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How To Stay Balanced When Your World Is Upside Down
Words by ANNA JONES
Illustration by MARIA SAGUN
With so many new responsibilities, it’s harder than ever to say no. Dr Yvette Ankrah, a life coach with 20 years' experience, explains to Anna Jones how to understand and communicate when you’ve reached your limits

The mystical concept of a work-life balance has plagued working women since it was first introduced in the late 1970s. To me, the phrase conjures up a mental image of a woman trying to juggle, while walking on a tightrope and hosting a conference call at the same time. Regardless of my personal feelings on the wording, the topic itself has perhaps never been more important than right now.

During the latest of our Digital Sisterhood series, I was joined by transformation coach and prominent advocate for women in business, Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE. With two decades' experience running her own business and coaching women (she was previously shortlisted for Best Coach at the Best Business Women Awards), Yvette spoke to me about how she is staying calm and maintaining a grip on work-life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

My conversation with Yvette left me feeling calmer, I hope it does the same for you. Our conversation is below, but you can also watch on AllBright IGTV.

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