This book goes beneath the surface of what it means to be the Female Breadwinner. Jenny Garrett, award-winning coach, shares her personal experience and that of 8 other women, on how to have a successful family life and career. The book contains a series of interactive transformative exercises drawing from the world of coaching and psychology and will support personal and professional development for all individuals. Find out: where your guilt button is and who is pressing it, what you love about being breadwinner that you were afraid to admit, how you tackle the thorny subject of money, and how to cure yourself of Superwoman Syndrome!
Jenny Garrett is an executive coach, consultant and speaker. She is passionate about: challenging leaders to make a positive difference, motivating women to live their best life, inspiring authentic leadership. She is founder of Reflexion Associates, a holistic and expansive leadership development consultancy that has worked internationally over the last ten years to deliver executive coaching and training with a difference: depth, personalisation and meaning. Jenny's clients are leaders from the corporate world as well as the public and third sector. The common theme is that they want to make positive change, they engage her to help them successfully do just that.Before becoming an executive coach, Jenny held senior marketing roles in global private sector organisations, where she experienced the complexity of working life. She holds an MA in Management Learning and Leadership as well as a number of coaching qualifications.
Praise for Rocking Your Role Acknowledgements Introduction My story Rising MEs Guidance Women's voices Chapter 1 - Are you ready? The tools Small things make a difference What's important to you? Awareness of ME Happy ME Wellbeing Making ME happy Energise ME Temporary ME Chapter 2 - ME Choices You always have a choice Femi's story ME perspective How you see the world impacts how you are in the world ME attitude ME legacy Feeling you have a choice Don't hold back on your choices Restore your sense of control Chapter 3 - Good for ME What's good about being ME Being ME, in control Financial independence ME voice The future looks bright for ME The legacy we leave Chapter 4 - Guilty ME Stop being so hard on yourself Guilt-informed decisions Entrusting ME ME buttons Risky ME Share the responsibility Light and shadow Develop resilience Chapter 5 - Assumptions of ME Liberate yourself from assumptions Andrea's story Justify ME The right decisions for you Embarrassed ME Who is benefitting and how? It's OK to be different Women as hunter gatherers Trendsetter Chapter 6 - Stop ME Know what you don't need to do Sally's story Time is precious Be present when you're there Superwoman syndrome It's OK not to ME, stay-at-home mum Perfectly imperfect ME You're wonderful, but... Switch off auto-pilot Big things don't matter Small things bring joy Make dates Chapter 7 - Communicating ME Communication is critical ME ego Ideas spring from communication Listening is a gift Making ME the norm Finding the words Changeable ME Things may need to change Daily changes Chapter 8 - Interdependent ME Every action has a reaction Thriving Consequences ME system - health Nourishing your system Aware of your interdependencies Chapter 9 - The Real ME ME at home Being your `shoes-off' self Everyone needs some downtime You are still a woman Feeling like the man and woman of the house? Value your femininity Being you is good enough Chapter 10 - Enjoying ME You enjoy having a voice You enjoy making decisions You enjoy the power Empowerment and freedom Feeling positive Sense of accomplishment Chapter 11 - Invest in ME A dangerous message Your early warning system You are the jam Sustaining ME 1 Picking yourself up Chapter 12 - Share with ME Moving from me to we Sharing lessons learnt You are in good company You have more to gain How will you share? 1 Creating opportunities Practical tips on sharing References About the author Let's connect