Testimonials

When I met Jess my confidence was low after some challenging situations in my professional and personal life. I knew I needed to look for a new role, but I had a scattergun approach to applying for jobs, which was wasting my time and leaving me disheartened when I was not successful. I was also unable to adequately articulate the decades of experience and skills I had built up.

With Jess’s support I completely revamped my CV and cover letter, as well as my approach to interviews. As a result, I managed to get through to the final round of interviews for a CEO role – for the first job I applied for after I had been coached by Jess! Although I wasn’t successful, I leaned that the role wasn’t right for me through the application process. This insight has been so useful in my subsequent job search, as Jess’s support has restored my confidence to trust my intuition.

Jess is a lovely warm person to work with, and I very much appreciated the combination of her kindness/cheerleading with a thorough approach – she definitely put me through my paces! There were plenty of practical tips, but I most appreciated the provocation to reflect on what I really wanted from my career and life, and the challenge to some beliefs that were limiting my ambition.                     

                                                                                                                                         Janet, CV, cover letter and interview support

I recently started a new role and I honestly don’t think I could have done it without Jess, she was so kind and patient and I came out of every session with a new confidence and excitement for the future. Jess was especially valuable when helping me put together my CV and write cover letters. She always had such a good understanding of what the employer might be looking for and how to cater your application to the role and company. Through tailoring my CV to specific roles I was able to make my application stand out. Throughout the whole interview process Jess always went out of her way to organise practice interviews at times that suited, often very last minute. These practice interviews were so valuable and made me feel so confident and well prepared when it came to the real thing. Jess has such a great ability to come up with the right questions to practice and really delved into the role and company to make it as realistic as possible, often with her questions coming up during the actual interview. Her dedication and kindness during the whole process made a huge difference and it made what is often a difficult and stressful experience as easy and positive as possible.

Emma, from sports data analyst to insurance

Jess was very supportive, and her guidance has made me think hard about what my next steps are and how to achieve the right role for me. I was stuck in a rut and unsure of my future direction and Jess’s coaching programme has helped me through the decision-making process. I found the values exercises the most helpful as they really helped me to clarify what’s important to me. This meant that the daunting job search became much easier to narrow down and ‘job hunting’ became much more about finding a role that suited me, rather than a role that I ‘could get if I wanted to’. 

Working with Jess has helped me to understand why I’ve not been connecting to the work I was doing and why I felt bored and frustrated. I now have clarity on what my strengths and skills are and the type of work that I find fulfilling.

Thank you so much Jess, I’ve finally found a role I find fulfilling and enjoyable and that’s down to our work together on my job ‘must-haves’. 

Harry, from sales to business development

Before I started the coaching process I was feeling frustrated and stuck and unsure of what direction to head in next. I had recently achieved a new qualification that it had taken me years to complete and when it was finished I was pleased with what I had accomplished but had a real sense of anticlimax because my working days were essentially unchanged.
 
Key breakthroughs that Jess helped me understand were that rather than having to find a new job, I could shape the one that I had to focus more on the things that I felt I was good at and that offered room for growth and challenge. Jess encouraged me to communicate with the colleagues I worked with regularly and the ones that I wanted to work with more and this resulted in a workload that felt much closer to the things that inspire me.
 
I really appreciated the active learning tasks that Jess carefully curated for me to complete before each session. This accountability was vital for me in ensuring that I didn’t get so busy in the detail of the work day that I forgot to do the stuff that would make life better in the future. Jess has a wonderful way of both putting you at ease and holding you to account for the actions that you have decided to take and this approach was really effective in getting me to make concrete changes.     
 
I would wholeheartedly recommend Jess as a coach so that other people can experience the breakthroughs that I have, I have a much clearer idea of my strengths and motivations in the workplace and developed a greater confidence in what I have to offer.   

