Eva decided it was time to update her professional headshots as it had been four years since her last ones were taken. However, the main main driver was that she was also working on something new and exciting around leadership, culture and climate action. Herself and her partner in this new endeavour decided they wanted some great shots together. They plan to use them in all the usual places, social media, website, linkedin, etc.
Why did you choose to hire Lizzy C Photography?
It was the combination of the great portfolio on the website, and the great customer service right from the point where I made the first inquiry. None of the other studios I spoke with/contacted had that level of service, and that really made me feel confident in choosing Lizzy C.
Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with the results of your shoot?
It was a great experience. Lizzy creates a wonderful environment, you don’t feel any pressure to perform for the camera but she gives really good direction and tries out a lot of different shot options so you get a broad variety of things to choose from in the end. Lizzy is both super professional and friendly, which is a great combination. I was really happy with my final shots.
What do you do? Tell us a bit about what you do.
While I predominately work as a career coach, I also work with established and emerging leaders; rather than just focussing on their career, I guide these leaders on a journey or being the best leader they can be to ensure their organisation’s success.
The easiest way to understand what I do is to imagine a Sherpa. You want to climb Everest, and you know your greatest chance of success is to have someone with you that can help guide you. Now imagine that Mt Everest is your career. I guide you towards reaching that great height in your career.
Tell me about how you got into your field.
Once I decided corporate life was no longer for me, I wanted to work in a field where I knew I could make a positive difference for people and find enjoyment/fulfilment for myself. I’m a real people-person and love working with people, helping them evolve into the best version of themself; with my background & experience in change, culture & leadership, coaching was a natural transition for me.
What is the best piece of career advice you’ve received?
The best piece of advice is one I gave to myself actually: “Life is both too short, and too long, not to work on what matters to you.” Sometimes it might seem like enjoying your job is a privilege only afforded to certain types of work, but I believe we should all expect to work on what matters to us personally and make our precious number of days we have in this world count for something – personally and professionally.