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How to get hired in another sector: part 2

In my previous post I talked about how many of my clients are at a career crossroad: looking for a role that is more energising and fulfilling than what they’ve done to date. And they’re often interested in changing sectors. But the stumbling block for them is usually: “I know my strengths are transferrable, but…

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How to get hired in another sector: part 1

Many of my clients are at a career crossroad. They’re looking for a role that is more energising and fulfilling than what they’ve done to date. And they’re often interested in changing sectors. At some point, most of them will say, “I know my strengths are transferrable, but how do I convince an employer in…

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Opportunities for individuals & managers now & after COVID19

Elite athletes and global leaders have a coach. Someone who helps them to be the best and most effective version of themselves. We want to believe that we can do anything simply through hard work, but if that were the case, we’d all be either an elite athlete or global leader. The fact is, we…

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Sanity, productivity & working from home

Apart from staying healthy, the biggest challenge for most people at the moment is staying sane. If you’re still working, your next challenge is to understand what productivity means when you’re working from home. For additional complexity, just add kids into the mix. One of my good friends, Maria Doyle, has been working from home…

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How a radical idea delivered fulfilment and paid work

Sam Sutherland is a talented workshop facilitator and podcaster. She wants to make the workplace more human: to empower women and equality in the workplace through a variety of projects, which we cover in our chat. Sam’s podcast is relatively new and has taken off! But when we initially discussed it during her 7 Step…

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How to make a dramatic career change & find fulfilment

Are you feeling stuck in your industry? This podcast provides an inspiring example of how you can make dramatic change in your career and find genuine fulfilment. That’s what Fred did. When I met Fred he was a senior manufacturing engineer in the sugar industry, who often worked on continuous improvement projects. He was ready…

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Is your job search approach working for you?

Think about the last time you looked for a job (or you may currently be looking). How did it make you feel? Empowered, with a sense of control over the process? Or belittled and questioning your employability? Now, think about a major purchase you may have made, e.g. a house or a car. Were you…

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How to take a role from good to best-fit

Many of my clients like their roles, but want them to be more easeful and fulfilling. You can easily refine your role to be both of those things. You just need to understand your natural strengths and how to apply them. Your strengths are your super powers. They are activities that you find fulfilling and…

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It’s OK to want more from your work life

You can change to a more fulfilling career. On your terms. At any stage. Being successful in your career is a great achievement, but there’s more to life (if you want there to be). We’ve all heard that cliché about the how the last thing you’d wish for on your death bed is that you…

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Who defines your success?

Are you living your definition of success, or someone else’s? When I was at uni, I was always surprised when I came across people who were studying degrees that offered rewarding, well paid careers (e.g. law, medicine, etc.), but who were deeply unhappy. How could they be unhappy with such a great future? But it…

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