Career Change Coaching

I believe that your career is a huge opportunity for an incredible series of adventures. As a high-achiever you know you have great potential to do amazing things in your career. It’s easy when you’re busy climbing the ladder to not notice that you’ve handed the steering wheel of your life, and your career, over to someone or something else and too late you realise you’re stuck in the backseat of your own car.

You might be too busy or too focused on striving for perfection or the next golden payout to appreciate how much you need to climb back into the driver’s seat and take back control of your career, and your life, before you miss out on all the adventures you could have in store. You know that impossible dream you don’t share? Yes, that.

I love using powerful coaching as a tool to support people like you who want to transform in their  careers, and release their creative energy and power to make the impact in the world they’ve dreamed of. Our partnership will transform your understanding of what’s possible and expand your courage and perceptions to take action and make change happen. You see, I know that all it takes are the tiniest shifts of perspective, combined with action, for magic to happen and transformation to occur.

Career Change Bootcamp Programme

I know from my own experience that undertaking a career change, for whatever reason can be incredibly challenging, frustrating and even scary especially if you’re a top player in your game. When it feels scary it can be easy to get stuck in over-thinking and going round in circles Googling and searching out new careers in the same way you’ve always approached job-hunting. It’s frustrating, depressing and, more often than not, unrewarding because the traditional job market isn’t geared up for career changers and you’ve not been taught the skills you need to make significant changes. It also puts significant limits on the possibilities for your future work, because you can’t be what you don’t know exists – and traditional methods only work if you know what you’re looking for. To get new ideas you need new inputs, new perspectives and new habits – and that’s where Career Change Bootcamp comes in.

I developed my own Career Change Bootcamp Programme based on the fantastic Careershifters and Firework methodologies.  I’ve built into my Career Change Bootcamp my experience of leading, facilitating and coaching hundreds of career changers as a leader and coach on Careershifters‘ flagship Career Change Launch Pad and the knowledge of what really works for career changers.

In my Career Change Bootcamp we’ll work together to challenge your thinking, try out new habits, experiment with new ideas and new mindsets, even exploring the blinkers that are keeping you stuck. Career Change Bootcamp is heavily action-biased and designed to get you into action fast to expand your ideas and explore beyond your normal limits, to open up new possibilities for your future fulfilling work.

No career change happens in isolation and any work you do on your career shift will also impact on your broader life and who you are as a unique, powerful high-performing individual.

What I Offer

I offer two approaches. A flexible Career Change Bootcamp which runs over 10-12 coaching conversations usually with one coaching session a fortnight.  Each coaching session is normally one hour online or telephone.  Between our conversations I will give you exercises designed from my experience and often underpinned by Careershifters‘ methodology, designed to get you thinking in new ways, and real world missions/challenges for you to try out new habits, open up to new ideas and shift your mindset and perceptions. You’ll have access to me by email or WhatsApp during the programme. We’ll partner together to work through the barriers, challenges, successes and frustrations that show up as you tackle those exercises, missions and challenges.

I’m open to arranging weekly sessions depending on how quickly you are able to complete the exercises, missions and challenges, or flexing to give you more time.  I find most clients prefer once a fortnight once they get into the Bootcamp, especially if they are working at the same time. The Career Change Bootcamp is an exploratory space for you to try out new ways of thinking, new ideas and habits, identify your barriers to change (or identifying what got you to your current success that might need to change to reach your next success), getting you into action in the real world and cultivating the tools, habits and mindsets you need to discover your future fulfilling work. 

I also offer bespoke Career Change Programmes designed specifically for you and your needs. Not everyone is ready for the full programme or needs it. Please use the contact form to get in touch if you’d like to discuss.

From time to time I open the doors to new programmes to serve career changers who are already underway in their shift but have stalled or need support in different ways towards the culmination of their journey. Check out the Articles section for more information or to sign up to be one of the first to receive my new offerings.

Four stage Career Change Bootcamp Programme

My flexible Career Change Bootcamp Programme includes up to four key stages. Most career changers take the first three stages and add in the final stage at a later date, if needed. The stages are:

Discovering – You’ll expand your horizons, generate new exciting ideas, explore your interests and create new possibilities. This is your time to start breaking out of analysis paralysis and get into action. You’ll also try on new ways of behaving, new perceptions and test out new habits to support you in taking action. You’ll start to identify what you need to change to reach your next level of success.

Focusing – You’ll take all you’ve uncovered, created and discovered in the first stage, and create 3-5 career themes (not job titles or industries – more expansive and more exciting) to give you increasing clarity and energy around your future shift.

Testing and Validating – You’ll get out into the real world and start experimenting with your ideas in a safe, low risk way. Crucially this stage will give you the tools you need to  take the risk out of your career change so you can move with greater confidence into whatever you decide is next for you.  You’ll build rich, inspiring new connections and gain experience to give you a strong starting base and begin building your ‘career change capital’.

Mapping and Shifting – At this stage you’ll know what it is you want to do and you’ll learn tools to help you work out a plan of how to get from where you are to where you want to be. You can also add aspects of these stages throughout your journey through the Career Change Programmes or return to coaching after a period to experiment with your ideas.

If you’d like to find out more, let’s have a conversation.

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