Work and life aren't on opposite sides of the scales - work is part of life. Our vision is a society where everyone can make work work around all the other commitments and enjoyment of life.
We help organisations and individuals make work work in support of happiness, productivity and impact. We help individuals to find meaning in their career and design a (work)life blend that works for them, their families and their lifestyles and encourage their employers to support them in that.
Through our community, Flexible Working Scotland, we support those wishing to work and recruit flexibly and advocate for greater flex in the workplace.
Making Work Work - for Women Returners is Lynn Houmdi's innovative and proven programme for women seeking to return to work after a career break. Sponsored, subsidized and payable places are available for individuals. Bespoke programmes can be designed for employers.
Whether you’re seeking a new career direction, a better (work)life blend, more purpose in your work, or access to a broader network, we can help. We mentor, coach and train career returners, switchers and flexers.
Talent Loom founder, Lynn Houmdi, is available to campaign, write, facilitate, train and speak on all aspects of making work work, such as flexible working, remote and hybrid work, fair work, leadership and the future of work.
“I feel a massive difference in my confidence, my sense of self purpose and passion and will be a different (and much better) female leader walking back into the workplace.”
“I feel empowered to choose which organisations I want to share my skills with whereas before I felt I would be lucky for an employer to pick me. I'll be brave and have more courage in next steps, and now realise it's ok to make mistakes on that journey too.”
“I have been offered a job. I’m pretty confident that I wouldn’t have applied for the post before starting this programme, but it has definitely given me confidence and opportunity to reflect on what I want to do and the aspects of work that I really enjoy… This is the most excited and optimistic that I have felt in months!”
(Following two mentoring sessions with Lynn): "I feel more confident in my skills and abilities, especially after reflecting on some of my negative work experiences; learning from that, not beating myself up, and turning them into positive experiences going forward. I now genuinely believe I have something to offer organisations, rather than thinking why would they want me?"
(Following two mentoring sessions with Lynn): "I had a very academic and research-oriented CV. Lynn identified my transferable skills and helped me re-frame my past experience. I am now working on improving my CV based on her suggestions so that I'll have a new version of CV for applications in non-science/research fields."
“This course has been a game changer; my confidence ahead of seeking to return to the labour market has been restored and refreshed in ways I simply could not have mustered myself after such a long break. I feel empowered and brimming with ideas as to where I want to take my career next.”
Every career, every (work)life blend is different. Particularly when you don't feel supported, or when you have had a career break for any reason, it is easy to lose confidence in your experience and abilities.
We are here to help individuals and organisations make the most of skills and to support the design of lifestyles of which work is a meaningful and fulfilling part, aligned with individuals' values, ambitions and potential.
Get in touch to explore how we can work together to make work work.