Lisa Russell - Career Coach
Career coaching with KAPOW. I offer warm and playful career coaching with carefully tailored career mentoring. Working on any or all aspects of your career, I'll help you strategise and execute a practical strategy to get you freed up and doing the work you love. Ready to ninja-kick your career into shape?
Career SOS sessions, one-offs / pay as you go, now available.
***Discounted rate if you have had your earnings affected because of COVID-19.***
When it comes to your career, you don’t feel anything like a superhero.
Perhaps you’re clock watching, resenting your boss, and feeling bored out of your mind…
Or maybe work’s fine. Mediocre, beige, ‘fine’. And you can’t help wondering if this is it? Shouldn’t there be something else — something MORE out there for you?
But what could your Something Else be? How do you figure it out? How do you stop it feeling overwhelming? And how do you get there without derailing your finances (or your sanity)?
I hear you Avenger. Welcome.
I help people who are feeling stuck and unhappy in their careers to find and create work that makes them feel like they can FLY.
This means that I can help you find work that:
- You love and are excited about
- Feels like you’re getting paid to be yourself
- Stretches, challenges and helps you grow
- Allows you to make a real difference in the world
So, if you’re ready for a new approach to changing career that ACTUALLY WORKS, visit my website at www.careeravengers.com, and let me show you around.
I offer a free initial consultation / discovery call, and there's no obligation to sign up. I also offer a free newsletter packed with career change techniques and inspiration to help you get unstuck in your career change. Sign up at www.careeravengers.com.
"This coaching has changed my life on so many levels. I know myself better than ever. I have found confidence, self-worth, purpose and connection with myself.
Lisa is calm, encouraging, and positive. She has such great listening skills and was so good at helping find the answers that are within me. She’s the best at giving someone the confidence to do what they truly want to do.
This has been more than career coaching to me. It’s been about getting to know myself, finding confidence, exploring my true interests without judgement and finally finding the motivation to act on my dreams." -- Sophie
"I've been able to make dramatic and positive changes in my life and career thanks to Lisa's coaching support.
I was stuck in a challenging and stressful role, which wasn't giving me the job satisfaction I needed. With Lisa's help, I was able to define what I wanted to do in the future and gain the confidence to make myself heard. I went back to college and studied hard, and as a result was able to make the transition into a role I deserved and which brought out the best in me.
I've had results way beyond my expectations." -- Roz
"I feel like Lisa’s helped me to set myself free.
She’s given me a safe place to be myself, to speak my mind and to discover and explore next steps. I’ve discovered so many things about myself that were unexpected! She’s also helped me to understand that I can be more, that I can fill my life with many different ‘strings’ to my career bow.
I can have a dream of doing several different things at the same time and this dream is achievable." -- Nadia
"Lisa’s help accelerated my decision making and has probably saved me months of internal debate. Making decisions surrounding my career change alone felt nearly impossible but Lisa helped me to see easily what I wanted most and that I really could get there." -- Callum
“Without Lisa’s help I would have been looking in completely the wrong place and my career change wouldn’t have been right. She stripped me right back to basics. Taking me from what I thought I needed help with to what I actually needed. I particularly enjoyed the The face to face, deep chats. The exploring ideas. Each session with Lisa had light-bulb moments for my career.” — Neil
“Before I met Lisa, I only had the spark of a career idea, but no clue what this looked like or where to start. She helped me to crystallise this, and gave me the tools to help make it happen, along with endless encouragement and a safe space to fail. I was only able to have the confidence to apply for the job I’ve just secured and perform in the interview because of the work we have done together. I can honestly say investing in my coaching with Lisa is the best money I have ever spent!” — Charlotte
“I honestly don’t believe that I would be making preparations to start a business right now if it wasn’t for Lisa’s coaching – and that’s not just as a result of the programme she delivers, but also her as a person. She is very calm and understanding, and she’s also empowered me to be more confident. I’ve learnt to believe that I do know myself well, and to trust this, and therefore also trust my instincts. This coaching programme has proved invaluable to me, and apart from anything else, I feel that I have developed a real bond with her. It’s a safe connection which allows me to be honest, vulnerable and emotional, which it turns out is just what I needed! Thank you, Lisa, for being there and for supporting and encouraging me.” — Charlie
“Lisa is intuitive and gentle in her approach. She listens and really cares. I always recommend her services. Lisa will help you get really clear on what’s it is you want and how to make it happen quickly.” — Claire
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice
Advanced certification training with career change specialists Careershifters
Licensed Firework™ career change coach
Content manager and Coach with Careershifters, sending regular inspiring mailouts to 140,000+ career changers
Associate Coach with Randstad Risesmart
7 years' coaching experience with a further 6 years' experience in training and development
Master's and Bachelor's degrees.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Career change coaching specialist
- Getting clear on strengths and skills
- Moving into a new industry with no previous experience
- Unlocking creativity
- Stress management
- Change / transition support
See website for details:
Who’d have thought that you and Clark Kent had so much in common?
