How to use redundancy to kick start your career change

Join our expert panel for an interactive session on navigating the emotional and practical impact of redundancy, and how you can use it as a springboard to find more fulfilling work.

Wed 3 Jun '20
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
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This Masterclass is for you if you…

  • Are worried about the stigma of being made redundant, and how you’ll get back into work
  • Feel uncomfortable about reinventing yourself for a new role or career path
  • Would love to start doing work you really enjoy, but can’t take a financial risk
  • Sense that redundancy could be an opportunity to make a positive change, but you don’t know where to start
  • May have the chance to take voluntary redundancy, but you're not sure if you should stay or go

You’ll leave with…

  • A starting point for turning your redundancy into an exciting beginning, instead of an ending
  • Guidance on common post-redundancy mistakes (like jumping too quickly into another job that isn’t right for you)
  • A strategy for organising your ‘shop window’ to highlight what you have to offer in a new career
  • Recommendations on navigating the emotional impact of redundancy and how you feel about the future
  • Practical ways to use your redundancy as a starting point in exploring your career change ideas, in a financially stable and low risk way
You’ll be in conversation with…

John Lees

Author and Career Strategist

John Lees is one of the UK’s best known career strategists. He has published 15 books on careers and work including the UK best-seller ‘How to Get a Job You Love’ and his latest , ‘Get Ahead in Your New Job’. His books have been translated into Arabic, Georgian, Polish, Japanese and Spanish.

John was previously Chief Executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants, a founding board member of the Career Development Institute. He holds degrees from the Universities of Cambridge, London and Liverpool and is a NICEC Fellow. He has delivered workshops in many countries around the world.


Shiobhaun Watt

Career Change and Redundancy Coach

Shiobhaun is a coach, specialising in career change, redundancy and returning to work after career breaks. She’s seen redundancy from many angles during her 15 year career, managing redundancy projects and understanding the direct impact redundancy has on people. She navigated her own redundancy to make a career change into coaching and is now passionate about helping others reinvent themselves to be the best they can be.

Shiobhaun is accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development to MCIPD status, and has a background in human resources, previously working for Barclays Bank and BAE Systems, in various roles including talent development and senior HR management.


Nicky Redmond

Communications Consultant and Career Changer

Nicky has faced and successfully overcome redundancy three times during her 32 year career. Each time she’s gone through redundancy, she’s dusted herself off, re-examined her pathway and embraced it as an opportunity to find her next exciting project.

Nicky works in conference production, marketing, and internal communications, in the public, private and charitable sector. She now runs her own communication consultancy (ReFocus Communication Ltd), most recently working as a conference director for a global NGO in Paris.


Natasha Stanley

Head Career Coach and Facilitator

Natasha is best known to our audience as the co-creator and leader of our Launch Pad experience, and the primary writer at Careershifters. Through her coaching and facilitation, she’s helped thousands of people to shift into work they love, and is regularly featured in the media. Natasha also leads the ICF-accredited Careershifters coach training programmes.

After five years working from countries around the world, Natasha now “gets paid to be herself”, combining her work at Careershifters with a podcast and side hustle on the art and science of meaningful human connection.

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How to use redundancy to kick start your career change

Wed 3 Jun '20
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
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FAQ Before Questions

Where does the Masterclass take place?

It takes place entirely online. This means you can take part from wherever you are in the world. As soon as you reserve a place, we'll send you details of how you can join the Masterclass.

How long is the Masterclass?

One hour.

How is the Masterclass delivered?

It’s delivered on Zoom Webinar, which is free to download. After you’ve registered, you’ll receive an individualised link to the Masterclass in a separate email which will have all the joining instructions.

I’m not free on the day / at the time of the Masterclass. Can I still watch it?

Yes you can. Please register for the Masterclass following one of the links above. After the live Masterclass has taken place, we’ll send a link to the recording, normally the day after the Masterclass, so you can watch it in your own time.

What’s the format of the Masterclass?

For approximately the first half of the event, you’ll hear from one or more experts or practitioners who’ll be sharing their insights on the subject of the Masterclass. The second part will be an interactive Q&A session, where our panellists will be answering questions from you and the rest of the audience.

Will I be able to ask questions to the speakers?

Yes. You’ll be able to send in questions for the speakers before the Masterclass and ask questions live on the Masterclass itself. Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you a link to submit your questions. We'll include as many audience questions as we can.

What equipment will I need to take part?

You'll need an internet-connected computer / laptop, tablet or mobile device with sound.

Will I get a recording of the Masterclass?

Yes. After the live Masterclass has taken place, we’ll give you access to a recording of the event, which you’ll be able to access in a private part of our website. Normally the recording will be available within 48 hours of the Masterclass and the Summary Notes from the Masterclass will be with you within approximately 10 days.

I’ve lost my individual link to be able to join the Masterclass – what should I do?

First of all check your junk email folder in case it is there. The link would have been sent the same day that you registered for the Masterclass. If you can’t find it please contact us at