Licensed Firework coaches

Liz Taplin

Plymouth, Devon

Liz is a full-time life coach serving the teaching profession, where she loves working with clients asking the big questions such as ‘What should I do with my life?’ The majority of her current work focuses on supporting teachers who are seeking career-change. With forty years of teaching experience across all age sectors (including leadership and teacher training) and having trained with some of the world’s leading coaching organisations, Liz is well-placed to serve her audience. And in addition, she has had her own experience of leaving teaching (twice!).

Liz embraces her spirit of adventure with a playful yet common-sense approach. This serves her clients well as they are often feeling anxious, guilty and lost when it comes to leaving a profession they thought they would spend their working lifetime in. Just as the Firework programme suggests, Liz takes her clients on a journey from them being a passive bystander in their life to becoming an intrepid explorer who seizes the day.

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.

Jonas Berends

Belgium, Antwerp & Brussels areas

I coach IT staff who venture into management positions, staff working in the financial sector (banks mostly), plus employees considering self-employment. I coach in Dutch (mother tongue), English and French. I love to coach outdoors (running or walking).

Do you know that feeling that you just can't put your finger on it? We will work in ways that allow you to put that finger in the exact right spot, and we'll do so in a trusting, safe and fiercely courageous space.

 

Richard Cook

London, UK

I specialise in coaching individuals around their careers and relationships. I work with individuals looking to make important shifts in their lives - whether in their work life or their personal life - or both! I work with senior leaders to effectively manage priorities and deadlines, achieve optimal work/life balance, communicate and build stronger relationships with bosses, peers and direct reports, level-up their emotional intelligence, strengthen their executive presence, and illuminate "blind spots" in their behaviour affecting their impact and advancement.

I design your coaching with you in a way that addresses your unique strengths, abilities, life experiences, challenges and blind spots so that you can discover and realise what you are longing to make happen in your life. I am known for my emotional honesty with clients and will ask those challenging questions at the heart of the matter - yet do it gently and with respect.

 

Kate Cusack

Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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.

Chloe Brassey

Northamptonshire & London

Typically I coach Graduates entering the workplace and clients who are 1-5 years into a job and may be looking for change. I have a track record of defining clients career paths, bringing focus, achievable goals and tips and tricks of how to navigate the job market.

My coaching style is:
- Very hands on working in collaboration with clients.
- Educational - the sessions are full 'knowledge sharing' this helps to build clients' knowledge and ultimately stand them in excellent stead for the rest of their career.
- The sessions are fun and informal, I level with my clients and it produces the best results.
- I go above and beyond for my clients.
- I strive to inspire my clients.
- My clients would say, I am direct and honest.

Nicola Porter

Dublin, Ireland and worldwide via Zoom

Contact me when you don't want to spend any more time looking at job ads and feeling disheartened. The jobs you're qualified for, you're not really interested in and the ones you ARE interested in, you're not really qualified for.

You've been thinking about a career change for a while (maybe years!) but you've no idea what else you can - or want to do. You might not even be 100% sure you want to make a change.

I was a psychology teacher and academic for 13 years before I made a change so I understand what it's like.

I'd no problem gathering information but I struggled to bring it all together into a realistic career option and a concrete plan.

That's why I trained as a Firework coach on top of my initial coach training: I wanted to provide a step-by-step, doable approach to career change at midlife. Firework's well-established framework, tools and techniques mean I can provide my clients with next-level support.

Su Prentice

Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland

I specialise in Personal Development, Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Management Development, Psychometrics and Executive Coaching.

My coaching style is personal and warm, professional and purposeful, flexible and focused, fun and real.

Amy Savage

London

I work with a range of people, many of which are from the creative industries given my background. Most importantly I work with people from all ages and backgrounds who want to live their lives to the fullest and are committed to making a change. These include:

  • People who are looking to find more fulfilment and enjoyment in the life/career.
  • People who want to consider a career change
  • Women returning to work after maternity leave, a career break or a change in career direction

I have been described as warm, enlightening, and inspirational, but I'm also prepared to challenge habitual and obstructive behaviour or thought processes. I have the skills to tackle issues in a positive and productive way. And mostly, I have a passionate belief that work should be a fulfilling and enriching part of our lives.

Charlotte Whalley

Richmond, Central London and South West London

I work with all kinds of people but mostly they are professional women looking for that extra 10%, or to find more balance and happiness.

Often I work with women in leadership (or those who are seeking to grow into leadership roles) accompanying and helping them grow and excel, and also those who reached a crossroads and perhaps want to take a new path.

I love helping women to take decisions with confidence and stop second guessing themselves.

I am a warm and happy person with a positive outlook on life. I am a qualified Animas Transformational Life Coach and a Firework Career Coach. My background is 15 years in international business where I've held global leadership roles. I have lived and worked in Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Paris and London which has given me wonderful experiences of working with different people and cultures.

I am passionate about helping people to find their purpose, become happier and more fulfilled.

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