If you’re feeling lost, confused or frustrated about your career, don’t worry, I’m here to help.
Career coaching gives you time and space to think through and find solutions to whatever career issue you’re facing.
If you need practical support getting your next role, you can choose to have as little or as much help as you need. The testimonials below will give you an idea of some of the many people I have helped with this through CV support, interview coaching, confidence building, outplacement support and job search planning.
For help with other career challenges (e.g. deciding whether or not to change career and which career to change to, planning to get a promotion, succeeding in your role), I take more of a ‘pure’ coaching approach. This means that instead of giving you advice, I draw on my coach training to help you ‘unlock’ the answers for yourself by using a variety of exercises, tools and plenty of careful listening and questioning.
Some of the many things Career Coaching can help you feel more confident about:
Returning to work after a career break
Handling your new role after being promoted
Taking the next step in your career
Bouncing back from redundancy
Overcoming overwhelm at work
We all need a little help with our career from time to time
My Career Coaching Credentials
I’ve always been fascinated by what motivates and helps us feel fulfilled and confident at work. CIPD qualified, with a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, I am also a Licensed Career Coach (trained by Career Counselling Services via a course that is accredited by the Association of Coaching) and trained Executive Coach and Mentor (ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring). These qualifications, combined with my extensive practical experience of coaching, mean I can help you reflect on and overcome your career challenges.
I continuously work on developing my career knowledge and coaching skills, by reading relevant books and publications, as well as attending events, lectures and masterclasses including:
- National Careers Guidance Show
- CIPD Festival of Work (incorporating Recruitment, Learning and Development, HR technology and the Future of Work)
- CIPD Sussex branch event: The Future of Work – Self-Managing Teams
- CIPD Sussex branch event: The Future of Work – The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Technology
- Association for Coaching: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in Coaching – A Masterclass
- Association for Coaching: Navigating Life Successfully – Positive Psychology Coaching
- Career Counselling Services: Balance (career management) training
I Know About CVs, Interviews & Job Search Strategy Because…
I founded Bright Sky Career Coaching (formerly Bright Sky HR) in May 2016, after spending more than a decade working in HR and Recruitment for both small and large companies, across a range of sectors. I had been responsible for writing and posting job advertisements, screening thousands of CVs, training managers in interview techniques, running assessment centres, setting up a Graduate Scheme and interviewing 100s of candidates. I had recruited across most Head Office functions including roles at all levels (ranging from Graduate to Director) in Finance, Engineering, HR, Strategy, Quality Assurance, Business Development/Sales, Contracts, IT and Software Development.
This in-depth experience of the Recruitment process meant that I know what employers are looking for, how they screen CVs, which job boards and publications they advertise with, which Recruitment firms they use to help them. It’s extremely rewarding to share this knowledge with you, to help you get your next role.