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Confident Conversations

Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show for ambitious women about confidently balancing work and life without burning out.

Hosted by Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker, Sherry is a former Global Head of IT Service for a City law firm and over two decades of leadership experience. She now helps ambitious women get clear what they really want then find the confidence to do it.

Sherry runs The Confident Mother, an independent coaching practice, specialising in working with women in technology and women in professional services, on a one-to-one basis or in a group, individually or through your in-house career and leadership development programmes. She is also the founder and host of City Conversations

Nov 24, 2016

Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show, hosted by me, Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker. I love having conversations about career and confidence. In my podcast I interview ambitious women as well as those employers who value female talent.

This first episode is about how to cope with overwhelm.


My name is Sherry Bevan and I run The Confident Mother. After more than 25 years in professional services, I set up my own business so that I could balance work and life more confidently.

Now I help other ambitious women get clear on what they really want and then find the confidence to go and do it.

Many of the mums that I talk to sometimes struggle with how to cope with overwhelm.

In the show, you will explore:

  • the signs of overwhelm
  • the reasons that we experience so much overwhelm
  • how choice overwhelm makes it difficult to decide
  • information overload
  • how women take on too much: our need to please and the need for perfectionism
  • five ideas that help my clients cope with overwhelm so that they get more done.

The five ideas to cope with overwhelm:

  1. Acknowledge and accept your feelings of overwhelm
  2. Prioritise and focus to free up your creativity
  3. Self-care to boost your resilience
  4. Ask for help
  5. Boundaries - when to flex and when to hold firm