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Are you feeling stressed and frustrated in your career right now?

Do you wonder if you will ever find the career you love, fulfil your potential, and find balance?

* I can guide you through your career choices, so that you can achieve your dream career

* I can help you learn how to perform at your best, so that you fulfil your potential, and get the position and earnings you deserve.

* I can also teach you how to manage stress and thrive under pressure, so that you find balance in your work and your life.

And I know a thing or two about being out of balance...

For over a decade, I built a successful career in the Civil Service, negotiating for the UK in Brussels, and operating at the highest levels in some of the toughest roles - including doing high-level strategic work in the world of law enforcement at the National Crime Agency.

I learned:

√ how to build and lead high-performing teams in the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Foreign Office

√ how to grow my authority and make an impact as a much younger woman in a male-dominated world

√ and how to achieve my goals in complex organisations through negotiation, networks, and influence.

But I came close to burnout.

My body would shut down from my inability to handle stress. I was regularly unable to leave my bed for days, sometimes weeks at a time. This went on for years.

Luckily, I learned powerful “mind-body” tools and techniques that re-set my approach to stress, and helped me thrive. After that, I successfully delivered my hardest project ever, without once getting ill.

Now I use my experience to help other ambitious professional women achieve their career goals with ease and balance - through my one-to-one coaching programmes, workshops and speaking engagements.

1:1 Coaching

Personalised, one-to-one coaching is the fastest, most effective way to help you:

- get clarity on your career

- break through the glass ceiling

- fulfil your potential

- and find and maintain balance in your work and life.

Coaching is a "powerful conversation that helps you live a life, and have a career, you love".

You know yourself best - my job is to help you find the answers that are inside you.

We start with a free 20 minute introductory call:

- I ask questions to understand what you want to achieve or change

- Then we talk about how I can help

- Finally, we agree which coaching option would work best for you!

Our regular coaching sessions include a mixture of discussion, practical exercises, and where appropriate, my transformational coaching tools and techniques to deal with negative habits or self-talk, overcome blocks, and tackle limiting beliefs.

Homework is optional, but recommended!

Together we regularly review progress to make sure we are always moving towards your goal.

Our coaching journey together continues until you feel that your goals have been achieved (any time after a minimum of six monthly sessions - it varies depending on your needs).

By the end of your coaching, you will have transformed your career, found solutions to stress, got clarity on your goals, revolutionised your mindset, and developed skills to make sure you progress in your career with ease and balance.

If you're interested in experiencing my transformational 1:1 coaching, get in touch for a free 20 minute intro call:

> kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk

> or book into my calendar here: https://calendly.com/kirstengoodwin/intro

I look forward to helping you achieve your career goals! :)

Kirsten xx

Training, qualifications & experience

After ten years' operating at senior levels in the UK Civil Service, I retrained in Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming at the Phil Parker Training Institute.

I now combine my academic and professional experience with my powerful coaching tools and techniques to deliver transformational change for my clients, helping them achieve career success without struggling with stress or risking burnout.

Our work is completely confidential. I abide by the terms of my professional body (the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP), am fully insured, DBS-checked, and registered with the Information Commissioner. I commit to looking after your data in accordance with legislative requirements (see my privacy policy on my website for more information).

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Coaching options

I offer two coaching options: my Transformational Coaching, and my Minerva Elite Coaching.?

I also offer a one-off Power Hour as a taster of my coaching skills and style, or to help you with specific issues such as pre-interview coaching, or to get support on a particular aspect of your career or your mindset.?

Please download my price list to find out more: https://kirstengoodwin.kartra.com/page/Coaching-Price-List.

And get in touch to book your free intro call: kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk :)


Weekday daytime sessions online via Zoom/Skype.

Further information

Testimonial - Jackie Tilston, Suffolk

"When I started working with Kirsten, I was bored with the direction my career was going in, and knew that it wasn’t making me happy in the long term.  I felt confused, anxious and quite negative about my future.

Kirsten coached me through a series of practical and emotional tasks and exercises during and in between sessions, to help me work through what I really want and need, and define the next steps to achieve that.

Thanks to this coaching, I applied for and secured a new role which perfectly aligns with my values, sufficiently pays the bills and has set me up for feeling fulfilled from my career for years to come!  Without Kirsten, I wouldn’t even have applied for the job.

And getting results so quickly has enabled me to feel positive and excited about working again.  I’m so much happier now about my career!"

Bury St. Edmunds

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Kirsten Goodwin Coaching

Kirsten Goodwin Coaching