I have experienced redundancy twice, once in a recession and been out of work as a sole breadwinner.
I always wanted to help people find jobs, which is why I started my career in recruitment. After four years recruiting and becoming a top billing recruiter, I ventured into training and coaching other recruiters and managers, which fuelled my passion for people development.
Then, following a restructure, my role was made redundant. All that hard work, and my amazing team, came to an end. I was gutted.
After the rollercoaster of emotions that followed, I landed another role as a Learning and Development Manager for another great recruitment company. It was an amazing job which I Ioved.
Four years later, the recession struck and the whole team got made redundant.... not again!
I was out of work in a recession, with a one year old son and then saw the most perfect opportunity.
A reputable, local recruitment company needed someone to support their client's employees who were experiencing redundancy. That is how I got into the amazing world of outplacement and career transition coaching, which led me to work with the global market leader in career transition and talent management solutions.
Alongside this work, I have also worked in Learning and Development contract roles for both the public and private sectors.