Compassionate career coaching for People professionals

Compassionate career coaching for People professionals

Fay Wallis, a white woman with brown hair sitting on the edge of the sofa, looking directly at the camera.

I believe that

  • Everyone deserves a fulfilling career, without feeling overwhelmed or burnt out

  • People aren’t robots, so they need both practical and emotional support

  • Helping others benefits everyone

This passion for helping people with their careers inspired me to channel my HR experience and coach training into founding Bright Sky Career Coaching in 2016.

After years of helping hundreds of people, across many sectors and levels, I realised that I got the most joy from coaching HR and People professionals. So, since September 2022 I now focus all my efforts on supporting them. To help more ‘People people’, I’ve hand-picked a small team of expert coaches, also with an HR background, who share Bright Sky’s values.

Our values


We are warm, understanding and supportive.


Our coaches are highly qualified, with relevant HR backgrounds.


We ensure our clients have the confidence, energy and skills to move forward.

Our mission

Our mission is to empower HR & People professionals build their confidence, skills and impact at work, so they can have successful and fulfilling careers (without working themselves into the ground).

Whatever work challenge you’re facing, there’s a service to help, including:

  • 1:1 coaching

  • Inspiring HR – our group coaching programme

  • Interview coaching

  • Career change coaching

  • Online courses for LinkedIn and CV writing

  • Podcast

  • HR annual planner

We’re here to give you what you need to get to where you want to be. And if we’re not a good fit, we’ll point you to someone who is.

A man and woman sitting opposite each other on blue chairs, having a meeting.

Our expert team

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Fay Wallis

Career & Executive Coach

Following a successful background in HR and Recruitment, for organisations big and small, Fay discovered a passion for career coaching, leading her to set up Bright Sky Career Coaching in 2016. She is proud to have helped hundreds of people, spanning a range of roles and sectors, to achieve career success and fulfilment.

Fay also hosts the 5-star rated podcast, HR Coffee Time, interviewing experts and sharing tips to help HR professionals with their own careers.

When not coaching, she enjoys spending time with her large, sprawling family, devouring good books, playing cardio tennis, and walking her dog Cookie, who’s “a bit of a diva, but adorable”.

Qualifications include:

  • ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring

  • Certificate in Career Counselling Core Skills

  • Certified Everything DiSC Practitioner

  • MA Human Resources Management

  • Zircon BeTalent Psychological Safety Accreditation

  • Zircon BeTalent Resilience Accreditation

Irene Broomfield

Career & Executive Coach

Irene is an ACC certified coach and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, with over two decades of experience working at a senior level in Human Resource Management.

Irene pivoted her career to become a full-time coach so she could dedicate more of her time supporting people who wanted to achieve more from their careers and lives. She loves helping people create purposeful careers, re-ignite their passion for work, realise their potential, and re-set their lives, so that they can feel happy and fulfilled again.

Qualifications include:

  • ICF Accredited Diploma in Integrative Coaching

  • Certificate in Career & Performance Coaching

  • Certificate in Leadership & Organisational Coaching

  • Certificate in Health and Stress Coaching

  • Certified Firework Career Coach

  • Licensed CCS Career Coach

  • Certified MBTI and Strong practitioner

  • MA in Human Resource Management

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Sarah Archer

Career & Leadership Coach

After a successful HR career as a senior leader, Sarah discovered coaching and changed career to support other people to enjoy career success. She is passionate about people feeling career confident and authentic in what they do. She loves helping people make robust career decisions, increase their career visibility and find meaning at work.

Qualifications include:

  • MSc Career Coaching

  • PgDip Human Resource Management

  • Certificate in Career Counselling Core Skills

  • Licensed in Intelligent Career Card Sort Career Exploration System.

Get in touch and start moving forwards

To find out more about how career coaching can help, or to ask any questions, get in touch through our contact form. We’d love to hear from you.