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#Upcycle Your Job

The smart way to balance family life and career

Anna Meller

So many women's corporate careers are derailed by the challenges of balancing work and life. Anna Meller, the UK’s leading work re-balance expert, has developed an evidence-based framework, grounded in research, that helps you better understand what work-life balance means to you - and how you can maintain it while progressing your career within a ‘man-made’ corporate culture.

Size: 216 × 140 × 18 mm / 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in180 PagesISBN: 9781788600743
Publication: March 29, 2019


  • £16.99

Women make up the majority of university graduates. They enter the workplace in equal numbers with men. But many workplaces still operate with cultures developed over a century ago to reflect a predominantly male workforce and vastly differing social expectations. So all too often as women become parents they are forced to fix things in the only way they can - by downgrading their job expectations or dropping out of the corporate world.

Anna Meller believes it’s high time we #Upcycled our jobs and careers to fit today's lifestyles and meet women's changed expectations. Her PROPEL model offers ambitious working mothers new possibilities for progressing their corporate careers. 

In this book, Anna leads you through an evidence-based six step process that supports you in finding the balance you need. Practical exercises enable you to craft a working arrangement that meets your employer’s expectations as well as your own aspirations, and to develop the key skills you need to maintain it.

Anna Meller is the UK’s leading work re-balance expert. She works with ambitious professional women seeking to balance corporate career with family life. Based on 25 years’ coaching and consulting experience Anna has developed the PROPEL model which forms the heart of this book and which is designed to empower women to make choices that work for them and their employers. So they progress their careers and their employers retain key talent. Anna has an MSc in Occupational Psychology, is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a founding member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology’s working group on work-life balance. Her early working life involved a series of line HR roles mainly in Financial Services.

Part 1 Preparing to #Upcycle 
Chapter 1 The three things we need to #Upcycle
(or why women struggle to lean in) 
Chapter 2 How to #Upcycle your corporate future 
Part 2 Your tailored #Upcycling strategy
Chapter 3 Preferences 
Chapter 4 Roles 
Chapter 5 Options 
Chapter 6 Possibilities 
Chapter 7 Essential skills
Chapter 8 Leadership 
Part 3 Power tools for #Upcycling 
Chapter 9 Introducing positive psychology 
Chapter 10 Parting thoughts 
About the author

Format: Paperback

Size: 216 × 140 × 18 mm / 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

180 Pages

Copyright: © 2019

ISBN: 9781788600743

Publication: March 29, 2019