I Get You
Cat’s Pajamas empowers communications professionals to grow & thrive in their careers through mentoring, collaboration & community.
I’m Carrie-Ann & I'm passionate about springboarding you to the next level of your communications career.
Book a free 30-minute discovery call & we can talk over how working together will re-energise & refresh your strategies, helping you reach your goals, whatever they are. We'll focus on what’s important to you right now & how I can help you take action to move forward & grow.
Ready to feel empowered & take the next steps in your leadership journey?
You're on! Let's get moving.
One of my strongest beliefs as a communicator is to act with integrity & as a leader to be true to yourself & your values.
I have worked in communications for over 19 years & achieved my first directorship at 34. I have always benefited from investing in my own development, especially at the points in my journey when wanted to progress my career & move into more senior roles.
There have been many times when the support of a mentor has been invaluable, whether in considering the next steps in my professional development or managing challenging issues. Knowing the positive impacts mentoring has had for me inspired me to mentor others.
I truly believe that with commitment, dedication & support you can achieve what you desire in your career.
Seeing others achieve their goals brings me joy. Being in someone’s corner, having their back, providing guidance based on my professional experience & supporting others by drawing on the highs (& lows) of my own experience is so fulfilling.
I believe in the power of collaboration. The support of others has been important in enabling and empowering me to step outside of my comfort zone, say yes to new opportunities & to better understand what I want to achieve both professionally & personally.
It is vital to recognise that each of our journeys is different, what we aspire to achieve, how we want to grow & develop is unique to each of us. You might want to take the leap & go for that big promotion. Or maybe you just want a safe space & some ideas about how to handle an issue within your team or organisation.
Whatever your driver, mentoring can help you to move forward with confidence & courage.
I want to use my experience & learning from my career to date to nurture & empower you to thrive.
Using my 17 year experience & my degree in psychology, media studies & sociology & my post-graduate certificate in healthcare communications to inform my work, get to the heart of the matter & learn what makes you tick.
WHERE I AM:
Previously vice-chair of the Public Relations & Communications Association Public Sector Group
Elected chair of a national network of NHS communicators for 4 years.
Co-host of How To Take The Lead podcast
Co-founder of the AWEsome Women's Retreat.
Regular speaker and podcast guest.
Named one of F:entrepreneur's #ialso100 2020 female entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Recognised in Small Business Saturday's UK #SmallBiz100, as having business having impact.
A Comms Hero Fearless Trailblazer finalist 2023.
Did I mention my love for all things Art Deco & stylishly sophisticated vintage finds?
I also love being by the coast and having a dip in the sea.