Independent Career Coach & Redundancy Support
Coaching to switch careers, change direction, find fulfillment and focus on a different future. Play to your strengths
Reinvent your career
Tap into transferrable skills and experience, pivot to seek new challenges, promotions or improve work-life balance
Future-proof your career
The pandemic has shown no job is for life – be responsible for your own destiny and plan your professional path and growth
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:
- Career confidence and resilience
- Impact of Covid on career and role
- Returning from furlough
- Strengthscope practitioner
- Building personal brand
- Writing an interview-getting CV
- Changing career
- Switching jobs
- Continuous executive coaching and career goal-setting
- Having an Intelligent Career
- Triumphing in interviews
- Reinventing a career
- Launching a portfolio career
- Progressing at work
Please get in touch to book an appointment or have a preliminary chat over the phone or via Zoom. 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 ove the phone or via Zoom and find out how I can make a difference.
It’s been a year since our meeting and I just wanted to thank you for helping me to focus on my key strengths and interests. I’ve just been promoted to a Business Critical Account Manager responsible for building and maintaining relationships with customers, and I couldn’t be happier.
Thank you for the coaching and advice – I start on Monday as Chief Product Marketing Officer. The visualisation of walking into the new office did really help, and just having some of those structured approaches to answering questions kept me going.
I was facing an important life transition after 35 years in the corporate world so finding renewed purpose and re-inventing my identity was essential. With Helen’s coaching and encouragement I have secured voluntary work and am in the process of identifying further options by using my network.
I am finally out the other side now and feel like a new person. I have accepted a finance role, which will hopefully free up some time for family and exploring my new love of interior design. Couldn’t have got there with out you.
Your guidance through the interview process and pointers toward proper preparation gave me, if results are considered, a confident and winning approach in a very competitive first move into industry from a Big 4 accountancy firm.
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 for 6 years. She has been very effective in helping me through a change in career, and through ensuing regular executive coaching sessions that keep me on track.
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’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.