Work Therapy

Or: The Man Who Mistook His Job for his Life

“Is 2023 the year you want to change your working life? Perhaps you want to stop catastrophising about small mistakes, instil a better job/life balance or find new mechanisms to cope with a nightmare boss. Solutions to these problems, as well as an array of other office issues, are what Naomi Shragai offers in Work Therapy. […] as the book went on I realised Shragai was right: assuming you want to stay in the job with the bad boss, you’re going to have to learn to handle them. It’s not fair — and you hope they’ll have their comeuppance — but you are the only factor over which you have complete control. […] there is a lot of wisdom here… If you’re searching for a new way to handle office politics, you could well find the answers in this book.”
Rosamund Urwin – The Times

“Nobody understands the everyday madness of working life better than Naomi Shragai. This book should be read by everyone who ventures anywhere near an office.”
– Lucy Kellaway

“Shragai shows how change often begins with understanding. She is wise, experienced and often gives good advice”
– Guardian

“…a fascinating book. The Man who Mistook his Job for his Life is for anyone who is curious about human behaviour — our own, and that of our colleagues and bosses. […] The book is much more than a practical guide, though. It is a guide to all human life…”
Financial Times

A fascinating and life-improving book that might just change your (work) life.
– Sainsburys Magazine

The gift of this book is to help us understand who we are, who our co-workers are, in the round, as flesh and blood, not economic units of production. It can help managers and the managed, bosses and the bossed, to find in work and in each other the humanity and warmth, growth and forgiveness that this crucial part of our lives deserves.
– Margaret Heffernan, author of “Wilful Blindness”

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The Psychological Approach to Business

brain-2146817_1280I am an executive coach, psychological business consultant and qualified psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience working with organisations, executives and teams, as well as individuals, couples and families.

My main focus is working with executives to solve their business problems through a psychological understanding of themselves and their organisations.  This can help to explain the unconscious forces that influence our decisions which, if not understood, can lead to irrational behaviour and negative outcomes.  By becoming more aware of these influences, you are better equipped to fulfil your potential and find new and creative solutions to business problems.

As a Family Therapist I am also uniquely placed to work with family businesses, as well as couples who work together. Conflicts and tensions in family businesses are complex and often require an understanding of family as well as business dynamics in order to find solutions.

Please get in touch for an initial consultation or if you have any queries.

I look forward to working with you, to make work work for you.