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When you purchase your ticket to Workfest, you’ll be able to register in advance for a one-to-one consultation with one of our hand-picked team of experts who will be available to offer you individual advice, coaching and tips. So, whether you’d like an expert view on your CV, or no-nonsense careers advice, are in need of sharper interview techniques, or want to get social media savvy, our professionals have got every business-based question covered.

Our Career Clinic will take place throughout the day and you can sign up in advance for a specific time slot. Buy your ticket now to ensure you’re able to reserve an appointment with one of our expert team. Appointments will be set up on a first-come first-served basis, so early booking will ensure you get the most out of the day, and receive the best advice possible to help you get ahead in your profession.

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Sally Keane

Head of Sales UK, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn

Sally joined LinkedIn back in 2008 when LinkedIn was a startup with only 300 people globally. Sally now leads a team that is responsible for the growth of LinkedIn marketing solutions across key categories, helping marketers to identify, target and engage with the world’s most influential professionals.

Before joining LinkedIn, Sally ran the Commercial Development team for Entertainment at Yahoo! Overseeing key content relationships with film and music companies and securing key commercial partnerships with brands.

Sally was also a category Director at Yahoo! For the Tech & Telco’s vertical working with the editorial teams to develop bespoke content to commercialize for the sales team to sell securing key long term deals for the likes of Sony and 02.

Sally started her career in the world of outdoor advertising, convincing big name FMCG brands to use London buses and underground to market to consumers.

Sally is mummy to Eliza who is two and a half, lives in Twickenham and is an avid believer of a 4 day working week.

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Diana Norris

Career Coach

Diana has been a career coach for over ten years. She originally trained as an accountant and worked for many years for leading professional services firm Deloitte, in both London and Central and Eastern Europe. Following a career break when her children were young, she decided to make a career change and went back to college to retrain. She holds an MSc in Career Management and Counselling from Birkbeck College, University of London. After retraining she worked for award-winning social enterprise WomenLikeUs, heading up their advice and support function and managing a team of career coaches and project managers. She is now an associate career coach for both WomenLikeUs and CareerBalance.

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Mildred Talabi

Careers Blogger, Speaker & Author

Mildred Talabi is an award-winning UK-based careers blogger, speaker and writer, with over eight years of experience in the careers industry. Named as one of The Guardian’s ‘Top Career Tweeters’ of 2014, Mildred has authored two career books (7 Keys to a Winning CV and The Science of Successful Job Hunting) and regularly helps jobseekers into work through her professional CV writing business, CV Makeover Expert. Visit Mildred’s website here or follow her on Twitter.

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James Dearsley

Founder, The Digital Marketing Bureau

James is the founder of The Digital Marketing Bureau and will be talking about building a business using social media, having done precisely that on several occasions. While being a father of two boys James has built The Digital Marketing Bureau to where it is today by carefully picking the marketing battles he knows he can win (much like looking after our children!) and concentrating on several important factors; audience building, influencer marketing and establishing a consistent content stream providing the little time that he had.

Building his brand around several core networks (principally Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn) James will share with you his journey and how you can do this too.

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Julianne Miles

Co-founder, Women Returners

Julianne Miles is Co-founder of Women Returners, the UK experts in enabling professional women to return to work after an extended career break. Julianne’s focus is on building business partnerships to create supported routes back to corporate roles for returners. Women Returners is successfully developing the ‘returnship’ market in the UK, with exciting programmes in progress and more ready to launch. Julianne retrained as a Chartered Psychologist after a four year maternal career break, a prior career as a senior manager in international marketing and strategy consulting roles and an INSEAD MBA.

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Sam Coop

Employability Trainer

Sam Coop is an experienced employability trainer who herself is a mum who returned to the workplace and changed career direction. Influenced by her background in marketing Sam can help you ‘sell’ yourself to prospective employers through practical advice and knowledge about effective CV writing, latest job search techniques, and improving communication skills to succeed in interviews.

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Margaret Buj

Interview Coach

Margaret Buj is a London based Interview Coach who has helped hundreds of professionals get hired, promoted and paid more in the last 8 years. She also has 10 years of international recruitment experience, recruiting for roles at all levels across Europe and also the US. Margaret is a qualified Personal Performance & Corporate and Executive Coach and can help you develop the confidence to get any job you want.

Margaret’s interview and CV advice has been published in the Financial Times, Cosmopolitan, Management Today, Careerealism.com, CareerAttraction.com and she is the author of “Land That Job!”

You can find out more about her and download her free 5-day video course ’You’re HIRED!’ on her website.

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Marie Milligan

Holistic Business Coach & Founder of Wild Women Do

Marie is a holistic business coach, writer and founder of Wild Women Do, who manages her coaching, training and writing business from a canal-boat in Little Venice. She works with entrepreneurial women who want to define, reconnect and launch the soul-centered work they’ve always wanted to create.

With 10 years combined expertise of co-active coaching, mentoring and teaching entrepreneurship at leading Universities and innovation accelerators, Marie has helped hundreds of women internationally to get clear on their vision, the meaningful legacy they want to create, how to change career, startup or grow their ideas and business with ease.

Through her passion for creativity, entrepreneurship and the wellness of women entrepreneurs, she refocused her business in 2014, to launch Wild Women Do. As a holistic coaching and writing resource, creative incubator and online network, she provides a safe space for passionate women to refresh and develop their creative ideas, business and wellness in one trusted place.

