Here’s the founding duo of Career-Mums.
We want to make it easier for parents to take time out of their careers to focus on family responsibilities and pick up their career at a time that suits their personal circumstances and career ambitions.
Highly experienced in coaching, training and facilitating, I’m passionate about making a difference in the world today by bringing about greater gender balance and enhanced career choice for women.
I’ve worked with lots of different organisations – small, medium and large – having had a corporate HR background and operating as an independent consultant for over 10 years.
During my career to date I’ve had two significant breaks from work to raise my two daughters. I know first hand the challenges of getting a career back on track after a break and am passionate about taking the message out to government, employers and communities about an often overlooked source of talent – women returners.
My work is heavily influenced by NLP, Transactional Analysis and Neuroscience. I’m a certified Brain Friendly Trainer, have a Masters degree in Human Resources Management and am licensed to use various psychometric tests.
I am currently Vice-Chair of Coventry & Warwickshire CIPD, providing local leadership for the HR profession.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog, improving my saxophone playing skills and catching up with friends.
We‘ve both taken time out of our careers to care for our young children. We love being parents and also know how important it is to do a job that we feel passionately about.
As a Personal Performance Coach and the co-founder of Career-Mums, I bring a blend of experience in coaching, recruitment training and management.
I have a BA Hons in Social Sciences and am qualified to carry out DISC psychometric tests. I’ve worked extensively with both the private and public sector, and have founded and run my own life coaching business – Imagine Coaching.
After 15 years of working, I took a career break to spend more time with my two children. As such, I’m able to not only understand but also emphasise with the challenges and pressures women face, in particular the lack of confidence and the thought of ‘how to’ relaunch a career. My personal experience of this is my motivation for coaching women to develop their careers around family life and to re-discover their values and purpose.