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Balance and boundaries.

Today many of us struggle with feeling overwhelmed and over-extended, and we feel that every day is a ‘race against the clock’. We are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ with the whirlwind of commitments. Read our tips on maintaining balance and boundaries.

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Latest News

Gender pay gap: no time for short cuts

20th July 2018

Our Inclusion with Purpose Managing Director, Freddie Alves says we ignore the gender pay gap at our peril and organisations that aren’t addressing this are falling behind. Read more on why he says it’s time for HR to stop paying lip service and start creating true, systemic change.

Publicising Shared Parental Leave Policies Isn’t Radical Enough Says Talking Talent

9th July 2018

The Department of Work and Pensions is calling on organisations with 250 staff to publish their shared parental leave policies on their websites to improve transparency and encourage competition on pay. * Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director of Working Parent Coaching at Talking Talent strongly backs the move but says it...

Employers must introduce more flexibility to support new Fathers who are physically and emotionally worn out

7th June 2018

It’s Men’s Health Week from 11-17 June, an annual event that seeks to raise awareness about health issues affecting men. This year the focus is on diabetes, but previous years have looked at waistlines, stress and work and health issues. Talking Talent, a coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda...

Gender pay reporting deadline closes with largest gap at 85.2 per cent

6th April 2018

More than 10,000 businesses with 250 or more employees had filed their gender pay gaps – the average difference between what they pay male and female employees – by the time the official deadline passed last night, 4 April. Unsurprisingly, it turns out more than three-quarters pay men more than...

Talking Talent completes US business acquisition of Life Meets Work to expand its services and global client base

28th March 2018

Talking Talent, the award-winning UK coaching company specialising in solutions for working parents, female leadership and inclusion has acquired Life Meets Works, a US consulting firm that helps companies improve performance through innovative working practices. Read here for the full article.

Talking Talent completes US business acquisition of Life Meets Work to expand its services and global client base

20th March 2018

Talking Talent, the award-winning UK coaching company specialising in solutions for working parents, female leadership and inclusion has acquired Life Meets Work, a US consulting firm that helps companies improve performance through innovative working practices. The acquisition will boost Talking Talent’s growth, increase its global client portfolio and enable it...

Big change requires collaboration

14th March 2018

Millions of women have created a powerful movement for gender balance and equality through campaigns such as #METOO, yet, particularly in some sectors, progress around these issues remains slow. Read this insightful article from Freddie Alves, Talking Talent's MD of Inclusion with Purpose.

Why You Need Roots and Wings for a Truly Happy Mothers’ Day

9th March 2018

After I gave birth to our first son, my husband and I were inundated with congratulations cards. They poured in from family close and remote, from friends, from colleagues, from random friends of my parents-in-law who I barely knew. They came with gifts and flowers. They filled our bookshelves to...

Taking Action Together

8th March 2018

There’s an ancient Japanese proverb that goes, ‘Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.’ The last year has changed how we see the treatment of women, both at work and outside work, and how we talk about it. In sharing their experiences through campaigns like...

January blues

16th January 2018

January is often thought of as the most depressing month of the year, variables such as weather conditions, debt, the end of Christmas, failed New Years’ resolutions, going back to work and low motivation levels all contribute to depression. It is inarguable that this time of year can leave the...