In this fantastic (and free) download you'll discover the five simple questions you should be asking yourself that'll empower you to take action & find the courage and confidence to create the career & life you want.
Many people ask me what I do. The simple answer is I help Executives take back control so their careers align with what they love to do. Working as an international head-hunter for many years I often found myself coaching candidates. Now I get to coach & mentor my executive level clients as a career. I know from experience how hard it can feel to be existing in an unfulfilled life.
Three years ago I had a health scare that turned my world upside down. I was very lucky the diagnosis wasn't serious but those few weeks left me questioning everything in my life. While I didn't have too many regrets the BIGGEST was not spending time with my children. I decided there and then to make a change.
I left my full time job to spend the summer with them but realised by September I wasn't cut out to be at home. I missed my work. But how could I balance my career with my need to be around my kids ? Was that even possible ? Of course it was ! The answer was to set up my own head-hunting business.
Logically it made sense: I knew how to do it; I was really good at it; I had great connections; and I found it easy. Yet a few months in and I realised I was miserable. How could I have been so wrong and what the heck was I going to do now?
Working through an early version of my values & principles cards, as well as other exercises I now use with clients, it started to become clear. I could clearly hear that inner voice whispering in my head. I realised what I loved doing most was also where I made the greatest impact and that was advising, mentoring & coaching clients. As an international head-hunter executives openly shared their struggles with me and I realised that I knew how to help.
I’m a leadership coach & career mentor who believes 'when we do what we love, we love what we do'. I’ve taken my knowledge and expertise from more than 15 years in corporate life to create resources, 1:1 mentoring programs & coaching courses to help executives & their teams make better decisions that support their business strategy while also achieving personal & professional success.
"Having worked for a corporate company for so long, I realised the confidence I had in myself and my ability had actually decreased over the years but the weekly "homework" and sessions with Michelle helped develop a better understanding of who I am and what I have to offer any company. After working with Michelle I brought her in to work with our Executive team. The results were fantastic."
"Michelle helped me steer myself down the right path for me – I wish I’d done this work years ago. She is an excellent mentor, listener & supporter."
"I just wanted to write a quick short note to you, well at least whilst it is my head. I felt our session and overall discussion this afternoon was nothing short of brilliant. 'Brilliant' is not a word I overly use, but I felt this afternoon was full of focus, understanding and planning. Thanks again Michelle, you are brilliant!"
"Michelle offers a thorough root and branch approach to examining your career history and aspirations and makes the seemingly impossible, both realistic and achievable. If you’re stuck at a cross-roads let Michelle be your guide. She will intuitively know the correct path to take."
"Working with Michelle has been one of the best professional decisions I have made. With the benefit of her intelligent and warm manner, Michelle helped lead me on a journey of self-discovery and insightful reflection – not always painless! Through doing the work, I learned as much about what I didn’t really want as much as what I did. Michelle also offers very practical assistance that played a key role in landing my new role."
"Michelle helped me get clarity on what I really wanted to do and supported me in a radical career change from finance to medicine. I can honestly say that my work now as a GP is truly aligned to my values and who I am. I’ve never been happier."
"Michelle provides a straight talking but helpful insight into the many options you can pursue in your career in your organisation, but does so in a collaborative and encouraging manner. I now feel more aligned to the business strategy, I'm more impactful and I feel a lot happier. "
I want to be a more impactful leader, teach me the strategies
I'm feeling frustrated in my role but I really want to progress in my current company, mentor me
I think I know what I want but I don’t know what steps to take to make it happen, show me how
I'd love my career to align with what I love to do, help me
I know I want to find my purpose & make a difference, coach me.
If any of these resonate then you’re in the right place. As a Career Strategist, and Leadership Coach & Mentor, I believe passionately that when you take back control you can transform your future and have a career and life you love.
The Career Decision Canvas™ is a mind mapping tool to help you capture the factors influencing your decision making.
You're standing at a crossroads in your career. You recognise the importance of taking time to get clarity on your vision for your life and career but perhaps financial or social pressure, or uncertainty around what you really want, is holding you back from taking the next step.
The Career Decision Canvas™ enables you to embark on a thorough re-evaluation of your current situation and in a relatively short space of time, will provide clarity and set in motion a plan to take your life and career harmoniously to the next level.
I created this canvas especially for you. Throughout my twenty year career as an international headhunter I noticed that lots of the executives I spoke to where unhappy. Many felt stuck and trapped. They had a great role in a great company with consistent career progression. Why wouldn’t they be content ? The problem was that many weren’t, and they didn’t know what to do to change it, or how?
For others, even though they had reached the top, their drive, ambition and passion was such that they wanted to continue to advance and grow but struggled to figure out how to make it happen.
You can download the canvas by entering your name and email in the box above and I’ll gladly share it with you. It’s time to get clarity on what you want and begin creating your vision for your career & your life.
Got a specific career challenge ? Need clarity? Want solutions? Six sessions with Michelle will help you get the results you need.
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