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Dancing Round the Handbags

Dancing Round the Handbags (R) is a more than a self-development book for hard-working women. It is a catalyst for balancing the way we work and live. Using the metaphor of the 'handbag' and the 'dance', it supports you to create clarity about dancing to your own tunes whilst maintaining balance between work and life. The Dance is a metaphor for what women do each day; dance to the tunes of others. The multiple roles of mother, wife, boss, friend, daughter, lover, cook, and colleague, means that a woman sometimes dances to too many tunes all at once, resulting in little time to explore her own music. The handbag in this book is a metaphor for being a woman and each item in the handbag represents a different facet of who she is. In this life-changing book, Lynne stops the music for a while, removes you from the dancefloor of life, opens up the handbag that is you, and encourages you to explore your potential and balance. By the end you will have de-cluttered, re-packed and renewed the handbag that is you, and be ready to step back onto the dancefloor of life to at last dance to your own music.
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Table of Contents

Dedications and Thanks Thanks and Acknowledgements Foreword Slow Dance Chapter 1 My Dance Chapter 2 My Tissues Chapter 3 My Diary Chapter 4 My Lipstick Chapter 5 My Mirror Chapter 6 My Phone Chapter 7 My Purse Chapter 8 My Snack Chapter 9 My Keys Chapter 10 My Photos Chapter 11 My Perfume Chapter 12 My Pen Summary and Ongoing Resources Testimonial Forthcoming Publications About the author

About the Author

Lynne is Managing Director of The Worklife Company, an organisation that she formed 14 years ago after leaving a senior role in HP, where she was Head of Marketing Communication. She is a leader with extensive experience in business coaching, organisational development, communication and culture change across a wide range of organisations and industries. She is passionate about achieving business success by releasing potential of people through effective leadership, communication, culture and inclusion. Lynne is an internationally recognised expert in communication and diversity; an inspiring speaker and coach who not only creates motivation for change, but delivers solutions relevant to today's business, people and customer environments. She has worked with companies like Ernst & Young, Google, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard,IBM, Birmingham City Council, the Police and the Armed Forces. She has appeared on the BBC Money programme, BBC Radio and is retained by many organisations as a regular speaker at international business events. Lynne's public speaking topics include: The Future of Work, Worklife Balance & Wellbeing, career development for women and Women in Leadership. Lynne has designed and run a number of Leadership development programmes including High Impact Communication and TimeOut. Lynne is retained as an executive coach for a number of companies, and is an active member of The Association of Coaching, the International Coaching Federation, Association of NLP, The ILM and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. She has just completed her masters in Coaching and her Master Practioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Lynne also writes for many publications.


Lynne Copp's `Dancing Round the Handbags' book is a fantastic resource for women. It is packed full of amazing tools, exercises and wisdom that will help women all over the world to reach their potential as well as create balance between their work and life. I have known Lynne for many years and I know her passion for creating worklife balance, in our workplaces and communities. She cares deeply about helping people to create this balance, and also become the best they can as a result. This book is a gift of her generosity, expertise and insights, and if fully engaged in its metaphor, every reader will be compelled to make changes that will positively impact her life and the lives of others. Therefore I highly recommend that every woman who wants to change their life forever, read it, engage in its metaphors and make their life dance! -- Jack Black, Author and self Help Guru at Mindstore

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