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Because Learning is Lifelong.


Because Learning is Lifelong

Wagstaff has developed a UK based career coaching service to help individuals, from entry level to Directors, to gain future clarity, either in their current job role, or when considering how to transition their skills and create a career change.

Our vision and purpose are very clear, we will only deliver a coaching service by using qualified, trained, and experienced coaching professionals, enabling our recruitment team to guide and support you, by applying their extensive expertise.

What to expect from Careers Coaching

When working with a coach you will be asked a range of  questions and given the opportunity to explore your options.

When coaching works well, you are given the framework to explore and identify options for yourself, not being told what to do, but the result is you feel empowered to make your own decisions and clearer on what actions to take.

Dependent on your circumstances, you may have partial answers and could have agreed with your coach on areas and ideas which need further exploration and actual information. A coach can and will offer information and advice but only when agreed upon and appropriate.

You will leave your coaching session feeling positive and empowered, recognising the future steps for your career.

Ruth Forster

Ruth Forster, Owner of Wagstaff Recruitment, is master’s qualified in Career Development and Coaching Studies from the University of Warwick and a registered Career Development Professional with the Career Development Institute.

After spending nearly 30 years in recruitment, she has worked with many people who have ended up in careers they did not love – Ruth has helped these people successfully transition into a happier and rewarding career.

Since establishing Wagstaff Recruitment & Careers Coaching in 2010, she has focused on delivering high-quality recruitment with informative career coaching to a variety of businesses, education establishments, and individual clients.

Ruth’s area of coaching expertise is working with people in career transition. Changes in your career can include being made redundant, returning to employment, moving into self-employment including start-up and scale-up businesses, moving from a well-established Senior role as well as retirement planning – Ruth dislikes the word “retirement” as she sees it as another positive transition in our lives!

For more information or to arrange a complimentary 20-minute discussion, please call Ruth on 07779 020242 or email at


“Ruth’s approach to careers coaching is holistic, straightforward, and practical. She takes the time to understand her clients’ unique circumstances, skills, and aspirations. Her advice and feedback are always constructive, insightful, and actionable, and she is an excellent listener and communicator.”

“Ruth was able to prepare me for a job interview in one session. She helped me to see myself differently and value myself and my CV more which in turn resulted in a successful job interview. I highly recommend her. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and highly skilled.”

Sarah Hawthorne

I’m a chartered management accountant with a BA (Hons) in Accountancy, as such, my area of specialism is supporting businesses with my with finance expertise. An advocate for teaching children from an early age on the endless possibilities within the world of work, I’m a creative soul, and I like to get pupils thinking big. I regularly run careers events covering that most important of subjects, how to manage money.

Stuart Cooper

After serving an apprenticeship in the automotive industry, I experienced a number of different industries including engineering, account management and recruitment. Throughout this time I studied to achieve a degree in engineering. I love working in schools, offering support on a 1-2-1 or small group basis – and not surprisingly, it’s the detailed, technical stuff that I really enjoy. I also offer 1-2-1 careers coaching including CV writing, interview preparation, and workshops on how to be the best applicants.

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