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Posted 852 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coaching community in the spotlight - Sheffield

Thanks to community leader Lisa Read for sharing the key information about the Sheffield Coaching Exchange group that she runs.

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Posted 859 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coaching community in the spotlight - Derbyshire

Many thanks to Claire Cahill for sharing the key information about the Derbyshire coaching group and what it is that makes them unique.

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Posted 866 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

Coaching community in the spotlight - Middlesex and Hertfordshire

Thanks to community leader Deepti Goyal for sharing the key information about the group that she runs.

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Posted 873 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Chris Grady

Chris Grady shares with us his story of the highs and lows of becoming a professional coach.

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Posted 880 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

A journey to being a Strengths Coach

Strengthening your Awareness, Engagement and Performance. Jasper Walshe shares with us his niche of being a strengths coach and some areas where this can be applied.

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Posted 887 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Marcus Barber

Marcus Barber shares with us his story of discovering coaching and then becoming a professional coach.

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Posted 929 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coaching community in the spotlight - Bristol

Thanks to community leader David Wise for sharing the key information about the group that he runs in Bristol.

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Posted 957 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Claire Griffin

Claire Griffin shares with us her story of becoming a professional coach.

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Posted 971 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Maria Kelly

I came to coaching at a time when I was very disillusioned with my career. Read how coaching helped Maria Kelly and now how she is helping others.

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Posted 978 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Tina O'Brien

I have been a Managing Director for a Medical Company for 9 years and it became very apparent that management styles were changing.

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Posted 985 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Matthew Phelps

Matthew has kindly shared his story of how he discovered coaching and his journey to qualifying.

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Posted 1048 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Isabel Knight

We love to share the success stories of our coaches and the journey they have taken. Isabel has taken time out of her business diary to share her story: My Path to the Future - How I Created My Coaching Business.

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Posted 1062 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Victoria Hockley

We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Victoria Hockley has taken time out of her busy schedule to share her story with us.

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Posted 1104 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Introducing Maria Spooner - Honourary Fellow of The Coaching Academy

Ever wondered how long it takes to complete every single one of The Coaching Academy's training programmes? That's over 40 days of live training, over 70 coaching sessions, 6 Practical Assessments, 5 Final Assessment Papers, and an NLP Viva.

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Posted 1153 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Christopher Catt

We love to celebrate the success of our qualified coaches here at The Coaching Academy and share your stories with our networks. Today we are celebrating the success of Christopher Catt, who is making a real difference in his niche by combining his expertise and experience and coaching practices in his coaching business!

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Posted 1160 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight Special - Julie Hickton

We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Not just a successful executive coach, Julie Hickton is director of her own limited company, and has successfully published her first book "The Tree of Resilience".

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Posted 1181 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Katy Coulson

Katy Coulson shares her success story, where she is now and her top tips for fellow Coaching Academy students and qualified coaches moving forward.

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Posted 1187 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Tasmin Sabar

Deciding to go ahead with the programme was a big decision both in terms of the money and also pushing myself outside of my comfort zone but at the same time, I wasn't happy with my situation and I knew I wanted to make big changes. So, I relied on my instinct and the gut feeling that it was the right thing to do.

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Posted 1195 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Danielle Anderson

In late 2012, I decide to take a break from my previous career but wasn't quite sure where I wanted to end up. After a few months of just enjoying freedom from the 9 - 5 (or the 7:30 - 6 in my case) I needed to make some decisions.

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Posted 1202 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Caroline Molloy

2013 was my year of jubilee I celebrated by becoming a personal performance coach and NLP practitioner, doing a zip wire over the river Wear, scuba diving, starting a new business and speaking at an international conference in Delhi. I have enjoyed every minute of my 50th year and I have gone from redundancy to abundance with the help of The Coaching Academy and my fellow coaches.

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Posted 1223 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Ann Carver

Ann Carver is a Wealth and Personal Success Coach with a story well worth reading. Ann came to coaching and found her niche following an accumilation of debt, family loss and emotional spending. Read her story here...

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Posted 1230 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Academy News, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight Special - Nikki Streatfield

This is a Coach In The Spotlight Special as we are very excited to be welcoming a new member of our Qualifications Team to The Coaching Academy. Meet Nikki Streatfield who joined us last month as a Coach Assessor. Read on to find out more and if you're lucky enough you'll get to speak to Nikki soon on your next practical assessment.

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Posted 1286 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Alex Shann

Following my father's death a friend suggested that I speak with her mum who is a life coach. My first reaction was "gosh I must appear unstable" and my second was of excitement and enthusiasm as I have always looked upon life coaching as an LA celebrity's commodity.

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Posted 1314 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Simon Ong

As the end of another year approaches, so begins my reflection on all of the amazing things that have happened in 2013. Who would have thought that a decision taken on July 6th 2012 to enroll would be a game-changer of a step towards where I am today!

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Posted 1320 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Boyd Hayward

Our latest Coach In The Spotlight is drummer Boyd Hayward. His first experience of coaching was when he hired one for himself and loved the experience. After attending our 2 day certificate course he knew that coaching was a career avenue to be explored!

