Permanent employment vs. going freelance in the FM sector

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Dave Kentish’s response to the question below originally appeared in FMJ. What are the advantages to giving up permanent employment in order to go freelance or to take a fixed-term contract? Is the FM market stable enough to go freelance and are there sufficient opportunities for this in the FM industry? Should you be contemplating a career as an independent …

Small steps, great leaps

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David Kentish explains why the former can result in the latter, and help you to reach your career and life goals. Everyone has certain goals they want to achieve, whether they be financial, business, career, family, health, personal development. The list goes on…. Whatever the goal, achieving it may sometimes feel like a daunting prospect. But if you take small …

Mother and home work versus the facilities manager

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Whilst I take a short breather over a cool glass of wine on a Sunday evening, I reflect on the previous week’s events in my role as a mother whose recent work-life was within FM. In both roles I have facilitated my client currently my partner (and service user children) in focusing on the supportive functions in their lives. My …

How other people see you part 2 (Which face do you wear)?

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Following on from my blog the other week about how other people see you. (With the illustrations of my face) I have had some interesting feedback which although put in different ways all came pretty much to the same conclusion, which is: “I would love to be myself all the time but I don’t feel confident enough, so on many …

Do or do not, there is no try (Yoda)

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I recently came across one of those people – you know the type – the one who constantly says, I’m going to… Infuriating, aren’t they? I’m going to resign, I’m going to spend more time with my kids, I’m going to get fit, I’m going to… I think there are a couple of things going on here: 1. The ‘need’ …

Please – don’t judge me

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I’ve been working with a client recently who, as part of our coaching, decided to undertake both 360˚ feedback with colleagues, as well as using our own ‘personal asset register’ – (check out our e-book The Hunt is On for more details) What has been really interesting, is how quick people are to judge – we read the word ‘workaholic’ …