For Individuals

Career coaching that unlocks your true potential

WHAT WE DO

We enable you to make your dream role a reality. We are qualified and experienced coaches; we keep ourselves up to date with the latest trends in recruitment, leadership and the employment landscape to ensure you get the best service.

Above all, we value integrity and will only deliver coaching and career guidance that is specifically tailored to you.

All our programmes start with a first step free, no obligation, phone consultation to assess your individual needs.

It’s a good way to find out if coaching will be useful for you, a chance to ask questions, and to get to know us too.

Career Coaching

We’ll cover everything including your CV, LinkedIn, and interviews with resources and tailored guidance in these areas. We’ll also give you a career confidence boost in the right direction as we uncover your skills and strengths. Together we work to design your future, and partner with you on your journey to make that dream role a reality. 

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Leadership Coaching

With significant expertise in this area from the corporate world, we will unlock your leadership potential and help you to make an impact within your organisation. We help you to realise your own strengths, raise your performance as a leader and inspire your team to over achieve.

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Return To Work Coaching

Whether you’ve taken one year off to pursue another qualification, or a longer career break we are specialists in getting you back into an organisation with renewed career confidence.

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Head of Trade Operations – Lloyds Banking Group

I’ve worked with Steph for 4 years and in that time she’s supported me through 3 role changes. She’s given me the clarity to make strategic decisions and the confidence to believe in myself. As I’ve gone through the change curve Steph has proved to be an invaluable sounding board. I value our sessions and would highly recommend Steph as a coach.

Hannah Alexander

Director of Membership – Adoption UK

I’ve been working with Donna for around six months and during that time she has really helped me to focus my energy and attention in the right areas to push forward and achieve the personal objectives that I had set for myself, with Donna’s help. Having the benefit of her calm and reflective approach has not only helped me be a better employee, but a better manager and to genuinely understand myself better.
To top it off, with the confidence and guidance that Donna has given, I successfully got a promotion in my role – even during a global pandemic.
Rob Langley-Swain

Executive Director – Global Communications, Avon Cosmetics Ltd

Steph strikes a great balance of being supportive, motivational and realistic. She helps me to identify my strengths but she also holds me to account and challenges me. She has a wealth of tips and tricks and brings a variety of theory and models into play in a really practical way and uses her experience really effectively.

And importantly Steph is a pleasure to spend time with – easy to get along with and a great sense of humour. 

Natalie Deacon

Head Teacher, Kings College Primary

Thank you! After coaching sessions with Steph (one face-to-face and the rest via Zoom) I had re-focussed on my values and knew what I wanted to achieve. Steph’s advice was invaluable in boosting my confidence, self-belief and pushing me to be braver. Her key questions of “Why not?” and “What could happen?” along with her advice to “let go of the outcome” all really helped me question myself and push myself to explore new avenues.

After a maternity leave and a confidence knock, Steph helped me to pick myself back up and secure my dream job! I will be headteacher of a fantastic, child-centred primary school in sunny Spain where the values and organisational ethos align perfectly with my own. I can’t wait! Thanks again- I would highly recommend to other women at a crossroads or considering a new path. “Why not?!”

Marie Lally

Regional General Manager, DHL Supply Chain

Steph, coached me through a career change following 17 years in the military. Collaborative, challenging and realistic, she helped me figure out what direction my professional life should take, make a plan to get there and, most importantly, kept me accountable to achieve it.

I particularly valued her candour and willingness to follow up with tough questions.

Phil Taneborne

Senior Global Brand Manager, Avon Cosmetics Ltd

Steph’s coaching underpinned my ability to transition into this new role with ease. It was fundamental in the 360 turnaround in my self-belief and therefore intrinsically linked to the results I was able to deliver in the first 90 days.

What you get from Steph is a truly tailored experience that evolves as you evolve. I cannot recommend Steph highly enough.

