3rd November 2021
Personal Branding Photography Northern Ireland

Meet Cara from Stellar Impact who I recently worked with on a personal branding photography shoot. I was delighted when Cara got in touch to discuss her new business and how we could best showcase her brand. Read all about Cara and Stellar Impact below

Tell me all about you & your background …

With 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, I’m a recruiter at heart!

My biggest motivator and buzz has always been offering candidates their dream job. It’s such a rewarding feeling.

On a personal note, my life tends to revolve around my trusted sidekick, partner-in-crime, right-hand woman and Director of Fun – Coco, my little Covid Pup! She’s always keeping me active, entertained and sane!

Stellar Impact

Tell me all about your new business …

Stellar Impact is an Interview and Mindset Coaching business, to help people land their dream jobs.

I was inspired to follow this path, as having carried out thousands of interviews over the years, I have seen so many wonderful, talented candidates unable to articulate why they can do the job or talk through their experience with impact. Many are either overcome with nerves, don’t believe in themselves or even realise what they have to offer. What a waste!

By giving people the tools they need to succeed in an interview and believing in them, I know I can add value!

I now offer a range of interview coaching packages to help people, regardless of their interview experience to date, or where they are on their career path.

Stellar Impact Personal Branding Photography

I love the name Stellar Impact – where did you get the idea from?

Well, in recruitment we are always seeking out “Stellar” candidates who will make an “Impact” in their interview and work. I of course, also love all things star and universe related, so was really happy with the double meaning!

Who can you help with your work?

Anyone who is in a career transition, has an interview coming up and doesn’t know how to prepare, is overcome with nerves, or just needs some practice and feedback. I can help all levels, from entry to executive.

Stellar Impact Cara Quinn

Was it a tough decision starting your own business?

Yes and no! When you’ve been in the corporate world for 20 years, with a safe and secure income, leaving is something you really need to think long and hard about. When it came to it though, once I had the idea for the business, I couldn’t think of anything else! The momentum just kept building and it would have been harder for me to stay in my job and not take the risk.

Tell me what makes you stand out from other coaches?

As an interview coach, I am in the awesome position of having had incredible experience and insight from all angles of the process. I have designed interviews, trained interviewer skills to

hundreds of hiring managers across the world and personally interviewed countless candidates.

For me though, this is only half the story!  It is also essential to get people’s mindsets right.  Dealing with nerves, anxiety and improving confidence, is just as crucial as preparing for the interview questions. Having turned my own mindset around, following struggles with confidence and self-belief, I trained in Life Coaching and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) to help others do the same.  I am now in the perfect position to help candidates shine in their interview.”

What do you like to do to relax?

Relaxation for me is all about long dog walks on Lough Shore with a great audio book. Bliss!

Have you any tips for someone else thinking of starting their own business?

Believe in yourself and take one step at a time! It’ll all come together!

Lastly, if anyone wants to get in touch with you, how can they do so?

You can find me on LinkedIn, Instagram or alternatively, contact me via the website.

Thanks so much Cara for allowing me to work with you and help tell your story in images. If you are interested in booking in for a Personal Branding Photography Session, you can contact me via the website.