A specialist in career transition, from starting a graduate journey through to planning for a smooth move into retirement, I’m passionate about motivating people to develop and shine in their working lives.

I provide expert career coaching and consultancy services, interview coaching, strengths profiling and leadership performance to students, graduates, professionals, and senior managers, including Director and Board level, across the UK, from all sectors and business areas.

My coaching style is calm, warm, intuitive and pragmatic, complemented by my wealth of careers consultancy experience across a wide spectrum of sectors and seniority levels.

I’ve worked within higher education settings in a variety of roles since 1998: as a Careers Consultant and Team Leader at the University of Birmingham’s award-winning Careers Network; as an Accredited Coach with UoB’s Coaching Academy – supporting senior professional services staff and academics to improve performance and confidence; and as a Careers Manager at a specialist Law University.

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 proud to be a Volunteer Mentor for One Million Mentors and UpRising, a youth leadership programme empowering young people to tackle pressing social challenges and encourage positive social change.

 

 

As a Licensed Practitioner for Motivational Maps®, I work with individuals and teams to help them understand motivation at a deeper level; learn what they can do to improve results, increase resilience and well-being, enable greater employee engagement and ultimately be happier at work. Motivational Maps® is a self-perception online tool, which gives an insight into the core motivation of a person and “what makes them tick”.

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 Executive Coach and Workplace Mentor, I offer a flexible programme of 1-to-1 and group coaching programmes which provides a confidential and impactful solution to support managers and HR to help develop an individual’s workplace performance or job success. I’m also proud of the successful career transitions I’ve supported for those who have experienced redundancy or major change in the workplace, as part of my outplacement programmes. 

As a Certified Retirement Options Coach, I help individuals focus on the critical aspects of non-financial retirement planning. The LifeOptions Profile™ assesses retirement readiness across 20 lifestyle and attitudinal dimensions in six life arenas: Career and Work, Health and Wellness, Finance and Insurance, Family and Relationships, Leisure and Social, and Personal Development.

Recently featured in the Daily Mail, SAGA and Woman & Home.

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.

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