We are facing increasingly uncertain and fast-moving times. It is becoming more important than ever to plan your career, not just to prepare yourself to take advantage of job roles and opportunities that come your way. But also, to ensure your talents, skills and know-how remain relevant, up-to-date, and visible.

This workbook contains a variety of exercises to help you plan and progress your career. These will also help you build career resilience and remain career fit for the future. To get the most out of the process, we strongly recommend you discuss the output of these exercises with an experienced career coach or mentor.

About the Author

James is a leadership and talent consultant, business psychologist, and executive coach. He has over 25 years’ experience working with leaders, teams, and organizations to optimize their talent, performance, and future success.

Before moving into consulting, James held corporate leadership roles in People and Talent Management in the UK and abroad with companies such as Yahoo! and Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. Since moving into talent consulting and assessment design, he has supported leaders and teams globally across many sectors and geographies. Clients he has worked with include Allen & Overy, Commvault, Equinor, Graze, LVMH, Facebook, GSK, Hilton, John Lewis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, NHS, Oracle, Sainsbury's, Swiss Re, Tesco, WSP and Yahoo! James has founded and run several ventures, including Strengthscope®, an international strengths assessment and development business, that he sold in 2018.

James has a Master’s in Organizational Psychology, an MBA, and an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching. He is a regular writer and speaker on talent assessment and development, leadership, and the future of work.