Changing career after being made redundant

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One of the things I hear most in coaching conversations is the desire to change career, particularly in the case of redundancy. I’d estimate at least 60% of people want to change career after being made redundant, of which the majority do. In fact, according to change career statistics, the average person changes career 5-7 … Read more

What to do if you’re made redundant

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I became a careers adviser in 2009 when I was made redundant from the pharmaceutical industry. Since then I have supported over 5000 people, with almost all of them having experienced redundancy. Here’s my advice on what do if you’re at risk of redundancy or you’re made redundant.  The emotional rollercoaster of being made redundant … Read more

The power of storytelling for your career

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I’ve loved books since I was a small child. I got immersed in the story (truth be told, I still do). There’s a beauty in storytelling; it can encapture the reader/listener and empower the teller. It’s why stories have been passed down and around for thousands of years. A good story engages our curiosity, imagination, … Read more

Shall we dance? A lesson in building trust

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Every month I meet with a small group of coaches for our own development. This month’s topic was building trust. We each take a turn to be coached and to coach. This week I volunteered to be the coach. At the end of the session, they ask me and the coaches to provide a piece … Read more