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Because Learning is Lifelong.

There are all sorts of points in your professional life when some coaching could help you.

You may be at the start of your journey, fresh from school or uni. Or you’ve been working for a while and feel like you’re stuck in a rut.

Perhaps you’ve been made redundant – in fact, it was seeing so many great people in this situation during times of recession that spurred us into developing our coaching service.

We genuinely care about the professional development content we deliver. All of our bespoke programs are built around your needs as an individual or for a  business they are built around supporting your employees.

Our coaching can include personal one-to-one sessions, group workshops, or a combination of the two.

Your personal career coaching will start with an initial exploratory interview. This will be an informal and confidential sharing platform where you can share your thoughts, ideas and ambitions and allows your coach to gain a clearer understanding of how they can best support you.

Your sessions could include:

How to be the best applicant.
Reviewing your CV and providing help and guidance in making it more effective.

Practical tips on how to search for a new job.
Perhaps some labour market information on sectors and job roles might help? Or maybe we could help you explore the current markets and available career opportunities.

Personal brand development.
Helping you to utilise LinkedIn effectively so that you can develop your own network with relevant connections, as well as helping you with interview preparation and assessment day preparation.

Meet the Coaching team.

Ruth Forster

I am a Registered Career Development Professional with the Career Development Institute, and in my final year of completing a Masters in Career Development and Coaching Studies.

My area of coaching expertise is in career transition. After spending nearly 30 years in recruitment I worked with many people who ended up in careers they did not love and whilst wondering why this happened, they also wonder how they can transition into a happier career. This is where I can help.

I also work with people being made redundant, returning to employment, and moving into self-employment, including start up and scale up businesses.

When not working at Wagstaff I am an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company, a Mentor for Aston University, and the Employment & Skills lead for the Women & Enterprise All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

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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