Find a licensed Firework coach

Becky Kilsby

Exeter (UK) and via Skype or Zoom calls for other locations

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.

Kori Burkholder

New York, NY, USA

Kori Burkholder is a Certified Professional Career and Life Coach, artist and facilitator of Self-Discovery Creative workshops. As a Career Transition Coach, she works with mid-career professionals who are no longer connected or inspired by their work and want to discover and transition into a new direction that’s more purposeful and rewarding, even if they don't know what it is! Kori has an extensive background in the creative/marketing/entertainment field and has transitioned careers many times over the last 20 years. Kori believes that work should be fun, fulfilling and rewarding.

Phil Richards

Hampshire

My coaching specialisms are:-

  • Career transitions
  • Planning and preparing for expatriate secondments and repatriation
  • Career-life interactions

I offer a space within which you are able to share, explore and develop action plans for the career opportunities or challenges that you face, based on a trusted and confidential relationship. I have personally experienced the highs and lows of the career cycle across professional and financial services organisations, the impact it can have on other domains of life and the importance of maintaining perspective and well-being. The decisions will always be yours to make; my role is to ask the right questions to help make your decisions as informed as possible.

Maria Smart

London, Surrey, Sussex

I work with people who find themselves at transition points in their careers. This includes exploring career direction and supporting managers and leaders to develop their management, leadership and business skills so they can progress in their chosen career.  While the backgrounds and career paths may vary the golden thread is they all want to be fulfilled in their work and are committed to making a change.
I work with:
• People seeking to explore a change in career direction
• First time managers
• People who have stepped from management into a leadership position
• People wanting to develop key skills
I am passionate about helping others realise their potential, develop and succeed in their chosen career, afterall we spend too much time at work not to be happy.

Caroline Cameron

Melbourne, Australia. Also coach via Skype clients from around Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

I coach mid-career professionals who are ready to take the next step in their career but aren't sure what they want to do next or how to make a career change.

My coaching style is insightful, challenging and supportive. Together we identify your strengths and passions and create a career you'll love. We remove the barriers and build a simple roadmap that takes you from what you're doing now to what you'd truly love to do.

What can you expect when you work with me? This is best described by one of my clients who said, “You’re the sherpa I needed to climb my ‘Everest’. I had to do the work but you walked beside me, showed me shortcuts, made it easier and kept me on track till I reached the top.”

Duncan Muller

London, UK (west or central)

I unlock the potential of individuals and teams in creative industries. They’re ambitious, enthusiastic, fun, open-minded and curious. They want to make things better for themselves and are committed to change. And that’s why I love working with them.

Career Coaching - helps people find their new career direction, overcome what’s holding their career back. They have clarity on what’s next and how to get there. They enjoy more fulfilling careers.

Leadership Coaching - shifts leaders from micro-managers to big picture, system-aware leaders. They show more self-awareness, interact effectively, motivate better, and have more conscious leadership.

Team Coaching - transforms teams into high-performing teams. They show more positivity and increased productivity, they trust more, there’s more constructive debate. There’s also more commitment, accountability and attention on team results.

Angie Fresch

Chicago

I work with professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s to reinvent their careers into something they love.

When clients come to me, they say things like "I'm successful at what I do, but it's never really felt like 'me', or "I've always felt like a bit of an 'imposter' at work, and I'm worn out." I also work with women with young families who say "I'm ready for something for me again." They are ready for a change, after having taken a career break to focus on family. However, the career they had before having a family is no longer a good fit for their lives.

Gayl Long

Berkshire, United Kingdom

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.

Gillian McDonagh

Kent, London and the South East

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.

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