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Appleby

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London, UK

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J
6 November 2019

Coming from a military background, I needed help identifying potential career choices and identifying my transferable skills. Appleby Associates provided me with first-rate career advice and coached me through a structured and comprehensive process; both to define my career search objective and produce an excellent set of marketing materials. Throughout, my consultant delivered a personalised service, was thoroughly knowledgeable on career development matters and readily responded to my questions and concerns. Highly recommended. More...

B
24 October 2019

It has been not only extremely helpful but also very pleasant to work with Marcus over the past few months. Having left my job and trying to re-orient my career ( and with a 15 year old CV) his guidance has been invaluable to get the CV and marketing materials in great shape and to learn how to adapt to a variety of job applications; to build up my confidence for networking and navigating contacts; and most importantly to help me to figure out what I want to do next. You have to commit and be ready to work your bit, but doing under Marcus' guidance has been key to keep me focused on the job search and to give me the confidence to tackle it with success. Flexible with scheduling appointments, reliable, professional and in my experience totally worth it. More...

G
22 August 2019

I had been outside of the financial services industry for some time, and I approached Appleby Associates to assist me in getting back into the industry. I worked with one of their consultants by the name of Jean-Louis Goedemakers. The entire experience was very good. The whole process was well structured, and the insights I got into myself, the CV and job application process, and the interview process were invaluable. But more than all of that, it was Jean-Louis' complete commitment to guiding and encouraging me that gave me the renewed confidence I needed to secure a new position. Jean-Louis was very generous with his time, and always arrived prepared for our meetings having thoroughly prepared, and as a result I got huge value from each and every session. I was also able to call Jean-Louis between sessions on occasion, for advice just before an interview etc. I would highly recommend Jean-Louis and Appleby Associates to anyone looking for guidance in furthering their career. More...

E
8 August 2019

I approached Appleby as I needed to decide on the direction of my career, then find the right role. They worked with me to greatly enhance my CV, job application and interview skills. I now have a great new role, both in terms of career interest and reward. They really went out of their way to fit the sessions around me, such as early morning meetings before work and finding a location near me. More...

E
5 August 2019

I approached Appleby as I needed to decide on the direction of my career, then find the right role. They worked with me to greatly enhance my CV, job application and interview skills. I now have a great new role, both in terms of career interest and reward. They really went out of their way to fit the sessions around me, such as early morning meetings before work and finding a location near me. More...

E
5 August 2019

I approached Appleby as I needed to decide on the direction of my career, then find the right role. They worked with me to greatly enhance my CV, job application and interview skills. I now have a great new role, both in terms of career interest and reward. They really went out of their way to fit the sessions around me, such as early morning meetings before work and finding a location near me. More...

S
16 July 2019

I had the pleasure to work with Marcus between April and June 2019. I was coming from some time off employment and wasn’t sure if jumping back to what I had been doing for the previous 15 years was what I really wanted, so was looking for professional support to help figuring it out. In my research I came across Appleby Associates and the ‘Focus’ package caught my eye. A free introductory session reinforced my initial hunch and I decided to give it a go. It worked beyond my expectations. During our time together I made important realisations about myself and my work which, although obvious in hindsight, I hadn’t paid due attention in the past. The outcome is that I now have a clear idea of where I want to be professionally and the steps I will take to get there. And because it feels much more inline with my personal inclinations, taking those steps requires less effort and certain things I dreaded doing in the past come about more naturally. Incidentally, just one week after finishing the programme I was made an offer for a role that is perfectly in line with my new career plan. I have no doubt that having the clarity of where I want to be and how to get there helped make this happen so quickly.I recommend Marcus hands down to anyone looking for career support and mentoring. He is experienced, thorough and fact-based, yet personal and flexible - a rare combination that did make a difference for me. More...

