Hi, I'm Vicky
Not all Career Coaches are the same...
After graduating with a Combined Honours Degree in the UK, I moved to Ireland. Starting my career in a new country in my early twenties was daunting. Yet, through sheer grit and determination and a lot of trial and error, I have made Ireland my home.
Fast forward 20 years and my experience in Human Resources, Recruitment and Training stands for itself. It's allowed me a great understanding of the hiring process from the recruiter and hiring manager perspective. It's given me the opportunity to screen thousands of CV's and interview hundreds of people.
My professional background enables me to understand lots of different industries and roles, a big advantage to my coaching clients. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Combined with my Diploma in Business, Executive and Personal Coaching (2011), Train the Trainer Qualification (2020) and Career Planning QQI Qualification (2020), I'm able to provide practical solutions that get results.
I’m passionate about empowering people to find work they love that fits in with their lives. I work with my coaching clients to help them re-balance, re-focus and re-energize their lives and careers. I help my clients pivot their working life and understand your why. Find your creative spark again and understand what's important to you and what is non-negotiable. Through setting clear boundaries and accountable action plans with me, you move closer to your goals.
I specialise in: Work/Life Balance Coaching, Career Coaching and Planning, Moving to Self Employment, Entrepreneur Coaching, Creative Career Coaching, Career Gaps, Returner Coaching (after Career Break or Maternity Leave), Career Change, Interview Preparation, LinkedIn Profiles, CV's and Cover Letters.
Typically people who come to me for coaching are looking for either:
- More work / life balance or flexibility through work
- Assistance adapting to working from home / remote working
- Support to return to work (perhaps after maternity leave or career break)
- Confidence to re-enter the workforce
- Practical assistance and advice such as interview practice or CV preparation to help them land their ideal role
- Accountability and assistance to change careers into a new career / industry or self-employment
In addition to my 1-1 coaching I also provide group coaching sessions.
I write for various publications on career related matters. Also, as a qualified trainer, I've worked with several organisations to deliver interview skills and CV clinics. Contact me to find out more about my latest workshops and training courses.
- Imagine what it would feel like to wake up on a Monday morning with a sense of renewed purpose and direction.
- Imagine working in a role that uses your strengths and fits in with your life outside of work.
- Imagine the sense of satisfaction you’d feel.
KIND WORDS FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS
"You were made for this line of work… an amazing coach!"
"I was delighted that Vicky was able to review my CV. Given her background and qualifications, she was the perfect person to give me vital feedback."
"I can’t thank you enough for the help you’ve given me to construct a CV which not only shows to employers my skill set but also shows them my abilities to adapt in situations."
"You can coach me any time and have all the qualities to be a great coach."
"I found Vicky to be calm, confident, knowledgeable and completely
professional. Her ‘gentle’ guidance was central to unlocking my potential. I cannot recommend her coaching highly enough."
"I am so grateful to Vicky for her support and would recommend her to anyone who’s looking for a new direction or even just wanting to rediscover their professional identity."
"My 4 weeks with Vicky was life changing. I was put through my paces, but the hard work has paid off. I thoroughly enjoyed being coached by Vicky and know that I will be back again when I’m ready to elevate my career to the next stage. I highly recommend Vicky to anyone wishing to change or enhance their careers."
"I emerged a much happier person with renewed energy and a sense of direction. I felt more confident with my career choices and landed myself a great new job!"
"It was such a great experience. Her professionalism and calmness were truly inspiring, it was an absolute pleasure to talk to her. I am really happy with the end result. I would absolutely recommend her for career advice, CV queries and anything related to finding a new job."
"I've been successful in getting a full time job! I wouldn't have had the confidence to apply before speaking to you. Thank you again, I really believe our conversations helped me rethink things!"
— FOCUSSED COACHING CLIENT