Join 62-year-old alumna, Carolyn Parry, an award-winning career, and life coach, now turned author for her debut book launch ‘Change Your Story’.
Attending Aberystwyth University’s life-long classes in creative writing and podcasting during the pandemic gave Carolyn the skills, confidence, and inspiration she needed to identify and gather potential stories, share them via a podcast and then change her and others’ lives for the better by writing a book which features them.
We all have a story to tell, and Carolyn has always been passionate about encouraging people that it is never too late to change their career path. ‘Change Your Story’ includes Carolyn’s research-proven eight-part career and life coaching framework INSPiRED which offers a comprehensive toolkit and planner for life. Illustrated in action by the real-life stories within the pages of the book, Change Your Story encourages people to use a problem-based purpose-led approach using the UN Sustainable Development Goals so they can create a work life that they love.
Carolyn Parry said: “I still remember the pain of my own existential career crisis in my late thirties. ‘Change Your Story’ is the book I wish I had been able to read at the time to help me create a career path doing something I love. I got there in the end, but it was longer and harder than if I had been able to follow a proven process to help me move forward. The lifelong learning courses I followed at Aberystwyth University have really helped me to develop as an individual and to open-up new ways of helping people with their career challenges.”
Kerry Ferguson, Lifelong Learning tutor said; “Given the speed with which the world of work is changing, we all need to update our skills regularly by being lifelong learners. The professional development courses on offer at Aberystwyth University including those I tutor are designed to help learners of all ages develop their skills and open new avenues for their careers. As a tutor, it is incredibly rewarding to see a learner like Carolyn put what she has learned into practice so effectively – and makes me proud to have been even a small part of her fantastic journey.”
Six of the people included in the book live and work in Wales, including ex-S4C weatherman Chris Jones and former academic registrar turned luxury jewellery designer, Natalie Williams.
‘Change Your Story’ consists of eight inspiring stories of people in search of meaningful careers and encourages readers to understand, develop, and achieve new career stories through over 30 activities and strategies for success, well-being, and growth.
The launch of Carolyn’s debut book ‘Change Your Story’ will be taking place at Aberystwyth University on December 12, with some of the book’s leading chapter inspirations in attendance also speaking.
Places to attend the launch are limited and by registration only via: https://www.careeralchemy.co.uk/change-your-story-aberystwyth-launch.html
Change Your Story will be available from Amazon UK from 27th November 2023