I was introduced to the concept of ‘strengths’ in 2015 and felt an immediate affinity with it because of my own experience of leaving school feeling I had nothing much to offer… And then discovering that when I was able to study things that interested me, in a way that suited me, I was quite good at some things after all! What I love about strengths is that they have nothing to do with education, money, status or opportunity. We all have them. It’s what we do with them that counts.
I work mostly with people who are at a transition point in their work or life, especially those in mid-career transition. I use Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment along with other tools to help people identify their natural talents and abilities, and understand the contribution that they, uniquely, can make.
Alongside this, I provide career support in a voluntary capacity to ex-offenders to help them prepare for working life after prison.
My qualifications are as follows:
I am a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coach (2016) and Business Builder Profile (BP10) coach (2016). I am also a Licensed Consultant for the Intelligent Career Card Sort® (ICCS®) Career Exploration System (2019) and an Accredited User of the Morrisby Guidance Service (2016).
I am qualified to administer psychometric ability and aptitude tests and I hold the Test User Certificate in Occupational and Ability Testing (British Psychological Association, 2016). In 2017, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance through the University of Warwick.
I am a member of the UK’s Career Development Institute, and I abide by the CDI’s Code of Ethics. I maintain my professional knowledge in accordance with the CPD guidelines laid down by the Careers Profession Alliance, and am listed on the UK Register of Career Development Professionals (membership number: 563609).
I hold a Masters Degree in Education (Open University, 2002) and a BA Degree in Paper Conservation (Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, 1993).
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