In this episode we are joined by Comeback Girl, Laura Izard. Laura’s story began on the beaches of Sydney, which she traded for London and a successful career in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition. After taking a career break to embrace motherhood, Laura talks openly about the fears, challenges and dilemmas she faced as a women returning to the workplace after several years away. After completing ‘her returnship’ , Laura was inspired to help other women to make the same the transition with the benefit of her warts and all experience. And so, Comeback Girl was born. What started (and continues) as a blog has also become a book (Closing The Gap) and a podcast (Comeback Girl). Laura is adding new services and what she calls a “toolkit” for returning women to help them through both the emotional and practical challenges of returning to the workplace after an extended break. In this wonderfully engaging episode, Laura speaks openly and honestly about a subject that is not given enough airtime and understanding in modern society. If you’re a woman looking to return to work or recently returned and are daunted by the prospect, after a career break, then this episode is for you. Men, also take note!

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!