Work Well Oxford

Careers advice, coaching and training with Lucy Hawkins PGDip MA (Oxon) FHEA RCDP
Work Well Oxford

Work Well Oxford


10+ years in career guidance and coaching

Extensive professional experience gives me a wide ranging skillset across coaching, career counselling, advice and guidance.

Ability to use and critically reflect on labour market information sources, with particular familiarity working with information for the UK market at graduate and professional levels.

Leading university experience

Careers Adviser, University of Oxford (2011-15)
Career Counsellor, University of California Berkeley (3 month professional exchange, 2013)
Careers Consultancy Manager, University of Reading (2015-2018)
Regularly used as an independent consultant for University of Oxford, University of Reading, University of London, London School of Economics, Brunel University, University of Northumbria

Professionally qualified and registered

Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance, University of Warwick (Distinction)

Registered Career Development Professional with Career Development Institute (our professional body).

Awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy based on employability and careers practice whilst leading the careers consultancy team at University of Reading.

Lucy headshot
Lucy Hawkins, Photo credit F. Van Steenbergen, 2019

Values-driven pricing

I want to help people overcome challenges to find happy and fulfilling work lives.

I seek to charge rates which acknowledge my training and experience but that are as accessible as possible. I don’t have a glossy office, or many overheads and so can charge below the (high) market rate for 1:1 support. I also offer reduced rates for those on low incomes.

Individual career coaching and guidance

All appointments are conducted by audio or video call (using Zoom).


From January – July 2022 I am suspending my private client practice for new clients while I work on contract with The Careers Group, University of London. As a result, no appointments are currently available. If you are an existing client, please contact me by email to set up any further appointments.

Feel free to send me an email to get an email to let you know when appointments are available again. I’d also be happy to recommend other careers advisers with capacity if you let me know a little bit about the help you might need.

What can an individual career coaching session help with?

Some common topics of individual careers appointments include:

  • Deciding whether to move on from your current work
  • Identifying obstacles to work happiness and finding solutions
  • Weighing up options and exploring choices
  • Creating a job hunting strategy
  • Figuring out what to do or what might suit you
  • Overcoming a lack of motivation to find work
  • Improving the effectiveness of your CVs, cover letters and applications
  • Building an effective LinkedIn profile
  • Mock interviews and interview practice
  • Feeling more confident at interview
  • Making a career decision
  • Preparing for job negotiations

Each appointment is entirely personalised: it’s also quite common to use an appointment just to help define what exactly you need help with!