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Posted 1328 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Nigel Pacey

I came to coaching at a time of major change in my life. I worked in social housing for over 20 years... In March 2011, I suffered a stroke which left me without feeling on my entire left side and it took me three months to learn to walk unaided again.

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Posted 1342 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Andrea Chapman

From a medical background as a therapy radiographer to the buzz and busyness of working through her coaching diplomas; Andrea Chapman shares her journey to becoming a coach and has a very interesting niche! As a single mum of twin boys, here's how Andrea handled the experience.

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Posted 1349 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Nicky Raby

Nicky Raby shares her coaching journey with us and discusses exactly how the power of goal setting has helped to keep her on track and in line for success! Read her story here...

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Posted 1356 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Anne Lewis

Our latest Coach In The Spotlight is Anne Lewis, who shares her journey towards living the life she has always wanted. In Anne's own words she had been "hiding away" from life until she embarked on her coaching journey and things started to change for her.

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Posted 1363 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Jennie Lockley

This is a very touching Coach In The Spotlight from Jennie Lockley. Having been a registered nurse since 1980, she always had a passion for encouraging and building confidence in people. Having joined The Coaching Academy with a master plan to qualify quickly Jennie really did have to face some challenges head on. What a journey, thank you for sharing!

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Posted 1391 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight Special - Annie Ashdown

It's time to shine our spotlight on another coach success story! Nothing pleases us more than when our coaches get in touch to share their news. So, when graduate from 2002, Annie Ashdown contacted us to let us know about her 2nd book, we were keen to find out what else she's been up to for the past decade...

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Posted 1398 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Helen Watts

It seems a little odd to be writing something about success when I feel like I'm only at the beginning of my coaching life - but perhaps there's something in there about celebrating the small steps forward towards our dreams... hmmm, those sound like coaching words to me!

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Posted 1412 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Simone Vincenzi

Hi, my name is Simone Vincenzi and I can finally say that I am a qualified Coach with The Coaching Academy. I received my diploma in Personal Performance Coaching a couple of weeks ago. What a relief and in particular... What a journey!! Here's my story...

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Posted 1419 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Christene Burgess

What brings our coaches to the world of coaching and what becomes of them after they've officially graduated and become a professional qualified coach? These are some of the questions answered in our regular Coach In The Spotlight story and here's Christene Burgess for you.

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Posted 1425 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

Story Of A Coach In Training

If you've ever wondered what it is like to be a student of The Coaching Academy, training to be a Professional Coach, then this blog post is for you! We do love a trainee coach with gusto so when student Claudia Brown, Coach in Training, proposed an article providing a first-hand account for what it's like to be a Coach in training we jumped at the chance.

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Posted 1461 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight Special - Lorraine Thomas

We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Not just a successful coach but also a trainer for The Coaching Academy, Lorraine Thomas has been making waves in the parent coaching arena and was featured in this month's Prima Baby.

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Posted 1468 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Marina Kogan

Recently back from Russia having provided some corporate and individual coaching in Novosibirsk, we caught up with Marina Kogan to find out a bit more about her life as a Coach and feature her as our next Coach in the Spotlight. To find out more, read on...

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Posted 1475 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coaches In The Spotlight - Karen Jones and Joanne Spencer

We are delighted to feature not just one coach in the spotlight but two highly experienced coaches, Karen Jones and Joanne Spencer. Together they run two highly successful businesses, work as a job share and still manage to find time to create a great work-life balance. To find out how they do it, read their Spotlight feature here...

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Posted 1480 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories, Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Merete Langler

Merete will hopefully be a familiar face and voice to a lot of you. She's done an incredible amount for us here at The Coaching Academy and has worn many hats during her years with us. As a qualified Coach and NLP Practitioner with her own business she works with small business owners and young people who are making major life choices. Find out more about Merete here.

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Posted 1489 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Paul Knee

Paul Knee is our latest Coach in the Spotlight with a very interesting story. Paul says, "for me the most interesting development since becoming a coach was how much 'un-learning' I had to do and then how much re-learning i had to do around self-awareness". Read his story here...

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Posted 1496 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Jose Garcia

My first contact with coaching goes back to 2002 during my first working experience in UK. At the time I was too young and I was advised to gain further life experience to get the most of the training and this is what I did for the next 10 years.

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Posted 1503 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Dawn Harvey

Dawn Harvey has been involved in coaching since 2005 when she started her own coaching and training business. She specialises in leadership, communication and commercial awareness and is involved in developing coaching cultures within the NHS. It is time to shine the spotlight on our energetic trainer and mentor.

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Posted 1510 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Caroline Love

I have wanted to become a coach for years, ever since I first heard of life coaching. I am passionate about helping people to live their lives to their full potential. I have a range of people management experience having worked in all sorts of different areas of the NHS. There were several reasons why I decided the time was right for me to follow my dream of becoming a coach and apply for redundancy...

