“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” Henry Ford
About Me… my Journey to here!
All my experiences: the good, the bad and the ugly inspired me to set up Career Compass and offer a career support service for students, professionals and organisations. My passion is, and always has been, to support individuals in realising their potential. I do this by advising people on their career journeys, those just about to start and those who may find themselves a little lost. For organisations, I provide recruitment and talent management assistance. Through the use of reliable tools such as psychometric assessments (The 16 PF© and Myers Briggs Type Indicator©), competency interviewing, work sampling, 1:1 and group skills development.
So, where has my journey taken me?
Rewind to 1993, I still clearly remember trying to complete my CAO application and desperately needing career guidance. I can also clearly remember the heavy weight of expectation, the fear of making a mistake, wasting all that study and falling short of my own ambition. Many years later, I now know what I was looking for: advice and support that took all the facets of me into account, my aptitudes, interests and personality. Like a lot of people, I have walked down my fair share of career cul de sacs. However, through trial and error and some lucky breaks, I discovered (and appreciate) my aptitudes and personality. I now get tremendous satisfaction by assisting clients to progress their careers.
During my career, I have supported many colleagues and managers to overcome people management issues; through recruitment, talent management and training. Common themes are staff motivation, ineffective delegation, job/person mismatch, (mis)communication. The good news? These skills can be mastered!
My professional and academic career has given me an in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide variety of areas such as; psychology, adult learning theory, sociology, talent management, employment law, motivational theories and conflict resolution. I love new ideas, taking a risk, creativity and, above all, learning.
My Qualifications… a lot of years of learning!
- Fully qualified psychometric Test User: Occupational Ability and Personality and member of British Psychological Society.
- FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer
- Honours Degree in Human Resource Management and Associate member of CIPD
- Masters in Women’s Studies, First Class Honours
- Honours Postgraduate Diploma in T.E.F.L. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
- B.A Honours Degree: English, Sociology and Politics