“I asked Shirley to come and work with me to provide a full outplacement support programme for the closure of our small manufacturing business – a total of 68 people comprising of all levels of staff. She did this in a very professional, but highly compassionate way, which was key in helping to keep the whole team motivated and focused through to end, so ensuring that we met our customer commitments in full in terms of on-going customer support, maintaining manufacturing output, and allowing our business to retain a minimum of 85% of the existing business. I would not hesitate in either employing Shirley again or to highly recommend her to any other potential employer. 90% got jobs as a result of this process.”
Mike (Packaging sector – Director of Sales, UK / Benelux).
“I first met Shirley when I was recruited to join a small company based in the East Midlands. Her calm approach & wealth of experience was priceless. When I was made redundant I went to Shirley for outplacement advice. Her caring attitude & attention to detail was evident in every step. Shirley introduced me to Linkedin & guided me through the intricacies of a good profile. She was there for me during the “down” periods & the first to jump with joy when I told her I had landed my new role. I would most definitely recommend Shirley for helping get a new position.”
Jerry (Automotive refurbishment sector – General Manager).
“Shirley is a very experienced, personable and enthusiastic career coach whose assistance amd skill set was invaluable in helping me find a new job. I contacted Shirley following a recommendation from a former colleague when I was starting to think about a new career. Shirley was able to assist me with every step of the recruitment process, including CV and cover letter preparation through to mock psychometric tests. Having worked with Shirley it is completely understandable why coaching is one of her specialities. Not only did Shirley run through possible interview questions and provide advice on answers, she also gave me a mock interview and provided feedback. As a result of Shirley’s guidance, I felt relaxed and comfortable in an interview situation. Shirley is an expert in her field and her knowledge, experience and flexible approach meant that she was a pleasure to work with.”
Louise (Flooring sector – Marketing Manager).
“Our company’s aim was to improve team communications across the business – and Shirley designed a bespoke training package, which consisted of personality profiles and individual 1:1 feedback/coaching, along with a great workshop to bring our teams together – Lots of interaction, leaning and fun on the day helped with the experience – Thank you Shirley.”
Angela (Chemicals / Composites sector – HR Manager).
If you’re interested in an informal conversation or gaining more detail of what is offered and pricing, please get back to me at shirley@thehiddencoach.com