Career Coaching – the
Straight Talking approach

Making the next right career step can be challenging. Angus Mackenzie has
over 25 years experience offering career advice that’s helped individuals fulfil
their ambitions. Focused career acceleration is one aspect of what he offers,
along with calling on his vast range of international executive search and
recruitment experience to give clients practical coaching, insight and tools,
and – above all – the best competitive advantage.
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Career path
sparring

One unique aspect of Angus’ career coaching services is the focus on ‘sparring’ – a process that supports, challenges, strengthens and encourages each client as they define their next step and take it with confidence. As Angus himself says, “this is not some bookish or academic coaching but rather a simple, practical and realistic process of moving towards the future you want.” So no chanting of theory, but instead a down-to-earth experience of being heard, doing things, receiving pragmatic advice and knowing somebody else is totally focused on helping you achieve your best.

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Career coach executive
level support

Executive level individuals need more than the basic career advice that results from Googling ‘career coaching near me’; they require an expert, executive level coach who can help with the specific needs of executive clients such as writing an effective CV, cover letter preparation, interview coaching and how to handle the nitty gritty of employment contracts and salary negotiations, not to mention the often complex area of how to resign from their current position. Navigating new roles and succeeding in new organisations is also key to senior level career strategies and it’s an area where Angus excels.

Whether you’re looking to create a portfolio career, feel that you’re undervalued or under-utilised in your current role, have to manage stressful career change, or feel adrift and need to recalibrate your career objectives, Straight Talking is uniquely equipped to offer the kind of career advice executives benefit from.

Ready to move ahead? Contact Straight Talking to explore your options and discover how Angus Mackenzie can help you further your career goals.

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Our details

Realengracht 24
1013 KW Amsterdam

 +31 (0)20 707 3636

+ 31 (0) 651 220 306

angus@straighttalking.eu

What they’re all saying

Angus’ approach is truly unique as he is focused on really understanding the core values: he asked the right questions and highlighted the key issues we were facing. Angus was engaged and readily available as well as being open to feedback. He is also not afraid to challenge you when he sees strong potential that may have been overlooked. I would thoroughly recommend his services.

Sarah McMaster - Senior Recruitment Business Partner EMEA

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2019-11-22T08:44:09+00:00

Senior Recruitment Business Partner EMEA

Angus’ approach is truly unique as he is focused on really understanding the core values: he asked the right questions and highlighted the key issues we were facing. Angus was engaged and readily available as well as being open to feedback. He is also not afraid to challenge you when he sees strong potential that may have been overlooked. I would thoroughly recommend his services.
Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be difficult. But starting the journey with someone who has always stayed at the forefront of career coaching helped make up for lost ground very quickly. The mentoring I got from Angus made a difference: the sessions were fit for purpose, personal, interactive and full of ‘a-ha’ or ‘light bulb’ moments. Leaving the final session, I felt re-energized and confident to tackle the market.

Calvin Qui - Global Finance Business Performance Leader

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2019-11-25T14:34:03+00:00

Global Finance Business Performance Leader

Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be difficult. But starting the journey with someone who has always stayed at the forefront of career coaching helped make up for lost ground very quickly. The mentoring I got from Angus made a difference: the sessions were fit for purpose, personal, interactive and full of ‘a-ha’ or ‘light bulb’ moments. Leaving the final session, I felt re-energized and confident to tackle the market.
Angus took the time to ask relevant and targeted questions to understand fully and clearly the requirements of the brief. All in all Angus did an excellent job for this
important brief and I would thoroughly recommend his services to partner with.

Steward Warburn - Human Resources Director EMEA

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2019-11-25T14:35:59+00:00

Human Resources Director EMEA

Angus took the time to ask relevant and targeted questions to understand fully and clearly the requirements of the brief. All in all Angus did an excellent job for this important brief and I would thoroughly recommend his services to partner with.
At a time when I had decided to make a significant change in my career, the career coaching with Angus was a great help in the self-analysis and market analysis processes which were necessary to define my new direction. Angus provided a well-structured series of coaching sessions tailored to my requirements. He has the ability to ask precisely the right questions to highlight one’s strengths, passions and areas of expertise, as well as revealing conflict areas and threats. I can thoroughly recommend Angus as a career coach for anyone looking for a new challenge in their career either within their existing organization or as a step to moving outside.

Ian Gronbech - Strategic Planning Manager EMEA

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2019-12-02T10:00:37+00:00

Strategic Planning Manager EMEA

At a time when I had decided to make a significant change in my career, the career coaching with Angus was a great help in the self-analysis and market analysis processes which were necessary to define my new direction. Angus provided a well-structured series of coaching sessions tailored to my requirements. He has the ability to ask precisely the right questions to highlight one’s strengths, passions and areas of expertise, as well as revealing conflict areas and threats. I can thoroughly recommend Angus as a career coach for anyone looking for a new challenge in their career either within their existing organization or as a step to moving outside.
Angus is a highly experienced career coaching professional. He brings a well-balanced and focused view to his work and shows special enthusiasm and empathy in coaching
professionals to maximise their chances of finding new career opportunities. Angus has a very sound understanding of what his customer needs are derived from his excellent listening and communication skills. With his own international profile and years of experience on the Dutch market, he is also ideally suited to mentoring international expats located here. Highly recommended for professionals looking to find a new career opportunity!.

Maria Cecilia Martina Martínez - Higher Education Professional (Banking & Financial Services)

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2019-12-02T10:01:45+00:00

Higher Education Professional (Banking & Financial Services)

Angus is a highly experienced career coaching professional. He brings a well-balanced and focused view to his work and shows special enthusiasm and empathy in coaching professionals to maximise their chances of finding new career opportunities. Angus has a very sound understanding of what his customer needs are derived from his excellent listening and communication skills. With his own international profile and years of experience on the Dutch market, he is also ideally suited to mentoring international expats located here. Highly recommended for professionals looking to find a new career opportunity!.
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