About Us

About Us

Liane Hambly ~ MA ILM 7 (coaching and mentoring), Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, BA (Hons) Theology, Diploma in Careers Guidance. Member of the Career Development Institute.

Co-author of book Creative Career Coaching: Theory into Practice

Liane is an independent consultant with over 30 years experience in the career development field. She has supported the development of CEIAG delivery and staff capability for a wide range of organisations including several National Careers Service Prime Contractors. Liane has an excellent reputation for the design and delivery of inspirational CPD programmes at QCF levels 4 and 6, and is the lead trainer for the Career Development Institute in career theory, guidance practice, motivational techniques and telephone guidance. To date she has trained over 15000 practitioners throughout the UK.

She has designed several large scale CPD programmes and accompanying resources, for example, the coaching approach to guidance, a train the trainers programme for Skills Development Scotland. She is author of ‘Let’s Talk Guidance’, a CPD resource which has sold internationally, and is author of the Welsh Guidance Standards and several published articles on Career theory. Prior to being freelance she was course leader in Career Guidance Studies at Nottingham Trent and Huddersfield Universities.

For a full CV and recommendations by students and organisations please visit Liane’s Linkedin profile

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Georgie Blackburn ~ PG Diploma in Career Guidance with QCG, Certificate in Recruitment Practice, Level 3 Counselling, MA, BA (Hons), Registered Professional of the Career Development Institute.

Georgie’s experience within the careers sector spans over 18 years and incorporates careers guidance, coaching, recruitment, mentoring, careers research and writing. For the past decade, Georgie has designed, delivered and coordinated careers programmes for students in schools, universities and colleges throughout Gloucestershire, Bristol and the South West. Whilst at an FE College, she coordinated their schools’ careers service through Matrix accreditation.

Since going freelance and developing Lotus Careers, Georgie now uses her broad experience to coach both adults and students. Her strengths lie in using creative coaching and counselling skills to help the ‘stuck’ client gain the confidence and drive to discover their career purpose and potential, so that they can successfully manage their own career.

Accredited and experienced in the use of Morrisby assessments and profiling, Georgie is able to use these tools with clients and give insightful feedback on career and education options. Formerly Georgie researched, wrote and edited careers information for a range of print and online publications, as well using occupational coding methods for a careers software company.

Contact details: georgie@lotuscareers.co.uk
Mobile: 07814 232414

Claire Blanchard MA, ICF accredited ACTP Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice, CDI Level 6 Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, published content writer, sector expertise, published author, qualified trainer (PTLLS), vocational assessor, BA (Hons) Arts and Humanities, FHEA pending.

Claire specialises in career coaching services for all ages and stages of career entry, development and change. Offering individual and group coaching, using recognised models and approaches that are effective for career related issues and needs. Claire welcomes the opportunity to facilitate a safe and supported coaching space, working to ICF quality standards and helping clients to progress their goals.

Claire has successfully coached clients seeking to achieve new roles, make sector career changes and manage personal circumstances around employment.

Claire is also an experienced careers guidance practitioner across young people’s services and Higher Education, working to develop careers and employability content, activities and provide student facing support. Claire has worked with a variety of clients on content writing requirements for education learning resources and sector expertise. Claire’s work on group work programmes and creative engagement with students has been commended by education providers.

Helen Janota ~ MA in Information and Library Management, MCLIP

Helen is a chartered information professional with 15 years’ experience in the careers sector. Highly skilled in developing training and publications around labour market information, she uses her expertise to help careers practitioners, teachers, young people and their parents gain a greater understanding of the current and future labour market.

Using the latest labour market information (LMI) and intelligence, Helen delivers a range of CPD training for careers and education practitioners and is well known across the East Midlands and beyond. Her research and writing skills led her to develop and author the What Work local guides to the labour market for young people and adults, now available via the National Careers Service website.

Helen’s main focus is to help others expand their knowledge of the labour market so that they can pass it on. She delivers the LMI module for the QCF level 4 and 6 Diplomas in career guidance and development; has provided workshops at 14-19 conferences and careers fairs; and develops elements for employability programmes in schools. She helps teaching staff to recognize the links between subjects and skills and the world of work as well as offering suggestions around how LMI can be effectively delivered within careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

Helping parents to understand the changing world of work can give students the confidence to consider a broader range of careers and Helen can also deliver short presentations at parents’ evenings.

As well as LMI, Helen also offers consultancy around the role of careers information within CEIAG provision including the use of digital and social media to enrich learning in the classroom and job hunting.