My Story

I struggled for years in jobs that weren’t right for me including my then “dream career” in finance, which nearly broke me. I felt trapped in employment but scared to take the leap.  I know what that feels like.  I also know how amazing it feels to finally do right work with the right lifestyle and the right pay.  That’s how I came to helping people find work that they love. I can’t imagine doing anything else now.

My Mission

My mission in life is to help people find work that they love and are fully financially rewarded.  Whatever “success in work” means for them – whether it’s being promoted into their dream role, or moving into a more fulfilling industry, or finally leaving employment altogether and becoming the entrepreneur they’ve always wanted to be. I love my work, because it’s so rewarding watching people blossom into the person they dreamed they could be.

A bit of background

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Reflecting on my own journey and how I came to be so passionate about career coaching, the answer is simple – I’ve been in many of the same situations as my clients.

In my experience, there are three reasons why people feel frustrated in their work:

  1. Lack of purpose. We don’t feel that our employer matches our own personality and values. We feel out of place and the work itself is unfulfilling.
  2. We can’t see how to progress and earn more money or recognition by staying where we are.
  3. The job doesn’t match up to the lifestyle we want. Perhaps because of family commitments, or to take care of our own health and wellbeing, we crave more flexibility, the opportunity to travel or work remotely.

My Journey

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Going from a village in Ghana to a major investment bank in Paris, I had made my parents proud. It was everything I had dreamt of and worked so hard for. Everyone reminded me how lucky I was to be there. There was just one problem. I hated the job. It left me feeling unfulfilled and depressed.
There was no big picture I could resonate with. I had minimal contact with other people, I couldn’t directly see the results of my work and personally, I had very little interest in the products we offered.
I struggled on for a while longer until it broke me. I said goodbye to banking, and transitioned into career consultancy for purpose and meaning.
My first job as a career consultant was very rewarding and I knew I’d found my “niche”. I loved it. The ability to work directly with people, freedom to work creatively, and impact young people who later moved on into their perfect jobs was incredibly fulfilling.
However, there was very little financial reward.
Not being able to afford much started to take its toll on my self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. I had a skewed judgement of the value of my skills.
I felt as if it was one or the other: either I could be unhappy in the job but well paid, or I could do what I love for little money.
I hunted for jobs where I could have impact on people’s lives, but look after my own needs as much as others’. This was my Career Change for Money and Recognition.
My next career promised both. At around the same time, my lifestyle priorities were changing. I’ve always loved travel, adventure and wellbeing activities, and I was beginning to get itchy feet stuck in London. I envied of my partner’s ability to go all over the world with his job, wishing that we could travel together and synchronise our schedules.
I wanted more control, flexible working and holistic impact.
So I decided to set up as an independent coach and launched my career consultancy business.
Since taking that step, I’m finally in a place that ticks all the boxes. I feel so lucky to be able to spend my days sharing my experience with others and helping them find a place that meets their needs just as well.
It wasn’t an easy transition to get to my dream role, but I’m so glad I took the journey. I know exactly how my clients are feeling, and I know how much better they’ll feel once they’ve secured meaningful work they love, and are being paid handsomely for it.

My Values

These are the key guiding priorities I live by

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