Women's Health: 'I confronted my ‘success wound’ to heal end-of-year ambition anxiety'

Dec 10, 2023

Publication: Women’s Health

A stuffy meeting room in a packed office isn’t exactly the dream location to be opening up about your childhood in a therapy-like, intimate conversation. But it’s where I find myself on a November afternoon, being asked how my parents valued success.


The person asking the questions is career coach Brooke Taylor, and I begin our 75-minute call by answering her with my voice low as I answer to avoid being overheard talking about my innermost feelings by distant colleagues. By the time the clock strikes the hour, I’m emblazoned with curiosity and excitement at my career – just as passionate about sorting out my attitude around success as Taylor herself….