I make regular contributions to articles in the print and online media.

With over 20 years’ experience of working as a psychologist, career coach, job search strategist and assessment expert, I bring a friendly positive professionalism to my work. Journalists like me as I take time to understand your requirements, provide succinct information to meet their needs, and meet deadlines.

I can provide a comment, or you can commission me to write an article on career and life issues. I’m regularly featured in the press and respond promptly to requests.

I can talk through ideas, provide relevant information and work with you to produce a relevant article or story. I have expertise in:

  • Retirement, pre-tirement, life after 60
  • Issues related to life after 50
  • Finding a job at 50+
  • Career management
  • Finding a job you love
  • Talent management
  • Redundancy
  • How to get promoted
  • Dealing with problems at work
  • Career transitions
  • Personal branding
  • Weight loss – I lost 10 stone in weight (150 pounds) using motivational psychological techniques. Over 10 years later I’ve kept 80% of the weight loss off!

Denise in Magazines, Newspapers etc.

2019

In The Moment Magazine – The Difference is You, Article on Volunteering, June 25, 2019
How to make the most of your retirement – online article: How to make the most of your retirement  Education Supplement for The Telegraph – How to future-proof your degree

October 2018

This study busts one giant myth around flexi-work – HRD MAG, Singapore
Is it too late to change my career at 50? Companion Stairlifts

August 2018

Turning points, Madonna at 60 – Waitrose Magazine
online article.

July 2018

Six ways to spot a Liar – The Sun

July 2018

How music and acting prepares you for a business career  via Go Think Big

April 2018

Top psychologist Denise Taylor reveals her six secret tips that will get you a better job FAST

November 2017

How do I keep myself motivated at work – Optometry Today

September 2017

Never retire, pre-tire – eRetirements Online

August 2017

An expert on The Guardian Career Forum – How to Get A Job Without A 2.1 and the summary is here

July 2017

Yours Magazine – Working past 50

March 2017

SAGA Magazine – Carry on working – how do you get back to work in later life – April 17 Saga Magazine

January 2017

The Telegraph   – Could spending £40,000 on your colleagues pay off?   10 January
Also covered in AFR, an Australian publication – 11 January
Real People – I discuss new years’ resolutions, the 10 tips to make it work are from me – 5 January

October 2016

The Daily Mail – The mums on LATE LIFE maternity leave – the-mums-on-late-life-maternity-leave-dm
How face-to-face meetings are driving UK business growth, Premier Inn – measuring-face-value
The Guardian – What to do if you have a difficult boss  18 October
Yorkshire Post – Face to Face meetings add £14bn in value to the economy   13 October

AAT Website – The Power of Visualising your goals – October
The Daily Wiz – Tough Interview Questions: What is your greatest weakness?    7 October

September 2016

The Telegraph – Eight ‘booby trap’ interview questions (and how to answer them)   28 September
OP Matters, The British Psychological Society Journal – Helping the 50+ job seeker, No 31

July 2016

Yahoo! Style – Are Two jobs Better Than One, 14 July
Guardian Career Forum – What to do if you didn’t get on to a graduate scheme
Saga Magazine – Six Ways to Stay Employable at 50+ 5 July

June 2016

GQ Magazine, How To Survive A Career Disaster
Healthy New Age – an article on motivation for weight loss – read it Vol 2 Jun 2016 HNA-mini

May 2016

Guardian Career Forum What jobs can you do with an arts or humanities degree?
My Book – Find Work at 50+ was reviewed online by The Highlands Company
Our Eureka Moments, Woman’s Own, 16 May 2016. Access it here
Should you be a manager? Is being a manager playing to your strengths? Wellingtone Project Management  Access it here
Just say No! No more burnout: why we should resist London’s toxic culture of overtime. In this article I provide 5 key tips on how you can reclaim your free time and leave the office on time Stylist Magazine.

April 2016

Why your 50s are a great time to become an entrepreneur
Not ready to retire? How to find a job over 50 – Gransnet
Changing jobs at 50+ Social Hire Site

March 2016

Four ways to find a new role after leaving your job or redundancy – The Guardian

2015

An article on the demise of the elevator pitch, published on LinkedIn on January 22nd
Article on ‘What to do if I hate my boss’ in The DeBrief, February 25th
http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/2015/02/ask-an-adult-what-do-i-do-if-i-hate-my-boss
Quoted in The Scottish Sun re a Media Campaign, October
Quoted in The Daily Mirror, re a Media Campaign, October
Quoted in The Sunday Mail, re a Media Campaign, October
Wasted Weekends extended quotes from me – Wasted weekends_ Britons urged to reclaim ‘Me Time’

