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Frances Cushway
Career Coach

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. 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
As soon as I was old enough to have a job, I had one. I think I probably worked in every seasonal and part-time job out there while at school and university. But I never knew what I wanted to do when I ‘grew up’. Every session with my careers teacher had me researching a different career, and I was fascinated in everything I read. The one thing I did know though was that I was interested in understanding and working with people which led me to study Psychology at the University of Birmingham.

I was still no closer to knowing what I wanted to do in my early career, where I worked in a variety of temp jobs and longer contracts.My a-ha moment came while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their recruitment department, where I was first introduced to Careers Coaching and using assessments to help clients understand their interests, values and motivation. I decided that this was definitely going to be part of my long term plan and used my time there to learn as much as I could.


A few years later after a move to the Weather Centre at the BBC I trained with Careers Counselling Services as a Career Coach and started working with BBC employees looking to move roles internally or as part of their outplacement programme. It was at this time that I decided that this was the thing I couldn’t not do! I loved my work and wanted to learn more, so I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Career and Talent Management at Kingston University.


Two children later I set up my own consultancy to fit around my family life, working with private clients and organisations.

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

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Training

BSc Hons Psychology (University of Birmingham)

BBC Leadership Programme (Ashridge Business School)

Career Coaching Core Skills (Career Counselling Services)

PGC Career and Talent Management (Kingston University)

 

Member of the following professional organisations

Career Development Institute (UK Register of Career Development Professionals)

British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (Test User Occupational Ability and Personality)

Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology

I follow and adhere to their codes of conduct.

I have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.