Nottinghamshire business owner, Katherine Jennick, has been celebrating this week after learning about her shortlisting for a national careers development award, issued by the Career Development Institute. The aim of the awards is to identify and promote excellence in career development as well as raising the profile of career development and the CDI.

Katherine embarked upon her start up journey with NBV in June 2017 when she attended a Starting in Business programme and from April 2019 she engaged through coaching sessions with Business Adviser Glen Starbuck. Drawing knowledge of her 20 years experience as a Mentor and Senior Careers Adviser, Katherine worked to develop her interactive card-based tool for careers advisers. Since launching the card pack What’s Your Strength? in October 2019 feedback for the product, designed to help young people reflect on their skills and qualities, has been positive. Katherine has been delighted with the reception, telling us

“The past couple of years have been a bit of a rollercoaster as I’ve taken my first steps into self-employment. I’ve grown in confidence and learnt such a lot about myself, from the ups and the downs along the way! I’m so proud of what I have achieved with ‘What’s Your Strength’ and it fills me with joy every time I read a testimonial about the positive impact it is having on young people! The icing on the cake was finding out that I’d been shortlisted for the CDI Career Development Awards. Massive thank you to Glen Starbuck and the rest of the NBV Team for the invaluable support and encouragement on this exciting journey! Who knows where it will take me next?”

Congratulations Katherine! Wishing you the best of luck in the nominations and we look forward to following your progress!

Find out more about the card-tool What’s Your Strength?

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