2014

I created a quiz for Total Jobs
Here are articles I published via LinkedIn
Happy Christmas, What! you still haven’t got a job? December 16th
Using LinkedIn in your job search, December 3rd
The Christmas Party, 10 tips to enhance your career prospects,  November 29th
The Career Development Cycle, November 25th
How to be an active listener, November 20th
How to ask for a pay rise, November 8th
Strike! Rethink the interview, October 31st
Getting things done – 10 helpful habits in a busy world, October 9th
Professional Development – why it’s an important element of your CV, September 22nd
Being the authentic you, August 25th
A new job – good working practices, August 16th
I want you to enjoy your holiday, August 6th
Why do you make yourself work so hard?, July 30th
The importance of feedback – How using the Johari Window helps, July 28th
Half of all workers regret their career path, July 19th
10 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Job Again, July 9th
Half way through the year, time for reflection, June 28th
Due to a computer failure I lost the 2014 list of other articles, I need to find again and update.

2013

2012

Co-contributor to Business Model You with a note of thanks for my contribution in Section 2 – Reflect, page 109 and p 121

  • Contribution to Men’s Health, discussing the similarities between building a great career and building a strong relationship
  • Contribution to Bella, providing psychological input on what impact social networking has on health and wellbeing (not used)
  • IMIS journal on applying for jobs.
  • Contribution to January 2013 edition of Glamour Magazine
  • Contribution to article on managing your online profile in Personnel Today.
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on How to survive interviews and assessment days 14 November
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on Professional development on a budget 1 November
  • Article published in Changing Careers, October edition – Making Your Mark In A New Job (pages 8-11)
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on Managing your online reputation: expert advice, 20 September
  • Article published in Changing Careers, September edition – Good Working  Practices (pages 7-11)
  • Article published on The Guardian website – Top Tips To Get A Promotion At Work.’ It was published on 3 September.
  • Stellar Magazine – Helped with an article called Survive any Career Disaster, September
  • The Business Mag, Your comprehensive start up guide.  June
  • Metro, 14th June – Part time working
  • Bath University School of Management – 2 sessions with masters students – Personal Branding and Social Media and How to pass Assessment Centres.
  • Prima Baby – provided key quotes for a changing career/ job hunting article – June
  • Executive PA as part of their forthcoming article on Training For PAs – I’ve provided – Tips: ExecPA-Inside. March/ April
  • An article published on The Guardian website – Has LinkedIn taken over from the CV? It was published on 19th March  and has been shared over 600 times.  You can read it here: http://careers.guardian.co.uk/linkedin-better-than-cv
  • British Psychological Society commenting on article about losing weight and self esteem
  • Featured on the Open University site – from underconfident and overweight to slim and successful.
  • The Changing Face of Work & Careers, The Solution Magazine
  • Handling Telephone Interviews, Reading Chronicle
  • Social Media can help in your job search – Article published on the Highlands Forum
  • New Year, New Job eGuide – JOBS.AC.UK, 4 January
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on new year career resolutions on 5 January 2012

2011

  • Interviews completed and published in Standard Life magazine
  • Executive PA – Body Talk
  • Quoted in Daily Telegraph, Graduate Careers Pull out – Make the right first impression, October 13th
  • Quoted in Executive PA – Body Language – Access here
  • Quoted in Student Accountant ‘Bad Behaviour’. September 2011. Access the article through this link, pages 12/13
  • Article published on Total Jobs, September, Questions to ask at a job interview ** Recommended
  • Quoted on the Chartered Management Institute web site re the need to develop communication skills – Chartered Management Institute web site”>Management training: Jobseekers ‘lacking communication and inter-personal skills’
  • Fall in love with your job again, quoted several times in this article in Glamour, September 2011
  • Numerous online media picked up a press release I helped with regarding apprenticeships and alternatives to university: Transferable skills ‘can be developed through gap year activities’, quoted in this online article and also on the Virtual College site and Taylor Vinters Solicitors.; Young people urged to consider apprenticeships
  • Five signs you’re in the wrong job, my article on Jobsite Insider, 6th August
  • Contributed to research for article in Elle Magazine , September .No direct quotes but a recommendation for my book How to Get a Job In a recession.
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on Assessment Centres on Friday 22nd July
  • Featured twice in The Guardian G2 on Monday 18th July in the ‘How to Survive after Graduation’ special edition.
  • Featured in Chemistry World, Managing Change a helping hand, July 2011
  • Quoted in The Sunday Express ‘Fury over cruel BBC gameshow offering job as prizes and (misquoted) Mail on Sunday, ‘You’ve been hired! Fury at BBC for offering jobs as prizes to unemployed in cruel gameshow’, both on 3rd July 2011
  • Numerous online media picked up a press release I helped with regarding the need for graduates to remain positive and not despair over job search in June 2011. This included Chartered Management Institute ‘People could enhance CVs with gap year experience’, Able Skills ‘PV training course graduates should remain positive’, Purcon‘ Stay positive to land procurement jobs’, Thomsons ‘positive thinking may help secure jobs and employee benefits’, LorienResourcing ‘Remain positive when looking for HR jobs’, Forties People ‘Jobseekers must have a positive mindset to be successful’, Randstad ‘Jobseekers urged to remain positive’
  • Numerous online media picked up a press release I helped with regarding having a second job in May 2011. This included the Chartered Management Institute -’People may need to treat second jobs carefully’, You at Work ‘Workers seek perks offered by part time jobs’, ‘Keep standards high for additional employee rewards’ inThomsons.com and also in Love2Reward. 3 page article where I’m interviewed onCareer Appraisals in Business Spotlight, May/June 2011
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on Careers, 3rd February 2011
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on Social Media, 13th January 2011
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on careers, 5th January 2011

