Lee Hambleton

my journey

Passionate About Inspiring Others

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Driven by my desire to instigate positive change in people’s lives, my goal is to help people to realise their potential and find their bliss. I believe that everyone has the potential to thrive and thoroughly enjoy their work, but sometimes people need support to overcome the barriers standing in their way. I myself have faced multiple barriers which I have been able to overcome gradually and successfully (and still continue to) in order to progress on my journey.

 

I grew up with a single mum in a low-income household and faced many difficulties from a young age. During my teens I developed severe anxiety, which had a detrimental effect on my education and resulted in me leaving school with poor GCSE grades and no idea of what I was going to do with my life.

 

I started work in hospitality at 17 years old and for many years I did jobs that didn't reflect my interests or allow me to use my potential. I experienced many highs and lows over the years, and whilst I had some very successful times in my work, the jobs I had didn't make me feel happy or fulfilled. Although these jobs weren't exactly my dream, the journey provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience. It also created the impetus and building blocks for finding my true calling.

 

I realised that I wanted a career path that would allow me to fulfil my purpose and potential, and I knew I had a passion to help others who had been through similar experiences to myself. When I reached a pivotal moment in my life I decided to give myself a second chance at an education. My first step was completing an access to higher education course while I worked full time. Then I attended the University of Exeter to earn my bachelors degree in psychology. Following this, and whilst working in the welfare to work industry, I went on to get my masters in occupational and business psychology and then my career coaching accreditation. 

 

In my 21+ years of work to date I have accrued a rich and varied amount of experience in: retail, sales, customer service, military transitions, banking, hospitality, management, welfare to work, health and well-being, motoring, education, and insurance.

My aim is to empower individuals in making positive decisions that will lead them to their career bliss by utilising a service grounded in science, sound ethics and industry-accredited frameworks. I take a holistic approach which blends the knowledge and skills that I acquired from my work experiences, with my in depth study of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, martial arts, business and career coaching.

 

Clear goals, drive, determination and the right mindset really can make anything possible, and having successfully achieved my goal of finding a fulfilling career, I want to help you to thrive and achieve yours. 

I am based in the UK and work nationally or internationally, either face to face or via Zoom/telephone.

 

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Certifications

  • ​​Certified and Licensed Career Counsellor (Accredited by the Association for Coaching)

  • MSc with Merit in Occupational and Business Psychology from Kingston University

  • BSc with Honours in Psychology from the University of Exeter

  • CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)

  • Member of the Association for Business Psychologists

  • Member of the British Psychological Society