My biggest issue was how to take this big step and to finally decide to work in what I am passionate and skilled about and to exit the previous employment where I gathered 20 years of expertise. I attended Jelena’s free webinars and was very impressed with her professionalism....
Sabina Kirchherr
November 13, 2020
I have come to a crossroads trying to decide how to spend the last part of my career. I wanted to start my own business and it was not an easy decision to take after being employed all your life. Jelena's offer to help was as unexpected as it was obvious. I have known Jelena all my life and I have b...
Jelka Music
Communications Director -  Jean Paul Gaultier
November 06, 2020
Jelena is an amazing coach and public speaker! I’ve been to a number of her workshops, where she imparts solid practical tips on career development. I’ve come to know her better through structured coaching over 8 months, and during this time (and beyond), she supported me through incredibly empo...
Delger Borjigon Enkhbayar
Data Scientist, Deep Learning -  Amazon
October 28, 2020
I decided to get career coaching as I was stuck, lost, confused.  I choose Jelena as I really resonated with what she was saying in her videos on YouTube. She helped me quickly identify ways in which I was blocking myself.  She is a patient, understanding and accepting listene...
Post-Doctoral Researcher - 
August 01, 2020
I have been fortunate enough to have seen Jelena in action when we invited her to give a keynote in our company. We had about 250 presentations, and hers was one of the most spoken of. Her approach which includes holistic oriental and occidental principles resonates with many people and it delivers ...
Diana Pantoya (Assoc. CIPD)
Organisational Performance Consultant, Executive Coach - 
July 05, 2020
I enrolled with Jelena on the Career Transitions group programme during spring of 2020, on the cusp of the UK lockdown. I needed help to decide what to do: build out my small consulting business and to begin business development in earnest or try to land a great new permanent role. Jelena and the gr...
Clare Thorndyke
Global Legal Counsel -  E&Y
July 03, 2020
To be honest, I personally think you are the best coach I met so far and I have had a chance to work with quite a few. You are open to cultural differences, objective, smart, and very patient. It would be great to have you as my coach in the future when I move on to the next stage of my career!
Bingxue Liu
Digital Marketing Executive - 
July 01, 2020
I have known Jelena for a while. Recently I attended her masterclasses for Personal Branding, Networking, Interview skills and LinkedIn profile building. I strongly recommend her classes for the following reasons: -Her classes were very informative and insightful. They enlighten indiv...
Malabika Bhattacharjee
Senior Consultant Specialist -  HSBC Global Technology
May 24, 2020
I reached out to Jelena following a session she ran at my organisation about different styles of coaching and what she offered at WhatWork; it was at a point I needed some guidance I support in developing my career further. Following our initial conversation, I decided to join her group workshop wit...
Sukhi Dayal
People Lead -  AND Digital
May 12, 2020
Jelena is an excellent Career Coach with diverse experience in different types of career. I found that Jelena quickly realised my key needs during my early sessions and led the subsequent sessions to ensure that I get the maximum benefit. I highly recommend the 9 session programme. I benefitted grea...
Chung Y Tam
Senior Manager -  PWC
December 02, 2019
My role as a Computer Science researcher ended many years ago when I decided to have a career break to raise my two children. After being a stay-at-home mum for almost ten years, looking for a job again was a daunting prospect - lack of confidence and feeling that I’ve forgotten everything I once ...
Ivana Filipovic
Data Scientist -  Civil Service
October 19, 2019
Jelena has been a brave and inspirational coach taking on the challenge of pushing me out of my comfort zone. She has worked tirelessly with me, gave me a wealth of support and advice, relentlessly pushing my networking efforts. It has been a great journey together and now it's time to start my ...
Antonio Prezzavento
Senior solution architect -  Airbus Defence and Space
July 21, 2019
Jelena is a fantastic coach. She is a great listener and adapts to our needs. She gave me the energy to explore new directions and she was always ready to put me in touch with her own network. She provides you all the keys to reach your goal and begin your own journey. Don't hesitate - give coaching...
Virginie Menage
Creative producer - 
July 21, 2019
Thank you also so so much for all your guidance and support. I have very much enjoyed our coaching sessions and feel that they have been hugely beneficial in helping me find my way to a new education (and eventual career) path. I am feeling so energised by finally finding my way to studying sciences...
Esther Pye
Charity marketing & comms specialist - 
May 07, 2019
Jelena was kind enough to offer me a chemistry session during which it quickly became apparent that the terminology she used was exactly what I needed, so I didn’t have any hesitation in signing up. Throughout our time together Jelena has been supportive, encouraging and highly focused in driving ...
Alexandra Harrisson, MBA, FCCA
Finance Project Manager -  Bellerive Finance PLC
April 03, 2019
Hunting for my first job following my PhD felt like a much more daunting and unstructured task prior to Jelena's excellent coaching. I was focused on what jobs I could fit my skills to rather than what type of role would suit me.  Jelena helped me to clarify what was most important to me in a caree...
Will Carpenter, PhD
Analyst -  Frontier Economics
January 16, 2019
I did quite a bit of research on professional coaches before deciding on Jelena. I was at a career cross-road and we mapped out a programme that helped to keep me focussed and more importantly accountable during my transition period (and hopefully beyond).  Jelena was creative and open-minded abo...
M.S., London Business School MBA
Healthcare &IT professional - 
January 13, 2019
Jelena is an excellent career fulfilment coach. She has the right balance of calm, empathy, support and challenge to support you to be the best version of yourself. She also knows the right assessment tools to help you reflect on your leadership style and builds on the results well to help you conne...
Oonagh Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources -  Oxford Instruments
October 28, 2018
I sought the advice of Jelena, in May of this year. After spending several years following entrepreneurial ventures I was unsure of how to return to a more corporate career. Jelena was fantastic. She was able to help me identify the things that I enjoyed, valued and excelled at. Jelena challenged pr...
Alex Hunte
Senior Lead Digital Experience -  Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
October 11, 2018
Jelena helped me massively with various steps involved in job finding, she sharpened my focus in job research and identified my unique skill set according to my background. Her coaching sessions are tailored to personal needs, and she was able to draw upon personal experience to prepare me for the u...
Cynthia Zhou
Senior Associate - Finance Consulting -  PWC
May 28, 2018
Jelena is an amazing coach! She is very professional, reliable and simply the one person who helped massively to overcome some patterns of behaviour that I couldn’t do with other personal and professional development work. Nobody coaches with such amazing variety of techniques and tools. She encou...
Maria Luciano
Financial Controller -  Retail Marketing International
May 25, 2018