Kyla Lyford

Career Coaching

Is career coaching for you? These are some of the real issues that our clients have faced and overcome though our career coaching programmes. All our career coaching programmes are supported with various online psychometric tests and complementary  tools, resources and exercises.

What’s your career issue?

Stuck at a career crossroads?

You’re not sure if your current job is the right fit for you and don’t know whether it’s best to change role, or indeed move to a new company ? We can help you gain clarity on what’s really important to you, what that next move should be, and then help you get there.

Time for a career change?

You’re considering a total change of career but where do you start? We can support you to discover whether your strengths, skills and experience are a good match for your next career move and get you there step by step of the way.

You really want a promotion?

You like your job but you’re unfulfilled and have a desire to progress further; we help you to be the boss of your own progression and find the right promotion opportunities to suit you. With specific expertise in leadership we can coach you on the behaviours you need to show and the actions to take to get to that next level.

Just been made redundant ?

Whether it’s a shock redundancy or you knew it was coming it can be a very unsettling time. We can help you own this opportunity to uncover your career potential, and guide you with immediate and practical next steps to find a new fulfilling role.

How do you get your CV and LinkedIn up to date?

You’re searching for that next move. Discover how you can make your CV and LinkedIn profile work better and get yourself in the best position to land your next ideal role. We have lots of CV resources and templates to help you get that first foot in the door.

Need to nail an interview?

You want to be authentic, confident and memorable interview but don’t know how. We help you to interview with impact and credibility. Interviewing is just a skill like any other it can be learned with preparation and our expert guidance.

Leadership Coaching

As your ‘thinking partner’ we unlock your leadership potential, solve problems, and enable you to meet your business and personal goals. All our leadership coaching includes DISC Leadership profile and evaluation as part of the programme and we evaluate the impact of the coaching on a regular basis to make sure you’re getting the desired results.  

What are the benefits of coaching ? 

Enhanced performance in a new role

There is proven research that coaching during the first 3 months of a new leadership role can have a significant impact on your success. We support you to hit the ground running in your organisation and have a strategic approach from the start.  

A safe space to be challenged

We value trust and confidentiality above everything. We work as  ‘thinking partners’ to solve your complex leadership issues whether it’s managing a difficult stakeholder. We’re trained to listen deeply and will raise things you weren’t aware of, and offer a different perspective.

Focus on your work and your life priorities

It’s tough at the top, and the higher you move up the organisation the lonelier it can get. With increased stress and anxiety in the current climate we look at all your priorities, help you take a step back and hold you account on your self-care too. 

 

Confidence in your OWN leadership style

We work hard to understand your expectations as a leader, and help you to uncover your hidden strengths, and articulate your personal brand. Many successful leaders encounter self-doubt and we are highly experienced in working on limiting beliefs using a variety of coaching techniques all tailored to you. 

Return to work coaching

Whether you’ve taken one year off to pursue another qualification, or a 15 year career break we enable you to get back into an organisation with renewed career confidence.

What’s your return to work challenge?

Back to work after maternity leave?

It can be unsettling returning to work now that you have taken on a new role at home. We can help you to get back up to speed with your role, manage your home and work life and how to negotiate salary or flexible working with confidence.

Back to work after study?

We have strong links with Warwick Business School and have worked with many full time MBA students to gain a fulfilling role following their study. We support you with gaining clarity on your career direction and create a bespoke career action plan and how to make the most out of your MBA to further your career.

Back to work after a long career break?

If you’ve not been in employed work for over two years it can be daunting and difficult to find a role, and traditional routes back in to work are often a challenge. We help you navigate this journey back into work with a blend of practical job searching guidance and coaching to get your career confidence back on track. 

Women Returners

Please see womenreturners.com for jobs, specialist career returner advice and 1:1 coaching. 

Book Your Free First Step Consultation

All our programmes start with a first step free, no obligation, phone consultation to assess your individual needs. It’s a good way to find out if career coaching will be useful for you, a chance to ask questions, and to get to know us too.

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