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


Georgie Blackburn ~ PG Dip Career Guidance with QCG, MA, BA (Hons), ILM L7 and a Registered Professional of the Career Development Institute.

Georgie’s experience within the careers sector spans 20 years and incorporates career guidance, coaching, recruitment, mentoring, careers research and writing. She has helped clients at all levels and industry sectors to discover their potential and find their way towards career fulfilment, including adult career changers, returners to work, executives, early careers and students at schools, colleges and universities. Since starting her private coaching practice in 2018, Georgie has honed her 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 both Morrisby Profile and Thomas International PPA assessments as well as a broad range of other tools and techniques. Georgie carefully selects the best tools and methods to support clients’ individual needs, and to provide insightful feedback on career and education options, behavioural preferences and communication style.

Georgie holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance (L7), REC Certificate in Recruitment Practice, a level 3 Certificate in Counselling and is a Mental Health First Aider. She has undertaken an ILM L7 qualification in Executive Coaching & Mentoring. As a Registered Professional of the Career Development Institute and the Association for Coaching, she adheres to their standards and code of ethics.

Contact details:

Email: hello@georgieblackburn.co.uk

Website: https://www.georgieblackburn.co.uk

Mobile: 07814 232414

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.