Hello. I am Erica Sosna. Founder of The Career Equation and Career Change Expert.
Let's face it - careers advice wasn't so hot at school and most of us left without a clear sense of our strengths and drivers. So it's no wonder my professional, creative, talented clients are in a muddle!
We spend too long at work not to enjoy it. There is nothing better than doing the work you love.
And sometimes, we need to take a leap to get us there.
Over the last 15 years I have helped hundreds of people across the world use The Career Equation to find the work they love.
In addition, I know how the biggest battle can be with your own fears and anxieties - so I have a big toolbox of methods to help you turn your inner critic into your inner cheerleader!
I have helped mumpreneurs start businesses from their kitchen and professionals turn their passions into profitable businesses. I offer specific and hands-on support in a jargon-free style - combining personal development with practical business skills.
Check the story of my client Gemma, here:
My first book, Your Life Plan, was published by Wiley in March 2014. The book combines my careers coaching method with practical project skills and personal development tools to get you up and running.
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I look forward to connecting with you.
'I relocated last year for family reasons, which led me to think about what I wanted out of work. I was a little lost where to start - the options seemed numerous and I didn’t know how to start. Erica was great to work with as I considered my next career step - she was energetic and enthusiastic, always had practical suggestions and was incredibly supportive. She took time to understand what was most important to me, and knew when to challenge my responses. Her approachable nature and wealth of knowledge meant I got something out of each contact I had with Erica. She helped me over a number of months from the outset right through to job offer stage. I love my new role and feel inspired by my work. I’d definitely recommend Erica to anyone who is considering career coaching / guidance.' - Client, Jo Eggeman - moved from publishing to CBEEBIES after a maternity break.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've been a career coach and a leadership consultant for 15 years. I developed my own method for career coaching and specialise in helping mid/senior professionals develop a plan of action for a strategic career change.
My work helped hundreds of people in America, Kosovo, New Zealand, India and Bulgaria build both their practical skills and confidence in areas such as pitching, business writing, customer service, market research, project planning, social media and marketing.
I've advised companies on their career strategies - including HSBC, Savills, Paypal, Louis Vuitton, AXA, Facebook, RBS, The Open University, Bristol Myers Squibb, Channel 4 and Aviva.
And I've been a TEDX'r...twice.
I have a Diploma in Life Coaching and I am trained in the Seven Habits of Highly Successful People.
I train coaches in my method in an ICF accredited programme called Your Career Plan for Coaches.
As a qualified AGILE project manager with twelve years of experience, I am going to help you break down your big goals into manageable, bitesize, friendly, doable chunks and keep on track toward their achievement.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Please contact me for more information about my talks, workshops and conference hosting. Previous clients include HSBC, Black Swan Data, Channel 4, MSD, Urban Land Institute, Paypal, Harrods, AXA and RBS.
Find more about my work here www.ericasosna.com
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I always offer a free phone consultation. This gives you and I a chance to work out if we are a fit. Choosing a coach is a very personal thing and I would always recommend you ask for a chemistry session with a couple of coaches before committing. The right match can make all the difference.
My Career Coaching
A new career starts here. Only serious career changers need apply. With 6 x 121 90 minute strategy sessions, this is my most bespoke offer. I will walk alongside you as we discover what success means to you. I will offer you professional and detailed career advice and support. From discovering your transferable skills and building a life plan to preparing your CV and interview questions, this valuable programme is exactly what you need if you want to master your career development now and forever. Cost £1897.00 inc VAT
Learn more and book your free consultation here: https://ericasosna.com/contact/
Get in touch today!
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- A day in the life of doing what you love...
- Career changers: you are not alone
- Finding a career mission
- So you think you can freelance...
- Sales needn't be a dirty word!
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- The Secrets of Successful Sales
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What people say about me:
'Erica is a passionate and inspiring careers coach. Her book and blog give practical steps to designing a career that meets your strengths and values. I wholeheartedly recommend Erica and her associate team to support anyone doing a career review, including changing sector, going for promotions and finding a job that matches your availability around commitments, such as children or caring for others. I have secured at least two jobs using Erica's advice, which helped me prepare for interview and to change industry sector. ' - Aine Walsh
'Erica is supportive, motivational and full of ideas. I always come away from my coaching sessions smiling and feeling positive. Erica offers practical suggestions for how to approach any challenge and helps make personal and professional change happen. I didn't appreciate what a career coach could do for me until I met Erica.' -Nat Taplin
'Career matters! Definitely careers, success and the clients themselves matter to Erica. I had the chance to work with Erica in two rounds. The first round included on-line sessions in order to clarify and sharpen the vision of my future in London and what are the steps needed for the transition. The second round was implementation, including participating in conferences in London, searching the right databases and meeting prospect clients. Erica is very professional, practical, helpful, encouraging and above all - caring.' - Dror Aviv
'I've enjoyed getting to know and working with Erica. She's thoughtful and helped me think about the larger picture. She definitely is an innovator in her thinking, and will help anyone who wants to investigate parts of themselves that they might have ignored.' - Professor Nassir Ghaemi
'Erica's patience, compassion and sharp intellect helped me make sense of my 'organic' career path and find a clear direction. Over a period of about six weeks, she was able to tease out what actually really matters to me which gave me the confidence to seek what I wanted.' - Susan Emmett
'Erica was simply fantastic! She guided me through my careerchange and helped me find a direction. Erica was enormouslyhelpful and I would highly recommend her. Thank you Erica!' - Camilla Curry
'Erica listened to my situation in detail then, with a couple of simple tweaks to my approach, she completely shifted the way I had been tackling my career issue....'Rebecca WoodFounder, Editing UK
'Thank you Erica! I am making a major career change, and the simplicity of your four stage model got me back to basics and gave me the time and space that was the final piece of a jigsaw.' Margaret Chapman Clarke Coach, Author and Psychologist
Type of session
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I coach throughout the week and offer evening and weekend sessions.