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Our History

We met through our common passion for coaching and quickly realised that we had all experienced redundancy during our careers and that this event had been a major catalyst for a change in our lives.  

We had different experiences of the redundancy process and knew that the key factor in it being a positive experience for us was the support of the people we had around us at the time. 

Thus, the idea for a coaching based approach to outplacement support was born, and we are delighted that our approach has had positive results for so many who we have had the pleasure to work with over the past few years.

Who are we?

Jayne McPhillimy


Jayne owns Jem Associates, building amazing leaders and brilliant businesses.

Jayne supports professionals at transition points in their career – whether they are looking for a promotion, new job, new direction or to improve their work-life balance.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in learning and development, project management and customer service at strategic level and has led on key change programmes in a number of companies, successfully supporting people to move into new roles through a mix of workshops and individual coaching.

Jayne holds formal qualifications in education and training; project and programme management; executive coaching; and leadership mentoring.

She has worked across a variety of sectors including financial services; professional services; legal; retail; motor trade; and private health.

Jayne works best in supporting people to move into new roles through a mix of workshops and individual coaching.

Justine Mooney

Justine Mooney

Justine owns Justine Mooney HR Consulting, helping businesses and their people thrive.

Justine is a qualified HR and organisational development (OD) professional who works with senior leaders to improve organisational performance through bespoke tactical and strategic people management.

Over the past 20 years, she has held senior roles in HR functions across a variety of sectors, and has designed and implemented large scale resourcing and restructuring programmes.

Justine has a BA (Hons) Business Administration, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and ILM qualified in workplace coaching and facilitation. She is a certified psychometric testing practitioner, a qualified workplace mediator. 

She brings a commercial focus to all of her projects and her coaching style has been described as challenging and insightful whilst remaining supportive and empathetic.

Meg Burton


Meg owns Meg Burton Career Coaching, helping people get their dream job and perform brilliantly in the one they are in.

Meg is an experienced facilitator who has developed and delivered a variety of management development training for all levels of employees, from shop floor to executives.

With around 20 years’ experience in learning and development, Meg has honed her skills in management development, leadership training and coaching across a diverse range of sectors.

Meg is an ILM Level 7 qualified and experienced coach with around 5 years’ experience as a consultant supporting individuals with their career and personal development. She is qualified to use MBTI Personality profiling and SDI motivational value systems to support group and individual coaching.

Having worked with many clients - from senior leaders through to school leavers and graduates - Meg helps people fulfil their career potential and has supported many professionals through changes including promotions, career moves, redundancy and retirement.

Meg is passionate about helping people realise their ambitions and achieve their goals - both personal and professional.

Sarah Stanley

Sarah Stanley

Sarah is a Coach & Connector and helps people become more confident and effective in networking situations as well as helping those who have been made redundant to rebuild their confidence and explore new and exciting opportunities.

Sarah is an HR professional and a qualified Coach and for the last 14 years has worked in economic regeneration in an HR focused business support role (including redundancy support) in South Yorkshire. A large part of this role involved networking throughout the region with local businesses of all sizes and support organisations, connecting people together and providing bespoke support. During her career she has personally experienced two redundancy situations. Both times she received outplacement support, which she benefitted from and she uses this first-hand experience to help others in a similar situation.

Sarah is enthusiastic and passionate about what she does and is committed to making a difference. Her friendly and open approach means that she can provide a supportive and motivating environment. She helps people to grow and develop in confidence and is prepared to challenge in a positive way to help people achieve their potential. 

What makes us Exceptional?

We Listen


Every business is different and every business change programme has its own unique challenges and requirements, so we work with our clients to discover their specific needs.

At an initial meeting we will listen to your needs, discuss with you the range of support that we can provide and build a bespoke programme for your business, being careful to work within your budget and timescales.

We Coach


We approach outplacement from a coaching perspective, believing that at times of change people need to reconnect to the things that are important to them and be supported to decide upon and then plan the next chapter in their life.

Using a coaching approach means that we are able to support a wide range of aspirations, there is no 'one size fits all'. We have supported people to find new jobs in the same and in different industries, to realise childhood dreams, to set up their own businesses and to engage in voluntary and communicty work.

We Design for You


We have the flexibility to design a package of support that meets your specific requirements including your location(s), budget, role levels and types, timescales and facilities.

Once you have agreed the details of the programme, we will provide you with a detailed proposal, which will include costs, delivery plan and information about the consultants who have been selected to work with you.