Career Adviser Profile

Karen Tidswell : Business and Coaching Psychologist

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I am a Coaching & Business Psychologist with over 25 years experience of facilitating individuals to achieve their potential by assisting them in defining their goals, identifying areas of self-sabotage and generating a range of workable options.



Areas of Expertise

  • career coaching - with adults
  • career coaching - with employees
  • executive coaching - with employees
  • life coaching - with adults

Geographical Areas Covered

UK Some Areas

1:1 Meetings:No
Online(Skype etc):Yes

Locations Covered

    UK All Areas



    How I work

    I will be your thinking partner to aid you in defining and achieving your goals. I will work creatively with you to unlock your potential and remove any unhelpful thinking patterns or ingrained behaviours that are no longer serving you. Together we will play with ideas, theories and strategies to create a blueprint for change that is tailored to your level of skill, knowledge, motivation and energy. Sustained change comes when the mind, emotions and energy are in harmony so I will explore with you how your thinking, emotions and energy are both helping and hindering you in reaching your goals.
    I am pragmatic and can adapt my style to your needs and preferred style. I may incorporate any of the following if they will support your learning and development: conquering self-limiting beliefs, neuro-psychology, cognitive based coaching, strengths based psychology, energy psychology, building self-esteem, career coaching, leadership styles, political thinking, brainstorming, problem solving and managing change. I work from a set of principles and ethics where I will be supportively honest with you and expect the same level of honesty in return. My aim is to leave you in a place where you are self-sufficient, motivated and energised to continue your development after the coaching relationship has concluded.


    I have worked with a wide range of clients; from returners to work, MBa graduates and senior managers in multinational organisations. I have also helped many individuals in all walks of life to achieve their life and career goals.
    Feedback I have received includes three below, from clients I have coached in the past year:
    “Your knowledge and professionalism were first class but at the same time you were warm and gentle, and easy to talk to. The sessions were well run, clear and focused. During our sessions, you managed to get a perfect balance between challenging me and helping me to learn mechanisms and techniques to move forward with confidence and get more clarity on a career goals.”

    “Working with Karen has been immensely helpful on many fronts. From helping me to navigate through a significant career transition to understanding certain behaviours and traits both I, and those I work with, have and in building in helpful mechanisms to deal with certain situations (in one specific case, providing tips to help me successfully negotiate the financials of a contract in a way that worked for me as much as my client – something I thought I’d never achieve). In terms of approach, Karen is personable, listens and works on unpicking problems and developing solutions collaboratively. Powerful coaching which I have found a thoroughly worthwhile investment and would not hesitate to recommend.”

    “I was expecting my mentor to be impressive, knowledgeable, professional and astute – all of which you are in abundance – but I feel very lucky that on top of all those great qualities you were also so very kind, empathetic, understanding, positive and friendly. It made what could have been an interesting and informative session into one with real personal impact and growth. I would be delighted to work with you again in the future.”

    Psychometrics Offered

    • BPS Specialist in Test Use
    • BPS Test User Personality
    • Test User Ability

    Other Psychometrics Offered

    I am trained in MBTI, FIRO–B, OPQ, 16PF5, WAVE, MAPP, NEO, Talent Q Dimensions, The Hogan Suite of instruments, Emotional intelligence and motivational questionnaires, Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument, and many other instruments. I am experienced in giving feedback based on 360 degree tools and of integrating this with other available data.

    Undergraduate Qualifications

    BSc 1st Class Honours Psychology

    Postgraduate Qualifications

    MSc Occupational Psychology

    Other Qualifications

    I have a Certificate in Coaching (Centre for Coaching), a Diploma in Performance Coaching, a Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Coaching (Centre for Coaching) a Certificate in Applied Neuroscience ITS), I am a Certified Practitioner in Brain and Behaviour Change (ITS) and have a Certificate in Coaching Supervision. I am a Level 2 Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques.

    My Professional Memberships

    I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Registered with the CHPC and an Accredited Master Executive Coach of the Association for Coaching, an Associate Fellow and Accredited Coach of the International Society of Coaching Psychologists, am on the BPS Register of Coaching Psychologists & the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology.


    • Association for Coaching (AC)
    • British Psychological Society (BPS)