Career Coaching

I believe that your work and career are an authentic part of who you are as a whole human being, and that your greatest successes come from being fully yourself in all parts of your lives.  You, being you.

Too often you hand the steering wheel of your life, and your career, over to someone or something else and forget you are the owner and driver while you’re stuck in the backseat of your own car.  You might be juggling too many things, too busy over-analysing every little detail or too focused on striving for perfection to appreciate who you are and what you’re capable of, and how much you need to climb back into the driver’s seat and take back control of your career, and your life.  With all that stuff going on it can feel really hard to see things from a different perspective and make the changes that you need.

I’m here to challenge you, encourage you, push you when you need it, support you when you feel vulnerable and ask big, playful questions to get you thinking and experiencing the world in new ways.

I love using powerful coaching for people, like you, who are looking to transform in their lives and careers, and release their creativity, to make the impact in the world they’ve dreamed of. I partner with you using powerful coaching as a tool to transform your understanding of what’s possible and expand your courage 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 Programme

I know from my own experience that undertaking a career change, whether as a result of redundancy, relocation, other changes in circumstances such as becoming a parent or through our own choice, can be incredibly challenging, frustrating and often feels scary.  When stuff feels scary it can be easy to get stuck over-analysing and going round in circles googling jobs and searching out new careers in the same way you’ve always approached job-hunting.  It is often a very counter-productive and limiting approach.  Not what you need when you want to open up new opportunities and ideas, especially if you want to step int your own power make an impact on the world.

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

In my Career Change Programme I’ll help you learn to notice the blinkers and mindsets that are keeping you stuck and holding you back, get you quickly into action to expand and explore beyond your normal limits, and open you up to new possibilities for your future 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 and powerful individual.

What I Offer

I offer a flexible Career Change Programme which runs over 8-12 coaching conversations usually with one coaching session a fortnight.  Each coaching session is normally one hour and can be by telephone, Skype, or face-to-face if you are based locally (subject to COVID-19 related restrictions).  Between our conversations I will give you exercises from Careershifters’ methodologies designed to get you thinking and real world missions/challenges for you to complete to move you forward in your shift, and you’l have access to me by email throughout. We will use our coaching time together to work through the barriers, challenges and things you notice 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.  The whole Career Change Programme aims to 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, meeting new people, expanding and exploring your ideas, obtaining clarity on what it is you want to do and the tools you need to you get there.

I also offer bespoke Career Change Programmes – please get in touch if you’d like to discuss.

Four stage Career Change Programme

My Career Change Programme includes four key stages:

Discovering – this stage is all about expanding your horizons, generating new exciting ideas, exploring your interests and creating new possibilities while getting you out of analysis paralysis and into action.  You’ll also try on new ways of behaving and seeing the world to support this focus on action. You’ll start to identify what you need to change to reach your next level of success.

Focusing – you’ll have the opportunity to 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.

Testing and Validating – you’ll get out into the real world and start trying out ideas and experiment with them in a safe, low risk way.  This stage takes the risk out of your career change.  You’ll build rich new connections and gain experience to give you a strong starting base.

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 Programme.

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