WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH ME
I used to give long complicated explanations about what I do and why I do it. But then it dawned on me; the answer is actually very simple. I help anxious and overwhelmed individuals and businesses, achieve career success and satisfaction.
Throughout my career, I have always been focused on helping others, whether that be supporting those moving into their first career or professionals who want to further develop within it. And to me, career success can be measured by a variety of factors but most importantly, finding the career path to something you love doing, which you do well, that supports your mental health and wellbeing, as much as your bank balance.
One of the first steps in achieving career success can be to assess your values and strengths and I spent a long time assessing mine. These were helpful in working in careers guidance in Education and as an L&D professional, working within HR teams and in leadership positions, and now support me in running The Talent Cycle and supporting all my clients.
Helpfulness: Using my drive and creativity for positive action, helping not just myself but others too.
Authenticity: Being ME makes me unique. I won't always do things the same way as others and that's a strength.
Self-respect: Pride in my work and learning from all experiences, whether they were wonderful or challenging.
Freedom: Being a master of my own destiny, only taking on work which makes my heart sing, so I am 100% committed to all I do.
MY SUPER STRENGTHS:
The things I am brilliant at and known for, are being:
Driven: whether it's making a change or getting something started, I won't stop till the goal is achieved.
A Helper: I love to help people, it's why I do what I do.
Creative: whether it's designing, problem solving, or upcycling some furniture, my creativity is my passion and will help you get to where you want to be. No 'can't do!' here.
For most people, finding career success and happiness starts with focusing on raising self-awareness. There are lots of ways to do that, but as a Myers Briggs (MBTI) Practitioner, I often use the tool to help clients (if they wish).
My own profile is for a preference of INFJ, which is one of the rarest types (yes, I'm special!). With preference for 'Introversion', I'm a good listener, 'INtuition', I can see the bigger picture, 'Feeling', I have a strong moral compass and am very empathetic to others and 'Judging' (no, I don't judge!), I take logical practical steps to achieving goals.
And these qualities make me very good at what I do.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
I have been working in Careers Guidance/Coaching and Development (L&D/OD in busy HR teams) for over 15 years. As well as my practical experience, I have various professional memberships, qualifications and accolades including:
Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
Level 3 Diploma in Career Coaching
Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development
Level 5 diploma in Career Coaching from the ILM (Institute of Leadership Management) - pending
Practitioner for psychometric profiling MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), Thomas International PPA (DISC theory) and TEIQ (Trait Emotional Intelligence Indicator)
Member and on the Professional Register for the CDI (Career Development Institute)
Associate member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
Student member of the ILM
My work has been used as an example of best practice by the NfER (National Federation for Educational Research) and in the same year I was nominated as a National Career Champion finalist
I have a full DBS check (children and adults) and signed up to the online checking service
I follow the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council) competency framework and GCMA Global Code of Ethics in Coaching and Mentoring.