Founded by a career changer

Martin Underwood is founded Life Productions to help professionals find their greatness at work. He is a nationally-recognised career coach, adviser and recruiter. His work has helped more than 3,000 young professionals over the years.

He is a successful career changer himself. Previously a practising barrister who graduated from Oxford University, he transitioned through to be Head of HR to one of the fastest growth start ups in the UK. He knows what it takes to make career changes and has personally placed professionals into some of the world’s fastest growing and most competitive companies including Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Airbnb.

His specialty lies in matching you to your perfect career with psychometric career tests, then identifying your strengths and aligning them with the keywords that recruiters and leaders use to find a candidate with your specific talents and skill set. He understands how to best position yourself online and get noticed by the right audience. 

Martin writes extensively on psychometrics, career design thinking, and practical career advice on an award-winning career advice blog that has been featured on Psychologies Magazine and Career Shifters. 

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A community of change professionals

Life Productions is a growing community of professionals who are reimagining their potential through psychometrics, career designing thinking and practical action.

We are a diverse lot - want to know more? Meet our Team

What Life Productions brings

We are an expert career and talent development consultancy. We combine extensive experience in psychology and career coaching, as well as an understanding of both how businesses work and how people develop.

It is our ambition to create life-changing experiences that reimagine and fulfil what a person can be and do. Be happy in your work. And life after work.

What Life Productions cares about

These values guide our actions and tell us what is expected of each other in return. They also guide how we interact with our clients and partners.

Ultimately we love what we do and want to work with people who feel (or want to feel) the same way.


  • View problems as opportunities. 
  • Drive innovation and embrace change. 
  • Deliver on our promises, accept feedback and learn from mistakes.


  • Help talented people find their greatness.
  • Stand out with our experience, networks and expertise. 
  • Constantly delight our clients. 

Team work

  • Build enduring and inclusive relationships based on trust.
  • Take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
  • Have fun doing it.


  • Don't shy away from the real challenges. 
  • Explore uncertainty and resistance to change.
  • Focus on outcomes, not short-term fixes.