R
24 March 2019

I got in touch with Appleby Associates as a bit of a hit and hope endeavour knowing full well that I was lost in terms of career direction. In my very first conversation with Marcus he was very clear about the service offering and took time to listen to my circumstances and consider whether he could help; in fact in our first meeting, he immediately reduced the scope of what I thought I needed, because he assessed it just didn't fit y circumstance. From thereon it was just a great experience. Marcus provides fresh perspective, a wealth of experience, and some clever methods to help YOU determine what it is that YOU want to do. The approach is very much that you do this for yourself but with strong, expert guidance from someone who has seen the process many times before.I now have a much clearer idea of where my likes and interests are aligned and how they fit in with my transferable skills (and actually what those skills are). I MIGHT have been able to do this by myself, but I think it would have taken years and many missteps to get there. I first spoke with Marcus last August, and I'm already in a much happier place professionally (and as a result personally).It's definitely been worth the investment. More...

L
22 February 2019

I decided to use the services of Appleby Associates and work with Marcus Alexander because I was completely lost career wise. I had just left a job I did not like and did not know in which sector I wanted to work, let alone what type of skills I could leverage. Marcus helped me gain a new perspective on my previous experiences and helped me articulate my transferable skills. Through the use of well-thought frameworks and tools, Marcus allowed me to truly brainstorm all the career possibilities I truly had. Thanks to him I discovered where my true passion lies and I could not be happier. I would highly recommend using Appleby if you are struggling to find the right career for you, if you want to change careers or if you have any anxieties/frustrations regarding your past or current professional journey. You will work with experienced consultants who are knowledgeable open minded kind and extremely resourceful. It is a great way to invest in yourself and your future More...

A
16 January 2019

I found working with Marcus at Appleby Associates very encouraging and helpful. I felt very disheartened and unmotivated to work on my CV, but when I finished working with Marcus I found I had new enthusiasm and courage. Thank you Andishe

Y
25 October 2018

I want to say sincere thank you to Marcus for his highly professional job. In fact, he made me thinking and working on my career development. Literally Marcus teaches you “how to fish instead of giving you a fish”. It is much more than giving you a carrier advice; it is building your self-awareness and confidence. Marcus really helped me to open up, to think outside the box and to shape new prospective. As the result I created clear and focused view on how I am going to develop my future; and that is based on combination of my own strengths, skills, experience and passion. Once created the focus, Marcus helped me to build my CV and profile in the way that other people can easily read and understand it.Whilst working with Appleby, expect your own intensive thinking and working using the tools and insights, which Marcus gives to his customers. And of course, you can also count on his friendly support and advice. More...

R
25 September 2018

Marcus Alexander has been amazing during the last couple of months. His approach to things is so calm and professional and the advice he gave me really helped me to change careers. The CV he helped me with was complimented by everyone and made the interview process so much easier. On top of the basic services though the support he gave me was invaluable and helped me to stay positive during the job hunting process. I honestly can not speak highly enough about my experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marcus to anyone looking for career advice. More...

R
23 August 2018

Having seen the costs involved I was initially sceptical and almost cancelled my initial meeting. However after speaking to Marcus I agreed to meet. I am so glad i did, initially he gave me some amazing advice and they worked out some support based on my budget including an amazing CV. But more than that, the support and advice he gave me was invaluable and kept me sane throughout the job search and career change process. I had so much positive feedback on my new CV too which made the interview process so much easier.I can honestly not recommend Marcus and the services he provides highly enough. Please don't just look at the prices on the website and judge without meeting him and discussing things first. More...

G
27 July 2018

Marcus helped me to establish the most suitable career path when I was not entirely sure what I wanted to do at this stage of my life. In my opinion, I do not believe there is sufficient guidance or advice whilst in education to help aspiring students and graduates to make informed decisions on what career to pursue based on your own skills, passion and interests. I would thoroughly recommend the services of Appleby Associates- the programme with Marcus really helped me to discover what career I could be successful in and crucially, what I would enjoy most. More...

