Helen Slingsby MSc – Career Coach

A practical and insightful career coach who works quickly to support a highly diverse clientele, I have helped individuals from the public and private sector as well as education and not for profit. I’m a strong believer in having a direct, proactive approach to job hunting and career change, and successfully provide you with the tools to do this.

Helen Slingsby

Need Career Help?

Clients who have been made redundant find a positive and confidence boosting approach significantly helps them find jobs. Others seeking to change direction are now reaping the benefits of pursuing a fulfiling new career.

With an MSc in Career Management and Counselling from Birkbeck College, London University, I am also qualified in Level A and B psychometric testing, specialising in the NEO personality inventory.

Humour & Lateral Thinking

I feel that a person-centred approach with the use of humour helps to engage and challenge my clients. I get to the root of the issue quickly, helping to identify fresh options, via lateral thinking and confidence-boosting measures.

Ex-Journalist & News Editor

As a business correspondent for the Evening Standard and Guardian newspapers, I developed a strong knowledge of the retail, media, marketing and leisure sectors. I later retrained as a career coach, which enabled me to fully exploit my sector experience and writing skill to help jobseekers and those pondering career change to make moves to change their life.

Having run a team of 11 reporters, as news editor of Marketing Week magazine I’m more than able to put myself in your shoes as a line manager – I’ve been there and I know what you’ll be expected to achieve.

I really enjoy putting my strong writing and marketing skills to good use, helping corporate, public sector and private clients sell themselves to the max in an intensely competitive market. I can help you too!

Career Coaching in Reading, Berkshire

Based in Pangbourne, Berkshire (near Reading) I offer personally tailored coaching sessions at my rural office to help you with confidence, CV writing, interview techniques, job searching or pitching to employers. You can book convenient Skype sessions if you’re in a hurry or unable to travel.

Please send me a message to enquire about rates and discounts for block bookings.

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Sectors & Roles

Past and present clients from a vast range of industries and sectors have included:

Customer service & retail

  • Call Centre Workers & Team Leaders
  • Customer Services Specialist
  • Relationship Manager
  • Cabin Crew

Sales and marketing

  • Marketing Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Director

Business, finance & law

  • Entrepreneur (and ex-Journalist)
  • Accountant
  • Finance Clerks
  • Insurance Administrator
  • HR Manager
  • Occupational Health Manager
  • Building Society Area Director
  • Partner in a city Law firm

IT & technical

  • Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • IT workers
  • TV documentary maker
  • Car Mechanic


  • Chef
  • Novelist
  • Curator
  • Women returners

Public sector

  • Deputy Head Teacher
  • MBA students