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.
I support frustrated and unfulfilled mid-career professionals who have built a successful career, ticked all the boxes they were supposed to tick, but now wake up wondering "is this it?".
I support them to get clear on who they are and what is important to them, and to stop overthinking, get unstuck, and create a career they love.
On the whole my coaching approach is non-directive; I believe you are the expert in your life, and that you have everything you need within you. I provide the space, support and tools for you to uncover those answers. My clients describe me as patient and supportive, and I also like to provide gentle challenge in our conversations. We may dig into some deeper issues during our conversations, but we will usually share a laugh or two as well.
I offer a full career coaching programme for those looking for a career change or looking to return to work after a career break. I am a mum of two young children, hold an MA in Careers and am also a licensed Firework Career Coach.
I work predominantly with people who want to make a positive difference in their lives and for those around them. I often work with creatives, people from a social care or voluntary sector background, changemakers and those interested in carving their own path.
I offer 1-1 coaching for mothers and also offer Firework for mothers returning to work.
In addition, I specialise in working with people who want to develop their inner resources to sustain themselves whilst creating external change.
My style is warm, collaborative, intuitive, flexible and creative. I love to work in-depth so, alongside your plan for a future career, you have the opportunity to develop practices and strategies that will support you as you step into your future. Getting the right balance of challenge and support can make a huge difference as you work towards a career transition so we work together to ensure this.
I specialise in working with women in the financial sector or anyone who has thoughts about changing their career and /or workplace but doesn't really know how to go about it.
I have a positive and forward thinking coaching style. I listen to my clients and gently push them towards their goals.
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.
My coaching specialisms include Private, Executive and Leadership coaching focussing on career transition, resilience building, and confidence development. I use a combination of rigorous evidence-based techniques to support my work including Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also offer Resilience and Wellbeing Workshops to enable organisations to thrive.
I have a very approachable and open coaching style, but I'm not afraid to challenge my clients if they choose to be challenged. I like to work using tried and tested tools and techniques that have psychological evidence under-pinning their efficacy.
Career coaching for senior executives wanting to consider a complete change of career.
Entrepreneurs wanting to be more focussed and organised in their heads so that they can achieve their great ideas rather than letting their ideas slip through their fingers.
Prospective clients wanting to build up their confidence.
A silver fist in a velvet glove would be an accurate description of my working style...I hold a clean space for deep thinking and then agree accountability with the client. This accountability then becomes the focus of our good work together. I'm a skilled motivator and have been referred to as a 'motivational defribilator'.
After many years experience as a senior recruitment consultant I quickly understand what a client is capable of, which is frequently more than they see for themselves.
As a career and personal development coach I help mid-career professionals to create the working life they really want.
Both my personal and working life experience – including 20 years professional experience as architect (employed & self employed) in 3 different countries and transition to professional coaching at mid-career – provide me with a great understanding of the challenges that mid-career professionals face and allow me to bring empathy, perspective and practical insights to my coaching when supporting my clients on their own journeys of exploring career options and possible transitions.
My coaching style is warm, facilitative, reflective and goal orientated.
My clients say:
“Britta's coaching style is gentle yet firm and she has exceptional reflective listening skills which made me feel safe and supported.”
“Britta is very calm and an excellent listener. Her reflections helped me to move my project along and leave me feeling like progress was being lead by me.”
I am passionate about my clients' career, work, life being fulfilled and 'successful'. I generally (but not exclusively) work with those who -