Some of my friends offer services that are complementary to my own. We have a deep respect and trust in each other, so I thought it would be good to introduce them to you here.
For starters, we have Career Coach Alison O'Leary, Disruptive Marketing Wizard Al Tepper and Corporate Communications and Service Development Consultant, Dr. Bill Nichols. And I've been urged to add my alter ego, Writer and Media Skills Trainer, David Tebbutt.
Alison O'Leary is a certified Martha Beck life coach, specialised in personal and corporate career coaching through her practice, Live True.
In a 19-year career Alison has held a number of senior management positions within the communications industry, most recently as Deputy MD, Europe for Racepoint Global. Coming from a people oriented sector, she specialises in people development, leading coaching and training sessions for individuals, peer groups and teams.
Alison combines insights from corporate and personal coaching work to help bright, spirited people make their career more meaningful, purposeful, fulfilling and successful.
This might mean helping individuals with focus and specialisation in their current career, it may result in a change of career, or for those at a life crossroads, it might mean identifying a second career.
Progression: Career Coaching
I offer tailored career coaching packages for corporates and individuals to help professionals realise their career potential.
Pathfinder: Changing Career
I guide professionals to reappraise, alter course and make exactly the right career choice, typically whilst still in their twenties and early thirties.
Discovery: Second Career
I help successful people reassess and reprioritise their lives, helping them on the way to a truly fulfilling second career.
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Al Tepper is an 18+ year veteran Digital & Marketing leader, now Founder of TepFu Disruptive Marketing Agency providing Brand, Marketing, Social & Disruption Strategy, Execution & Coaching for SMEs worldwide.
Al brings a rare inter-disciplinary skill set with experience across product development and ops/tech to deliver commercial outcomes from a marketing and digital strategy across both b2b publishing and b2c retail verticals.
Al's marketing experience includes offline and digital marketing strategy, social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, AV and live, events, PR and influencer marketing.
Al is married with one son and lives just outside London.
Corporate Communications and Service Development
Bill Nichols is a career PR man who migrated partly to academia after selling his main business, WhiteOaks, in 2008. He completed research at Henley and consults directly in corporate communications and service development under the Astrophel brand.
His major involvement now is in the rapidly-evolving field of health comms. He is deputy director of the Centre for Health Communications Research at Buckinghamshire New University where he authored the new Postgraduate Certificate in HC, now on its third cohort. He is also lead consultant for the University’s Bucks Consulting Group which works principally in the health sector.
Director Astrophel LLP; Non-Exec Chairman The McOnie Agency; Fellow and Deputy Director – CHCR – Buckinghamshire New University; CIPR Founding Chartered PR Practitioner
T: (44) 1252 793641; M: (44) 7831 604643
Business to Business Writing and Media Skills Training
David's highly readable copy appears in many publications, but not always in his name. He enjoys nothing more than rendering complex topics comprehensible. He also enjoys turning the ideas of busy business professionals into articles they can publish in their own names.
David has trained thousands of business professionals in how to handle the awkward squad - mainly print and online journalists. He's also happy to collaborate with PR firms to deliver guest sessions and practice interviews within their own media training workshops.
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