Career coaching supports you through challenging times, helps you to get clarity, find good work and make decisions that are right for you.

Make a career change

The crisis we’re in means that it’s even more important to be able to spot opportunities and make decisive choices. I will help you to feel clearer and more confident about your goals and direction. We will work together on a realistic plan designed specifically for you.

Write CVs and prepare for interviews

If you want to move on to something that suits you better; your CV and covering letter need to be impeccable. My career coaching helps you to make an impact and to get that interview.
Madeline with colleagues planning the online Digital Marketing course.

Digital Marketing (OPM)

I was invited to design and project manage a Digital Marketing MOOC (massive open online course) for the University of Southampton that attracted over 17,000 learners. I follow digital marketing trends and help organisations to use digital marketing effectively.

Having designed a massive online course on the power and importance of Digital Marketing, I’m best placed to bring you up-to-date with marketing in the 21st century


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 researchers 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.

Career networking for business

Hate the idea of networking? No, you don’t need to change your personality – introverts can be great networkers! You can be authentic, be curious and connect with people on your own terms. My career coaching helps individuals and teams to develop their networks more effectively.

Move on after redundancy

Working life is unpredictable and with the pandemic, it’s a lot tougher. One moment you feel stable, yet the next moment you’re forced to make a change. I help you adjust to your new situation, make plans, consider various options, prepare your CV and get ready for interviews.

Finding a way forward after redundancy is tough. But if you tackle it carefully, and with the support of someone who genuinely wants to help, you can move forward confidently towards a new future. I will help you to deal with the practicalities, the job search and the way you feel about your future too.


Your strengths

The best place to start developing ourselves is from our strengths – those aspects of us that give us real satisfaction. Learning about your strengths and refining your talents will help you to enjoy what you do more. It will help you to find opportunities that really make the best of your abilities.

I help you to identify your strengths, to articulate them in your CV and in interviews and to feel more optimistic about what you can do.


The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

~ Steve Jobs

Madeline is a skilled and effective coach. Observing her coaching, I found her caring and able to establish rapport quickly. She gets to the real issues and uses skilful questioning and interventions to help the person move forward.

~ Eleanor
University of Southampton

Coaching, teaching and employability projects to develop academic staff, students and researchers. I career coached MBA students each year and project managed the design of a massive open online course (MOOC) on Digital Marketing, attracting 17,000 learners.


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


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

University College of Estate Management

Consulting to other universities and working with tutors to produce online learning

Royal Agricultural University
Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities

Project management of an online course to empower patients with long term health conditions

Education consulting

“Madeline is always spot on, always reliable, great to work with.”

(Partner in a university online learning project)