Coach and Mentor


You want support to create the life you want. In mid-life, you are seeking a more meaningful life; you have reached a point where you ask – is this it? You may seek more balance or want to take a ‘time out’ to work out what is the right direction for you. It’s time to stop following someone else’s dream.

You may want to talk through a situation and to explore a dilemma. You want someone who can listen well, ask good questions, and provide useful signposts on next steps.
I offer one to one sessions that can help you on life and career related issues. Most of my work is focused on how people can bring more of themselves into their daily lives. They want to understand and show up as their authentic selves with the confidence to do this.

Sometimes we need to be able to talk with someone who doesn’t have a vested interest in the outcome.
I can help with different areas. Whilst I’ve listed these as separate areas there is overlap.

We can’t talk about your career without considering your wider life. Retirement planning can include whether to work past a conventional break from your employer, and for some how to spend their new-found time.

Career focus

As your Coach I will help you make effective choices through understanding who you are, and what options are best for you.

Maybe you are dissatisfied in your career? You have experienced frustration trying to work things out  on your own. If you are ready for some assistance I can help. Many of us fall into a career without giving it much thought. We don’t take account of what’s important and can get seduced by the money, or we were chasing someone else’s dream. Our feelings of dissatisfaction get stronger in our 40s and 50s when we know that now is the time to get career fulfilment. I have the career coaching expertise to help you decide on the career change that will be right for you. I will help you get clarity in decision making, explore options and create an action plan.

Wider life

Your career is ok, but you have a wider sense of unease. You know that your life is out of balance, There’s just no time to be who you are, and you can feel the years going by, far too fast. You want to create a life that feels right for the person you are now. You may be contemplating a move to part-time working to spend more time on what really interests you but you feel a bit mixed up on how to get the balance right and how to make the change. Work with me and we can identify where you want to be and clarify the steps to get there. I’ll be utilising everything I’ve learned from researching meaningful ageing. Asking good questions and allowing you space to fully reflect on changes for now and planning for the time ahead.

Why me?

With over 30 years’ experience, I have the knowledge and expertise to get you to where you want to go. I draw on theory (I’m very well qualified as a Chartered Psychologist, Registered Career Development Professional and have a doctorate in Occupational Psychology) and thousands of hours working with people like you. People who felt lost amongst the many options or lacked confidence to make a change. I work with people at different life stages and they share the same objective – to find happiness and fulfilment in their work. Career and retirement coaching results in increased self-awareness, clarity of focus and a plan for achieving career goals. Goals based on both realism and personal objectives. I  will support you to achieve your objectives. I’ll support you to make the career or life change that is right for you. I won’t tell you what to do but I’ll open your mind to possibilities and then help you decide. And create a plan to get there.

Considering working with me?

I’d be happy to set up a 20-minute chat over phone or WhatsApp to find out more about your situation and to see if we would be a good fit to work together. Use the link below to access my online diary and to send me some brief details.