2010

  • Featured in The Sun on 23 December 2010- Just the job … online
  • Quoted in Metro Newspaper on over used words in CVs, December 16th
  • Quoted in The Sunday Express Magazine – six steps to change on Sunday 21 November, 2010
  • Published in The Fall edition of The Highlands Forum, Why It’s Hard To Get A Job, 19 October, 2010
  • Can a career coach help you? featured on Job Site, 16th October 2010
  • How to find a career coach to suit you? featured on Job Site, 5th September 2010
  • Expert on Guardian Career Forum answering questions on assessment centres, 13th July 2010
  • Published in The Summer edition of The Highlands Forum, How To Improve Your Vocabulary
  • Lots of hints from my book ‘How to get a job in a recession’ on Manchester University blog
  • Shortlisted (men’s magazine), quoted in the 8th July edition – Master every minute of your meeting (page 47)
  • Quoted in Grazia magazine discussing The Ambition Gap
  • Featured expert in The Times, Graduate Career Supplement Would this CV lead to a government legal job? 26th May
  • Does the dream job exist and should you settle for second best? featured on Job Site, 19th May
  • PR MomentBehind the story – How old is too old in PR, 30th April
  • Business Spotlight, English language magazine for German readers, quoted on pages 52 and 54 in the March/April edition- End and Beginning, dealing with job loss
  • The Scotsman, quoted on 13th April- Need a new job? Forget the ads – join a gym or Facebook
  • Esquire, quoted in the April edition – Write a winning CV
  • 8 tips on Preparing for an Assessment Centre featured on Job Site
  • Published in The Spring edition of The Highlands Forum, How To Raise Your Profile At Work
  • Cosmopolitan – Quoted in the March issue p223 – 5 reasons you’re not getting promoted, they have used my comments under point 5 – about being your own publicist at work
  • Woman & Home, my client Christine is featured in the March edition, page 72 with quotes from me
  • Download the Press Release for Now you’ve been shortlisted, published 15th February 2010
  • Weekend section of Gloucestershire Echo, January 30th 2010. Featured client alongside my Personal Trainer, Ben Carpenter – Ben gets you back in shape; Denise is hooked on healthy living
  • Daily Mail, Don’t stick with a job you hate, January 28th
  • Quotes from me used in Graduate Prospects, January 18th. Happier New Year – big quote from me on p2
  • Published in The Winter edition of The Highlands Forum, Should You Be A Manager
  • Changing Careers Magazine, Issue 7 – pages 10 &11 – How to Get a Job in a Recession

2009

2008

  • Gloucestershire Echo – Denise to offer work tips on TV, November
  • HR Zone – How to choose an outplacement provider November
  • The Apprentice Magazine – Psst! Do you know what she told me? June
  • HR Zone – April
  • Times Educational Supplement – PAY – how does yours compare? 4th April
  • HR Zone – You and your job – happy together? February
  • Cotswold Life January 2008 – I’m featured on p250 “Get Active in 2008!”
  • Eve Magazine – How to say no to more money at work, January
  • Gloucestershire Echo – “National Win proves company’s amazing”– January

2007

  • Gloucestershire Echo – Award for career coach, December
  • Tewkesbury AdMag – Award for Denise, December
  • Personnel Today – Use of psychometric profiling in coaching on the rise, November
  • HR Zone – Revisiting the Interview, September
  • Accounting Web – Twelve top tips for recruitment, July
  • Top Sante – How to say NO and get the life you want, Magazine April
  • Daily Express – on choosing a career coach featuring one of my clients

2006

  • Accountancy Age Website – Job Search For Accountants, November
  • Fitbug Website – How To Make A Fresh Star, September
  • Daily Telegraph, Education Choices discussing psychometric tests
  • A career assessment used in private practice: This was published in Issue 20, Autumn 2004, Assessment Matters. The National Journal of Vocational Assessment.