Here are just a few of the testimonials I've received from some of the people I have been thrilled to support.
"I came to Caroline for help after finding myself feeling really stuck in a job which was making me very unhappy. My confidence was incredibly low which meant I was struggling to showcase my skills which in turn made applying for new jobs very challenging and daunting.
Caroline has been incredibly patient, understanding and non-judgemental. Her thoughtful questioning has made me think about some of the limiting beliefs I have been carrying about myself – beliefs which have been affecting my ability to move forward positively. Caroline has shown me some practical tools which have helped me recognise the value in my skills and identify what I am good at, whilst allowing me to focus on other areas which I need to strengthen. This helped me incredibly in rewriting my CV to best showcase my skills and abilities while boosting my confidence. While I still have a little way to go to meet all my objectives, I'm now feeling much more positive about my job search and career prospects and am already receiving positive feedback from agencies and prospective employers"
Career Coaching client (High Wycombe)
"Caroline has been supporting me develop an L&D plan for my Careers Guidance business. She has helped me ascertain my aims with training and developing my associate staff. She has put together a series of activities that will not only help us concretely identify the skills and knowledge standards we want the team to develop, but also, CPD activities that will help us achieve the standards.
Caroline has a unique perspective understanding and considering all aspects of what it takes to get buy-in from both staff and senior leadership, so everyone can work together with the same motivation and effort.
She is available for quick chats when I have needed to bounce off ideas, and her background in coaching and careers guidance means she is supportive and proactive when considering business development challenges.
I would highly recommend Caroline."
Natalie, Founding Director, (Innervate Careers)
"Caroline assisted my daughter during her UCAS application and the advice, knowledge and expertise given helped her gain 5 university offers. Caroline continued to support her when it came to making her 1st and 2nd choices and we were delighted when her A level results secured her first choice of Exeter University. In fact, Caroline was the first person I called to tell her our news! I cannot recommend Caroline enough, in fact so much, my daughter has now approached her to help with her next personal statement for her Masters application at Oxford University. Caroline, you are amazing, thank you!"
Jane (parent from Maidenhead)
"Caroline was heavily involved with, and delivered our team away day; establishing the day met the needs of all attending and ensuring the key messages were delivered, heard and remembered. The work Caroline put in was immense and that time was reflected in the comments from colleagues afterwards.''
Claire, Head of Service (Red Kite Group)
“I’ve been working with Caroline as I’ve stepped into a senior management role for the first time. I’ve found this to be a real step change and with a broader and more strategic portfolio of work. Caroline has helped me to challenge myself to think in a different way and develop strategies to gain confidence in my new role. I’ve come away from my sessions with Caroline with a renewed sense of motivation and clarity on how I can move forward. I’ve noticed in the past few weeks that I’ve been actively using some of the approaches we identified in the session and I am seeing a difference. I’m really grateful to Caroline for helping me to navigate this period of change and looking forward to my next session!”
Hannah, Manager (Reading)
"Working through my MBTI profile with Caroline meant that it moved from simply being a ‘label’ to being something that helped me to understand my working style and preferences. This greater depth of understanding is interesting and handy to apply in day-to-day situations, not just as personal development. Caroline is personable and made the whole process a pleasant experience, as well as a useful one."
Sarah, Owner (Browning York Ltd)
“Thank you for your help with student X, he was on the path to full time exclusion but following your conversation, has now turned things around as he can see a plan for this future and how to get there”.
Careers Lead (Secondary School, London)
"Caroline is an innovative person with a great ability to see the big picture. She has really impressed us at The Tess Group with her diligence, intelligence and her strong networking skills. We are delighted to work with her where she has shown strong sales and negotiation skills with the types of customers she has connected us with. I’d strongly recommend Caroline and hope that in the near future we can find a way to work even closer in the future.''
Rodd, Managing Director (The Tess Group)
"Caroline worked with me when I was applying for Universities and considering career path options. She is extremely well connected in her field and has an in depth understanding of not only how to pick the right University for you but also how to navigate the complicated UCAS application process. Her naturally calm and reassuring style encouraged me to have scary but honest conversations with her, supporting me to make tough decisions. Without a shadow of a doubt, I would not be where I am today without Caroline's support."
Niamh, Senior Consultant (Ernst & Young)
"I was lucky enough to be put in contact with Caroline via a 3rd party when I was made redundant in September 2020. It turned out we both have an interest in the voluntary sector and Caroline was very knowledgeable in this area. Caroline had a lot of great ideas and made me view future career in a different way, opening up other avenues and making me realise what was actually important to me and how to go out and get it. After my sessions with Caroline I always felt very positive about myself, she helped me realise that I did actually have many skills and a lot to offer. I now have a CV that I am proud of and can write a great personal statement. Without my sessions with Caroline I would still be wearing blinkers with regards to the opportunities available to me and I feel excited and optimistic about the future. Caroline is extremely friendly and easy to get on with, I really enjoyed my time with her and she left me with a very long "to do list"
Outplacement client (Yorkshire)
"Receiving coaching from Caroline at the Talent Cycle has improved my mindset and productivity significantly. In the context of a series of friendly chats she has drawn out from me the actions I need to take to move my business forward rather than sitting in a quagmire of ideas and semi-plans. Caroline has helped me clarify my vision and objectives and helped me see for myself how to prioritise in order to make meaningful progress rather than struggling to keep on top of a never-ending 'to-do' list. Amongst other light-bulb moments I have redefined my niche market, clarified my marketing approach and set in motion an efficient plan to create an online aspect to my business.
Caroline listens attentively and asks pertinent questions that assured me she understood my business and me! There is no jargon or complicated methods to apply, just a straight-forward approach to help you\your business make realistic plans and actions, and of course, having such an approachable person to be accountable to has been very helpful too. As a sole-trader I was missing having someone invested in collaborating with me and the benefits of having done so have been many and varied and all very positive! I would recommend working with the Talent Cycle and look forward to continuing to do so myself."
Susan Hodgson, Personal Trainer (Fluid Fitness)
''A dedicated and enthusiastic professional who throws her heart and soul into everything she undertakes. Her warm manner inspires confidence in those she's looking to influence, and enables her to draw out the detail and realise complex projects that drive through change"
Rob, Manager (TRL)
"Caroline did an excellent job which helped me understand how to do an interview for a new job & she made a CV for me which was very helpful to me & so many direct companies & agencies have now called me about working for them. She is brilliant & I want to give her an outstanding rating.
Thanks Caroline for helping me in tough time :)"
Outplacement client (Slough)
"Oh wow Caroline - My CV is amazing - doesn't sound like me at all lol.. I am really pleased... thank you!"