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LightningPesto

Member since Apr 2018 • Last active May 2022
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  • in Travel & Trips
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    10 friends and I are doing the NC500 next week (16th-25th) and are driving our bikes up in a van. We were hoping to find a kindred spirit with a parking space for a transit van rather than paying asda to park it there. Does anyone have a spot/know someone in Inverness who might?

    Thanks in advance

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  • in Components and clothing
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    Looking for a handlebar bag, all volumes considered! Bristol/West Midlands or I'll pay for postage. Please dm/reply with a pic of it.

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    I guess career advisors are still a thing but I don't really know about them, maybe the post-school equivalent would be someone working in recruitment? A life/career coach comes at solving that challenge from a slightly different angle, working with you to find out what is important to you and what you want to pursue rather than someone telling you all the different jobs/roles that you might be appropriate for.

    My first paying client was from lfgss and he smashed his career transition goals, so give me a shout/reply here if you want to ask any questions about life coaching or career transitions. I always think that the advice other forum-members contribute with here is pretty strong too.

    Thanks @RubberDucky too

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    I just got back from 2 years in Spain, drop me a message if you think that could be relevant.

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    No, but I know there's a very active academia thread where you might get some good results.

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    Wow, huge changes. All power to you, sounds like you're gaining some control and autonomy.

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    It's interesting to think that becoming some kind of programmer could be seen as 'breaking free of professional life'

    This kind of hit me! I felt like I had totally broken free after trading a full time job for a... full time job? I think it's indicative of a sense that you've transitioned from a job where you have to be a "professional" to a job where you can be yourself, whether that's in how you express yourself through your work, how you schedule your work week, your wellbeing or something else entirely.

    Damn

  • in Jobs
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    About 7 months ago I first posted here about a possible escape route from my job (teaching) in to career/life coaching and I want to post an update.

    I left my day job Feb 11th and am approaching, but still some way off, making a living wage for my city almost 4 months later. My first paying client was an lfgss member looking to improve their job satisfaction and my most recent client is a local start up CEO looking to experiment with coaching to improve their company. Working as self-employed for the first time has been just so awesome.. I've never enjoyed that kind of flexibility at work as a teacher or as a bar manager (always working xmas day and NYE).

    The space to explore this business/sector has been huge but my current challenge is whether or not to pick up some regular work on the side to sustain myself while I build up my experience and client base to a point where it can be sustainable/financially viable.

    If anyone's curious about anything coaching or wants to chat, send me a message here or check out my website . Be great to hear what other people are up to, the last year has no doubt been catalytic in some ways.

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