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A Bag of Tools

To each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass, a book of rules.
And each must make - ere life is flown
A stumbling block or a stepping stone

by R. Lee Sharpe 1855-1905


Thank You

“You have really helped me to define my career goals.

I know that I tend to get trapped into taking safe and conventional options. 

The sessions that I have had with you have given me the courage to think creatively about how I can work in new ways. 

You have helped me to muster the confidence to try to carve out a niche that suits my strengths, as opposed to squeezing myself into an existing role.

I think that your encouragement and mentoring have played a significant part in this positive shift and I am excited about our next meeting.”

Marianne, Bristol


Want to know more?

Call us today

For more information or to book your free 20 minute telephone consultation, please give Mary or Zoe a call or email:



Unshackle is run by co-founders and directors, Mary Wilson and Zoe Shackle

It is an independent careers counselling and coaching consultancy offering one-to-one sessions with individuals seeking career transition advice.


We offer

  • Careers coaching  - a tailor made career coaching program (6-12 sessions depending on individual situation/concerns) based on the Firework Career Coaching Programme which has helped over 3,000 people
  • Life Coaching
  • Psychometric tools
  • Free 20 minute telephone consultation 


What you can expect from Unshackle

  • A professional focused career coaching service that helps you make key decisions in changing or developing your career direction and planning your next career move.
  • Efficient comprehensive service which takes you through step by step a better understanding of your skills, strengths and values so that you are fully articulate about yourself. 
  • ReactA creative process that helps you to think outside the box, recognise yourself and allow for new possibilities.
  • A motivating ‘do-it-now’ experience.
  • A positive and structured conversation that allows you to trust your instincts and give voice and action to ideas that you are mulling over.
  • A holistic experience.  A meaningful and realistic review of your career-to-date combined with the opportunity to understand and cast your “ideas net” wide and plan the next step.
  • An opportunity to weigh up your motivations, sacrifices and budgets in a realistic and inspiring way to move forward in the direction you want to go.
  • A career MOT for you.  


“The global labour market in 2030 is likely to be highly competitive. New attitudes and behaviours will be needed by individuals and businesses founded on flexibility, resilience, collaboration, entrepreneurism and creativity. 

Above all, the ability to respond to continuous change will be critical.”

(The Future of Work Jobs and Skills in 2030 UKCES)

© 2018 Unshackle career counselling & life coaching
contact Mary: 07758 385625 contact Zoe: 07816 881530