Welcome to KickStart Careers Coaching

Based in the UK near Brighton, Mark Anderson offers career counselling and coaching programmes for adults and students both in the UK and internationally. Career counselling can take place over the phone or by skype, so distance is no problem. He'll work with you to help you to discover and search for work that not only helps you to pay the bills, but work that gives you satisfaction and fulfilment. To find out more about Mark, click here

Whatever your needs are, there are a range of career support options for you. You can find out more below but why not start off with a psychometric career aptitude test? It’s a great starting point to help you identify your strengths, personality style and interests and how they can relate to your future options. To find out more click here

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Career Counselling and Coaching, guidance & advice
for mid-career professionals

Coaching, guidance and careers advice for mid-career professionals

  • Do you feel stuck in a dead end job?
  • Would you love to do something fulfilling but you don’t know what to do or where to start?
  • Is your job having a negative effect on other parts of your life?
  • Do you simply want to know how to choose a career that matches the real you?

If you've answered 'yes' to any of these questions and you're ready to take action towards finding fulfilling work, click any of the orange buttons below.

Coaching Programmes

Career Aptitude Test

Psychometric Test

Career Counselling and Coaching, guidance & advice
for young people

Coaching, guidance and careers advice for young people

Is your son or daughter:

  • unsure what to study at university
  • unsure what to do when they finish their exams?
  • reluctant to discuss their future with you?!

If you've answered 'yes' to any of these questions then a great starting point is to encourage them to take a psychometric career aptitude test, followed by online support from me. For more information, click below

Career Aptitude Test

My Mission

I am passionate about helping people who really want more from the work they do. It’s for ambitious, committed and positive people who don’t want to settle for mediocrity in work and believe deep down that there is something great out there for them. They just need some help to find it.

My mission is to help individuals to know how to choose a career path that not only helps them to pay the bills but also a pathway that serves as a platform for them to truly express who they are, whilst empowering them to take control of their career.

What Our Clients Say...

Last night, we had the opportunity to have a good chat about things, and he was (I felt for the first time in a long time), upbeat about what he needs to think about and get done.

He showed me the test results which I think has given him a real confidence boost, as well as having consolidated a lot of things for him in his own mind.

And your post call summary has also had an effect, as he seems to be much more ‘in the zone’, giving him the impetus with a plan on how he gets things done.

Heartfelt thanks from me, his mum, as it has felt like quite a difficult time for all of us!

Mark is passionate about his work and very sensitive to the needs of his clients. I was lucky to work with Mark in the international surrounding where he shared knowledge and skills regarding career counselling with the group of youth workers coming from 8 European countries.

Through his work he challenged many limiting beliefs and helped me and others to realize our potentials in a better light and get ideas for helping others do the same.

I strongly recommend Mark for any challenging task since he proved to be flexible, process oriented but also having results in mind, and the most important of all, very positive and inspiring co-worker.
My daughter Lucie and I both gained a lot from your talk and found your approach to finding what the right path may be, very positive.

Thank you!
Before I contacted Mark, I didn't believe that I could pursue the career I really wanted but after a few sessions it began to feel that my dreams weren't so unrealistic after all.

By the end of the course, I had the confidence to make steps towards getting the job I always wanted.
Leah Mooney
Mark was our trainer in a 7 day International Training Course on topics of youth career guidance for youth workers from 8 countries. His work is amazing - aside from providing skills for our work, he helped us to think over our lives and things we want to do. This training course and his energy gave me a new wave of enthusiasm for both - working with youth and developing myself. I hope I will have the opportunity to work with him again.
I came to Mark to gain focus and direction as I was awash with ideas and not knowing which to follow. Mark guided me through exercises which systematically drew out my interests, skills and preferences. I am now in a position to drive forward on key ideas with clear goals on what I want to achieve and how I'll know when I have. Thanks Mark!
Jim Allen
I had no clear idea of where I wanted my career to go, except that I didn’t want to carry on with what I was doing. Working with Mark has been instrumental in giving me the right questions, and gaining a good understanding of myself so that I could change direction. His sessions were well structured whilst giving sufficient freedom for different lines of enquiry. And it’s a long time since I enjoyed homework, but I really did relish the work he suggested between meetings. I would thoroughly recommend having Mark coach you through your career conundrums.
Yvette Powell
I worked with Mark during a time of huge personal transition. He gave me invaluable insight into myself, which has had a direct impact on the course of the last 6 months of my life. The coaching sessions I had with him prompted me to take action in the direction of the career and life I really want, rather than doing what I think I 'should' be doing to please other people or fit in. He also got me thinking very differently about the options available to me, which opened doors both in my mind and externally in the world. Mark has outstanding interpersonal skills, which really helped me be at ease and take risks to be completely honest in our sessions. I highly recommend him and his service.
Elloa Atkinson

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