career consultancy for the architecture industry


I help individuals - my aim is to help an individual mould their career so that they do more of what they enjoy and believe in.

 I also help practices - offering a range of personnel development and career-related support. 


I offer tailored careers-coaching programmes based on one-to-one sessions, which begin with talking frankly (and of course in confidence) about your situation and how you want to change it.


From experience – and feedback from both clients and readers of my 'AJ coach' column – I know that personal coaching is far more effective in helping people focus their career than them spending time trawling the web looking for information or vacancies.


While some can manage their careers independently, my in-depth knowledge of our sector allows me to provide insight and realistic suggestions on how to apply your skills and knowledge – possibly in ways you haven't yet considered.




for individuals

Not sure of how to progress in your architectural career within your current practice? Finding the salary prospects or work culture difficult but not sure how to make a change? The reality of being an architect not quite what you expected and you want to explore your options?

Coaching is personalised to your needs. However, here is an idea of what a programme can cover:

  • Discuss in full the nature of 'the problem' that you want to solve.
  • Work through any limitations on your work set up (such as needing to stay in a certain place, or to take stock of your skills).
  • Clarify what you're really good at and what 'package' you can offer.
  • Identify some realistic options that are in line with your interests, needs and outlook.
  • Give you advice on how to deal with approaching existing, or future, employers.

for practices

For wider career support for practices - which includes bespoke programmes in interview training, negotiation, bidding, presenting to clients and the public, teamwork, as well as management training,  please get in touch.