Changing the way you work and live for good

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 I think this says it all:

 “Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies”. – Albert Camus

I don’t believe there’s such a think as “Work/Life balance”.  It isn’t an either/or as work is good for us and an essential part of living.  At its best it is an expression of who you are and an outlet for your skills and talents.  It brings out the best in you and everyone around you benefits.  At its worst, well you know what happens! Nobody is seeing the best version of you least of all the people you care about most and are working so hard to support.  

Whether your current work is working for you but you have a sense that you could do more or be more, or you really want to be somewhere else, feel totally overwhelmed or lacking direction, I can help.   

Change can be tricky.  It’s a step into the unknown.  However modest or obvious they are, solutions and possibilities are difficult to spot when you are in the thick of it.  Even when we know what to do, we don’t always know how to or feel able to make the move.  I am here to give you:

Clarity:  on what’s going on where you are right now , what you really want from working life and when you are at your best.

Courage:  to make the changes necessary in your thoughts, beliefs and actions; to get out of your own way.

Commitment: to keep going, learning from your experiences, celebrating your successes and growing in confidence and build momentum.

So you can be your way to a happier, more meaningful and productive working life that fits with your strengths, values and and wider life goals.

 Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined”. – Johnny Carson



Chemistry Call


A free 30-minute conversation where we get to know each other

The Change Agent Power Hour


A one-off 60-minute session that gets results

The Change Agent Entrepreneur Package


A 90 Day Programme that gets you clear on where you are, where you want to be and how to get there



I’m not for putting people in boxes so if the packages aren’t right for you we’ll create an approach that works for you

Our conversations generally take place via Zoom videoconference, Facetime or phone. Face to face conversations are available, especially to clients in the Bournemouth area.  I am happy to travel further afield subject to travel expenses which would be agreed upfront with you and which you would reimburse.  


“Warm, charming and honest, Shirley is a truly lovely person to work with. The help she offers is worth every penny.”

You played a key role in me obtaining my new job. I knew my previous role was not the right one for me but you helped to identify what I required from a job to be fulfilled, what motivates me. Your assistance with interview preparation and technique was brilliant and allowed me to feel calm and confident for my interview. I am truly grateful for the support and encouragement you have given me.


St. Albans , Career direction

Overall, I found the process very helpful, supportive and insightful. When I first came to you, I knew partly what I didn’t want from a job/career, but was unclear on what I did want. The sessions provided a platform to discuss my thoughts, ideas and jumbled views in a supportive, professional and totally confidential environment. I was at ease from the first few minutes and knew I could talk in total confidence and trust.


Swindon, Career direction

I needed a kickstart to help me move forward with a second business, which had been languishing for a little while.  Shirley helped me to find some focus and unblock some of the barriers which had been holding me back. She helped me work on improving my confidence as well as making some key business decisions. Her insightful approach was of great benefit and I would definitely recommend her if need help getting unstuck in your career or business.


Swindon , Business direction


“A wise man changes before he has to” – George Raveling


Making working life work for you

Redundancy does not mean more sofa time


Develop new routines to suit your energy and preferred working


Maintaining focus with two growing businesses


Ready for the next step but where to go?


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