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Feeling Overwhelmed Before An Interview

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I came to Jill for support when going for promotion in the Public Service, I had a structured interview from a panel of three senior  staff…….I was completely overwhelmed by all the information and evidence I had gathered and surrounded by piles of paperwork that I would never remember.

I had some telephone consultations with Jill she taught me how to break everything down into smaller chunks with sun headings and buzz words to trigger the information! I found extremely helpful and now found answering the questions put to me much easier going into my interview feeling more confident than before! I have passed this way of breaking things down onto my staff when they have been going for interview and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jill as a life Coach and I will be most certainly be seeking further coaching from Jill over the next 12 months when I have some serious decisions to make regarding my future career and work life balance.

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Getting My Confidence Back!

This is Sallie’s story; if you can relate to her story and need some support, please get in touch.

“I’d been working in a management role for 9 years and was confident, happy and very good at my job but after a company take over I was ‘pushed’ into a role I had never done before. Leading a team dealing with tasks I knew nothing about. I had a newly appointed manager and was expecting training, guidance, advise etc. as you would when entering a brand new role.

Unfortunately, this was not the case and I was given a workload I could only try my best at with no idea where to begin. When it came to my Manager, they simply told me to ‘do it better’, or on many occasions loved to scrawl ‘see me’ in red across a presentation then thrown on my desk. I was constantly told I was not good enough, with no assistance or advise on how to improve. Over time it broke me and I started to suffer quite badly from depression. I changed at work, no longer confident, arriving late, not participating as I should.

This was when Jill stepped in, she noticed I was in a bad way and approached me offering help. We had regular weekly sessions talking about many things, not just work. I benefited hugely from just the first session. I started to believe in myself again and felt my strength and confidence  returning.

She was kind, encouraging, critical when needed, but most of all she listened and offered the advice and care I so badly needed.

I took the steps to apply for new jobs as I had two children to support and could not risk not having a job. I landed a terrific management role with an IT company and I absolutely love it. My confidence is back and I feel valued for the work I do.

I know absolutely that without the help Jill gave me I would not have had the nerve to apply, go for interview and land the role I have now.

It was not only the words spoken, it was the fact that Jill had actually noticed that I badly needed help and booked time out of her extremely busy schedule to make time for me. This is something I will never forget and I will never be able to thank Jill enough. Time is an extremely valuable commodity, both for those giving and those receiving it” (Sallie, South Yorkshire)

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What’s your Oxygen?

There’s a really good reason you’re told to ‘put your own oxygen mask on first’. Being a partner, a professional, a family member, a parent, a house owner… sometimes it’s easy to forget about yourself. Oxygen makes us live, to be energised and focused.

What’s your oxygen and are you getting enough of it? If not, why not? Not enough time? Feeling guilty about putting yourself first? Simply don’t know how? I can help you.

Choose a location and an environment that suits you- click here.

 

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New CV, New Job, New Start..

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“I came to Jill for help when looking for a new job. I hadn’t written a CV or gone to an interview in 11 years! She spent time understanding my specific industry so she could appreciate what was important. The CV we put other was, and still is, brilliant! It gave me the confidence to apply for a role that I would never have considered applying for before. We also spent time preparing for the interview. I GOT THE JOB! My new employer even comment on how good my CV is. Jill I patient and empathetic, and it is empowering to just be around her. I can’t recommend her enough!!!”

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Work Life Balance

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“Jill is a natural people person with a genuine desire to help everyone realise their potential.  I have known Jill for a number of years; during that time, on more than one occasion, I have been faced with challenges where I knew that Jill was the person I needed to talk to.

I have a great deal of respect for her professional instincts, as she has a wealth of experience to draw upon, but she balances this extremely well with the ability to have a very human take on situations.  I always look forward to speaking to Jill and can honestly say that she has helped me to find a balance between my personal life and career that I am genuinely happy with.  I have also witnessed Jill’s transformative impact on others, and have seen her give them the confidence to make a real change in their lives too.

Her approach is always positive and strategic, and rather than being purely motivational, she also offers practical step-by-step guidance.  Whether it is improving a C.V., finding the confidence to move in a different direction professionally, or dealing with more personal challenges, Jill provides the perspective and the support that enables people to move ahead in their lives”