“You’ve got to find what you love. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs
Step 1 - Reflect and clarify
The first step in a strategic career change is to get to know yourself better. Here you'll discover what makes you tick, including the values that are most important to you, what motivates you at work, and your passions and interests. We’ll also get clear on what you want (and don’t want) from your new career, and what skills, strengths and expertise you have to offer.
Step 2 - Boost your confidence
Next we’ll look at building your confidence and overcoming any practical or emotional obstacles standing in your way.
Step 3 - Explore and research
Here we will generate, explore and research new career directions - all the things you would love to do that fit with your values, passions, priorities, and lifestyle needs.
Step 4 - Make it happen
And finally, we’ll create your personalised Career Change Action Plan guaranteed to get you where you want to be in your life and career. The plan will act as a roadmap to your new career, and will include your career change goals, your research into the career options you’d like to consider further.
NEW! JumpStart Your Career Online
Join a supportive group of like-minded mums who are all working on discovering the next chapter in their careers and lives. And do it from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer and Skype video.
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"For 5 years as a stay-at-home mum, I spent all my time with my kids, taking care of everything and everyone but me. The programme gave me the precious opportunity to take a step back, focus on myself, and dig deep into what I wanted for my future. Melanie has amazing understanding and empathy for specific back-to-work challenges and fears faced by mums. I feel stronger, clearer and more confident now than I have done in years".
"JumpStart Your Career" guided me through identifying my career move and putting a detailed plan in place to make it happen. After being a stay-at-home mom for 10 years, I had lost all sense of my strengths and skills beyond caring for my family. I was ready to start something of my own, but I hadn’t a clue what to do or how to identify what I really wanted. Melanie guided me through identifying my skills and strengths and helped me to discover what was really important in crafting the next phase of my life. I’ve loved working with Melanie: she’s kind, intuitive and understanding. I wouldn’t have gotten to this exciting chapter without her!"
"Who doesn’t need a little inspiration, a new perspective and lots of actionable advice in the company of other amazing mums on the same journey as you!"
"When I took the programme I was stuck in a job I really hated. I was stressed out and working too hard. I kept on thinking...all for what? The programme was a great kick-starter: it helped me to better understand my real values, priorities, strengths and interests – and how to make them work for me. Since the programme I've found a new job and quit the one I was unhappy in. It was an excellent investment, and I enthusiastically recommend it to any mum looking for career and life guidance".