News from Career Alchemy
Inclusive Society Partnership reception
As a result of successfully securing grant funding from the Cabinet Office's Inclusive Economy Partnership, run by NESTA the social innovation foundation, Director of Career Alchemy and Careers Advice for Parents, Carolyn Parry, attended a reception in July 2018 at Number 10 Downing Street.
The IEP programme forms part of the Government's Civil Society Strategy, aimed at helping create a fairer Britain.Speaking about the event, Carolyn said: "The world of work is changing fast and we want to play our part in helping parents to enable the next generation to prepare for a very different world from the one we grew up in. I never envisaged that our work would lead to standing in front of one of the world's most famous doorsteps and am very grateful to Shevaun Haviland and her team at the Cabinet Office and NESTA for the significant opportunity they have given us."
Career Alchemy founder wins UK Career Coach of the Year 2017
Nominated by a grateful client, Career Alchemy Lead Coach, Carolyn Parry, has won the Career Development Institute's prestigious UK Career Coach of the Year 2017 award. The CDI maintains professional standards in UK career development and runs the Professional Register.
Speaking about her award, Carolyn said: "I was absolutely delighted to be chosen to receive the UK Career Coach of the Year 2017 award during National Careers Week 2017.
"The sponsorship of the award by the Army is particularly meaningful due to family connections, and to bring the award back to Wales on International Women’s Day is a very special feeling.
"I am delighted that my work has been recognised nationally and would like to thank the client who nominated me and the CDI for their support.”
Career Alchemy Founder shortlisted for Career Coach of the Year
Nominated by a grateful client, founder Director and Lead Coach, Carolyn Parry has reached the shortlist for the Career Development Institute's prestigious Career Coach of the Year 2017 award. The CDI maintains professional standards in career development work in the UK and runs the Professional Register. Speaking about her nomination, Carolyn said: "With the advance of the gig economy and technology developments, combined with a world economy in flux, career coaching is all the more important in helping people to create happy and successful working lives which are meaningful and sustainable. I am delighted that the quality of my work has been recognised by this shortlisting." The winner will be announced on 8 March in Leeds.
February 2017 - Career Alchemy delivers CPD for NASES HE & FE members
As part of her role as one of the trustees of NASES, the National Association of Student Employment Services, Career Alchemy founder, Carolyn Parry is providing a free CPD webinar for NASES members.
NASES is the professional association for university and further education college job shops across the UK. Every year it runs a National Student Employment Week across the UK to help highlight and bring additional value to its service member.
Taking place on Wednesday, 22nd February at 11 am, the webinar, a first for NASES, focusses on helping job shop participants to discover some really quick, unique, and proven techniques which you can teach to your students in a couple of minutes each so they can nail their next interview, whatever the context.
Informed by neuroscience, positive psychology and experience, the session includes quick ways for staff to help students to :
February 2017 - Career Alchemy delivers business start up Job Centre workshops
With the world of work changing, jobs becoming more insecure and zero hours working on the up, being captain of your own destiny by running your own business can provide you with the security and freedom you seek.
So, Career Alchemy were delighted to be able to support Ammanford Job Centre Plus's Be Your Own Boss event on 17 February 2017.
As well as being able to talk with experts and advisers from organisations including Business Wales, the Princes Trust and PRIME Cymru, Career Alchemy Founder, Carolyn Parry delivered two free workshops to a packed room.
"What Could You Do?", helped participants who were interested in starting their own business but didn't know what in, to identify one or two possible business ideas to explore;
"Moving Forward With Confidence",helped participants to understand how to develop a positive mindset and included several techniques to get into a confident state.
If you would like Carolyn to run a similar event for your organisation, please click on the box below.
September 2016 - Career Alchemy became finalists in the Wales Start Up Awards
We are also delighted to announce that we were also finalists in another prestigious award - the Wales StartUp Awards 2016.
Co-founded by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, creator of the Wales Fast Growth 50, the Wales StartUp Awards has been set up to celebrate ambitious and indigenous start-up businesses that are making a real impact to the Welsh economy.
The first and only awards that are exclusive to companies who have started in business within the last three years, over 250 entries across 14 categories received throughout the length and breadth of Wales.
Talking about being on the shortlist, Carolyn Parry, Founder of Career Alchemy said: "I am delighted that we shortlisted in the Services category. The standard is very high and for Career Alchemy to been a finalist in our first year even is a huge achievement."
July 2016 - Career Alchemy Founder wins Prince's Business Start Up award
Founder Director and Lead Coach, Carolyn Parry has won the presitigious PRIME Cymru Business Start Up Award, presented by Prince Charles on Monday, July 4th 2016 at an Awards event hosted by Lucy Owen, BBC at the Branvwyn Hall, Swansea
PRIME Cymru is the Prince of Wales Charity to help over 50s start up businesses and get into employment.
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April 2016 - Career Alchemy helps fire up Welsh business ambition and success
Founder Director, Carolyn Parry, recently delivered a very well received series of talks in April and May to South Wales Chamber members on how to fire up business ambition and skills development for success.
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March 2016 - Career Alchemy to sponsor NASES student Above and Beyond awards
Career Alchemy is proud to announce that it is sponsoring this year's Above and Beyond Awards at the National Association of Student Employment Services.
Speaking about the sponsorship, Carolyn Parry, Founder Director and Lead Coach at Career Alchemy said,
"Career Alchemy is all about helping people to recognise and develop their potential purposefully so they can be happy and successful in their career. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Above and Beyond awards at this year's conference to recognise the emerging stars of tomorrow."