Hello. I’m Vicki, the candid career coach.

Vicki Marinker candid career coach

My career has taken several twists and turns, some of which were intentional, others were happy accidents.

I’ve been bored, bullied and burnt out. Possibly a bit like you.

In brief: six years as a PR consultant in B2B, tech and corporate PR agencies, followed by 23 years as a corporate communications recruiter (with a short stint in beauty and blogging in between). I’ve been coaching since 2021.

During lockdown #2 I started a podcast, making the most of my extensive network and channelling my inner Emily Maitliss. I have loved extending my knowledge of communications, by interviewing the experts.

I am passionate about personal development and make it my mission to learn a new skill every year. I have taken numerous courses, including makeup artistry, Reiki, social media marketing and – obviously – coaching.

I am a huge fan of LinkedIn, when used properly. I post about communications, careers and confidence most weekdays. I’ve been awarded LinkedIn Top Voice 2023 for careers and job search.

I left my recruitment business early in 2023 to focus on career coaching. What started out as a side hustle, is now my full-time passion.

What does all this mean to you? Well, now I knit together all my skills and experience to support people to make the most of their careers. I love empowering people to take charge of their careers and their search for a fulfilling job.

So whether you’re wondering where to take your career next, or feeling stuck about how to take that next step, I am here to support you.

You will find a wealth of useful information and personal insights on the blog. And if you’re here out of curiosity, you can find out what comms is all about on the podcast.

Please get in touch.

Warm wishes

Vicki x