PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH
You are at a stage in your career where you feel something isn’t quite right. Perhaps you are ready to step up and take more control? Or maybe it is time for a change? However, something is holding you back. But you’re not too sure what it is. The dragon of Imposter Syndrome breathes fire over your ambition telling you, you can’t, you’re a fraud, and <insert self-doubt talk here>.
The truth is you spend most of your life working. So, don’t you deserve to be in a career that fulfils your values, abilities and aspirations? To have a mindset that propels you, instead of hinders you?
Being unhappy, unfulfilled and underpaid in your career will over time transform itself into something pretty ugly. It will start to impact other aspects of your life, from your relationships to your mental wellbeing, to the ability to step up in other areas – such as travel and buying a house.
I get it. You bury your head in the sand and hope for the best. But where does that get you?
I partner with clients on a 1 to 1 basis where we work on your personal and professional development areas such as building confidence, harnessing resilience, creating a personal brand and developing a growth mindset. Each career coaching programme will be personalised and tailored to you. So you can achieve your desired outcome.
Typically, the career coaching programmes follow a route that last between 4 to 6 sessions:
DISCOVER & ESTABLISH
I offer a complimentary discovery call to establish chemistry, discuss any challenges you are facing and, of course, your understanding of career coaching.
BUILD & LEARN
With the personal development area in mind, I partner with you in a creative process to build goals, milestones and actions. This is alongside finding your blockers and learning how to break down those barriers.
IMPLEMENT & SUSTAIN
Towards the end of the sessions, it is key for you to remain accountable when the coaching relationship comes to a close. We work together to implement a plan for personal growth sustainability – ensuring you continue to thrive both personally and professionally
Career Coaching will provide you with the dedicated time, space and effort to sit with a ‘neutral’ someone to analyse where you are now and working together, we can really define your career goals and create an action plan to help you achieve them.
Clients have gained direction, focus, and confidence from working with me -leaving them less overwhelmed and confused about the future of their career. By exploring your values, personality, drivers and strengths, you can move forward with your career armed with tools and techniques to continue to thrive.
AS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH, IN YOUR CAREER COACHING SESSIONS
- I look and focus on the current situation.
- I will guide, encourage and challenge you.
- Together, we will define outcomes, results and accomplishments.
- I will never tell you what to do, but will support you through your decision making, and give you the time and space to talk.
- You are in control and decide on how fast and far we go.
- You will find the answers and solutions.
- You will be stretched outside your comfort zone.
- You are never alone or judged.
- Together we will make a plan for your success!
The aim of Career Coaching is to help you understand what you want, the skills you need and how you can develop. As your career coach, I will support you in making these initial steps.
So, come along with an open mind, accountability, commitment and drive. I will be setting tasks for you between each career coaching session and I may ask you to provide 360 feedback from colleagues and friends. As with all things, the more effort and time you can put in, the greater the results!
Fee proposal created in line with your requirements. Some clients prefer to pay as they go on a per session basis, some prefer to pay up-front to help keep themselves accountable and committed to the process.
As an approachable individual, I create a safe space for my clients where I encourage openness and creative-thinking in each session. I have been told that I am charismatic and altruistic as well as referred to as kind, reliable and a great listener.
I like to ‘coach from the gut’ and like to adapt to each situation and client. Thus, I tend not to follow a particular programme but pull from training, experience and knowledge.
WHAT IS COACHING?
The demand for coaching has grown in recent years and continues to do so. To start with, I want to ask you a question – What is your understanding of coaching?
The ICF defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’
Thus, coaching is a conversation, or a series of conversations, that one person has with another. What makes the conversation different is the impact the conversation has on the person being coached. An effective coaching conversation challenges, guides and encourages someone’s understanding, learning, behaviour and progression.
- Working collaboratively at the same pace.
- Conversations with purpose.⠀
- Breaking new ground which can be challenging yet encourages a deeper conversation (& outcome). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Go deep.
- Identify possibilities.
- Change the way you think (e.g. remove limiting beliefs that could be holding you back). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Coaching is not: Mentoring, Counselling, Training, Management and Consulting. These are very different things.