TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER

YOUR ETHNICITY, RACE or BACKGROUND

Should not be an obstacle to have the Dream Career

Only 1 in 16 top management positions are held by an
Ethnic Minority person

Welcome to Green Apples Career

Green Apples Career is a career mentoring Hub with a Heart and Purpose to help underrepresented professionals address challenges they face in starting and growing their career.

Whilst there are countless of career coaches, we are the only company providing a 360 degree career mentoring targeted for Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority individuals.

Born from a passion for equity and equal opportunities to career progression, we are here to help you unlock THE BEST in YOU to landing your Dream Job and progress your Successful Career.

We provide career expertise through One to One Mentoring and Career Programs.

Our Purpose is to provide the underrepresented individuals with an inclusive mindset and career expertise to fulfill their potential. 

Our Purpose is to make the workplace a more inclusive place that makes every employee feel valued, respected and successful in their jobs.

OUR SERVICES

What We Offer

SEEDING STRATEGY

Either you are a Student or a Job seeker from the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic group, the Seeding Strategy is a customized program on your specific needs to help you land the dream job in the most inclusive and diverse companies.

BLOSSOMING PROGRAM

Either you have been discriminated against your background, or overlooked for promotions, the Blossoming Program is what you need to fulfil your potential. In the one to one mentoring sessions, we will develop a customized blossoming.

GREEN APPLES PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

When you partner with Green Apples Career you are investing in your students and employees, you are supporting them with equal and equitable opportunities to career.

SEEDING STRATEGY

Either you are a Student or a Job seeker from the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic group, the Seeding Strategy is a customized program on your specific needs to help you land the dream job in the most inclusive and diverse companies.

BLOSSOMING PROGRAM

Either you have been discriminated against your background, or overlooked for promotions, the Blossoming Program is what you need to fulfil your potential. In the one to one mentoring sessions, we will develop a customized blossoming.

GREEN APPLES PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

When you partner with Green Apples Career you are investing in your students and employees, you are supporting them with equal and equitable opportunities to career.

TESTIMONIALS

What They Say

Ana Maria challenges the students and herself to deliver the most value in these lessons. Her passion encourages us all to make the most of these sessions. I can't wait to go out and apply all the useful skills learned in these classes.

Bianca van den Berkmortel

Ana Maria is extremely dedicated to the development of others and has clearly displayed this by volunteering her time in passing on valuable experience and knowledge to University of Sussex Students and mentoring them to make sure they are ready for the working world. I am truly honoured to have met her and to have the possibility of her teaching me how to harness my talents and skills in order to grow both career wise and personally.

Karel Manouan

Few students have the opportunity to write about their course teacher who is also a mentor and guide to show the right path. I have had the pleasure to meet with Ana Maria in the university of Sussex. Ana has taught us different topics of professional and personal development module. Ana is dedicated, experienced, patient, proactive, caring and kind personality teacher. I have realised that Ana's potential qualities and professional skills is indispensable for the development of any reputed organisation.

Kazi Rasheduzzaman

Ana was my teacher for personal and professional development in the academic year of 2017/2018 during which she taught us practical skills such as interview techniques and recruitment optimisation. During this time Ana was friendly and approachable with excellent public speaking skills. Her help had been invaluable, extremely knowledgeable and with an highly effective presentation style, Ana would be a benefit to any team.

Cormac Bignell-Young

Ana Maria is an excellent mentor and teacher of my Personal & Professional Development module at the University of Sussex. She puts 110% into every session and ensures the content is always valuable and worthwhile. She strives for continuous improvement and she is always supportive, positive and proactive and encourages my colleagues and I to get the most out of our careers. Ana is a great role model to me and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her.

Emily Carey

It has been an utter pleasure developing a business relationship with Ana Maria. From my first impression, I was able to distinctly tell that Ana was a true asset to have in one's life. As I, fortunately, progressed into a role at Nestle, as an intern, Ana provided me with weekly, if not daily mentorship - from teaching me professional courtesy, to introducing me to fellow senior leaders and directors. Ana has become what I hope she would agree, a fabulous friend and work colleague, whom I can regularly brainstorm with, and share intellectual debate. Working with Ana is an utter privilege, as she excels in academic, professional and emotional intelligence.

