Career coaching supports you through challenging times, helps you to get clarity, find a new career direction that is right for you.

Career change

The pandemic means that it’s even more important to be able to spot opportunities and make decisive choices when opportunities appear. I will help you to feel clearer and more confident about your goals and direction and we will work together on a plan designed specifically for you that delivers the transformation you are looking for.

Write CVs and prepare for interviews

CVs need to tell a story, demonstrate your value, highlight your strengths and be impeccable. I help you to make an impact, avoid auto-rejection by CV applicant tracking systems (ATS) and get shortlisted.
Madeline with colleagues planning the online Digital Marketing course.

Digital Marketing

I was invited to design and project manage a Digital Marketing MOOC (massive open online course) for the University of Southampton. It attracted over 17,000 learners, helping them 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


Private: Online professional identity

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

Hate the idea of networking? You can be authentic, curious and connect with people on your own terms if you’re clear on what you are looking for. I help you to develop your network, speak authentically and use your network more effectively.

Made redundant

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 by tackling it carefully with the support of someone who genuinely wants to help, you can move more 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

Our strengths give us real satisfaction. Learning about your strengths helps you to identify where and how how you want to apply them. Knowing them and being better able to articulate them helps you to identify opportunities that you will enjoy.

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.


Don’t wait for opportunities to knock on your door. Waiting doesn’t work. Do the knocking.

~ John Krumboltz, Professor of Education at Stanford University

In my coaching with Madeline, I learned that I need to be more open. I’ve found that interviewers are more interested than I’d expected in my ethos, my values, in me as a person.

~ Duncan
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

I helped researchers formulate their personal career development strategies

National Oceanography Centre

I provided one-to-one career coaching to develop awareness of careers outside academia

Elsevier Publishing

I worked on a ‘future of publishing’ programme with Elsevier’s European Marketing Directors


I designed and produced online video learning for IBM (UK) Sales

Oxford Brookes University

I provided team coaching and one-to-one coaching for education professionals

Open University

I led teams of online learning writers and media producers to design and deliver supported online learning

CGI | Admiral plc | Logica plc

I consulted with corporate clients to produce online staff training and then worked as Admiral’s Corporate Marketing Manager

Isle of Wight Council

I supported council staff affected by a redundancy programme

University College London

I designed online learning for university professionals

Land Registry

I wrote online versions of the Land Registry Annual Report each year for five years

University College of Estate Management

I worked as digital project manager to introduce online learning to other universities and supported the Careers service

Royal Agricultural University

I introduced a new method for designing online learning modules, enabling RAU to teach online during the pandemic

Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities

I project managed an online course to empower patients with long term health conditions

Education consulting

I sometimes work as a consultant. “Madeline is always spot on, always reliable, great to work with” (partner in a university online learning project).