Putting on an act at work. Playing a role. Pretending that this is who you are.
You’re surviving, but time’s slipping through your fingers. You live for Fridays and dread that sinking Sunday-night feeling. You don’t know how much longer you can do this for. Isn’t there supposed to be something bigger, brighter, bolder for you? Shouldn’t your career be something more, somehow?
There’s a disconnect. And it hurts. This isn’t what you want.
I hear you.
Crying in the toilets had NOT been part of my career plan. And yet, time after time, I’d found myself there. Those brief escapes to that tiny, crappy cubicle where I could, just for a moment, let the mask fall, were the only things that punctuated my day and kept me sane.
I wasn’t even sure if the ‘real me’ existed anymore. What happened to the confident, capable Lisa, with all her plans and her dreams to make a difference? I had two degrees, shouldn’t I have had this shit figured out by now?
At school, you’re taught to choose one ‘thing’ that you want to ‘be’. You study, work your way up, do everything you’re supposed to do.
And then you find that you’ve grown and changed, and your job feels too small, somehow.
But the system isn’t set up to help you shift into something else, is it?
Everywhere you look you’re coming up against a wall.
Even if you’ve got half a clue about what else you’d like to do, you’ve not got the qualifications, the experience, the money or perhaps even the time to make the move.
And to top it all, you feel like a big embarrassing failure.
Maybe, like I did, you’re wondering if work you love is just a pretty fantasy, something that other people get to do… like owning a yacht, or winning the lottery. A nice pipe dream, but not for the likes of you.
And yet, fantastical as it seems, it’s niggling away in the back of your brain. What would it be like…
- To get paid to be yourself?
- To love what you do for a living?
- To do work that stretches, challenges and helps you grow?
- To recombine your skills, talents and interests into work you’re excited about?
- To save your little corner of the world like a boss, and to come home each day, knowing that you’ve made the kind of impact that means something?
But how would you even start?
That’s where I come in.
I created Career Avengers to help you reveal your INNER HERO,figure out your SECRET POWERS, and learn practical, playful, real-world steps to get you freed up and moving towards work that makes you FLY.
Career Avengers offers a range of online, experience-backed products and services that are designed for career changers like you.
From a simple newsletter containing career change wisdom, advice and inspiration, to game-changing self-study materials housed in your very own members-only area, to packages of coaching sessions, there’s an option to suit you no matter where you’re at with your shift.
Everything I’ve created is based on three pillars…
- A supportive community of career changers
- Unconventional and playful missions and challenges
- Specialist career change coaching
…which come together in a powerful combination move to get you clear, focused and blasting through the obstacles that are holding you back.
Click here to pick your level: www.careeravengers.com/work-with-me
AND WHO AM I TO LEAD YOU THROUGH THIS TRANSFORMATION?
I guess you could call me your career-change Gamesmaster…
I’m a fully qualified, ICF-accredited coach, with advanced training from career-change specialists Firework (2015) and Careershifters (2016).
And for the last six years, career change has become part of the fabric of my life.
After a difficult, messy and painful career change of my own, I now have a bespoke portfolio career that leaves me feeling free, in charge of my own schedule, and totally in love with the work I’m doing.
In my work with Careershifters, I’ve helped showcase the highs, lows, challenges and realities of hundreds of career changes. For the last four years, I’ve also worked with dozens of career changers one to one in my own coaching practice.
I know the standard career change advice that’s out there, AND I know why it’s not working for you. I use effective, surprising and counter-intuitive techniques that actually work, so that you can stop wasting time and get your shift moving.
I’m also an online learning badass, with a seven-year background in making learning experiences engaging, effective and way more fun than you would ever expect possible.
These are my superpowers. My mission is to use them to help people break out of work that keeps them small, and into careers they’re excited about.
Visit my website at www.careeravengers.com and let me show you around.
Founder, Coach, Gamesmaster
I am accredited with the ICF, having pursued in-depth and rigorous training from ICF-approved training provider Full Circle Development Consultancy, and ICF-accredited advanced training from Firework. I am a member of the ICF and abide by its high professional standards and code of ethics.
If you should feel I am not the right coach for you, I wish you every success in your continued search and your coaching journey! I would only advise you to be careful of the many people purporting to be ‘coaches’ who have had little or no formal training. Ask to see evidence of training if possible.