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Zena Everett

Organisational Psychologist and Executive Careers Coach

Zena Everett has helped thousands of people to find better jobs. At 28, she started a recruitment business, placing other recruitment consultants all over the world (a niche called ‘recruitment to recruitment’). Over the years, she became fascinated by what made some candidates more successful than others, but was equally frustrated by reading the same old hyperbole on CVs. Why do 84% of company bosses say they struggle to find the best talent despite an average of 300 people applying for each job? Because candidates don’t know what they want or what they have to offer. Zena decided to sell her business and explore this mismatch between recruiter demands and candidate applications.

Zena retrained as an Organisational Psychologist and Executive Careers Coach. Head hunters refer candidates to Zena to be ‘zenafied’. Clients say that her strategies have brought about epiphanies in the way they think about their work. As well as her own consultancy, she runs popular Career Confidence and Personal Branding workshops for Mumsnet Academy, and is a Consultant with Working Families and the Executive Careers Coach for www.high50.com. Zena is also a Non Executive Director of the Quo Vadis Trust, a social housing charity in South London.

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Heather White

Networking & Personal Brand Expert

Heather White is a ‘how to network & personal brand’ expert and can show anyone how to maximise their efforts at both issues. Her key strength is creating practical solutions no matter what you want networking to achieve for you. Over the last 14 years Heather has work closely with international corporations, business universities, business owners, membership groups and so many more. Heather can show you how to break into any organisation and what it takes to develop long term relationships. Fundamentally no matter who you want to meet, Heather can show you how to find them, get your message across (or create your message), stay in touch and build referrals.

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Lis McGuire

Professional CV Writer

Lis McGuire is a professional CV writer and the founder of Giraffe CVs. Lis provides CV tips and advice through a weekly blog, as well as through The CV Confidence Coach podcast series.

Lis supports clients from a wide range of roles and industry sectors, and meticulously researches career goals, experience, achievements and transferable skills to present a compelling reflection of what each individual has to offer. She offers a highly personalised service, working with clients on a one-to-one basis to achieve the best possible results.

Dedicated to helping her customers to stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market, Lis has supported individuals to secure interviews with a long list of public, private and third sector organisations.

Lis was recommended by Guardian Careers as one of their top 10 Twitter accounts for careers advice in March 2014.

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Katerina Gould

Co-founder, Women Returners

Katerina Gould is Co-founder of Women Returners, where her focus is on expanding the reach of and supporting their professional returner community, developing links with professional bodies and resourcing the coaching services for individuals. Women Returners has enabled many women to find their way back to fulfilling work, including some who attended our workshop at Workfest 2014. Katerina has a background in corporate management and entrepreneurship and has business degrees from Cambridge and Harvard. During her eight year career break, she studied psychotherapy and retrained as an Executive Coach.

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Peter Kelleher

Entrepreneurial Coach and Mentor

Peter Kelleher is a mentor to start-up, home-based and micro businesses and a member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Leadership and Management. A former Detective Inspector with the Special Operations division of London’s Metropolitan Police Service, Peter established the ‘smarter thinking’ brand in 2013 on his retirement. This social enterprise was formed to house a range of projects with the broad aim of supporting individual and/or organisational change. More information can be found here.

He is the author of ‘Thinking About Leaving Your Job?’ which provides a process to help those considering leaving their role, to figure out what it is they really want to do next and co-authored ‘How to Get Your Dream Job!’ with colleague Dawn Moss with whom he has recently established CareersAdviceCentre.com. He currently writes for policeoracle.com on the topic of post-career employment.

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Soma Ghosh

Career Coach

Soma Ghosh has more than six years experience in the careers guidance field and currently works via her career coaching business SG careers and job coach.

Her passion and specialism is helping women transition from a job to create a career that really motivates them. A key part of this is creating pathways to clarity and confidence – eradicating confusion and fear from her clients professional lives.

When Soma went through redundancy it was evident that many women in their late 20s to early 40s felt trapped and wanted more from their career. This was something she wanted to help them embrace, so that they could make the changes they needed. One of her aims is to help women find true happiness in their work and start loving their career.

Find out more about Soma and get tips on how to embrace the change on her website here.

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Dawn Moss

Interview Coach

Dawn Moss, MCIPD, AMAC, spent over a decade as a recruiter for a leading communications technology company and a large private sector city financial institution. Being responsible for recruitment where the stakes are high, Dawn has assessed tens of thousands of CVs and personally conducted thousands of candidate interviews. Author of three books, she brings her expert knowledge of what works within private sector recruitment and career advancement and shares the secrets of how it is possible to achieve significant career success in the corporate field, by understanding what is really required from candidates at interview.

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Lucy Seifert

Career Coach and Trainer

Lucy Seifert has worked as a professional coach and trainer for over 24 years. She has specialist qualifications including in Assertiveness & Conflict Resolution plus a Diploma in Life Coaching (Dip LC Inst, Distinction). Her organisational clients span the corporate, public and charity sectors and she has worked with hundreds of individuals.

Lucy helps clients with diverse work and career issues including assertiveness, confidence and self-empowerment, CVs, interview preparation and presentations.

She is an Approved Coach of the University of Oxford where she has trained & coached staff since 1997. Lucy is author of several books (Gower Publishing) including Training for Assertiveness & 40 Activities in Self-empowerment. Find out more information by visiting her website here.