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“Thank you for your help and support with my career planning and reflection. 

It was really helpful just to step back and reflect on things and the career anchor work has helped me to legitimise my drive to keep some kind of work-life balance and be there for the kids.”

Neil, London

'Zoe's questioning techniques have resulted in some big breakthroughs for me and some personal epiphanies'

John, London

'My coaching experience has given me the confidence to believe in my own abilities'

Rita, London


Mary and Zoe bring warmth, professionalism and humour to their work. They are sisters who have been talking about psychology and sharing ideas for years. 

Mary Wilson
BA (Hons) MA Cantab

Mobile: 07758 385625


Mary WilsonMary is an experienced careers coach and trainer with a background in advice and counselling and has worked with clients in a wide range of fields from IT and banking, higher education, welfare rights and charity sector. 

With an enduring curiousity for what makes people tick and how they respond to and shape their working lives, she is currently running workshops on career change for Careershifters.

Mary is also a performing musician and runs music groups. 

Zoe Shackle
MA Personnel Development (CIPD)

Mobile: 07816 881530

Zoe ShackleZoe is an experienced HR professional currently working as a HR Director for AMC Networks. Throughout her career she has developed her coaching skills and qualified as a coach with OCM in 2009.

Her career has spanned a number of different industries including publishing, insurance, telecommunications, charity and TV content. She has a keen interest in organisational and individual development needs. Zoe has taken time to work for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in Bangladesh and enjoys yoga.


  • Licensed Firework Career coach
  • Career Coach Masterclass John Lees Associates
  • Member of the Career Development Institute
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy


  • Diploma in Coaching, Firework Career coach
  • Careers Coach Masterclass John Lees Associates
  • Licensed Predictive Index Analyst
  • Hogan Assessment Certification
  • British Psychological Society Levels A & B

CIPDFirework Career Coaching Programme

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