Client Reviews

Deciding on a midlife career change may be causing you some understandable anxiety. Read on to see how others have benefited from my expertise and maybe I can help you navigate your own journey with my consultative career services. Feedback is always appreciated.

 

 

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She encouraged me to go for it when others hadn’t and now I’m working in exactly the organisation I wanted

I came to Suzanne because I wasn’t happy in my role and kept flitting between hugely different career paths. I was worried something was wrong with me because I wasn’t fitting in at work and seemed to be pushing in the opposite direction to all my colleagues. I was stressed, isolated, misunderstood and worried I was going a bit crazy!

I was originally concerned that Suzanne would tell me to stop chasing my different dreams, but she completely understood me and encouraged me to go for it when others doubted me. And, in a few weeks I am moving country to start my new role in exactly the organisation I wanted.

Her assessment really helped me understand the type of role and organisation I am best suited for. It helped me see that I am obsessed with quality and doing things right – but that this isn’t always possible and not the way most people think. She showed me that I need a role that supports and encourages this part of my personality.

I also feel more confident about the skills I can bring to an organisation. Suzanne made me realise something about me that I didn’t know before; that if I can’t do something immediately, I’ll invest all the effort required to learn it. Recognising that this is a valuable skill that not everyone has makes me feel like I can try moving into different career paths, without having to go back and study first.

Suzanne also helped me to prioritise and delegate some things in my current role that I had been putting off, making time for what I actually want to do and things I am good at.

Suzanne brought great value in return for my investment with her. She was very responsive and reassuring when I needed it the most. She also helped to reinforce my strengths, which was so helpful when I was getting batted down as the ‘odd one out’ at work.

If you’re reading this and you have lost trust in yourself and are not sure what value you are bringing to the working world, working with Suzanne is a great way to remember who you are and what’s unique about you.

TH, Head of Insight

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I was moved to see how clearly Suzanne saw me

Suzanne bought out in me the truth, the light on my real ambitions and what I wanted to do with my working life. In the complexity of my story and my career she was able to find the path I needed at this point of my life. Her sense of analysis and her vision touched me deeply, I was moved to see how clearly Suzanne saw me.

Beyond being professional, she identified my intrinsic nature, she saw, understood and expressed my needs at many levels. I am so grateful to have worked with her, with her warmth, kindness and accuracy

Sihem Jacques, International Communications

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I felt that my best interests were being held in mind over and above a contractual arrangement

Before working with Suzanne I was a bit lost and somewhat disheartened about the prospect of finding a job that could possibly match my skill set. I was in need of independent direction and some structure to my career search. I had been applying but felt low and rejected. I had begun to question my abilities as I was receiving little or no feedback from the companies / people I was applying to. My search criteria had become randomised and wholly inefficient.

I was apprehensive at first as to how much Suzanne would get to know me in such a relatively short amount of contact time. I was concerned that my specialist industry sector would be difficult for Suzanne to understand quickly particularly as I had a large element of family relationship factors which cannot be easily described. After the first call I was completely at ease and not afraid to share any detail even if this revealed personal insecurities.

I felt valued again and filled with confidence. I made calls and enquiries that I would never have considered prior to our discussions. My mindset was far more focussed and targeted towards not only what I needed from a career but what I wanted too. Although my actual new job did not come from the sectors we had agreed to explore, I still felt empowered and emboldened to seek out this opportunity based on her coaching.

The work undertaken was done in a progressive but relaxed atmosphere. I felt that my best interests were being held in mind over and above a contractual arrangement.

Suzanne has a wonderfully calm and positive reinforcement ability, along with the marketplace knowhow, to steer the lost and afraid to success and greater self-esteem. Suzanne’s intervention represents excellent value particularly when compared to other offers of a similar service.

MB, Project Manager