Emily, career development focus

“Apart from being personable, kind and funny, Jess is a calm, natural and non-judgemental listener and I have thoroughly enjoyed my career change coaching journey with her. She takes the time to ask thoughtful, probing and relevant questions, and has a special spark you don’t find in all coaches – I think partly because of her own experience living a career change. I felt pushed yet supported.

I wanted to do the homework! It was always tailored, relevant and refreshing. Jess creates and provides great resources to accompany and enhance the coaching sessions, in a variety of formats and styles – to suit everyone’s approach!

Jess’s ability to summarise and recap my often incoherent rambling was really powerful and energising, I would always come away with clarity and clear actions.

I couldn’t have done it without her! Jess was always proud of my insights, achievements and progress, and was genuinely on this journey with me. She reassuringly held me accountable and her approach meant that I was always challenging myself, sometimes without realising!

I’m excited for the people working with Jess and what they will get out of the relationship, and for them to feel as empowered as I have.”

Issy, from accountant to applying for a psychology masters

“I was supported by Jess during an unsettling time in my career when I had moved from teaching and was looking for other work opportunities. The sessions I had with Jess were calm and organised. She immediately put me at ease with her friendly smile and open and relaxed manner.

She was always clear about the focus of the sessions and was sensitive in her approach, listening and helping me move ideas forward. Jess is insightful, supportive, non-judgemental. I had previously internalised my disappointments and lack of confidence that I had in my working life and Jess enabled me to move on from this.

Jess was instrumental in supporting me to finding the answers to my challenges. I would really recommend Jess to anyone looking for some guidance and clarification.”

Hilary, from deputy headteacher to leading programmes for refugees

Having had a lucky opportunity to stay at home and raise my four children for 25 years, I found myself in the unexpected position of having to earn a living. Jess’s calm demeanour and skilful advice helped me to navigate my way through the process of discovering where my skills and abilities lay.

She also helped me realise that I had a wide range of talents, honed over the years of running a household and, as a result, I am developing my own virtual PA business.

Lucy, from mum to business owner

Having no idea what you want to do as a career is extremely daunting, but Jess’s patience and kindness has made the process so much easier.

Jess has the ability to simply listen and draw valuable insights, often picking up on things which I would never have thought relevant. She is able to summarise your thinking into clear points and guide you to explore these further.

I was assigned tailored homework throughout to really help me explore different avenues using a variety of methods and resources. This ensured progress was always ongoing, meaning we were able to review and discuss my development in each session. Jess is always so genuinely proud and excited for any successes and progress I make.

Jess creates such a supportive and safe environment during her sessions. She is non-judgemental and endlessly patient, giving me the confidence to be open and honest.

 I’m still on my career journey, but already feel so much clearer and more positive about the future! 

 Emma, mid-career change

 

Jess creates such a supportive and safe environment during her sessions. She is non-judgemental and endlessly patient, giving me the confidence to be open and honest.
Jess creates such a supportive and safe environment during her sessions. She is non-judgemental and endlessly patient, giving me the confidence to be open and honest.
Having no idea what you want to do as a career is extremely daunting, but Jess’s patience and kindness has made the process so much easier.
Having no idea what you want to do as a career is extremely daunting, but Jess’s patience and kindness has made the process so much easier.
I was assigned tailored homework throughout to really help me explore different avenues using a variety of methods and resources. This ensured progress was always ongoing, meaning we ...
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I was assigned tailored homework throughout to really help me explore different avenues using a variety of methods and resources. This ensured progress was always ongoing, meaning we were able to review and discuss my development in each session. Jess is always so genuinely proud and excited for any successes and progress I make.
Jess has the ability to simply listen and draw valuable insights, often picking up on things which I would never have thought relevant. She is able to summarise ...
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Jess has the ability to simply listen and draw valuable insights, often picking up on things which I would never have thought relevant. She is able to summarise your thinking into clear points and guide you to explore these further.
I’m still on my career journey, but already feel so much clearer and more positive about the future!
I’m still on my career journey, but already feel so much clearer and more positive about the future!