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Posted 1531 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Meet Coach In The Spotlight - Andrew Miller

As I progressed higher within the organisation for which I previously worked, I realised that I was more interested in people than in businesses and processes. I had not heard of coaching at this stage, but when a colleague mentioned it to me, I realised that I had been coaching people naturally all along.

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Posted 1559 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories

Meet Coach In The Spotlight - Julie Hutchison

After taking maternity leave from the police I went back to my old role in 2008 but was less than inspired so had some coaching to help me work out what I wanted to do. I was on a conference for women in policing when I first realised that it was possible to re-train to do something much more inspirational. An ex-police officer was working as a coach at the conference and that was when I knew coaching was for me!

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Posted 1566 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Michele Cohen

I've had a successful career delivering projects in organisations where I've been fortunate to manage and lead teams and deliver training. Choosing a new career direction, I decided to deepen my knowledge of people. I'm proud to say that I've always used a coaching style - it just took the fabulous and free Coaching Academy weekend for me to know it was right for me to take coaching further as a vocation.

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Posted 1587 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Nkem Mpamah

I'm a life-long student of personal development and have read great books on how to create high performance accomplishments. When I found the opportunity to attend The Coaching Academy's 2 day event in London, I seized it without question. What's really fascinating to me is recognising and tapping into the enormous power which every human has, focus.

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Posted 1601 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In the Spotlight - Elaine Mayhew

Prior to coaching I worked in sales in the FMCG industry managing Tesco & Sainsburys. Throughout the positions I held, the bit that I loved the most was dealing with people; whether it was line management, customers or colleagues, it simply made me tick.

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Posted 1615 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In the Spotlight - Punam Sharma

Life is a dynamic dialogue between me and the external world and I have had this animated relationship with 'Change' ever since I entered adulthood. While certain big changes in my earlier life, like moving to live independently in a big city to start my banking career with Citibank. More recently in 2009, I experienced certain unexpected changes which were negative on the outset, however in retrospect triggered the best out of me!

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Posted 1622 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Zahra Shah

My coaching niche is health and well being. I chose it because as a result of my experience at the Coaching Academy’s Certificate in Coaching – 2 day event. I went on to set myself goals around my health and well being and as a result I lost 8 stone and became a personal trainer.

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Posted 1629 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Victoria Mason

Before I started the course, I decided that I wanted to use coaching to set up a separate business alongside my “day job”. Having worked in marketing, I was looking for something to complement this and give me a sense of contribution.

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Posted 1650 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success

Coach In The Spotlight - Cathy Labonne

I qualified with the Coaching Academy in 2011 (Personal Performance Coaching Diploma). I would like to share my journey to encourage you to continue in your own journey and to demonstrate that starting the course is only the beginning.

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Posted 1678 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Debbie Brown

I’ve always known that I wanted my own business, the only problem…..deciding what my product or service should be?

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Posted 1706 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Dawn Cilssett

I am a continuous learner which I regard as a good thing. I am highly reflective with a tendency for over-thinking – not such a good thing! I can be opinionated and openly share my opinions if I consider them relevant to a discussion! Although I can be highly energetic and pro active, my natural default setting is one of sluggishness and daydreaming. So why’s this relevant?

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Posted 1713 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Joseph Smart

I was signed up for the Personal Performance Diploma with The Coaching Academy (TCA)! So what happened? Well I saw the free 2 day course advertised and I thought it looked really interesting and a lot of fun and I had heard a bit about this ‘magic’ called coaching so I thought I would go along.

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Posted 1720 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success

Coach In The Spotlight - Ed Bretten

I booked onto the free 2-day course at the end of February and went along to day 1 slightly uncertain of what I was going to encounter, but very definite in the knowledge that I wanted to learn as much as possible about myself and others. I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed it immensely and found it an inspiring 2 days, and knew I wanted to pursue coaching.

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Posted 1755 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Coach Spotlight, Life Coaching Articles, Questions & Answers

Does Your Personal Bias Lead You To Make Mistakes? - Nelia Koroleva

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Posted 1811 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Coach In The Spotlight - Di Woolloff

I went along to the 2 day Coaching Academy course as I had been offered voluntary redundancy and hoped the course would help me in my personal decision making. In the event it did much more than that. I saw that here was an opportunity to develop my coaching skills and turn my passion into a new career.

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Posted 1818 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success

Coach In The Spotlight - Nandu Menon

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Posted 1824 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success

Coach In The Spotlight - Barbara Friend

For once I followed my heart. Initially this meant relocating from South Africa to England to set up home with my soon to be husband. However the experience of building a very new and different life, at a time when most people are comfortably settled into a rhythm of life heading towards retirement, soon became a journey that changed more than my marital status. My South African career had been tough but rewarding.

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Posted 1832 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success

Coach In The Spotlight - Nelia Koroleva

I discovered executive and personal coaching as a profession quite by accident. I worked in an investment company in London - in the grey zone with no room for professional development, and felt ready to experience a change. Someone left a Protégé Programme Leaflet in a block of apartments where I lived.

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