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.
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.
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.
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)
- Finance Clerks
- Insurance Administrator
- HR Manager
- Occupational Health Manager
- Building Society Area Director
- Partner in a city Law firm
IT & technical
- Computer Programmer
- IT workers
- TV documentary maker
- Car Mechanic
- Women returners
- Deputy Head Teacher
- MBA students
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.