My career has taken several twists and turns, some of which were intentional, others were happy accidents.
In brief: six years as a PR consultant in B2B, tech and corporate PR agencies, followed by over 20 years as a corporate communications recruiter (with a short stint in beauty and blogging in between).
Since 2014 I’ve been self-employed – initially as a makeup artist (long story, which you can read here), before returning to recruitment as a founding partner of Comms Leaders, a specialist recruitment consultancy.
During lockdown #2 I started a podcast, making the most of my extensive network and channelling my inner Emily Maitliss. I have loved learning about specific areas of communications.
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 coaching. In the last year, I’ve taught myself how to create and edit a podcast, use a sewing machine and plant seedlings. I failed at that last one – the dog dug them all up. But I did learn from the experience – that I hate gardening.
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 helping people. So whether you need practical advice to create a brilliant CV or shine in interviews; or coaching so that you can find the answers you’re looking for, 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.