I am passionate about inspiring people to develop and thrive in their working lives and love seeing their positive, transformative shifts in motivation, energy and behaviour.
I have an authentic, warm and intuitive personal coaching style that provides the right balance between support and challenge, gives you the head space to better hear and understand yourself, and explore the goals and options open to you.
I’m dedicated to working with a small number of private clients at any one time, as alongside my coaching practice I’m an experienced, part-time Careers Consultant and Team Leader for an award winning careers service at the University of Birmingham and a busy mum!
Since 1995, I’ve developed expertise in careers guidance, coaching, mentoring, management, recruitment and training. I’ve worked within higher education settings in a variety of roles, including a fully qualified, experienced Careers Consultant, Mentor, Trainer and Manager.
As an Accredited Strengths Profile Coach, I regularly work with clients and teams to help them better understand their own strengths and how this can impact their performance, energy and use in the workplace. Strengths Profile is an online assessment that gives you a unique Profile revealing your realised and unrealised strengths, learned behaviours and weaknesses. Through detailed debriefs you will learn more about what you can do, can’t do, and enjoy doing to release your potential.
As an Accredited Coach for the University of Birmingham’s Coaching Academy, I support senior professional services staff and academics to improve performance and confidence.
This is alongside my work as a Career Consultant with Belgium based NetExpat (trailing spouse career development) and Associate Career Consultants for Chiumento Consulting and Outplacement First (both supporting individuals who have been made redundant, or involved in outplacement programmes and career transition)
I understand what employers seek and the best ways of raising an individual’s profile and performance for job success. This has been gained through my liaison with a wide range of businesses (small through to large corporates) with their shortlisting and recruitment. I’m a trained psychometric assessor, experienced interviewer and review individual’s CVs and applications on a daily basis.
I’ve managed and been part of successful teams, and really enjoy mentoring new and experienced colleagues. I’m also a Volunteer Mentor for the Aspire Foundation Mentoring Programme, supporting ‘Making A Difference’ women in charities and social enterprises.
I recognised very early in my career that learning does not stop after college or university! I’ve been very committed to continually improving my own personal development, regularly reviewing my skill-set and training. My clients wouldn’t expect anything less! If you’d like to know more about my career and qualifications, you can view my LinkedIn profile here.
As your Coach, I'm here to:
- provide tailored career and recruitment expertise
- keep you accountable to the goals and actions you set for yourself
- be an objective, confidential sounding board who will truly listen and hear what you have to say
- give you the space to talk through your ideas freely
- give you a real confidence boost
- challenge the beliefs that hold you back and no longer serve you
- support and encourage you through the whole process of major change
- encourage you to think bigger
- appreciate and acknowledge your skills, abilities and achievements
- be your cheerleader and confidante to achieve a fuller and more satisfying life.