My Story

Hi, I'm Holly Ashford, and I founded Beyond Campus in 2016 after realising there was a gap in career advice between tactics that actually worked and people in the real world trying to advance their careers.

Beyond Campus was born of the need for real, actionable advice based on actual, real-time, up-to-date experience that would truly impact people’s careers in a concrete way: helping you identify, land and love a career that is perfect for you.

And I do it based on my own experience. Through a 20 year corporate career, interviewing hundreds of people for roles, designing and running assessment centres, providing career coaching and mentoring to many, many employees and progressing to more and more senior roles, I have a unique insight into what secures a job offer, the common mistakes almost everyone makes at interview, how people stand out and what makes them enjoy their jobs.

"I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities"

Bob Nardelli
Former CEO, Home Depot

You don’t need to struggle to figure things out alone – it’s not a prerequisite to wealth or success. Accept the help of those who’ve already walked the road before you - the guinea pigs who've made the mistakes so you don't have to.

One of the primary reasons for founding Beyond Campus, was the proliferation of graduates leaving university with no real career goals in mind, accepting the first job they got offered and realising within a year that they'd made a huge mistake.

We want to change that.

Taking the time, whatever career stage you're at, to identify a career that perfectly fits with your unique blend of values, strengths, skills and passions is an investment you can't afford to ignore.

It's no coincidence that these are the roles you're most likely to get offered.

And the roles you're most likely to love once the job is yours.

We live in an age where there is a ton of free information available online. The problem is, not all of it is good advice, and of course it's generic...

It will tell you how to craft a basic, workable CV -
but not one specifically tailored to YOUR dream role.

It will tell you common interview questions and sample responses - but not which of YOUR examples work best.

It will tell you generic tips on how to present yourself at interview - but not what makes YOU unique and how to sell that.

That's not how we work.

We share tips and techniques tailored to your needs, because we've used them and know they get results.

By working with you 1:1 we know what you need to improve, because we've seen it done wrong, and right, hundreds of times over.

And, at the epicentre of everything is results. Our results are what qualify us to talk to you.

We strongly believe theory is useless if you can’t apply it to your own career. Right now. Today.

The focus of everything we share here is turning theory into practical tactics. Step-by-step, bespoke advice to get you into that dream role. Real-word examples. Honest feedback on your particular strengths and areas for improvement. Proprietary tools and techniques to give you that edge. Whatever form it needs to take, the engine of everything we do here is the practice of putting our experience and expertise into play in the real world to benefit you.

Work With Me

You’re here right now because you’re already great at what you do and you’re looking to supercharge your results. Maybe you’re looking to carve out a new and different path, or just land that dream role. Maybe you’re looking for someone you can talk to that’s on your level. Maybe you’ve got a great vision, and you need help focusing and prioritising on what’s truly most important to get to your results faster.

Why you would hire me

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    I can get you focused, phenomenal results.
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    You'll get solid accountability.
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    With me you not only get an experienced coach, but also a mentor who's been where you are and knows how to get from A to B successfully.
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    I’ll figure out your strengths - quickly, and play to them.
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    I am all the people you will meet at interview or assessment centre rolled into one.
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    I am driven by impact and excited by seeing you succeed in a career that fits with the authentic you.
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    I am a firm believer in creating your own career reality. We work together, to make YOU a great success.
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    I’m not afraid to (gently!) let you know where you’re going wrong, to say what needs to be said and steer you in the right direction.
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    You want to understand what you could be faced with at interview or assessment centre and hone your technique so you shine at every opportunity.
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    You’re looking for someone at your level you can talk with and strategise on getting bigger results - and faster.
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    I am an expert in building capability in a short space of time through 1:1 coaching - it's my favourite thing to do!

How we work together

I like to keep it super simple.

First, we need to talk. If you relate to what you've read so far, I want to talk with you. Click here for my contact details.

Once we talk, and I understand more about you and your goals, and assuming we want to join forces to create and grow your dream career, we’ll decide which one of my programmes fits you perfectly.

Your next steps

If you’re committed and ready to go to the next level and optimise your career and life, let’s talk. Email or ring me here, and let's have that chat.

Can’t wait!

Holly