About Tina

I moved into Coaching after 30 years working within Human Resources and Executive Search. During this time supporting individuals at points of growth, development and transition in their career it was rarely the surface level “what’s going on” that was the real issue, it was the “what’s really going on”. This is where feelings and emotions have a massive part to play and the stories that we tell ourselves about our career and our abilities.

I have been fortunate to have worked with a variety of organisations, from small start-ups to Professional Practices and FTSE Global Brands.   I supported individuals when the dot.com bubble burst and through the aftereffects of the financial crash in 2008.

But my career, like many others, has not been straight forward. After the birth of my daughter, I development arthritis and was unable to work for a few years before having a hip replacement.  After this, I had a brief career detour and qualified as a Lecturer at a local collage. I experienced first-hand the aspirations and desires of young people entering the workforce and those looking to retrain later in their career. Education is important, but we are all far more than our qualifications.

As a result, I bring insight, wisdom, perspective, and expertise from all sides of career development, the practical and the emotional, and an understanding of how organisations work.

Over the years I have also learnt to take time to look after myself, but is still a work in progress. Self-care isn’t a luxury it is essential! For me that is making sure I spend time with friends and family, being outside in nature and spending time riding, with the lovely Suzie in the picture.

What makes me different …

After training as a Career Coach and Counsellor, I chose to study for an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching Accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  This course is unique and the only postgraduate course in the UK that offers integration of counselling and coaching practices. This enables me to work in the muddy ground between the past and the present, where the greatest insights and growth occur. This self awareness creates the foundation for moving forward.

I take a whole person, empathetic, yet challenging approach, understanding that one size does not fit all.

  • As an HR Professional I have supported organisations to hire and develop their talent.
  • As a Recruitment Professional I have interviewed 100’s of individuals at a transition point in their careers and have worked with 100s of organisations from start ups to FTSE 100 global organisations.
  • I understand all sides of Career Development, from recruitment through to outplacement.
  • I cut through the vast array of career advice out there – type career advice into google and you get millions of results!  
  • I provide you with an eye-opening insider’s guide to recruitment and talent processes.
  • I have had 4 career changes of my own, whilst being a wife, mother, having a career break due to ill health and caring for my elderly mother-in-law and parents. This included end of life care at home for my mum.

Qualifications

  • Registered Integrative Practitioner – BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and member of their Coaching Division.
  • Certified Career Coach and Counsellor – Award Winning Training Program with Career Counselling Services,  Accredited by the Association of Coaching.
  • MSc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching at UEL (2019-2023), Accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  This course is unique and the only postgraduate course in the UK that offers integration of counselling and coaching practices.
  • BA Hons Business Studies

“Tina is a great listener whose natural warmth and empathy combine with a wellspring of experience. Tina’s seemingly limitless toolkit of techniques has helped me to understand what I really want from my career.  Working together, we have identified opportunities that I could not see before” BR

An amazing Career Coach that really makes a difference and supports you in finding the job of your dreams, look no further. So professional, caring, inspiring and experienced in the field.” KR