Licensed Firework coaches

Michelle Bayley

Based in Twickenham, West London. Work with London based, UK-wide and overseas clients.

I specialise in career transition coaching and train other coaches to use the Firework career change process. Over the past 13 years I've worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds, including:

  • 30 and 40 somethings who feel their current work isn't what they want to do until they retire;
  • women with young families who want work that fits better with the rest of their life;
  • 20 somethings who have fallen into work that they know isn't the right match for them; and
  • people of all ages who want to feel they're doing something more purposeful than their current job.

I also work with people who want to get a promotion, who have recently moved from management to leadership or who want to improve any aspect of their current work. And I do general life coaching, helping people to find a way forward with anything, from a relationship issue to improving their confidence and generally living a happier life.

Claire Bolsover

Kent, UK

As a career transition & life coach and hypnotherapist I work with individuals who
• feel stuck in their job/career, are no longer finding it fulfilling and don’t know how to change it; or 
• are facing the possibility of redundancy or changes at work are meaning that they are moving on but are not sure they want to jump into the same job again; or
• have had their “is this really it” moment realising they don’t want to continue on the same career path for another 20 years but don’t know how to step onto a different path.

This may be about making a total career change or it could be about tweaking what you currently do - where you work, who you work with etc - to make a meaningful change.

Often my clients notice a change in their wellbeing either at home/ work or both and know they want to change something.

Obi James

London, UK

I coach mid- and senior-level professionals in the corporate sector (predominantly financial services), helping them to position their personal brand, successfully navigate their networks and expand career possibilities.

My coaching approach draws from:

a) Latest findings in the field of neuroscience to create an understanding of how coaching impacts neuroplasticity and helps build the psychological skills needed to support lasting change.

b) Systemic Thinking to help senior professionals, executives and business leaders to look beyond individual development to find solutions which also benefit the wider systems they're part of.

c) My strong corporate experience in senior leadership and organisational development roles within large multinational organisations. This means my coaching approach is tailored to factor in pressures and constraints that come with leadership responsibility in these organisations.

Ruth Starsmeare

Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset

I specialise in career change coaching for Teachers looking to leave the classroom.

I offer 1:1 coaching sessions either face to face or using Zoom that will take you through a structured approach, so that you can figure out your life and career goals, your values and your motivations and understand what gives you energy. Alongside your skills and experience, we will look at what that means in terms of career options and we'll develop an action plan to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be.

In addition, I offer Career Change Workshops designed to take you through that structured approach in a one day intensive group session.  These will be face to face in various locations in the Wessex area.  See my website for the latest dates/venues.

Claire Mackenzie

London, UK

I'm a Career Transition Coach working with professionals at a crossroads who feel lost to find the work they love to do and create the life they want on their terms. Whether
you are going through a major work or life transition, seeking career inspiration, a change of direction, or just want to be more effective in your current role, I have a career coaching approach to help you do the work you love and fulfil your potential.

I am an intuitive coach who is empathetic, open and compassionate. I create a safe space for you to explore deeper into your beliefs, values and purpose. I really see you, I’ll challenge your blind spots and the things that are holding you back. Without judgement I am your cheerleader and champion, highlighting your strengths and nurturing you through your own transformation

Helen Burgess

Cheshire based, offering face to face coaching in Manchester, Lancashire and North Wales. Skype coaching available countrywide.

I specialise in coaching individuals at pivotal moments in their career; enabling them to grow their confidence, expand their skills and build their resilience to thrive, rather than just survive through transition.

I offer a range of coaching options, from one off help as a ‘thinking partner’ to a programme over several months that offers a deep personal ‘exploration’, using psychometrics and neuroscience to uncover your strengths and values. At the end of the coaching programme you will have gained clarity in your thinking and a focused action plan that you feel confident, excited and energised to move forward. The first consultation to examine what you are drawn to (or are being driven from) is always free.

My career coaching is ideal for:
• Mid-career professionals who are successful but not fulfilled in their current role
• New graduates looking for career direction
• Men or women returning to work after a career break

Majella Callaghan

Dublin, Ireland

I specialise in coaching women returning to the workplace and career transition.

My coaching style is a confidential, challenging, friendly, supportive, person-centred approach which is non-judgemental, encouraging and produces positive results.

Pheona Croom-Johnson

London, Middlesex and Surrey

All aspects of business, psychological and behavioural coaching. I work in all three sectors and with a healthy mix of gender and position/role within an organisation.

My coaching is based on the belief that everyone has the resources to work through their opportunities/challenges and my role is to help facilitate that journey. I use different theoretical frameworks, methods and techniques dependent on the client need and is flexible in my style and approach. Two of my passions are firstly the opportunity to assist in developing patterns of behaviour to achieve desired outcomes and secondly, to maximize effective communication by increasing self awareness and developing communication options.

Marie Smith

Dorset, UK

I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) who is energised by working with clients who are passionate about living their lives ‘on purpose’, aligned with personal values, making a difference in their own lives and also in the lives of  others. Or, if clients are not currently doing this, they wish to, and are intent on changing and moving forwards.

Specialisms Include: Leadership coaching and executive development - transitions and change, personal leadership, personal and team performance, resilience and career development/transitions. 

I am a leadership coach and executive development specialist working with senior people, CEO’s and business owners. I typically work with clients who are experiencing (or anticipating) the following situations:

• a crossroads in life, either in their career or private life, or both e.g. feeling jaded with their current role and wanting a new challenge or may have an unexpected opportunity to do something different

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