New Girl at Work  – Irish Examiner

Northamptonshire based award winning confidence and life coach Lisa Phillips is delighted to have her expert tips featured in an article in the Irish Examiner about being the New Girl at Work.

The article which was featured on October 23 2018, appeared in the Lifestyle session of the Irish Examiner.  The article was written by the Press Association and you can read the full article here 

Lisa’s expert tips on being the New Girl at work included:

Stock up your handbag or Tote for your first day.

Add a bottle to fill with water too, says confidence coach Lisa Phillips, who notes: “I’d add a protein bar, as you won’t know what time people take lunch. Look after your human needs.”

Find out when lunch is

“The first couple of weeks at work are where you set the boundaries of how you’re going to continue,” says Phillips. “Taking lunch is self-care, and you need to start as you mean to go on. People moan about lack of work/life balance, but we’re all responsible for it, not just our bosses. If you’re invited to lunch, go. If on your own, use it as a good time for a break to take stock.”

Don’t wear a new outfit

Wearing something you’ve not worn before can leave you fidgeting around when you want to be taking in information. Phillips adds: “Be comfortable, as the last thing you want to be doing is fidgeting. So no new five inch heels.”

Make the tea (or coffee, or water)

This isn’t just about making tea,” says Phillips. “It breaks down barriers, builds rapport, and is a good opportunity to talk to everybody in the team.”

Treat yourself how you’d treat a child

First days are hard – and you’d tell a child to be kind to themselves, and to remember they won’t get things right instantly. Time to take your own advice, says Phillips: “Don’t beat yourself up, it’s part of the learning process. Don’t expect perfection straightaway.”

Northamptonshire based Life Coach Lisa Phillips is a regular in the media and you can see more of her appearances on TV, Radio and print here.   She is also the author of The Confidence Coach Book.  To find out more about how a Life Coach can help you, please see   To view Lisa’s speaker site, please see

Lisa works with clients all over the country via Skype and also offers one on one sessions.