Career Change in Hampshire
This story tells you why career change coaching really worked big time for Fola Togunloju…
My confidence was at rock bottom. I was a slave to my job and could not find a way to move on to a much better role. I had lost confidence in my abilities and the goals I had set myself.
Simon not only shaped how I viewed my career, he transformed my whole attitude about myself: my self-worth, my confidence and my self-esteem. I now believe that I can achieve absolutely anything I set my sights on.
Read Fola’s full story…
I first heard about Simon through my former boss around March/April of 2011 but finally got to meet him for the first time on the 24th May 2011. I will say that day marked a turning point for me. The first meeting saw me talking away about things I thought about but was too scared to voice aloud previously. I think it is now safe to say that my confidence was at rock bottom. I was a slave to my job and could not find a way to move on to a much better role.
Simon not only shaped how I viewed my career, he transformed my whole attitude about myself, my self-worth, my value, my confidence and my self-esteem. Having been in a demanding role for the last 3 years where I was not valued completely, I had lost confidence in my abilities and also some of the goals I had set myself. The 360-degree feedback was a huge eye-opener. Seeing what family, friends and colleagues had to say about me was definitely an interesting way of analysing my thoughts about myself and exactly how others viewed me. It was one of the most positive experiences for me because I was viewed much better than I had viewed myself.
I quit my job as a Financial Controller exactly 3 months (in August) after I met with Simon and it was the best decision I ever made. Simon worked with me on developing myself and not just on my career. It was a challenging process and one that made me honestly evaluate myself. I quit my role at a challenging time especially with the job market. However, with the whole orientation I achieved with Simon, I was confident that the right role would come at the right time.
I found a temporary role 2 months after I left the last role and things are definitely looking better. I now believe that I can achieve absolutely anything I set my sight on. The beauty about working with Simon was he had a way of getting you to not only ask the important questions but also answer them yourself!
Simon not only works with helping one achieve whatever their career goals are, but he also works in bringing out the best in them! I recommend Simon 200% and would be happy to talk further about my experience with him.
Fola Togunloju – Interim Finance Director