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Career networking

In scholarship, it’s not only about who you know, it’s about who knows you. Focusing deeply on research means that researchers can miss out on opportunities. Career coaching for researchers helps them to grow their networks, find mentors and build professional relationships. They become better at reaching out more to share ideas, find new collaborations – becoming confident…

Online professional profile

Do you manage your online identity? Online social networks are very different from the conference circuit. Social media is already changing the professional environment within which we all operate, so it is important to participate carefully and effectively. I teach online networking and provide career coaching that enables you to become more professional online.

Internships and placements

Internship and placement programmes provide professional experience outside academia. I help you to manage internships and placements for researchers and research students; to brief and manage employers effectively; and to properly prepare participants so that they gain commercial awareness and benefit fully from the experience. I recently wrote a series of guides that I will…

Outplacement for universities

Outplacement coaching helps people to make sense of their situation and plan for the future with more confidence. It maintains your reputation, reduces stress and makes job-seeking more successful. This form of career coaching helps you to support affected individuals and maintain staff engagement of those who are staying. I am a fully trained redundancy…

My own career has been about capitalising on unexpected opportunities. And it’s worked.

~ Madeline Paterson

Madeline is a skilled and effective coach. I have observed her practice and found her to be caring and able to establish rapport quickly. She gets to the real issues for individuals and uses skilful questioning and interventions to help the person move forward.

~ Eleanor
University of Southampton

Coaching, teaching and employability projects to develop researchers, staff and students

Vitae

Writing national guidelines to help staff manage internships and placements

St. George’s Hospital

Working on career development strategies with early career researchers

National Oceanography Centre

1-1 career coaching to develop awareness of careers outside academia

Elsevier Publishing

Working on the future of publishing with European Marketing Directors

IBM

Designing and producing online and video based learning for IBM (UK) Sales

Oxford Brookes University

Team coaching and 1-1 coaching for education professionals

Open University

Leading teams of writers and media developers to design and deliver flexible distance learning

CGI | Admiral plc | Logica plc

Working with clients to train their staff online and as Admiral’s Corporate Marketing Manager

Isle of Wight Council

Coaching and support for staff affected by change and redundancy

University College London

Designing online learning for university professionals

Land Registry

Writing and sub-editing online versions of the Land Registry Annual Report

College of Estate Management

Working with subject specialists to produce online learning on construction and property law