Who we are and what we do


You have a significant and compelling portfolio of skills, values and interests unique to you and we encourage you to richly explore this offer and identify the career moves that uniquely match your proposition. 


Alison Edmonds has worked with senior professionals from over 140 countries, cross-sector industries and diverse business functions for over 20 years and so brings highly diverse career knowledge to the conversation.

You will have ideas, wonderings, musings…seeds of possibilities…  Alison helps you understand what those might mean, what value you have to offer and which career choices could match the unique value you bring.  By opening up career choices, you can sense-check all the possible options for you and choose those that fit.

Traditionally, the individual has been the engine behind their own career move. It can be a lonely, anxious and vulnerable experience for anyone, regardless of accomplishments and seniority.  We challenge this traditional view. We believe that the magic is not only within us but also between us – we are in this together.



“When we play to our unique value, we reach extraordinary levels of impact, performance and fulfilment. As you become clear on your direction, we help you build the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your transition.  We listen. You are fully heard and acknowledged with trust and without judgement. We are here to acknowledge you, hear you and create the space in which you can return to the magic that is all your own.”

Alison Edmonds, Director


To empower individuals to achieve their career transition and develop empathetic, collaborative and responsible leadership styles which transform people and organisations


Leadership, career transition and sustainability are core pillars of the Epic Steps ethos. Embracing these with trust, belief and responsible decision-making, our ethos drives our approach and behaviour.
Sustainability is on the agenda for everyone. Epic Steps brings this into the conversation and opens up choice about how you might integrate your personal framing of sustainability into your career choices. As more people engage in the sustainability agenda, the Epic Steps community of inspiring leaders drives greater impact and lifelong professional networks. Careers+ gives everyone the freedom to deep dive into the opportunities and benefits of choosing a future that takes us towards a habitable, equitable and biodiverse world.

Travelling the road to senior leadership takes many twists and turns – not least the occasional derailer.

As we travel this leadership journey, we find ourselves at forced crossroads and natural crossroads. Those moments when we know it’s time to regroup, rethink, figure out the next step.

We’ve all experienced a time in our life when our unique magic has been dulled by organisational constraints, cultural mis-matches and plain old politics. These feed our negative stories…the beliefs we hold about ourselves which challenge the magic… Are others more competent, are we enough?

Can you look back on these times and reflect with new eyes, with truth, with stories that take you forward? In any given situation, there are gifts to be held; what did we learn about ourselves and others and the context in which we tried our best? What was our flow? Think back and think forward…take the journey that enables you to move past old beliefs and design a new, compelling and inspiring future.


Alison formed Epic Steps Careers+ which leads the delivery of professional careers support to organisations and individuals looking for a future that fits.  Epic Steps Careers+ also addresses valuable insight around leadership styles and socially responsible behaviours and strategies at work. Alison previously worked for Alliance Manchester Business School for over 15 years leading career management for MBA students.

Alison comes from commercial roles within the recruitment industry and they also offer insight into the nuclear industry and public sector, respectively.





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We help transform your uniqueness into a new value proposition that fits your chosen career path.  For individuals interested in leadership and social responsibility, we offer further insight into the role of leadership in career development and socially responsible strategies and behaviours at work.

We support and encourage you to:

• Reflect on and identify your unique value proposition

• Explore futures that fit

• Choose clear objectives

• Effectively convey your unique value to recruiters and connections

• Identify and support strategic actions that achieve your chosen objectives

• Where relevant, reflect and develop direction in leadership style and social responsibility

We work with your existing team to provide additional resources, or specific areas of expertise not already available within your organisation to help you achieve your organisational goals and objectives. We work with a broad range of organisations, with particular expertise focussed on University and Business School careers teams. Our ethos is one of partnering with your existing career or HR team to provide support and guidance via a range of methods including 1-2-1 coaching sessions, group workshops and on-line webinars.
Career transition is the most important impact we make!

We believe that we can make even more impact.  Epic Steps Careers+ aligns with the ethos of Epic Steps which combines careers with leadership and social responsibility.  Epic Steps Careers+ is proud to support Epic Steps C.I.C. in its work with school children: Epic Steps Conferences for Children which develop awareness and values around leadership, careers and social responsibility.