About

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I help people have happier work lives. I’m a careers adviser, career coach, careers consultant and career counsellor. Each of these titles brings a toolkit of approaches and I draw from them all in my work. Currently I work with individuals, run accessible community courses, and undertake consultancy work, mainly with higher education employability and careers services.

Professional experience and qualifications

I developed my skills working as a careers consultant at the University of Oxford from 2011-2015, and then managing the team of careers consultants at the University of Reading from 2015-2018. I also set up a job swap in 2013 and spent three months as a career counsellor in the USA at the University of California, Berkeley. Whilst at Reading I was awarded the title of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I achieved a Distinction in my Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance from the University of Warwick.

Before moving into careers work, my professional background was in educational non-profits as a project manager, and prior to that I worked in access and schools liaison for the University of Oxford (where I had studied as an undergraduate).

In 2018 I had my son and began a freelance business to better balance my work and family. I live in West Oxford.

You can contact me on lucy@workwelloxford.co.uk.