V
5 June 2018

I have been historically very sceptical about self-development programs, life and career coaches. My previous experiences were not particularly helpful. What I immediately liked in the Appleby’s proposal was a very practical approach and a very thought through structure of the program. It felt like I am doing a specific result-oriented project rather than getting abstract advice. Working with Appleby helped me re-assess my capabilities and competitive advantages and understand my strengths and weaknesses. We have also managed to restructure my CV and LinkedIn page resulting in very productive meetings with head hunters and within a couple of weeks I got noticed online and received a very appealing job offer More...

S
5 June 2018

Appleby has been extremely helpful to me in my career and future project search. The MBTI, the exercises, the sessions, and most importantly, the fact that I learned how to network effectively is invaluable. When I contacted Appleby, I was not sure about the career path I wanted to follow nor the sector. I hadn’t realised all the achievements I had accomplished in my career and therefore, did not know how to market myself. Today, I feel confident about my capabilities and I know in what direction I want to continue as a professional. Thank you for all the support, help, dedication, professionalism, and patience. More...

R
23 May 2018

I highly recommend Marcus as a career coach. Marcus both guided and challenged me as I wanted a change in my career and explored many different options. Through a mix of self assessment exercices and discussions, Marcus enabled me to ultimately confirm with a serene certitude my career objective.Marcus also helped me through the next steps in articulating my achievements and strengths, boosting my presentation speech and self confidence. More...

V
23 May 2018

After over 20 years with the same company I wanted a change but was not sure to what. Marcus really helped me assess my transferable skills and, through various exercises and meetings, he enabled me to work out what I wanted to do next in my career. These sessions also gave me more self belief and confidence that I, and my experience, was highly marketable. He was invaluable in assisting me with writing a modern cv and setting up a LinkedIn profile which got me noticed. He gave me useful tips on marketing myself and interview technique. I have now started my new role and would not have got here without his great advice. More...

G
23 May 2018

I had reached a point in my life, whilst having had a successful career, that I needed a fresh perspective to the eternally difficult question - "What next? ". At 53 I had held senior positions, mainly in the same industry. The nagging question was "Are my skills transferable?I approached Marcus via a web search and was immediately put at ease by his professional demeanour. For those looking for guidance and assistance these are crucial times to be spent reviewing what has gone before in a structured and considered way. At all stages of the process I felt as it was almost a journey of self discovery, reaffirming what you have achieved and can achieve. A very clever step by step tailor made set of assessments brings some surprising results. The confidence this brings in applying methodology to this complex exercise is a welcome bonus for those considering a leap of faith.There is no right and wrong answers to the questions and tasks posed by Marcus but his intuitive analysis of the data brings more thought provoking and realisations. I would highly recommend Appleby Associates to anyone worrying about the next step of their career, I am now embarking on a new venture of consulting which I wouldn't have even considered 2 months ago. Very enlightening and worthwhile. More...

M
23 May 2018

Appleby Associates (Marcus Alexander) has worked wonders in restoring my self belief, his coaching ability and support has been invaluable. I would highly recommend any serious corporate professional who wants to be better and stronger to invest in Appleby’s services. The Focus package has truly enabled me to figure out exactly what my next professional role will be after many years of deliberation and uncertainty.With Marcus’ expertise and guidance I have had to dig deep and truly look at who I am and what I have been bringing to the table over the last 10 years. We can often lose sight of who we are and what we are great at within this huge corporate rat race but taking the time to complete the exercises set and attend regular meetings with Marcus has empowered me to move my career forward in a very positive way.You pay for a service that is tailored to your own individual needs. Worth every penny!! More...

