Career Coaching

Career Coaching is for everyone. It is an opportunity to review where you are, be clear about your goals and put a clear plan in place to help you move forward quickly.

Career Coaching in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gloucester,  Sheffield …

My new series of Nationwide Career Coaching sessions kicks off in April with monthly sessions in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gloucester and Sheffield. If you’d like the opportunity to sit down properly and look at your career plan – just get in touch.

Career coaching costs just £99 per month for the complete package! This includes the monthly one to one Coaching Session, Skype calls, email updates, carer development materials and phone calls. Test the potential for free it with a 30 minute Career Coaching skype or phone session now – with no obligation whatsoever.

There are only 20 places available this new series of Career Coaching sessions. I know from previous experience that these will be over subscribed so please contact me if you are interested (with your preferred venue) and I’ll provisionally hold a place for you. Let’s get a professional plan mapped out for your career and get you moving! I promise it’s good fun!

Career Check-Up

Feel like your Job is a bit predictable at the moment? Looking to do more or get your Career back on track? Not really sure what you should be doing next or the best move to make?  Maybe you haven’t worked for a while, can’t seem to find a job or simply want something more from your retirement? Or perhaps it’s someone close to you who needs some help, advice or encouragement?

If any of these apply to you then a Career Coaching Session could be a good option.


This session is especially for you if you are …

– Looking to restructure your career or re-think your future
– Exploring new opportunities or possibilities

– Facing Redundancy
– Retiring soon and keen to do something but not sure quite what
– Wanting to get back to work after a break

So be positive! Invest in your future and book a Career Coaching Session.




Could you be a Career Coach?

If you’d like to do what I do and work with me on the Wio – career coaching programme. I’m looking to train up and work with 3 additional career coaches over the next 12 months. If you’re interested in joining the WIO team as a self employed coach please contact me. Closing date for expressions of interest is March 31st.

A Successful Approach

Participants learn how to be successful in the new world of work by building their career through a series of workpieces (Part-time work, freelance work, projects that utilise their skills and experience, etc.)

Participants work collaboratively as a group to support and help each other to create their workpieces. They learn from each other, build their personal and work skills, increase their confidence – and start to build their future in small steps. 

Building on strengths  

Work It Out! builds upon participant strengths and interests – not perceived weaknesses or shortcomings. The process shows individuals how they can earn money and build a career quickly and effectively through a series of workpieces.
Work It Out! enables people to build their career in line with their needs at that time – whether it is trying to find a job, reduced benefits, after redundancy, dealing with personal difficulties, coming back to the workplace after taking time off for a family, later in life, etc. Just as importantly though, Work It Out! gives people the opportunity to take control of their careers, to think and plan where they want to go and to start to make this real from day one of the programme

Cutting edge ideas! Shows how to differentiate yourself.
Carol McLachlan

Inspiring! Lots to think about! We need to dust off our old CV’s and update.
Linda Ralph

Great workshop! Lots of good ideas with reminders and simple but effective tips. The session helped me to think more creatively.  I will change the layout and colours of our CV templates. I will add more personal information such as achievements and strong statements.
Emma Langlois

Thought-provoking! Very modern! I will share the creativity aspects. Hard to believe that it could be fun applying for jobs!
Rebecca Richardson

New Career Development Workshop – Autumn 2016 Tour

Three years ago my successful UK ‘Back to Work Tour’ was hosted by Local Authorities in over 20 locations. Over 6,000 people attended the three hour workshop in Spelthorne, Adur, South Lanarkshire, Kings Lynn, Stroud, Coleraine, Belfast, Durham, … and many others!

This Autumn (September / October) sees the new UK ‘Career Development Tour’ again with 20 available dates. This is to help boost local enterprise by supporting and linking up those who are underemployed in any way. This includes those employed but keen to contribute more at work, those who are home based who want to do more, those recently retired or redundant, those who just want to achieve more, Please contact me for full details.


Community Engagement Toolkit

To support the Consultation Workshops (and ongoing active participation in Peace IV) Diversiton can provide a local Community Engagement Toolkit giving participants the tools, techniques, resources and methods they need understand local needs and priorities in their communities and so deliver effective initiatives.


Mainstreaming Toolkit

How can we plan now to link initiatives and build critical mass? What is the most effective Mainstreaming process? How can Peace IV link to the Statutory Sector at all levels? What are the new types of partnerships that are needed – and why? The Mainstreaming Toolkit tackles these types of core strategic issues and comes with best practice models and case studies of how we really can do more locally with ‘less’.



Sustainability Toolkit

Project funding is not just about delivery. It has to be about building social capital, creating community effectiveness and delivering results that last. What are we trying to achieve?  How will the work sustain itself?

The Sustainability Toolkit helps local organisations to ensure that initiatives continue beyond the ‘end of funding’.

Community Engagement Toolkit


The Community Engagement Toolkit is specifically designed for each Council Area and will include the following resources as necessary and appropriate to needs.

