Client Reviews

Whilst everyone is unique, I am delighted to be able to share stories, comments and testimonials from recent clients.

Everyone knows that looking for a new role is full of uncertainty and frustration. It can be a very stressful time, not just for you but for those around you.

If you’re intelligent, over 40 and unsure what your midlife career change should be, I can help you. If you are not getting the interviews or the job offers you think you should be, I can help you. If you want to get noticed in 2021’s crowded marketplace, I can help you. Here are some recent client stories:

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I love my new job

Suzanne is an absolute joy to work with! I’ve been a client for a number of years, and her passion, support and guidance over the years has not changed once. She has allowed me to appreciate every step of my journey – see the good, learn from what hasn’t gone as planned and be optimistic about the future. This has changed my mindset and perspective. I love my new job and I’m grateful she’s in my corner.

VO, Social Media Manager

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As a direct result of working with Suzanne, my mindset has turned around 180 degrees from thinking that there was no hope for me, to one which is confident and self-assured about my future

After being in one job for 25 years, I was suddenly made redundant which was a real shock and rocked me to the core. I was suffering from low self-esteem and self-doubt.

Faced with a choice of working with a large, established and faceless outplacement agency, Suzanne was recommended to me by a mutual acquaintance. And well-meaning as they are, my friends and family have not been able to give me the detailed, professional guidance I needed, and Suzanne has provided in abundance.

From the start, she understood the challenges of looking for employment in the middle years of your life, especially having been out of the job market for a while (as I have been) and your confidence has been knocked.

As well as overhauling completely my LinkedIn profile, CV and covering letters, she provided support and training on interview techniques which were completely rusty from decades of non-use.

She’s always in my corner, encouraging me all the way and picking me up after setbacks. A swift kick is also administered when necessary. An incorrigible optimistic.

As a direct result of working with Suzanne, my mindset has turned around 180 degrees from thinking that there was no hope for me, to one which is confident and self-assured about my future prospects. This attitude has permeated into all aspects of my life, creating a virtuous cycle.

Whilst I don’t have a job yet, all the foundations have been laid and the skills set is in place to ensure that this will be resolved soon. I thoroughly recommend Suzanne to anyone requiring assistance in pursuing a role change.

Update 1: I was tempted to look elsewhere for extra support, but what a waste! I went on a full two day “All the Techniques You Need to Land a Job” training course and learnt not one thing new! Suzanne had already given me everything they mentioned – and more. I do realise that I should have started listening to her much earlier. And that all I need to do now is maintain my mindset.

Update 2: I have now got a role in a new industry, and feel excited about my future. Her support has been invaluable in helping me navigate the new and unknown.

DG, Project Manager

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Better and more tailored than a 360 assessment

Before our initial conversation I was somewhat frustrated about my current role and looking for a fresh perspective on the next steps, preferably with my current employer. I felt I was going around in circles, asking myself the same questions, resulting in more frustration.

I had been concerned that a coach would not necessarily understand the peculiarities of the communications profession but Suzanne was a great sounding board. She helped me sort out the options I had already listed for myself, but for which I needed a reality check. She helped me process some of the options I had in my head, understand which were most viable given my personality traits, and come to terms with some obvious options I had been unsure about.

She relieved the stress and frustration by focusing on options that made more sense. She helped put to bed some of the incessant questioning.

I definitely recommend this Foundations Service. The value I got exceeded my expectations in such a short time frame. It was even better and more tailored than the 360 assessment I happened to be doing in parallel through my employer.

SM, European Digital Communications Manager