Furlough fear – Adapt, survive and thrive

With our lives having changed drastically in the last few weeks, the Women in Data Podcast shifted from the original plan. In this first episode, Karen is joined by executive coach, published author and speaker Janine Woodcock. With UK businesses having furloughed a fifth of their workforce (on average), you will hear how companies view the furlough vs how it is lived by some of their employees and why it’s important to recognise these fears. You’ll learn how to shift your focus away from things you can’t control, as well as how to beat anxiety when you are feeling overwhelmed. So, even though the episode’s main focus is on the feelings brought on by being furloughed, in the times we are currently living, anyone can benefit from it.

To help the women in data community help each other at this time, don’t forget to fill in Janine’s short survey on the fear of furlough. She’ll be bringing more hints and tips to another podcast based on your responses.


Janine Woodcock

Janine Woodcock is an internationally experienced executive coach, non-executive director, published author and speaker. She works with individuals to help them identify their personal path for sustainable success and enhance their capabilities to manage and lead for business growth, agility and wellbeing. Her book The Power of Choices: 7 Steps to Smarter Decisions About Work, Life and Successdelivers her trademarked program, developed by combining her twenty-five years’ experience of leading businesses, ongoing research in the field of executive coaching and her own life-changing experiences of managing her drive to succeed.

Janine is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a business mentor for The Princes Trust and a panel member for the business incubator, SETsquared Partnership. She has worked with a vast number of organisations including Facebook, Havas Helia, EDF Energy and Astra Zeneca. She has been featured in Forbes and has written feature articles for Virgin StartupElite Business and Ambition Magazine.