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About Me


I have worked in the skills sector all my career, holding senior positions in large and complex organisations, often leading teams through change and reorganisations. I have enjoyed all my roles but career development has always been my core passion. 


I think it springs from two experiences:

  1. As a young mother with a degree in politics and law, I went to the local careers office seeking advice.  However, I was turned away with the dismissive statement, "We don't do women returners here." 

  2. My daughter filled in a career questionnaire on leaving school. She said she would like to work with animals. An option that came back was taxidermy. Technically correct but didn't exactly capture the spirit of what was being explored.

I'm pretty certain we can do better than either of those!

I am a qualified coach and mentor at Post Graduate Level. I have a Diploma in Careers Guidance from Canterbury Christchurch University. I am an International Coaching Federation accredited coach with

The course for apprentices is adapted, with permissions, from


I am now able to share my qualifications and experience with others in an area that I care deeply about.

For me - this is my perfect career

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