Flexible Working – Is this the way forward?

o-woman-working-from-home-facebookIn this rapidly changing world where new systems and ways of living and working are being created all the time, Flexible Working is a subject which some employers are fully embracing, whilst some others are strongly opposed to even discussing.

Flexible working doesn’t necessarily mean working at home or away from the office, it also means working around your life commitments, for example caring for a relative, being a parent, or even doing another job, perhaps a voluntary one.

According to those nice people at Hire Me My Way, 1,500,000 people in the UK are trapped below their skill level in low paid part-time or flexible jobs. Many others have abandoned work altogether. Why? Because new jobs are rarely advertised with part-time or flexible options.

To me, this is a wasted opportunity for employers to capitalise on the vast pool of highly talented, skilled and experienced individuals who don’t want to or can’t work on a conventional full-time basis.  For those ultra talented and skilled people who are stuck in part-time roles which are below their level of expertise and capability this is an opportunity to be part of and create new ways of working, for example job-sharing.  Here is a very interesting article courtesy of Timewise which tells the story of two women who together applied for the same job as job-sharers and made it work for themselves as well as their employer.

Flexible and part-time working make for a very compelling business case for many reasons, not least because of the obvious financial advantages for the employer.  For the employee, it means being able to make the best use of his or her time in the role, as well as outside of the role.  Like many long-established economic and work systems, the 40 hour week served its purpose for a period of time, but now things have evolved in such a way that even the term 40 hour week seems  somewhat out of place with life today.

If Flexible Working is something that appeals to you, perhaps it is time to review your options.  I would love to help you explore those options.  Drop me a line and we can arrange a FREE exploratory chat.

Have a wonderful day,


Let Go Or Be Dragged – A Book of Conscious Choices

Time to change your work and your world through your own conscious choices

Let Go Or Be Dragged

Let Go Or Be Dragged


We are living in unprecedented times which offer a world of possibilities for living and working with greater freedom and joy – but these possibilities will only remain open to us if we take conscious choices to think and act differently in the way we live our lives.

Individually and collectively when we shift away from restrictive and harmful practices in our working lives then we pave the way for us all to live more freely and with less fear.

So why do we hold on so tightly to ways of living and working which cause us pain?

The world is changing all around us and the pace of change is increasing.

Our way of life is constantly being challenged and is under threat in a variety of ways, so what do we do? Well our natural response is to seek safety, security and stability for ourselves and our loved ones.

But what if the ways in which we’re living and working no longer bring the same levels of safety, security and stability as they once did?

Do we defend our current position even stronger, bury our heads in the sand and hope for the best?


Could this be the perfect time to explore and experiment with new ways of living and working?

Let Go Or Be Dragged is a book of conscious choices. A series of reflections, strategies and resources which encourage you to look at your own working lives with new eyes and see a world of possibilities before you.

And should you want help in putting this all into practice then register yourself for a Free Discovery Session and we can work on this together.

This is what readers of Let Go Or Be Dragged have to say about the book

The book you wrote is so excellent, it talks to people like a friend and advisor and takes people through the whole mindset. It’s a real page turner, it really keeps you with it.” Suzanne, UK

Debbie I finished your book yesterday and it is truly fabulous. I think it is needed by so many and while you approached it from the aspect of saving the planet and being cognizant of our impacts, the concepts you have shared go much deeper into all aspects of life.Jewel, Canada

“Debbie, this topic is of my favourite and most relevant combinations of conscious choices and career choice/doing work that makes a difference. I can tell I’m going to love this. Thank you for writing and sharing this, I will definitely donate and read this.” Nick, UK

Debbie it’s an excellent read. Really accessible, has your voice ringing through it and is full of inspirational, enlightening stuff. Well done you wonderful woman you!” Nic, UK

Reviews for Let Go Or Be Dragged

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5.0 out of 5 stars Think twice about just about everything in your life, 11 Feb. 2016
This review is from: Let Go Or Be Dragged: A Book Of Conscious Choices (Kindle Edition)

This is a very strong book written with conviction and belief by someone who is not afraid to share very honestly the ups and downs in her own life that led her to find a positive way of rethinking her existence and the part she could play in improving the future for all of us who share this confused and pained planet.

Debbie deftly avoids preaching and instead speaks to the reader like a friend, like someone who is as fallible and human as the next person and in so doing is very convincing and persuasive when it comes to explaining how we can all reshape our attitudes to each other through our professional lives and the choices we have available to us when it comes to selecting a place of work or for instigating change within our current working environment.

Astonishingly obvious – but only once she points it out – is Debbie’s observation of how incredibly negative the news reports are that we have selected for us and delivered directly into our brains by the Gods of Big Media outlets.

So few of us question the agenda that is very likely to be behind the selection of news that we are subject to each day. Think we are fortunate enough to enjoy a free press? Think again. Debbie quite rightly suggests that in this area as in every other area of our life we can take control. We can choose to investigate and celebrate good news stories that are out there but which would probably sell far fewer copies of newspapers or guarantee far fewer listeners and viewers in our media battlefield.

We all have the power to change the narrative that our societies are built on. Thank you Debbie for really making me think twice about just about everything.

Can’t wait to get reading?

Download a PDF copy of Let Go Or Be Dragged – A Book of Conscious Choices below

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Calling All Job Seekers – Be Part of the 30 Day June Job Challenge

New Job Just Ahead

I can’t bear to think of people struggling on their own in their search for work, that’s why Compassionate Job Coach was created.

With kindness, patience and one-to-one support I help people find the work they are looking for.

So I’ve decided to set myself a challenge for the 30 days of June.

To help 30 people to find the work they are looking for.

To be one of the 30, then please email me debbie@compassionatejobcoach.com and book your FREE discovery session.  You will also receive my FREE guide “Your Emotional Journey As You Search For Work” 

I look forward to hearing from you!