People who are happy with their work-life balance work harder and are more likely to stay at an organisation, says Denise Chilton.

Recent research by the CIPD and Lane Clark & Pocock (LCP) reveals that one in six employers expect to invest in a formal work-life balance policy in the next year to include benefits such as flexible working and shared parental leave. Interestingly, the report also revealed that work-life policies were often better at organisations where more women held more management positions.

Executive Coach, Denise Chilton says: “The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture is perhaps one of the most pressing challenges that organisations and professionals will face in 2019.

“Senior leaders have a responsibility to help their teams juggle the demands of their work and personal lives. Eight out of ten of the business professionals I work with in Liverpool want to create more time for themselves outside of work.

“With advances in technology it’s so easy to be available 24/7.  I see clients get hooked on doing urgent tasks and spending most of their time firefighting. We can be our own worst enemy so sometimes coaching is about proving that the world won’t end if we don’t take a call.

“It provides the space for people to examine their relationship with time and identify their unhelpful habits. After all, why should professional success mean compromising your personal life? Athletes have coaches to help them to achieve their best results. That’s what I do for professionals and businesses in Liverpool.”

To improve your work-life balance or find out more about executive coaching, email hello@denisechilton.co.uk

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