Christopher Johnston
    TESTIMONIALS

    What They Say

    Ana Maria challenges the students and herself to deliver the most value in these lessons. Her passion encourages us all to make the most of these sessions. I can't wait to go out and apply all the useful skills learned in these classes.

    Bianca van den Berkmortel

    Ana Maria is extremely dedicated to the development of others and has clearly displayed this by volunteering her time in passing on valuable experience and knowledge to University of Sussex Students and mentoring them to make sure they are ready for the working world. I am truly honoured to have met her and to have the possibility of her teaching me how to harness my talents and skills in order to grow both career wise and personally.

    Karel Manouan

    Few students have the opportunity to write about their course teacher who is also a mentor and guide to show the right path. I have had the pleasure to meet with Ana Maria in the university of Sussex. Ana has taught us different topics of professional and personal development module. Ana is dedicated, experienced, patient, proactive, caring and kind personality teacher. I have realised that Ana's potential qualities and professional skills is indispensable for the development of any reputed organisation.

    Kazi Rasheduzzaman

    Ana was my teacher for personal and professional development in the academic year of 2017/2018 during which she taught us practical skills such as interview techniques and recruitment optimisation. During this time Ana was friendly and approachable with excellent public speaking skills. Her help had been invaluable, extremely knowledgeable and with an highly effective presentation style, Ana would be a benefit to any team.

    Cormac Bignell-Young

    Ana Maria is an excellent mentor and teacher of my Personal & Professional Development module at the University of Sussex. She puts 110% into every session and ensures the content is always valuable and worthwhile. She strives for continuous improvement and she is always supportive, positive and proactive and encourages my colleagues and I to get the most out of our careers. Ana is a great role model to me and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her.

    Emily Carey

    It has been an utter pleasure developing a business relationship with Ana Maria. From my first impression, I was able to distinctly tell that Ana was a true asset to have in one's life. As I, fortunately, progressed into a role at Nestle, as an intern, Ana provided me with weekly, if not daily mentorship - from teaching me professional courtesy, to introducing me to fellow senior leaders and directors. Ana has become what I hope she would agree, a fabulous friend and work colleague, whom I can regularly brainstorm with, and share intellectual debate. Working with Ana is an utter privilege, as she excels in academic, professional and emotional intelligence.

    Christopher Johnston
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      OUR SERVICES

      Mentoring Programs

      Seeding Strategy

      Total Value £890
      You pay £329

      Blossoming Program

      Total Value £2,590
      You pay £539

      Green Apples Program for
      Universities & Organizations

      START CLAIMING YOUR DREAM CAREER TODAY

      We should live in a world where every person regardless of their ethnicity or background is able to fulfil their potential.
      MENTORS

      Hi, I’m Ana-Maria Velica

      I’m a career mentor and expert who helps the under-represented Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic people land their dream jobs and grow their career.

      My 20 years of expertise in international negotiations and career management in top corporations, is now brought to the under-represented people through Green Apples Career.

      Having to constantly overcome challenges due to my ethnic background, I have always been a brave advocate for equal and equitable opportunities to career in workplace.

      My passion has always been to support teams become successful through inclusive leadership, regardless the challenges given by background or unconscious biases. I learned that the good changes come from within and that success comes when stepping outside of the comfort zone.

      Ana-Maria Velica

      Say NO to Discrimination and YES to your Dream Career

      EXPERTISE

      20 Years of Expertise in Career Management

      As a former leader with over two decades of experience in multinational companies, I’ve literally transformed the career of hundreds of people.

      I was privileged to give lectures in professional and personal development to Masters students at University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.

      Over the years, I got to live and work in amazing cities in Europe: Bucharest, Hamburg, Amsterdam and London.

      In my years of working in marketing, procurement and supply chain, I managed to successfully build inclusive and diverse teams through advocating Equity and Diversity in workplace.

      At Green Apples Career we believe that growth starts when we challenge ourselves in ways that are uncomfortable.
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