M
23 May 2018

I believe you can really get a quality service here! After using the Focus service I am absolutely clear and confident about the future direction of my career. On top of that, I have achieved much better self-understanding in terms of my work-related strengths and preferences. For anyone who doesn't know very clearly where his/her career should possibly go, I would highly recommend the Focus service. I can say with assurance that for those who are willing to be impeccably honest with themselves and ready to do the work, the Focus service (and I believe all the other services the company offers) is worth every penny of it. It seems to me that the company's values are not only clearly defined, but really embodied and practiced. And last but not least, working with Marcus has been pretty fun to me! More...

H
23 May 2018

The entire process was professionally conducted from the start and Marcus always let me develop and made me think outside the box. Follow up was timely and the deadlines we set worked well to suit my personal agenda.
I would genuinely recommend this.
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T
23 May 2018

I've had the pleasure of working with Marcus. I recently decided to take a career break, and reassess my future plans. Marcus challenged my thinking, made me question myself, my motivations and strengths. He really helped me to systematically hone in on what I think I am good at, but also provides me with fulfilment, in order to make sure I achieve the balance I was searching for. His approach was honest and direct, providing logical arguments and reasoning, and made me look at certain aspects differently. His guidance helped me reaffirm what I already knew, but also gave me clearer goals. Marcus was a great sounding board, readily available and going above and beyond. Thank you! More...

C
23 July 2017

My recent experience of working with Marcus at Appleby Associates has resulted in a life changing experience for myself and as a result my family as I was offered a job which was one of my goals. I am thankful I made the decision to take action and invest in myself as I really did need the guidance, support and mentoring Marcus provided. Whilst interviewing for the role I wanted I used one of my exercises as an example in answering a question, this impressed the company as it proved initiative and no one had ever answered a question as I had done. I am convinced this gave me an advantage over other interviewees. More...

F
15 July 2017

Appleby provides a structured and systematic approach to help you focus on your career objectives. I was challenged and encouraged to complete my own independent research and really look into exactly where I wanted to be in a few years and how I planned on getting there. My consultant was always available when I needed help or guidance, I would recommend Appleby to you if you're serious about your future and reaching your full potential. It's a fun programme that gives you something to refer to for life. More...

T
12 June 2017

I have enjoyed a varied and interesting professional career. I have found Appleby Associates really helpful in identifying my career goals and delivering against my identified career objectives. I have used Appleby Associates both for current role coaching & mentoring, and career planning & advancement.

Their core technique is following a tailored programme which is broken into weekly (or regular) sessions. This approach enables you to break your career development or job search into a series of bite size steps, with regular support meetings, networking and online resources.

I really recommend Appleby Associates they have helped me to take control of my career path and identify new ways of thinking about personal development and work patterns.
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M
8 June 2017

For the first time in my 44 years, I have a plan and I am entirely clear that I would not have had one without Appleby Associates. If Appleby Associates can help me, they can help anyone. I recommend them wholeheartedly. Do not hesitate. More...

M
8 June 2017

Appleby Associates (Marcus Alexander ) helped me to really understand my strengths and skills, enabling me to focus my efforts in the right areas and present myself effectively to my chosen markets. I was challenged, encouraged ans guided through a process that was hugely effective. It was hard work at times but I would thoroughly recommend it - whatever stage you are at in your career. More...

M
7 June 2017

Five years on from when I worked with you, I’ve built a not-for-profit company employing 16 staff doing things I believe in and exploiting my unique knowledge of private healthcare. It’s been a very rough road at times with many missteps, but by Daniel Pink’s measures of workplace satisfaction (Purpose, Mastery, Autonomy) it’s great and I’m genuinely happier than I’ve ever been at work. More...

C
5 June 2017

It was a pleasure working with Appleby Associates. I would like to thank Marcus especially for his patience and flexibility whilst working with me to develop my career path. Working with Marcus has not only helped me to reaffirm my skills and potential, it gave me the confidence to launch a new business. I could not recommend Appleby Associates highly enough! More...

