Email - I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all the tips you gave me during the interview technique session. I got two job offers as a result. Infact I was shortlisted for over 5 interviews but I attended 4 interviews and received two offers. I know without a shadow of a doubt that the session I had with you really helped me in preparing and attending these interviews. So a BIG THANK YOU.
I am very happy to have found Karen. I had a few sessions and she worked with me predominantly to get my CV fit for purpose. She was able to help me dig out the details needed to make more of an impact. Karen built my confidence in a variety of areas and made me realise that I would be an asset to a company and to believe in my experience which set me on the path to hopefully finding my dream job. She has also pointed me in the right direction for my job hunt. I definitely feel better equipped to achieve that with her help. Thanks Karen.
Karen really helped with identifying what was holding me back in moving forward with my career, what it was that I actually wanted to address and how to work out what I actually wanted. Karen is patient, supportive and fun to work with. Great sessions, very useful tasks set that helped really drill down in what I needed to focus on to move forward. Cannot recommend Karen more highly
I really appreciate the help and support you’ve given me these last few months. I’m so glad I took the step and reached out to you. You’re a real testament to the power of coaching and as you rightly pointed out at the beginning, it’s so much more than CVs and career advice. You really touched on some critical and deep personal issues that were impacting on my ability to move forward. Those early sessions were tough but necessary in the journey. I will definitely recommend you to anyone feeling stuck or needing that kind reassurance to progress.
Working with Karen is one of the best investments I ever made for myself. All the positive mindset changes that I've experienced through coaching with her are greatly influencing both my professional and personal life. I had few attempts at career change before, but now with the right mentor, I know the change will be sustainable, long-lasting and very fruitful. For the first time in my life I am this optimistic and excited about my career and can already see the immense impact that work with Karen had on my sense of clarity, self-esteem and overall wellbeing.
I really enjoyed working with Karen on Interview techniques. She gave me tips on how to prepare for interviews and how to answer competency based interview questions. I find her so helpful and I found her a pleasure to work with. I will definitely recommend her to anyone struggling to get through interviews .
I appreciated Karen's patient analysis of my self-presentation skills and benefited from her professional coaching on how to get messages across in a more effective way . Rather than telling you what to do, Karen helps you find your own solutions that work for you as an individual. And I got the job ! thank you, Karen.
EXCELLENT CV WORKSHOP I recently attended the CV workshop with Karen which I found so insightful and informative. Discussing different types of CV’s, information to include and layout of data really helped clearthe confusion I had in CV writing. Karen packed so much information into the workshop and made me understand how to market myself in the best light for the employer. Such a helpful little website for picking out keywords too! Thank you Karen, I’m sure I’ll be back for more workshops in the future with you
Karen ran a series of online workshops for myself and a number of colleagues after we were made redundant back in July. I was initially sceptical as my previous Employer had funded these but it was soon very obvious to me that there was much to benefit from Karens Coaching style and workshop content . The sessions were engaging and very interactive and challenged you to take an alternative look at yourself. I'm happy to say that i paid attention! and learnt some new techniques that enabled me to take stock of my true value and have a stronger more confident outlook. One month on having applied some of these new techniques i have just accepted a job offer. I cannot recommend Karen enough and i'm eternally grateful.
"Karen is an excellent and engaging coach, being clear and succinct but above all capable of giving great insight and direction. She enabled me to focus on what was important, guided me to a strategy which worked for me whilst being endlessly patient. I wholeheartedly recommend her."
I was at a very low point in my life where I was recovering from cancer and when I returned to work in the Civil Service I found that I was starting to get marginalised by my management, which was then followed by bullying and harassment and then culminating in me losing the role I had done for many years and loved was taken away from me. I was recommended Karen who I worked with and she opened my eyes to my value and my capabilities and helped me with putting my vacancy applications together. Though Karen's assistance I secured a promotion in the Civil Service and changed sectors in the new job and am in a much happier place. I highly recommend Karen to anyone who is at a crossroads in their life.
I joined Karen for a Career Confidence workshop. The session directed my focus to exploring my concerns whilst acknowledging some positive outcomes. Karen set up a nice, safe and friendly space for the discussion. It was also a lovely opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Thanks Karen.
I found Karen at a time in my life when my confidence and self belief was extremely lacking. I was also at a cross roads with my career and really struggled to make sense of the feelings I had regarding my future. I found Karen exceptionally helpful in stripping away the 'noise' in my head that created this self doubt and really empowered me to identify my values. That was a major turning point and improvement to my life. She also supported me immensely in preparing to go back out to the market to seek a new direction of employment with job search, CV and interview guidance. What I learnt and gained through Karen will benefit me for the rest of my life - I highly recommend her.
After becoming very disillusioned with my career and low in confidence, with no idea of what to do next, Karen was invaluable in helping me to evaluate who I am now and what my values are now. The skill of how to use purposeful self-reflection has helped me the most, to help me make decisions and overcome my fears and self-doubt. Karen reflected back to me the things I said and how I said them to help me listen to and trust my instincts. Karen’s coaching gave me lots of practical skills for my CV, cover letters and interviews and I now feel so much more confident in my strengths and skills and I have secured a new role in what I hope will be my future path. January 2021
Karen was able to help clarify several competing challenges, and help layout a pathway to making some informed decisions about my next career steps.
I had my first coaching session with Karen in December 2019. I had been in my current job for 8 years and had reached a point in my career where I felt stuck and was struggling to work out what it was I wanted to do next. Karen is very friendly, approachable and professional and understood quickly my frustrations with my working life. Karen helped me put together a plan of action which enabled me to research a number of options and encouraged me to network in order to focus in on my ideas. Karen adopted a structured and practical approach which I found very helpful and has set me on my journey - thank you Karen!