  1. Developing a Plan for Assessing Local Needs and Resources
  2. Describing your Community
  3. Conducting Public Events and Listening Sessions
  4. Facilitating Focus Groups
  5. Community Needs Assessment Surveys
  6. Community Report Cards
  7. Video, Phone, Text, Internet and Email Engagement Surveys
  8. Community SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
  9. Qualitative Methods to Establish Community Issues
  10. Community Mapping
  11. Audit of Community Assets and Resources
  12. Measuring Baseline Measures of Behaviours and Attitudes
  13. Surveys of Issues and Concerns
  14. Local Council Service Utilisation
  15. Interviews with Key Stakeholders
  16. Community Wellbeing and Building a Healthy Community
  17. Community Leadership Frameworks
  18. Small Area Analysis and Disparities
  19. Local Action Planning
  20. Accountability and Responsibility for Results

Children and Young People

a key theme for Peace IV

We are currently working with Local Councils, Education Providers, Health Care Bodies and the Community Sector on the proactive participation of ‘Children and Young people’ in Peace IV.  This collaborative work will extend from the consultation process events (which have the potential to involve thousands of local schoolchildren and young people), through to their active role in the design, implementation and management of the Programme.

Delivery of Work It Out! Career Development Programmes

Since the launch of the Work It Out! book over 9,000 participants in the UK alone have attended the hugely successful Work It Out! Programmes from 2012 to 2016 – in Belfast, Motherwell, Stroud, King’s Lynn, Coleraine, Bedford, Glamorgan, Middlesbrough, Spelthorne, Manchester, Strabane, Chichester, Peterborough, Horsham – and many other areas.

?Des McCabe deliver SWork It Out! workshops internationally – including the U.S, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

Bespoke 5 week Work It Out! programmes also take place (funded by the E.U.) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The programme is an effective engagement method which brings people from diverse communities and backgrounds together to work together, create projects and earn income.

Discussions with local agencies, statutory bodies, funders and the participants themselves has led to the development of new local structures such as WorkCentres.

The International ‘PeaceBuilder’ Programme for Children and Young People

Young people have an opportunity to link up with their counterparts in countries such as Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, and Kenya. These initiatives offer incredible learning opportunities, life changing experiences and lifetime friends. We can design initiatives for young people in your area and link them into the wider network.

The International ‘PeaceBuilder’ Programme has received support from Paul Muldoon, Helena Bonham-Carter, Chris de Burgh, David Beckham, Alan Shearer, James Caan, Gary Linekar, Sting, Emma Thompson and many others.

Peace Education Programmes

Diversiton delivers a range of Peace Education training programmes worldwide. These are available in numerous formats including for example – an introductory one day workshop, 2 day residential or 13 week programme (1 day per week).

Peace Education can add real value by leveraging the effectiveness of Peace IV with new competencies, fresh perspectives and renewed energies. Peace Education gives us insights on regional conflicts across the world and provides the tools and techniques for local and international peace-building which are so important to-day. Key topics include:

Peace Education – different approaches and different strategies

Engaging Communities – creating inclusive and effective empowerment processes

Peacebuilding in other world contexts – lessons for us

Becoming personal peacemakers – how we can create a sustainable and lasting legacy

The ‘New Space’ model of Reconciliation

‘Collective Effectiveness’ – creating new partnership arrangements

Gandhi’s Nonviolence curriculum

Spiritual Peacebuilding models

Current Community and Peace-Building Initiatives

Here is a selection of some of the programmes we are delivering at the moment…

Next Step training package

The Next Step Process

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Community Club


Peace Education



Equality and Diversity Training


Community Sustainability programme


Peace Initiatives, Training and Support

As well as the ongoing work in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties, Diversiton and its Partners are currently delivering a range of peace consultancy/community empowerment initiatives across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Some of these include:

  • Designing Peace Education (and nonviolence) programmes internationally with Aaron Gandhi (the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi).
  • Delivering anti-radicalisation programmes for inner-city London training bodies.
  • Supporting the Baha’i community in Cyprus in their peace-building work in the Turkish controlled North and the Cypriot controlled South.
  • Consultancy work on sectarianism in Bahrain (Sunni and Shia).
  • Working on community engagement and empowerment initiatives with Government Departments in Scotland, Slovakia, Wales and Australia on priorities such as peace building, engagement, anti-sectarianism and peace education.

Our practical experience reflects the new and challenging local/global context for peace building and engagement that we are all faced with. It also offers the potential for innovation, new approaches and fresh thinking in the design of local initiatives.

Contact us Northern Ireland Kids

If you think we can help or support you in any way please call or drop us an email.

Diversiton has a wide network of experienced trainers and facilitators. We are grateful for the opportunity to work in partnership with Local Councils, Community Groups, Universities/Colleges and leading Businesses – as well as a wide network of committed individuals.

We look forward to hearing from you at any time.

Contact Sharon(at) / call 02841 754 777