coaching for individuals


What will you get out of a career coaching session?

Our career coaching  focuses on your individual needs with tailored packages –  everything from a Taster Session to our Executive Career Coaching package. In order to respond quickly to clients in many different locations we normally coach using Zoom .

All our coaches are are highly experienced and trained in using the exercises and concepts in John’s books. Where his timetable allows, John Lees works personally with a small number of clients.


Download full details of our coaching services (including costs).

To set things in motion you might try a 40 minute taster session with one of our coaching team. This costs £80.00 including VAT. Taster sessions are designed to help you clarify your goals and what gets in the way of achieving them, and to show you how coaching might help you move forward.

Alternatively, if you want to tackle a range of issues, you might go straight for a 60 minute session. 

To book a session please email.

Data Protection – GDPR
We operate a strict data protection policy – see our downloadable JLA GDPR Commitment Statement. If you wish to check what data we hold or have your personal data amended or deleted, please email us.

key team members

key team members

John Lees

John Lees is one of the UK’s best known career strategists. Former Chief Executive of the UK’s Institute of Employment Consultants and a founding board member of the Career Development Institute, he is the author of ‘How To Get A Job You Love’, now in its 12th edition. He is author of a total of 15 books on work and career management including ‘The Interview Expert’, ‘Knockout CV’ and ‘Just The Job!’ plus ‘The Secrets of Resilient People’ and ‘The Success Code’.  He writes and broadcasts widely (BBC 2’s Working Lunch, ITV’s How To Get A Job).

He has led career workshops in many different parts of the world, and his work has been featured in The Sunday Times, Management Today and Coaching At Work. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, a NICEC Fellow, and was a founding Board member of the Career Development Institute (CDI).

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Shiobhaun Watt is an enthusiastic, approachable, professional and supportive career coach with over 20 years HR, training and coaching experience. She specialises in coaching through career change, redundancy and returning to work after career breaks and maternity leave. She is also highly experienced in CV, LinkedIn and interview coaching. She is passionate about coaching to ensure individuals can be the best they can be. Shiobhaun is accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development to MCIPD status and qualified as a career coach in 2008. Her background is in  global senior human resources, having previously worked for Barclays Bank and BAE Systems for over 15 years in various roles, including talent development, employee relations and senior HR management. She has worked extensively with all levels of individuals from graduates to those in senior leadership positions. When she is not coaching you’ll find her running and cycling through the West Sussex and South Downs countryside.

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Sara Dewar is a coach and people development specialist with over 20 years’ experience supporting a wide range of coaching clients, organisations and teams. Building on change management work in the financial sector Sara has extensive experience of the public sector, senior level talent management, leadership at all levels, and the health and social care landscape in Project Lift  where she also works as Communications and Engagement Lead.

Sara works with individuals looking to find the next step, clarify personal direction and aspirations and address barriers to moving forward. She has worked with graduates, trainees, returning mothers, those facing redundancy and those looking to find their final project before retirement.

Sara has worked with the Shaw Trust, Smart Works (Edinburgh), UK Careers and LBG HR Charity Mentoring and Women’s network programmes. She was the choir manager for Origin Scotland for 9 years and performed in events in Scotland and South Africa.

This is a clearly written, supportive book, which gives you the right tools to tap into your own strengths to make that meaningful career move.

Lucy Beresford, psychotherapist, broadcaster and Agony Aunt for Psychologies and author of Happy Relationships at Home, at Work & at Play (forthcoming 2013)

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