Independent Career Coach & Redundancy Support
Reinvent your career
Use transferrable skills to seek new challenges, promotions or improve your work-life balance
Future-proof your career
No job is for life – be responsible for your own destiny and plan your professional development
What do you want your future to look like?
Manage your career, find clarity, be inspired
I would love to help you. I’ve been coaching people to find the jobs and careers they desire from my private office in Pangbourne for many years. With me you get a gold-standard-trained career coach with a Masters in Career Management and Counselling, a lateral thinker with a deep connection to world of work following 12 years as a business journalist, and a career changer, who understands what it’s like to start over.
I have a professional, informal, warm and direct style of coaching that gets results. I am a big believer in knowing yourself to sell yourself, of getting first-hand understanding and experience of the areas that take your fancy career-wise and using one’s network to become the thing you want to be. My results speak for this approach.
I coach clients in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s around all manner of career-related areas, including:
- choosing a career straight out of school or university
- switching jobs
- building personal brand
- career confidence and resilience
- writing an interview-getting CV
- changing career
- continuous executive coaching and career goal-setting
- having an intelligent career
- triumphing in interviews
- reinventing a career
- having a portfolio career
- progressing at work, and
- landing that promotion you really want.
Please get in touch to book an appointment or have a preliminary chat. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon.
Based in Pangbourne, near Reading, Berkshire, Career Breakthrough has been helping people from a wide range of sectors, careers and job functions, with great success.
Contact me for an initial chat and find out how I can make a difference.
I was made redundant from a senior executive role in a global publishing company. I have now landed a job that really excites me, and I am extremely grateful to Helen for her support and expertise.
Helen acted as my career coach after I was made redundant from a large blue-chip organisation. Through our sessions I learned a lot about myself, gained a huge amount of confidence, plus the ability to sell myself better and I have now secured a new role in marketing.
Chineham, Basingstoke, Hampshire
I have worked with Helen as my coach for 3 years. She has been very effective in helping me through a change in career, as well as helping me through the challenges that go with such a transition.
At times I felt a bit lost, and a little despondent – Helen was a really great coach in keeping my spirits up.
Helen has been a fantastic help in enabling me to progress through a big change in my career. I now have much more clarity on my skills and what I want from my career.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my sessions – they have been thought-provoking – challenging where I am and where I want to be. It has been well worth the investment as I feel so much more confident about the future.
I’ve been successful in my job hunting and will be starting in the New Year. Salary is excellent. As you’d suggested, I found the job through someone I used to work with – so networking wins again.
From the start I was impressed with Helen’s energy, professionalism and the way that she dealt with me as an individual, this support has been invaluable, thank you.
Can I say that the subtle changes you made to my CV and Linkedin profile made a big difference with me no longer chasing jobs, but agents chasing me.
Helen’s individualised approach boosted my confidence and helped me to completely re-evaluate my achievements and to see my potential in a much more positive light, so that I was able to reposition myself and secure my ideal job.