I work with:
I work with individuals searching for greater meaning in their work. Those thinking about a slight shift or a complete change in their career. I focus on helping people understand their values, find a goal and coach them to get there.
My background is in the not for profit sector. That’s why I work passionately with people dedicated to something that really matters. Of course, what makes work meaningful is as individual as every client. It could be charity, IT, retail, big business, or a thousand other things. I thrive on helping people figure out what matters them, no matter the sector or the role.
I specialise in helping:
• Men and women in their mid 20s to mid 50s assessing their career
• Individuals considering major career changes
• Individuals interested in the not for profit and for-purpose space, but I work with clients across all sectors
I am a Life and Career Coach, based in Brighton, UK. I work 1:1 with clients locally, or with clients from all over the world using telephone or Skype.
I work with anyone who feels they would like more meaning and fulfilment from their career, but isn’t exactly sure what that career is, or how to get there. I get huge satisfaction from helping clients go from confusion to clarity on which direction to take in their career, to achieve true happiness and satisfaction from their work.
I love working with the Firework Programme because it uses unique and varied exercises to uncover who you are and what really makes you tick, so you can address the question of what career is really right for you, based on an in-depth awareness of what you need to be truly happy, both in your life and your career.
My particular interest is in providing career and leadership coaching to introverts and "quiet" people who often find it difficult to be seen and heard in corporate environments. I have a corporate communications background, so I really enjoy supporting my clients to find their authentic voice, to develop their personal brand and to communicate with impact and confidence. I often work with people in the high-tech industries - that's also part of my background.
My clients tell me my coaching style is exhilarating, motivating and supportive! They get fired up and inspired as a consequence. When appropriate, I like to bring energy to a session and to support my clients in moving forward and taking action in their careers and in their communication styles. As a CTI co-active coach, however, I also like to be "in the moment" with my clients when required.
As a qualified career practitioner with experience in the UK and Dubai, I coach professionals who have reached a natural hiatus in their career, especially women returning to paid employment after a break, expats in transition to new locations, and 'escapees' wanting to explore a second or third more fulfilling career direction. I've developed 3 successful careers over 3 decades and across 2 continents, so I understand change and how to re-design life to match how we evolve over time.
As a career change coach I'm approachable, creative and focused. With a positive and global outlook, I love helping clients ignite their values, recognise their achievements and purpose to re-design the life and work in which they can thrive.
I help leaders and individuals who are in transition, finding direction, building confidence and resilience in times of change to enable clients to achieve and sustain success.
Before specialising as an executive coach, I worked as a senior HR professional for major blue chip global matrix organisations concentrating on recruitment, change management, acquisition and divestment, post merger integration, talent and performance management. I have worked in manufacturing, commercial, sales and professional services environments including well known brands such as Bayer, ICI, Syngenta, Siemens and Unigate. I also have experience of building supplies, engineering and banking sectors.
I am a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Master Practitioner in NLP.
Career Coaching for individuals who are feeling stuck, lost or disillusioned and who are considering a complete career change or just want to feel that they are on the right path, which may involve a change in their current working environment rather than a total overhaul.
I also specialise in Relationship Coaching helping individuals who are struggling in their relationship to improve their communication and sense of boundaries and show up in a more confident and empowered way with their partner.
I enjoy coaching those who are looking for a new direction and this could include those who are returning to work after a career break. I also have a particular interest in diversity. My background is predominately within the education industry having worked in schools, colleges and universities.
My coaching style is motivational based. It inspires me to help clients work within a growth mindset perspective to enable individuals to reach their ultimate goal. I tend to be fairly structured in my approach and like to keep the client informed of the progress they are making.
I work predominantly with women who are looking to launch themselves into a new career, often after a period of time at home. I help them define what they want from their work and life going forward and support them in creating detailed plans about how to achieve their objectives. I am passionate about helping believe that it is possible to have a new career at any phase of their life.
I also work with clients in demanding, sometimes new role roles who are seeking success and confidence at work, whilst balancing their life outside work.
I have a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I help clients keep alive what it is that they dream of for themselves and encourage them to 'play big'. Clients say that I am insightful, a good listener, empathetic and encouraging.
We spend a high proportion of our waking hours at work and I believe that this should be both enjoyable and rewarding. With a focus on excellent performance I work with my clients to identify and apply the best version of themselves, regularly and consistently.
My clients range from graduates looking to be sure of which direction to take, promising talent dissatisfied or frustrated in their current role, returning mothers seeking to build confidence and find work that supports their life as a whole to people who have been in the same employment for over 20 years and are now considering a complete change in direction.
I use the Firework Programme as an opportunity to stop and take stock of who you are, what’s important to you and how you can best reflect this in your work. This may well results in a complete change of direction but it can also lead to simply redesigning a current role – or even looking closely at how you turn up at work and how to get the most from it.