Welcome to The Talent Cycle!
I'm Caroline, a Career Development Specialist. I help move individuals and organisations onto a path to career success and happiness.
A SIMPLE APPROACH
with support that makes a difference
Whether you're an individual, or an Organisation, the world of work can be tricky, to say the least!
Feelings of anxiety over making the right development and career decisions, can be very overwhelming. Whether you're just starting out in your career or an experienced professional looking to make changes (or dealing with enforced changes, through things like redundancy), not knowing where to start can make you feel stuck. So I help clients through coaching or more direct guidance or training, to work out where they want to get to and the practical steps to get there, to plan a path to career success and happiness. But you won’t just plan it, I’ll help you drive forward the changes so you can take real actions to see real results. You’ll go from feeling anxious and overwhelmed, fearful of making any decisions in case they’re the wrong ones, to having a clear direction and road map to success.
Because if not now, then when?
I also help Organisations looking to manage their talented people. From turning 'possible' new hires into great ones, with an employability skills programme, and other development support such as talent mapping, training such as leadership and management programmes and team building. I also provide outplacement services.
And I am a particular specialist in supporting Careers Guidance companies to train and manage the quality assurance process, for their associate careers advisers.
Please do watch the video below for more on what I do.
SKILLS AND TRAINING
No doubt you will have seen all the data on employee turnover often resulting from:
1) Lack of development and/or opportunity to grow
2) Problems with Managers
As a Learning and Organisational development professional, I can help with both of these, ensuring your staff have the right development for their needs and that your skilled technical experts can become effective leaders and people managers too. I can also help you provide support for your employees if you are going through a redundancy process, with Outplacement services for those leaving the Organisation and good employee engagement for those remaining.
And if you're struggling to recruit, the Talent Transformation Programme is an initiative people love as it saves busy recruiters time and money on failed recruitment campaigns by having to turn away applicants who could be great, if they only had the right employability skills and culture fit for your organisation. I'll help build your talent pipeline by turning possible hires into great ones!
CAREERS ADVICE IN EDUCATION
If your role is to support young people with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, then I can help! Whether you're a Careers Lead battling through the Gatsby Benchmarks or an Independent Adviser wondering how you'll get your next piece of work, I can provide training and coaching to make sure you achieve your goals. And for Careers Advice companies, I can also provide additional services of designing a CPD programme for your Associates, as well as managing Quality Assurance so you can feel confident in meeting your clients' requirements.
EARLY CAREERS AND CAREER CRISIS
Whether you're just planning for or starting out in your career, or even been working for some time and looking to make a change, taking your next career move can be a very daunting prospect. I can help guide you from feeling like your head is spinning and you don't know what to do for the best, to having a clear plan with steps to take. I can help with coaching or more direct guidance, depending on what you want and need. I also deliver lots of skills training, so can help with developing your skills if you're struggling in a variety of areas, such as managing people for the first time.
WHY PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME
I have spent over 15 years working in the wonderful sectors of careers advice and learning and organisational development. As well as professional experience gained from Education and working in busy HR teams in other sectors, I also hold diplomas in Learning & Development, Careers Guidance and Career Coaching. I also hold the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching.
I am a practitioner for Myers Briggs (MBTI) and for Thomas International's PPA (DISC theory) and TEIQ (Emotional Intelligence) assessments. I am an Associate member of the CIPD, member and on the professional register for the CDI and a member of the ILM.
But don't just listen to me, please take a look at the testimonials throughout my website of some of the amazing people I have been lucky enough to support.
“TRAIN PEOPLE WELL ENOUGH SO THEY CAN LEAVE. TREAT THEM WELL ENOUGH SO THEY DON'T WANT TO”
Looking to make some career decisions but don't want the hassle of a long conversation or coaching programme? My bargain 'power hour', taking place online, will help you do some targeted planning and goal setting for success, with guidance from me.
The power hour includes a 40 minute guidance session and 20 minutes allocated to me to follow up with an email including key points discussed and additional resources where applicable.
Contact me to find out more about this £99 great deal!