Today I am excited to interview Emma Cossey. Emma is a life and career coach for UK freelancers. She specialises in work/life balance, overcoming confidence issues, business growth and getting rid of limiting beliefs. She blogs and podcasts about freelancing, working from home and being self-employed, as well as offering online courses for freelancers to up their game.
In our conversation, we cover the unique challenges that come up for women in the workplace and all the reasons someone might decide to pursue freelancing as a career. We also cover Emma’s suggestions for women considering pregnancy and how to prepare for maternity as a freelancer.
- “Like many freelancers, I fell into it accidentally.” -Emma
- “For new freelancers it can be really overwhelming, and there’s not a lot of clear advice on how to get started.” – Emma
- “You don’t want to be working so hard that you’re on your phone the whole time that you are with your child.” -Emma
- “One of the things they said when I worked in sales was ‘Under promise, over deliver!’ and I would suggest doing that to yourself.” – Emma
- “You learn, as a mom, to constantly adapt.” -Emma
- “I feel like more and more fathers are standing up and saying, ‘We need a little paternity leave too!’” – Jen
- “If you are planning to have a family, don’t wait until your pregnancy to save up.” – Emma
- “A lot of families that go bankrupt in the US because of medical expenses.” – Jen
- “Don’t clean or tidy when your kids are asleep, if you can, because that’s the best time for you to get your work done.” -Emma
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