Achieve your version of Balance 

November 2014

We are launching a new work/life coaching service to help you overcome the challenge of achieving your work/life goals. Do you want more time for you? Do you want better balance?  Now's the time to take action. 

We can help you develop your personal action plan and coach you towards achieving your work/life priorities.

Also, if you have a group of people in your workplace with similar needs we can facilitate workshops for small groups. Contact us to find out more.

Can't turn off your email after hours - read this. Is this another indicator that you need help?


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New Research on Flexible Working

November 2014

Gender Equality Report for Australia November 2014 read it here

Another article that suggests we  are losing our 'balance'

Creating a flexible workplace - contributions from our Director read here

Anywhere Working – New concepts in flexibility for Australia click here

It's not the policies but the attitudes of the manager that makes the workplace supportive of worklife issues - new research read it here


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Do your staff need help with their Child & Eldercare?

November 2014

Over 60 Australian organisations use these resources to help their staff find services, access financial information and other advice and materials

Call us or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   to find out how you can obtain a license to provide these online materials for your staff

You can read more about the Kits here Childcare Kit  and the Eldercare Kit


A new elder care and work doctoral research project is being undertaken by Alexandra Heron with Prof Marian Baird at the University of Sydney Business School on how effectively organisations assist employees who have eldercare responsibilities of any sort. Employer partners for this research are sought. Contact Alexandra Heron if you are interested This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


How can we help you

Our experienced consultants work in partnership with you to identify and implement practical, tried and tested solutions to work/life/flexibility challenges. We help you to introduce or revatalise your programs and initiatives in order to attract and retain staff through a range of options including flexible work practices. continue reading

Barbara Holmes is the Director of Managing Work|Life Balance international.  She has over 25 years experience as a consultant specialising in Work/Life and Flexible Work issues. Her well earnt reputation for her practical, common sense approach has been gained from working with clients in both the public and private sectors in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region

What Our Clients Say

The Child and Eldercare Kits  - are a valuable resource for carers

HDY invested in the Childcare Information Kit to assist employees commencing maternity leave. It provides our staff with important information and answers many questions that new parents face when starting a family, particularly for the first time. The feedback from our staff is that they have found the Kit to be a useful reference point, giving practical tips and contact details for many different support organisations says Deborah Stonley Human Resources Director HDY.


Jacqui Abbott  Head of Flexibility and Diversity at Allens says - "We continue to use both the eldercare and childcare kits as they provide a valuable resource as they cover all of our Australian offices, are cost effective, provide up to date information and are easy to read.  Read more  about how Managing Work|Life Balance's consultants have assisted clients with these materials and other hands on consulting services.

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