Testimonials

Testimonials

Katelyn, Engineering Manager

I was feeling a little lost having finished a graduate scheme with the support and structure that offered. Initially I thought Hayley was a manifestation of my brain in human form as she seemed to understand all the thoughts I was having! Hayley offered loads of gentle pointers on ideas I already had in the recesses of my brain, but ones that I had previously dismissed as impossible. She gave me back my confidence, and by the end of the course I was no longer lost but had in fact got a new job and put an offer in on a house! A ridiculous life change from beginning to end and shows anything is possible when you have the right person in your corner, and I’d recommend you make that person Hayley.

Floriane, Mechanical Engineering Student on Industrial Placement

If you’re thinking of joining this program, you are already halfway into making your best decision of the year! I came into this program thinking I needed a strict career plan and then I would be golden. Instead, Hayley has taught me that success and happiness goes beyond that. Over the past 4 weeks, I’ve seen myself grow into a more confident, calmer and happier version of myself whose goals are aligned with what her passions – who wouldn’t want that sort of clarity? Life is unpredictable and Hayley made me realise that I am a badass who can take whatever life throws at me!

Rebekah, Structural Engineer, Portsmouth

There’s no way I could have got to where I am now without Fearless Careers! Looking back at me before the program, I’d never have guessed the amount of progress I’d make. It’s changed my whole outlook on my career and I don’t totally dread going into work every day! Before Fearless Careers I was in such a horrendous place with motivation and drive, but that has all been completely turned on its head. I’m excited where I can take my career, and really believe that I can do it. That in itself would have been impossible for me before this! It’s now been many months since I went through the program and if I ever start to wobble, I go back to the tools I learnt and always come back clearer and more determined! Now I find myself actively working on my future goals towards a role that I want, and I don’t struggle going into work anymore because I’ve found my why!

Becky, Outreach Officer & Materials Engineer

My goal for the last few years had been to finish my EngD – after completing this I wasn’t sure what to do, and I started a job without considering whether it aligned with my beliefs. I decided to join the Fearless Careers program to motivate me to consider what I really wanted to do and why. The program has allowed me to develop through the structured workbooks and regular calls with Hayley; since taking part in the program I feel more confident in my abilities and that I can choose a path leading to a fulfilling and enjoyable career. I’d recommend Fearless Careers to anyone who’s searching for clarity and direction for their future.

Bola, Software Engineer & Web Developer

I’m so glad I dived into Hayley’s coaching program! It’s a balanced mixture of introspection and action, reflection and activities to actually progress towards your dreams! The program not only gave me a clearer vision of my career path, but also a structure to achieve it AND the confidence to deal with the possible obstacles along the way

Lucia, Aerospace Engineer, Italy

I’m so happy I took this leap of faith and started coaching with Hayley. It came at a time when I needed it most and didn’t even know it. Hayley made me feel at ease, like she was one of my mates but a very wise one! She helped me feel more confident in my abilities, and helped me put practices in place to help clear my mind. I enjoyed the exercises and our weekly chats so much! It was also really fun having a group of other engineers that I could talk too, who were all so supportive and truly brilliant people. After finishing this coaching I feel positive about my career and my side hustle, I feel very excited for the future.

Hana, Software Engineering Student

Hayley is an incredible person and her positive energy is contagious! Her guidance was pivotal as it allowed me to shift my perspective on careers and professional development. Building on a small idea by using brainstorming and other tools is something that Hayley often focused on and I found that extremely helpful. Not only that, she is also an intuitive listener, which was extremely beneficial as it allowed me to expand on a lot of my ideas through her open-ended questions. Hayley’s background in engineering does not only make her stand out in the coaching industry as a unique individual with a lot of knowledge, it adds a special set of skills to her coaching toolkit. I am grateful to have worked with her during this key period in my career as I transition from the academic world into the engineering industry. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an energetic, optimistic and passionate coach!

Emma, Mechanical Engineering Student on Industrial Placement

Making the decision to join Hayley’s coaching programme was honestly one of the best I could have made. I now feel like I have a steady grounding on which to build good career practice and plenty of mechanisms to use when I hit hard spots. Hayley is evidently made to coach- she makes you confident to talk and you find yourself thriving from the energy she gives you after each session. Massive thank you for having me as one of your first clients Hayley, you’ve made a positive impact on me that will have me thinking of your teachings for many years to come!

Charlotte, Mechanical Engineer

The Fearless Careers Coaching Program has been an essential part of my growth in confidence and as a person. As well as helping me find my career direction, it has helped me realise I have the power to potentially create the role I want to progress to.  It’s made me realise that I am fully in control of my future and that is truly exciting. Hayley is an incredible coach and person; she will listen no matter what your story and is there to offer encouragement in not only your career aspirations but your personal battles as well. I recommend the coaching program to anyone who isn’t sure what they want to do or how to progress their career.

Emily, Safety Engineer, Hong Kong

I’m in a good place career-wise so wasn’t even sure I needed coaching and didn’t know how much I would get out of it, but I was REALLY surprised. I’ve got a lot more clarity on my life now than I did before and I feel more prepared to make decisions about what comes next for me. I really liked how the activities were the backbone of things but the calls were flexible. It was easy for the conversation to go elsewhere and the times when that happened were also really valuable. I also think it was really helpful to have an unbiased outsider to talk things through with and bounce ideas off. I’d definitely recommend the program – I came into it not even sure I needed coaching and came out feeling so much clearer about my life.


Fearless Careers is a personalised program where I work with you 1-1, which also means that your experience will be unique to you. All outcomes will be personal to you and will depend on your own unique situation and the actions you take.