City CV is an international multi award-winning CV writing and professional interview coaching company. They work with clients in the UK and internationally, at all levels of experience, from graduates to the most senior of industry leaders.
Founded by Victoria McLean, winner of multiple CV writing awards and former Recruitment Manager for two of the world’s leading investment banks – Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs – the expert team of ex corporate recruiters, headhunters and marketers at City CV have a deep understanding of the hiring process and know exactly what recruiters are looking for in today’s competitive market.
Featured in The Guardian, Cosmopolitan and City Jobs (amongst others), and with an expert opinion appearance on Channel 4, the City CV team includes working parents, who have first-hand understanding of post-maternity and paternity leave concerns. They specialise in bridging the gap for parent returners, who may struggle with confidence when re-entering the job market after an extended career break.
City CV can help with CV writing, interview coaching, LinkedIn profile writing, cover letters and application forms.
Advice On Style
Queen Bee Styling’s aim is to help people who feel their image and style is not showing them off to their full potential. Their styling services are designed to help you discover and develop your own personal style, make the best of your image and ultimately feel confident, whatever your job role or lifestyle.
They understand how easy it is to neglect your appearance, feel out of step with fashion and how this can affect your self-esteem. Drawing on owner Sally Smy’s twenty years’ experience in the fashion industry, Queen Bee Styling’s aim is to help you achieve a contemporary wardrobe, in a stress-free, professional and friendly manner.
Sally guarantees you will save precious time and money in the process as there will be no more wasted shopping trips and mistake buys.
As well as individuals, they work with companies who recognise that as well as providing support and guidance, the workshops can also boost morale and create a chance for employees to network and bond. They are tailored to each individual business, each one ensuring employees reflect the company brand.
To listen to a recording of Sally’s webinar please click here –How to dress with confidence in the workplace
Lindsey Agness is the founder and managing director of The Change Corporation. Lindsey is one of the UK’s top public sector change specialists in both professional and personal development. She trains and coaches using NLP in business and runs open NLP courses on an international basis.
Lindsey worked for 11 years as a change management consultant, corporate trainer and coach for PricewaterhouseCoopers. It was at this time that Lindsey attended her first NLP course and discovered that life would never be the same again! She has been able to use her skills to build capability and capacity to change in large private and public organisations throughout the UK, Europe and the US. Individuals are inspired by her to transform their performance and change their lives. She will do whatever it takes to work with you to get the result you want.
Lindsey is the first female Master Trainer of NLP in the UK accredited through the American Board of NLP and she is also accredited in brain and behaviour change. She is the author of four best-selling books on organisational change management and personal change including the best seller ‘Change Your Life with NLP’.
Zena’s success as a Career Coach comes from her unique combination of entrepreneurial, recruitment, organisational psychology and coaching experience. She started and ran a recruitment business then became fascinated why some of her candidates were more motivated, confident and successful than others. To figure out why, she sold her business, did her masters in career management and counselling and then took further post-graduate coaching training. She now works with individuals and organisations to help people capitalise on their skills and achieve their career goals (and then some). As well as 1:1 coaching and interview training, Zena runs career confidence and career development masterclasses. Her clients are Women Returners, CEOs and all stages in between. To see what people say about her, visit: www.zenaeverett.com.
Making successful career decisions can be a tricky business, especially if you’ve already experienced a career set-back or have taken a career break. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’re well on your way, confidently developing your career can feel daunting at times.
Madeleine specialises in helping professionals and managers overcome those challenges and develop the skills and mind-set that make them successful in their careers. Those skills include networking skills, CV and interview skills, presentation skills, time management, negotiation and influencing skills, dealing with difficult conversations, being assertive, motivating teams, anger management, building self-confidence and leading and managing teams.
Madeleine’s 17 years’ experience of coaching and training professionals and managers privately and in businesses/organisations enables her to bring a wealth of experience about what works and what doesn’t. As a result, her clients have gained promotions, made successful changes in their careers and enjoyed more rewarding lives in every way.
