Before children I worked in investment banking and consulting. I loved what I did when I started, but over time, my priorities changed. I grew up without seeing much of my parents and didn't want the same for my children. So I gave up 'the career'. I feel liberated, scared, I often feel a failure - but when I hit 50 and my youngest has flown the nest, I'll still have time for at least a 20 year career if that is what I feel like doing!
I'm a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also Vice Chair of the Association for Business Psychology (ABP) - the professional body in the UK for business psychology. This is a position I have been elected for by my professional peer group. This is my second term. Either I'm doing something right, or no one else wants the job!
For over 20 years, I've seen first hand the significant benefits to individuals and organisations who offer job shadowing. The research is compelling: you make a better decision about which job is right for you if you have the chance to experience it first.
Not rocket science is it? You wouldn't marry someone without dating them or buy a house without viewing it!
I like photos too - here is my linked in profile: Lucy's linked in
After working as a deputy editor for an on line magazine in Switzerland, Anna's family relocated to the UK. She met Lucy and has offered to help build content and marketing for ViewVo. Anna is far too unconventional to have had a traditional career - suffice to say Management Consulting, Personal Training and Model have all featured, so as a legendary career changer herself, she's help tell our story through her magical words!
Would you like to volunteer with us?
Expert finders: We'd like people to help us build our databank of experts, often driven by client requests, but also through our own insight of the most popular career choices/options.
Corporate liaison: We'd love a team member who is would like to take responsibility for building our relationships with corporates to help them see and understand the potential of the career changer.
Open minded: if you have some time and want to be part of a small and passionate team, let us know how you can help? Lucy@viewvo.com