career change 40

Josie, HR, London, 40s

Working with Lucia helped me process my thoughts, so that now, I can move forward without doubt.  

I’d been in my career for nearly 20 years and was considering my options.  Do I stay safe or do something different? I was finding it really difficult to create the head space to reflect properly so that I could make a decision.   

The biggest thing that came out of the process with Lucia was the realisation that I hadn’t been using some of my real strengths (or “Superpowers” as Lucia calls them) for so long that I thought they were my weaknesses. 

I enjoyed being more analytical about what I’ve done in the past and liked the combination of short visual tools and longer form profiling tools we used to help me figure out what I’m very good at. 

Of course, I know I’ll have tough days going forward but I feel that I have a much stronger foundation upon which to build that future.

Colette - Project Management, Glasgow, 30s

It was great to have someone as positive and enthusiastic cheering me on when I had kind of lost hope.

Working with Lucia was like a breath of fresh air because I'd been going round and round in circles, ruminating over the same ideas and the same stuck patterns of thought on what I might like to do.  The positivity, passion and clarity Lucia offers can really open the gates of possibility for you to change career.  She gave me the confidence to take some steps towards a career change that I hadn’t had the belief or confidence to take.

I liked the authentic interest Lucia showed throughout our coaching sessions.  Her genuine curiosity in helping me to understand myself better made me more curious about myself as a person and more committed to my pursuit of finding a satisfying career.  For example, Lucia tended to summarise what I had said or what we had covered during our calls – it was enlightening to hear someone else bring things together in a completely different way.

Jason - Finance, Surrey, 40s

"I thought the workshop was very thought-provoking, and reassuring in many ways - that making what seems a large 'leap of faith' can be done in smaller steps over a period of time. 

Lucia is an engaging speaker and the amount of information provided was just right for the evening, to allow people to reflect, take some ideas away, explore a bit themselves and potentially come back for more guidance."

 

Neill - Finance, Surrey, 40s

"Lucia has a very engaging, insightful and professional approach which put me at ease and ensured there was mutual trust from the outset.  She was pivotal in helping me to challenge many preconceptions about myself and to gain a greater appreciation of what really matters in life.

By helping me to identify my “Superpowers”, she unlocked some fundamental insights into my natural skillsets and the extent to which they were being utilised (or not) in my chosen career.  I am now far more aware of the importance of using those natural skills in order to deliver greater work and life happiness.  As a direct result of Lucia’s guidance and counsel, they are at the forefront of my plans as I move into the next stage of my work life."

Alex - Finance, Berkshire, 40s

"The time I spent with Lucia was insightful, enlightening, motivating and fun.   She really helped me to understand what I really want rather than what I thought I wanted.  As a result of working with Lucia, I got great detailed insights into my own strengths, what specific type of career is most suited to me and how to go about achieving it.  

I have been dealing with work stress which has been spilling into my weekends but since working with Lucia and doing some of her exercises, Sunday afternoons have been so much more relaxing.   I definitely have a higher degree of self-awareness and during our sessions I was able to think through lots of possible options and ideas that I may not have come up with myself."

Sarah - Media, London, 40s

"As a result of my time with Lucia, I can now make quicker decisions than ever before as I am crystal clear on what will get me closer to my end goal.    I felt supported but also challenged. It became clear which behaviours and beliefs were keeping me stuck.  We appeared to be laughing a great deal even though some of the exercises were really difficult.

 

I've got my old confidence back but will be pointing it in a slightly different direction so that I can use some of my unique "superpowers" on a daily basis. "