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Earth Day Offer – Heard of the Cucamelon?

Earth Day Giveway – Cucamelon

Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

So, what  am I doing to celebrate Earth Day?

In celebration of Earth Day, I am offering everyone who books a Rocking & Shocking Session, some seeds to grow your very own Cucamelons.

Cucamelon is a new fruit the size of a grape that tastes of pure cucumber with a tinge of lime. The perfect snack and  really easy to grow even for real beginners.

This is a great way to start growing your own and reducing the carbon footprint of the food you eat.


Offer open from 00.00 to 23.59 on 22nd April, 2013 Only

I am Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach, founder of Reflexion Associates, a leadership and coaching consultancy and author or Rocking Your Role – the how to guide to success for female breadwinners. Find out more about me, my programmes, speaking engagements and training at and sign up for my newsletter


Please complete this survey on Breadwinners – (Men and women) will only take a few mins

We’d like to hear from you whether you’re a male or female breadwinner, or otherwise! All of your opinions are of huge value to us, whatever your work experience/background

The research findings will be disseminated in my key note speech at the Women in Business Conference at the University of Surrey on March 13th 2013 and subsequent media.

The survey is anonymous, but you have the opportunity to leave your details (name and email/telephone number) to be entered into a draw to win:

**A place on the Rocking Your Role: Female Breadwinners Leadership Success programme + 2 x one hour Skype Coaching sessions valued at £295

**Or the alternative prize of 3 x one hour Skype Coaching sessions directly with Jenny Garrett

**Plus there are five runners up prizes of a copy of Rocking Your Role, the how to guide to success for female

Please feel free to share the survey for others to complete – we’d like to get as a wide a sample of responses as possible

Any questions, get in touch

0844 776 4744

Online Seminars/Webinars for female breadwinners, executives and entrepreneurs

Female Breadwinners

Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role has crafted a series of 45 minute on line sessions, ideal for the busy working woman to get bite size input into their development.
Numbers are limited. BOOK NOW

Session Name: Ditch the Guilt – Top Tips for Working Parents
In this interactive session led Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role. You will discuss ways to ditch the guilt that often comes with being a working parent and learn to maximise the time you have with your family
To Book:
Date: Mon 26 November 2012  8:00pm
Cost £15

Session Name: Getting Noticed for all the Right Reasons – for women
In this interactive session, Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role, focuses on verbal communication, body language and image to stand out positively in the work place
To Book:
Date: Mon 10 Dec 8:00pm 2012
Cost: £15

Session Name: Make it Happen! – Craft your Vision for 2013
In this practical session, Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role, will guide you through the process of creating your personal and professional vision for 2013
To Book
Date: Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 8:00pm
Cost: £15

Session Name: Getting a Competitive Edge – Top Tips for Women Entrepreneurs
In this interactive session, Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role, will share her holistic top tips for being competitive in crowded market
To Book:
Date: Tuesday 22nd January 2013 8:00pm
Cost: £15

Guest Blog by Michael Lassman from Equality Edge

I am delighted that below is my first Guest Blog from Michael Lassman. Michael has in excess of 25 years experience in developing equality and diversity best practices for client organisations in the public, private and third sectors.

He has developed an original and creative approach to diversity and equality training, mentoring and coaching. Using his signature project of “Working with Difference”, Michael enables people to explore their own diversity to understand more about their inner prejudices and how they respond to differences in others.  I am also Guest Blogging for him on his site

All too often I am approached by a woman manager asking for help in healing a difficult or dysfunctional workplace relationship she has with one of her male colleagues or direct reports. Invariably, she tells me that he is resistant to any attempt she makes to manage him and is regularly destructive in team meetings. Why should this be?

Having recently launched the “Men in Management” project, Equality Edge has been exploring the relationships men make in the workplace, not just with women but with other men too. One of the findings of recent research, carried out through a LinkedIn poll, is that some men find it particularly challenging to be managed by a woman. Another offers unsurprising reading: 65% of male respondents suggest there are no issues in relating to women in the workplace, whereas 84% of women think there are. I wonder, is this an issue of perception? Are men really without awareness or perhaps they just struggle to read what is really going on?

If, as the poll suggests, some men are challenged by having a woman as their manager, I asked myself how this would impact on the same man in the home. Whilst exploring this issue, I was led to read Jenny Garrett’s book “Rocking you Role, after hearing her on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She provides a fascinating insight into the affect of women being the major earner in a family. For many this is a new phenomenon, which now affects one in five couples – and is set to increase. Some men still baulk at the idea of their wife or partner earning more than they do and suffer as a result.

