Career Transition & Executive Coaching

Career Transition & Executive Coaching

Many people choose careers that seem secure or pay well. Some then end up either unfulfilled or unhappy or both. The best way to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you is to create a well-thought out career transition strategy and plan.

James Fitzsimons leads Red Tree’s Career Transition & Coaching service. For over 30 years James has been helping clients choose their career direction. From school leaver to “C” suite executive, James has created a range of individually tailored programs that prepares and supports clients as they move through the stages of career transition.


  • Career Direction
  • Mentoring: Personal and career advice
  • Preparation of CV/Resume, cover letters/emails
  • Interview Preparation
  • Learning to keep calm through the process.


We believe that bringing the best of ourselves and being successful in leadership, management, entrepreneurship and life in general is as much a matter of the heart as it is the head. Helping business leaders, owners and managers to connect with this idea is the fundamental belief that underpins all of our coaching work.


A typical coaching intervention for an executive would involve:

  • A ‘chemistry meeting’ to allow both parties establish if there is a suitable fit for effective coaching work
  • A meeting between the coachee, their sponsor (if appropriate) and the coach to agree goals
  • Agreeing an initial series of 4- 6 one to one meetings over an eight to twelve month period


  • Clarity of thought and purpose
  • Redefined and Energised Sense of Purpose
  • Support & Guidance
  • Practical Steps & Technique


“I’d like to thank you sincerely for having faith in me and for submitting my application to what appears to be my dream job. Your words of encouragement and your tips before, during and after the interview process really made me feel I had an edge over other applicants. You are the most competent recruiter I have ever met. I would not hesitate in recommending your services to anyone and I have already spoken highly of you to friends and family who are considering changing careers. All the best in the future”.

Financial Controller

“I contacted James when I was looking for a change in career. In a structured series of meetings, we discussed areas as wide ranging as personal branding, energy, motivations, dealing with recruiters from agents to entrepreneurs, the image we project, the future as well as the taste of great coffee! Through the process James was intuitive, straight talking, incisive and, importantly for me, flexible in his approach when needed. Following the process I was far more assured of the next steps I wanted in my career, and as a result I was able to follow this through with a more focused and confident approach.”

Chartered Accountant [FCA]

“I am so happy that I have been offered a new job. Thank you for your patience, and support over the last 12 months and helping me to make the necessary career change.”

Bank Manager

“I want to thank James for all his advice and encouragement during our sessions. I took his course in preparation for an upcoming final job interview. I had been told that there were two candidates on the final shortlist and felt a lack of confidence in my own interview approach. His considerable experience, as a professional interviewer, gave me an insight into what “qualities” prospective interviewers might be looking for. I learnt some simple interview techniques and approaches that hugely improved my interview style. James worked with me on my body language, listening skills and how to answer particular types of questions. I am happy to report that I got the job

Finance Director

“Your help during the year helped me secure two job offers, including my preferred risk role in a leading financial institution. Your CV building and interview coaching helped hugely so thanks for that.”

Director, Banking Institution

“The information given to me and the preparation with James for my interview was invaluable. He taught me skills and pointed out weaknesses that I otherwise would not have recognized myself. I was able to use these skills and techniques during my interview for an internship with a law firm in Ireland and I am certain that I will retain and continue to use these skills throughout my career. His experience prepared me and was most certainly the reason for my success”. 

Associate, Leading Law firm [London] 

“Just an email to say thanks a million, the programme really worked, I used all the techniques in the interview and they worked perfectly.”

Associate, International Law firm, London

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