I made my career decision at the age of 5, in my red wellies and never looked back. Until half way through my degree when I realised it was totally the wrong choice. Which probably doesn’t come as a surprise as the critical thinking of a five year old often needs a little more development!
Deciding to to pursue a different path I realised my love of people was the most important thing in my career and followed this passion to a successful career in all things people! Recruitment, HR and my true passion Learning & Development.
What I have realised through working for a variety of blue chip corporate organisations and smaller family run businesses is a common theme. When people are doing a job they love they are so much more successful. This led me to look at how I can start working with people to help them find what this could be sooner in their careers.
One of my other passions is addressing gender imbalance as I still find it fascinatingly frustrating that there is such an imbalance between men and women in the world of careers.
My mission is to Start Sooner with young women and their parents, with real life career advice and coaching to help them make brave decisions and find what they love to do Sooner!
Who is with me!!
There are thousands of different job possibilities and so many different ways you can get there. As a parent you can't be expected to be an expert career coach and know all the information.
How often do you ask yourself "where do I even start?"
You may also fine that even when you work that out and start these conversations with your daughter, she will not want to talk to you. You are her parent - what do you know?!!!
But you desperately want to help her decide what she would be great at?
If this sounds like you let me help you with some career advice.
I offer individual coaching programs designed personally for you and your daughter, that will challenge her thinking, help her uncover her passions, strengths and skills.
I will help you both match those to career possibilities and options to achieve that dream!
Just imagine if you could actually sit down as a family and have an open conversation about career options and aspirations - how refreshing would that be?
An initial call with you will help understand where your daughter currently is, what you have tried before and any particular areas you need help with..
During the online video coaching sessions we will have open conversations about your daughters passions, education, strengths, achievements, skills, values, motivators and goals to help her really think about what she might love to do.
We will discus various career options to help her uncover what makes her happy to help unleash her inner maverick!
As a parent you can be involved as much or as little as you want in the sessions, we can agree that upfront.
I also offer career assessments and will help you both explore career possibilities and the different paths to that dream.
I will help you uncover what those careers really involve from experienced people working in those industries. With over 20 years of working in the corporate world I will help her really understand the skills required for a success career.
Each program is designed to help your daughter think about what she would love to do and avoid her making the same mistake I did in my red wellies at the age of 5!
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Coaching Programs designed for you and your daughter. In the initial call we will decide on the best possible program based on your current situation.
A 60 minute online video call to discuss the different career options available so you are fully prepared for exam results day!
We will look at the different options available around University, Apprenticeships, Jobs, Internships to help you have all the information you need to help your daughter make the best choice.
In-depth individual career coaching program exploring individual strengths, values, visions, and career options to help your potential opportunities for the future.
The program consists of one 90 minute initial online video call and a further 5 online one hour video sessions during the three months.
Online career advice course for you and your daughter
Part one of my Start Sooner career coach story!
Part two of my Start Sooner career coach story
Part three of my Start Sooner career coach story and a shout out for mentors!