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About Delia Lloyd

Delia Lloyd is an American writer and communications consultant based in London. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and The BBC World Service. She blogs about adulthood at http://realdelia.com and is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. Follow her on Twitter @realdelia.
Latest Posts | By Delia Lloyd
What Does Professional Success Really Mean?
4 days ago

What Does Professional Success Really Mean?

By  •  Lifestyle

It wasn’t so long ago that I would have answered with a categorical “No.” After 30 years of zig-zagging in and out of assorted career paths, trying them on and then – Goldilocks-style – deciding they didn’t quite fit, I’ve never felt like a professional success…
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What Will You Do Differently This Year?
3 weeks ago

What Will You Do Differently This Year?

By  •  Lifestyle

When I open my online workshops these days, I often put the following directive on the screen: “In chat, tell us something you’ll do differently in 2021.” It’s meant to be a conversation starter before we begin the business of the day. Lately, however, I’ve been…
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5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60
2 months ago

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60

What’s lovely about dipping in and out of the job market is that you always learn something new each time. In my current process of professional reinvention, I’ve picked up some new tips that have really served me well…
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How My Lockdown Birthday Fostered Reflection and Gratitude
2 months ago

How My Lockdown Birthday Fostered Reflection and Gratitude

By  •  Lifestyle

I had a biggish birthday recently. It wasn’t a milestone birthday, but rather – as one of the cards a friend sent me put it – “Somewhere between 29 and ‘none of your business’.” Because we are in lockdown here in the UK…
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What I Learned About Myself Thanks to Being a Writing Coach
3 months ago

What I Learned About Myself Thanks to Being a Writing Coach

By  •  Lifestyle

One of my professors in graduate school once told me that he’d learned more from his doctoral students across his 30-odd years in the business than he had from anyone else. I left my career in academia too quickly…
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How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career
4 months ago

How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career

There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching: “The first year you get it wrong. The second year you fix it. And the third year you’re bored.” As I settle into my third year running my…
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My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love
5 months ago

My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love

I realize that’s not exactly a shocking admission for those out there who find their work to be fulfilling. But I’m well into middle age and have been working for the better part of three decades. And it’s only in the past few years, since I started…
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How I Tried – and Failed – to Box My Grief Over My Mother’s Death
6 months ago

How I Tried – and Failed – to Box My Grief Over My Mother’s Death

I had a vivid dream the other night. I was preparing to teach a class, but I couldn’t find my notes. As the time for the class drew nearer, I got increasingly stressed that I’d lost my window to prepare. In and of itself, that dream isn’t…
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Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World
6 months ago

Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World

I got a call the other day from a friend who’s looking to change careers in midlife. Knowing that I was a fellow traveler, she wanted to set up a time for us to talk so that I could give her some advice. I probably get a call…
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How I Used This Summer to Inch Closer to Realising My Ideal Day
7 months ago

How I Used This Summer to Inch Closer to Realising My Ideal Day

By  •  Mindset

Several years ago, back when I was contemplating a change in careers, I did an exercise where I described my “ideal day.” My description basically reads as follows: I spend my mornings writing, followed by some other, related creative…
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