Meet the mum from Southsea who has set up a side-hustle helping empower women in their careers

MOTIVATIONAL Sally Spicer is inspiring hundreds of women to reach their career goals with her new coaching business.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:47 am

The 39-year-old from Southsea launched career coaching business SCOACH in January – and she’s seen scores of people take up her workshops and classes so far.

Sally, a mum-of-three, spent months planning her side-hustle after she saw the same issues arising time and time again though her job as a recruitment consultant.

She said: ‘I have a 20 year career in recruitment and have worked my entire career in Portsmouth.

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Sally Spicer, founder Of Scoach at Southsea

‘I’ve helped over 5,000 people into new roles and I am passionate about people being in control of their careers.

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‘During the pandemic I spent a huge amount of time on the phone to people who had had their careers impacted by the pandemic and wanted to do something to help.

‘So, I set up weekly live broadcasts on LinkedIn to help those looking for work with interview techniques and tools to overcome confidence challenges.

Sally Spicer, founder of Scoach at Southsea

‘I launched SCOACH aimed at helping women and I have a series of programmes available to help people who are looking for a new direction, returning to the workplace or are out of work due to redundancy.

‘I am helping them find their work identity, build on their confidence and help them approach the job market again.’

Sally said she’s helped 150 woman so far, with more people booked on to future classes.

She said: ‘It’s been magical. The reason I wanted to go a group session is that all these woman share the same goals and challenges.

‘They can sometimes feel alone and isolated. I thought that I needed to get everyone together.

‘The main outcome from these workshops is the realisation that no one is alone.

‘My aim is for women to feel empowered and back in control of their careers and create a community of like minded women, supporting each other.’

As well as Sally’s free workshops, she has set up podcasts, coaching programmes, CV writing services, social media lessons, interview training and she is offering one to one sessions.

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To join Sally’s latest free 90-minute workshop, Taking Control of Your Career, which starts on Monday at 7pm, go to

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