"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.
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.
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!