If you’d like to have a more rewarding career and you’re curious about how coaching could help, feel free to visit one of Madeline’s websites and book a free Coaching Discovery Session. Madeleine can meet over the phone, Skype or face-to-face. During that 45-60 minute session, Madeleine will discuss your career challenges and talk about the career and lifestyle you’d like to create. Then she will put together a plan to achieve your goals and discuss next steps.
Beyond the school run
Beyondtheschoolrun.com is the place to inspire, engage and connect parents with their skills and talents in the hours available to them. With a strong community of parents, Beyondtheschoolrun shares opportunities, ideas and inspiration via its website; monthly newsletter and You Tube channel. The enterprise was Founded by Louise Webster, who has been invited to 10 Downing Street twice, was awarded ‘Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2014’ and is currently writing a book to provide tools, support and wisdom to parents on their journey beyond the school-run.
To join this exciting journey of combining work and parenting just register for updates at: www.beyondtheschoolrun.com
www.boardroommum.com, founded by ex-City professional Amanda Bolt, is an on-line hub and resource for women who are combining their professional and business lives alongside motherhood.
Packed with relevant and regularly updated content, the site aims to pull together as much helpful and insightful information and comment as possible. From interviews with women from various sectors, book reviews, plc board analysis, news with a female and/or family angle to their female talent diary, opportunities sections and so much more. Readers can also sign up to regular newsletters .
We very much see www.boardroommum.com as an active contributor to the debate around women, work and family.
Hatch is an unwavering champion of female potential. They are a social enterprise founded on the belief that every woman has the right to a meaningful career, that works for her and her family. They work tirelessly to support an ever-growing community of women – the Hatch tribe – to increase their skills, confidence and professional aspirations. They also work alongside progressive companies to help them better support and develop their female employees.
They aim to:
- Increase employment opportunities for mums in or returning to work
- Support women in their personal and professional development
- Promote equality in employment
- Increase access to flexible and family-friendly career opportunities
- Re-shape the concept of work-life balance for women across the UK
They have created a members platform specifically for mums making big decisions about returning to the workplace or changing their role within it. As a member, you can choose a professional journey and work through set stages to get you to your goal, access a wealth of resources and tools, and make connections with inspirational mums doing the same thing all over the UK.
Reach Volunteering enables the voluntary sector to flourish by connecting professionals with charities and non-profits that would benefit from their skills.
Talented professionals come to Reach to find inspiring opportunities at all kinds of non-profit organisations across the UK. They have skills such as marketing, finance, strategy, communications, HR, governance or IT; all generously offered for free. Reach connects them with the charities where their expertise can make a real difference. Small, local community groups as well as larger more established charities use Reach to find volunteers to suit their needs. They also have a trustee finder service, TrusteeWorks, which has placed over 1000 trustees into UK charities.
Volunteering for a charity is very rewarding and often you benefit as much from volunteering as the charity you are placed with, gaining valuable skills and experience. Find out more about volunteering your expertise on the Reach website: www.reachskills.org.uk
To listen to Janet’s webinar click here – Expand your skills and experience by becoming a charity trustee, Expand your skills and experience through skills-based volunteering
Tectre offer bespoke and off-the-shelf soft skills training services. They can talk through requirements and provide workshops and training sessions which very specifically meet their client’s training needs. Their flexible design and courseware delivery turns the vision of skills enhancement into workable reality.
They specialise in training for technical people, for managers, team leaders, and in particular for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Examples of the workshops that they have built and delivered for clients include:
- Unconscious Bias. These sessions uncover for learners the implications of bias within the workplace and offer action planning to instigate change
- Career restart. Women in the STEM professions may lack confidence to return to work because of the pace of change in the industries. These workshops help women to re-enter the workplace.
- Emotional Intelligence for leaders and managers. Using the GENOS methodology, they enable learners to access emotional intelligence to enhance their workplace interactions.
- Improved customer communication skills for technical teams. Helping technical people to interact with clients productively.
- Climbing the ladder in Stiletto Heels. This workshop and other similar bespoke workshops offer support for organisations wishing to retain their female staff by enhancing and underpinning career prospects.