M
5 June 2017

Five years on from when I worked with you, I’ve built a not-for-profit company employing 16 staff doing things I believe in and exploiting my unique knowledge of private healthcare. It’s been a very rough road at times with many missteps, but by Daniel Pink’s measures of workplace satisfaction (Purpose, Mastery, Autonomy) it’s great and I’m genuinely happier than I’ve ever been at work. More...

R
26 May 2017

It was when I had secured the great new job that I fully realised the real value of the coaching work done. The early work we did defining my search objectives gave me the confidence to clearly articulate my strengths without having to second guess what the employer might be looking for. I highly recommend Appleby Associates to anyone who thinks they don't have the career they want! More...

R
26 May 2017

It was when I had secured the great new job that I fully realised the real value of the coaching work done. The early work we did defining my search objectives gave me the confidence to clearly articulate my strengths without having to second guess what the employer might be looking for. I highly recommend Appleby Associates to anyone who thinks they don't have the career they want! More...

G
11 May 2017

Beware. I came across this company because they scammed my friend. The company is solely ran by a former fitness centre manager who went to a middling university and who has been running a one man so-called executive coaching service for 10 years. Not exactly the type of success story I would want coaching me.. More...

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We apologise that your friend feels they did not receive the service they were looking for as we pride ourselves on providing career guidance and support that helps our clients get to where they want to be. We also strive to improve our services wherever possible so please do ask your friend to contact us as we are not aware of any client issues. We include a refund clause in our contracts exactly for this type of unusual situation and would be happy to discuss options with your friend at their convenience. To give you a little background to Appleby Associates, the Company was founded in 2003 by Peter Appleby. Peter was a senior Telecoms Director who went on to work for two major career guidance organisations before creating Appleby Associates. The current MD/Owner, Marcus Alexander was trained and mentored by Peter in 2008 before becoming the MD in 2011. Since Appleby Associates began work in 2003 we have supported over 3000 professionals through a team of Associates. We currently work with 8 Associates based across the UK supported by our back-office team. You can view our associates' biographies and several client success stories on our website. We understand that everyone is an individual and although we have a 96% satisfaction rating we are continually working hard to improve on that.

C
3 November 2015

It was a pleasure working with Appleby Associates. I would like to thank Marcus especially for his patience and flexibility whilst working with me to develop my career path. Working with Marcus has not only helped me to reaffirm my skills and potential, it gave me the confidence to launch a new business. I could not recommend Appleby Associates highly enough More...

M
14 April 2015

I have worked for 25 years. Many would say that I have had quite a successful career: an in many ways I have. But I have never known what I really wanted to do, despite expending significant time and energy trying to work it out. When I came to Appleby, my concern was that they would be wishy-washy, with nothing hard-edged that would actually change my situation. I was also concerned that there might be a “hard-sell” at the initial meeting, with pressure to continue whether I wanted to or not. Neither concern was borne out in the slightest. At the initial meeting Appleby listened then suggested that for me, stage 1 (the Focus stage) might be all I needed. There was no hard-sell and no pressure. After the meeting I talked it over with my family before committing. The process was entirely transparent. It is rigorous, no-nonsense and analytical – as well as imaginative and liberating. You yourself have to do the work. Some people do it in a matter of weeks. I took 7 months. My Appleby consultant was extremely generous with his time, never hassling me to reach decisions or to hurry up, but keeping in touch when I went quiet, guiding me and challenging me all the way. At the outset I had felt determined to give this a go as my one final attempt to find out what I wanted to do, but in truth I thought that realistically I would never find an answer. I really had so little idea of what appealed: I couldn’t tell whether I wanted to be a barrister, a chef or a gardener. Appleby isn’t magic. I didn’t suddenly discover a burning vocation I never knew I had. But now, having reached the end of the Focus stage, I know exactly where I am going next, and what is equally important, I know why, and I am happy about it. For the first time in my 44 years, I have a plan. And I am entirely clear that would not have had one without Appleby. If Appleby can help me, they can help anyone. I recommend them wholeheartedly. Do not hesitate. More...