down to us?

As a business psychologist, most of my time a day is spent working with clients to develop capability in their business. High on the agenda is female progression. There is good reason.

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Poppies Ypres

Lest we ever forget

Well it’s been a funny old week. I have cried more in four days than I have in four months.

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Winnie Mandela

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When women fall – do we condemn them more than men?

On Monday this week, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died at the age of 81. When she first came to the fore she was dubbed the mother of the nation.

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