Cassandra Gaisford is a best-selling author, holistic psychologist, career counsellor and life coach. She also trains other people who are passionate about making a difference in peoples' lives to be professional career and life coaches. Amongst other things she loves! She's a corporate escapee who now lives and works from her idyllic lifestyle property overlooking the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. She's a mid-lifer who wants more from her work life then to go work, grit her teeth and bare it. She wants to work with joy, passion, purpose and fulfilment - and she still wants to pay the bills! She's grateful to say that she's achieved all of those desires, and more. Through her books and services she is looking forward to helping you achieve those things too. Cassandra's been a travel manager, recruitment consultant, outplacement consultant, Human Resources manager, leadership coach and change catalyst and a wide range of other roles working in large multi-national corporations and non-for-profit organisations. She is also a sought after public speaker and creative entrepreneur. She has set up businesses for herself and for others, including an Employee Assistance Programme provider wanting to add career coaching to their list of services. Cassandra 'walks the talk' - she has reinvented her working life multiple times in the search for career nirvana and she's happy to say she's found it. Equally satisfying to her is that she's been able to share the knowledge she has gained. Over the years she has helped thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances find or create work they love, and to enjoy their lives. Her journey and lessons learned are shared in her book "Mid-life Career Rescue: How to confidently leave a job you hate, and start living a life you love, before it's too late." Her other non-fiction books include Boost Self-esteem Fast, Boost Your Courage, Employ Yourself and a range of other titles. Cassandra is also an award-winning artist and writes romance novels and historical art related fiction. She loves traveling, orchids, the arts and anything that is beautiful and uplifting.