Karen Perkins

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Life Coaching, Career Coaching & Business Coaching
Available for new clients
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Sheffield, S11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I help you to be more confident, worry less, increase your motivation and energy to cope with the changes that life brings and to enjoy life more. This is especially important post pandemic when your work , job or role may have changed dramatically. I help busy people get a better work-life balance, and keep it going working from home, hybrid or office based with my tailored Career Coaching! My personal development coaching, executive & business coaching helps you make a change to your work or home life, and usually a combination of both! Confidence and motivation. I can support you if the current situation is making you anxious … or if you want to take the opportunity to make a change or start a new side project then I can help.

Love it or leave it ? Lots of people come to me for Career coaching when they want to change jobs or are facing redundancy. I have experience of working in the public and private sector, and how to 're-brand yourself'.

"Karen is an outstanding coach, she helped me realise my full potential and understand who I am and all the great things I could achieve. I would recommend Karen with confidence that she would assist any person in achieving their goals. "
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I love helping busy people who are setting up or expanding  their business,
and my USP is helping them look after themselves at the same time!
My business coaching helps you re-clarify goals, identify and make changes to work/home life - significantly increasing your motivation and performance. I like to keep ahead of new technology and best business practice so can mentor alongside my coaching to help you really put  your business at the cutting edge. I offer user friendly 1 to 1  Twitter and Social media coaching too, so you can use it confidently for your business or career . I have experience of planning Crowdfunding Campaigns & supporting staff through this.

My Executive Coaching helps your staff to maximise/embrace new opportunities, reduces stress and sickness, increasing wellbeing and productivity. I also do outplacement coaching.

My Life Coaching is an exciting one to one process where you learn about yourself, what motivates you and what you want to change or improve. I help you gain a greater understanding and awareness of what you really want to do, and unlock your motivation to do this. Life Coaching looks for positives and does not dwell on the past.

I offer pre Retirement coaching to help you plan to make the most of your new free time, start a new career or business post retirement, or juggle elderly parents and grandchildren.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fellow of The Association for Coaching 
ILM  level 5 Coaching and Mentoring (Degree level)
ILM level 5 Management & leadership ( Degree level )
NHS Social Prescribing and Systm1 Training
Coaching across Cultures Assn for Coaching 2021
Carbon Literacy Certificate    POW   2021
Diversity and Inclusion  Assn for Coaching 2021
Resilience for teams & individuals                Assn for Coaching 2020
Preparing your Business for Corona & beyond                  E Mids  2020  
Health & Recovery Coaching Accredited by the Assn for Coaching 2017
Coaching in Complexity Accredited by the Association for coaching 2016
Understanding Autism 2016
BscHons Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Housing
Over 20 years of management, business and HR issues, working in public & private sector. Experience of coaching all ages.
SFEDI mentor
Member of Rotherham & Doncaster Collaborative Law Pod. ( Helping people divorce collaboratively )

I deliver webinars, training and am a regular on BBC Radio Sheffield on coaching and Career issues.
I have featured in Prima and Saga magazine articles on Life Coaching issues & as Social Media start up guru.

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Life Coaching in Sheffield, Life Coaching UK, Social Media Coaching, Confidence coaching,Redundancy, Young persons motivational coaching, Retirement , Careers coaching, interview coaching & CV service .

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees and charges are negotiable. I always offer a free no obligation 30 minute personal Taster session so you can meet me, and see what coaching has to offer. Currently £70 per hour session.

Please see the Fees and charges section on my website or contact me to discuss a tailored package for your business or individual needs. Some employers will pay for employees to attend as part of CPD or their wellbeing programmes.

If you are self employed coaching could be  counted as Continuing Professional development for Tax Purposes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions & tasters on most days & some evenings . All my sessions are currently online. I have been coaching for over 10 years online. Full instructions if you dislike tech !

Further information

I coach in Sheffield, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and globally via Zoom .

Sheffield, S11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Happy to arrange accessible sessions as I work in a range of locations. Please let me know what you need & we can arrange the best venue for you.

Online platforms



In person

Friendly supervision to refine your offer & keep up to date with coaching trends. I support you with business focus, marketing, social media & tech.

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