I help people who are lost, stuck or unhappy with their career to make changes so they can wake up motivated and excited each morning, and go to sleep each night fulfilled and with peace of mind.
A few years ago, I found myself in a job that wasn’t right for me and that wasn’t allowing me to live my life the way I wanted to. I felt stuck, anxious and very unhappy. I’m a coach and an HR professional so I have spent a lot of time on self-reflection and on my professional development. I know what motivates me, what I value, what I love to do and how I want my life to be. Change was needed, so I worked out what I needed to do and I took the steps to make it happen. I have used all the valuable skills and experiences that I have gained over the years plus the insight into what really makes me tick, to build a career and a life that truly makes me excited to get out of bed in the morning.
Outside of work, my other passion is dogs. I have 5 rescue dogs and this is only possible because of the career and life I have created for myself. The way I work now allows me to be at home with my dogs, control my own schedule, spend time at the local dog rescue centre and make a living doing doing what I love. I can help you to do the same.
I don’t mean I want everyone to have 5 dogs and start a business though! My one to one career coaching programme will help you to think deeply about what you love to do, what you don’t like to do, what is important to you, what you value and what skills and experiences you have. You will visualise in detail how you want your life to be and make a plan to realise your dreams.
I am a qualified coach and HR professional with deep experience in careers. In the late 1990s, I graduated from The London School of Economics with a Masters degree in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management and have circa 20 years professional experience. I am CIPD qualified (this is a professional HR qualification) and I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Career & Talent Management.
I spent a significant part of my career creating and deploying career and talent management programmes up to senior management levels as well as recruiting and developing graduates, interns and apprentices in blue chip companies across a range of industries.
I have worked in this field at Airbus, Tata (formerly British Steel), John Lewis Partnership and Vodafone. Just a few years ago, I led a project at the John Lewis Partnership to completely re-design their graduate programmes.