You are at your best. Your ideas are clear; your speech flows; things fall into place. You like everyone you work with, and you bring out the best in people with contrary opinions. You get so absorbed in what you are doing that it doesn’t feel like work.
What if you could make more of those days? What more might you achieve, without feeling overwhelmed? What would you think about, that you don’t even have words for yet? How might the world react to you?
Mary Fenwick’s journalism career began in radio, before moving into television (London Weekend Television) and print, including work for The Times, Good Housekeeping and as a magazine editor. She continues to write a regular online column.
Her corporate and business career developed from five years in the public affairs department of GKN plc, a FTSE-100 multinational engineering company.
From there, she joined the Whitehall and Industry Group (WIG) as a business director to pursue her interest in the political environment, especially how government, business and not-for-profit sectors can work together.
Throughout her career she’s learnt how to translate great ideas into lasting results, the art of influence, and the skills required to build enduring and genuine relationships (she hates the word networking).
Clients include a newly elected MP, the founder of an education charity, and the regional director of an international social and business network.
Her relationship skills are also honed by her personal life – she was widowed two years ago, and has four children aged from 11 to 16. She speaks French, can sometimes do a super-fiendish Su Doku, and has just achieved her competent crew certificate in sailing.