From launching the UK’s first Ethical Careers Service to building my own ethical marketing consultancy business and becoming a jeweller by accident – here’s my story.
I created The Maternity Pledge because of my own experience with the transition to motherhood. I struggled in different ways when I had both of my children and it was only after therapy, lots of conversations with other mothers and my own research that I found the term matrescence, which is the driving force behind The Maternity Pledge.
As a traditionally risk averse person I would never have imagined the life I have now. Starting your own business or taking any risk on yourself is scary. But is it not much scarier to continue an unfulfilling and joyless life? Continuing the risk of not being happy and working for an organisation that did not align with my values was much scarier, it wasn’t really a risk at all.
When I tell people my job title, Head of Global Happiness, people often think I’ve made it up (I have!) but they also ask “What does that mean?” Once I’ve explained my story, I find many people ask how they can become Head of Happiness in their organisation.