About Tessa Armstrong

Tessa Armstrong

Award-Winning Accredited Career Coach (IAPC&M) and author of ‘The Tea Model: Slowing down in a fast-paced world to find the career you love’


Tessa has recently been awarded ‘Recognised Leader in Career Coaching Services 2020 in the Corporate Excellence Awards, specialising in helping individuals to achieve the best career path for them, enabling them to progress into fulfilling careers.  She covers all aspects of career coaching (including self-awareness/confidence, career change, job search, returning to work, career break, performance and career path progression).  She is author of ‘The Tea Model: Slowing down in a fast-paced world to find the career you love’ and her award-winning career blog also provides guidance for all challenges experienced in the workplace and during people’s careers.

Tessa has created a series of successful career coaching programmes which have developed through her experience in enabling individuals to overcome challenges they face in their career and feel confident about their career choices. These programmes are carefully structured to enable each individual to make valuable discoveries and pursue fulfilling and rewarding career paths.

Tessa’s passion for coaching developed from her unique career path as a solicitor, working for a top 10 national charity and establishing her own business. She is an accredited coach, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, trained in NLP and has been recognised for her work having been awarded ‘Recognised Leader in Career Coaching Services, 2020, UK and ‘Leading Coach from Wiltshire, 2018’ in the Corporate Excellence Awards by CV Magazine

Her clients include lawyers, teachers (primary and secondary), accountants, web developers, charity fundraisers, managing directors, business owners as well as those from the publishing industry, production companies, property development, marketing, PR, administration, management, the housing industry, the banking and finance sectors, the education sector and schools.   She is featured in well-known publications including the Law Gazette and the Life Coach Directory Happiful Magazine and provides group seminars and talks. More recently, she has taken part in round table discussions with the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring.

Her positive focus, dedication and passion ensure that her clients get the maximum benefit from career coaching straightaway and develop their chosen career path more quickly and easily than doing it alone.

‘My career was not moving in a positive direction, and I had been feeling unhappy after two redundancies I experienced in less than one year. And whilst the redundancies were out of my control, they were a further negative impact on advancing my career, so thought that career coaching would help me see things more clearly. 

Working with Tessa was far more than I thought it would be. I am still a work in progress, but she helped me see some underlying patterns of thinking that were having a negative impact on my moving forward. She also provided me with a systematic process of looking at career options and how to move forward to achieve them.  I have found a new role with a great company and I am studying in order to bring about the change I want to see in my career. I also feel more confident that I can better handle any bumps in the road…and there are always bumps in the road!’

Kate G, April 2019


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Tessa Armstrong – Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner 01_23_2020


Round table discussion – Why IAPC&M? (featuring Tessa):



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Please email Tessa at coaching@tessaarmstrong.co.uk to find out more or contact us to arrange a FREE consultation.