I wonder is it the same men that struggle in the home with their partner/wife being the major earner that also present an extra challenge to their female boss. If this is the case, how linked are the two circumstances; his inability to be managed by a woman and the challenge of have a wife/partner earning more than him. Certainly this creates an interesting topic for some future research.

For my part being born at the end of the 1950s, I was surrounded by traditional families, where the man went to work and the woman brought up children and ran the home. Everything around me reinforced this situation as being “the way things should be”. I was twelve before the first gender equality was taken seriously enough to enact legislation, first through the Equal Pay Act 1970 and then the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. Now amalgamated into the Equality Act 2010

In the forty years since then, we have come a long way, in gender equality but there is clearly still a way to go. Many men still respond to the socialised learning of their formative years, an unconscious bias exists within them and expectations (their own and other people’s) as to what their role should be thrive. I do not justify their actions but I do try to understand where they are founded. When I work with such men, it is by getting them to recognise the origins of behaviours that they can start to address them.

Jenny’s book empowers women in their positions as the major earner and whilst they are changing, men need to change too. I feel certain that with gender equality practitioners working together, the societal shifts of the past forty years will continue and develop. Let it be soon that five out of ten homes have women as MEs.

Guest blogging on each other’s pages is a great start.

Latest July Newsletter from Jenny Garrett

Read my latest News – July 2012 – #RockingYourRole

Unique opportunity for a young female entrepeneur – don’t miss out

As you know I am all about Inspiring Women to live their best life.

As part of my book Rocking Your Role , the ‘how to’ guide to success for female breadwinners launch celebrations I would like to invite one special young female entrepreneur to come along and celebrate with me.

As well as enjoying the drinks and canapes, it will be a great opportunity to be:

  • inspired by successful business women
  • make connections with journalists and publications
  • and develop her network

In addition, I will also offer the female entrepreneur that is chosen 3 x one hour sessions of one to one telephone mentoring to help her build on her success.

Do you want to be in with a chance?

All you have to do is send an email to stating the following:

1. Your name

2. Age (must be between 18-25)

3. Confirming your availability to attend the event in The Hub, Kings Cross, London on 28th June between 6.30pm and 9pm

4. Submit in 150 words or less on how you will maximise the opportunity of attending the Rocking Your Role book launch.

I can’t wait to hear from you.



The competition will run between 6th June 07.00 and 13th June 23.59 2012

The winner will be advised on Thursday 21st June 2012

No cash alternative is offered.

No expenses are offered.

The entrant must be aged between 18 and 25 years old and be able to travel to the Hub, Kings Cross, London.

The winner must fulfil the eligibility criteria and will have demonstrated their ability to make the most of this opportunity through their 150 word submission.

The judge’s decision is final.

UK-based entrants only.


Throughout the month of June, I will be sending out daily inspiration and tips for female breadwinners, sign up to newsletter ar to ensure that you receive them direct to your inbox

Pre Order Rocking Your Role – the ‘how to’ guide to success for Female Breadwinners now

If you want to chat, gain support and read the latest from other female breadwinners, join my Rocking Your Role LinkedIn Group

Vote for me to win Women Inspiring Women Award – Voting closes midnight on 8th June 2012

Tweet me @jennifergarrett

Tweet to win – Competition to win a signed copy of Rocking Your Role #newbook

Tweet to Win

To celebrate the release of my book Rocking Your Role, on 28th June, 2012

I have 5 signed copies of the book to give away, you just have to tweet to win

To be eligible for the draw, you must:

1. Follow me on twitter @jennifergarrett

2. Tweet a tip to help female breadwinners followed by the @jennifergarrett #RockingYourRole and link

e.g Take time out for you @jennifergarrett #RockingYourRole

3. You must submit your email address in the newsletter signup at

Simple – Then you will be in with a chance

To find out more about the book, go to


The Rules

The competition runs from 5th June 2012 to 5th July 2012 at 23.59

The competition winners will be announced on Thursday 12th July, 2012 and the books will be sent out within 14days

The winner will be picked at random from all those who have fulfilled the above criteria

The competition is open to you wherever you are in the world

One prize per winner, non exchangeable, no alternative prize offered

Entrants may enter more than once, but  the tweet tip must be different each time.

You must be 16 or over to enter.

Our decision is final

Please adhere to twitters rules for running your account

Any tweets containing illegal, adult content, or any profanity will be reported to twitter and disqualified from entry.

Good Luck!!!


Throughout the month of June, I will be sending out daily inspiration and tips for female breadwinners, sign up to newsletter ar to ensure that you receive them direct to your inbox

My book Rocking Your Role – the ‘how to’ guide to success for Female Breadwinners, will be out on 28th June 2012

If you want to chat, gain support and read the latest from other female breadwinners, join my Rocking Your Role LinkedIn Group

Tweet me @jennifergarrett

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