Career Guidance in Southampton
This story tells you why career guidance and coaching really worked big time for Michael Hinton…
I’d hit a glass ceiling and there was nowhere for me to go. I needed a new challenge and I’d become disillusioned…
Simon has had a profound impact on my life. I’ve never been more optimistic about my career, fully understand my value and am now somewhere where I can put it into practice. I am in a great place…. not just at work but in life as well.
Read Michael’s full story…
I had been 5 years at my previous employer and had done pretty well, progressing rapidly. However, I hit a glass ceiling and there was nowhere for me to go. I needed a new challenge.
So, I did the usual, brushed up my CV and sent it off to recruiters. However, that didn’t get me anywhere and I became disillusioned. As I have a very busy life, I decided to investigate getting some help and Googled ‘Career Advice Surrey’ and spoke to three career coaches. Two simply didn’t engage with me whilst the third (Simon) not only engaged but invited me to a free meeting together with my wife, Catherine. I then told Catherine what I had done. She was surprised but delighted to be involved.
I then realised at the first meeting that Simon’s approach is not just ‘career advice’. He throws everything into the melting pot and I began to understand work is just part of life. I further realised there is a direct connection between being happy at work and having a happy life.
I am now on the brink of a fantastic new challenge and have never been more optimistic about my career. I have fully understood my value and am now somewhere where I can put it into practice. I am in a great place. I now have a CV I can fully stand behind – I have great belief in myself and an ability to market myself. I knew I was good, but I couldn’t define what success looked like – I now have a pretty good idea of what it is.
This whole process has given me a foundation for the rest of my career. It gives me a sense of security and shows me how to apply my skills more effectively – not just at work but in life as well.
Simon offers not just career advice, and not even just career coaching, but a holistic approach to dovetail your job into your life. It is extremely personal and has had a profound impact on my life. Catherine says I see and speak about myself differently. She also says Simon changed me from: “Vanilla to winner and unleashed the beast within!”
At the end of the day, I did it! One phone call to Simon led to me changing my life with huge consequences.
Michael Hinton – Customer Success Manager