Interested in coaching but not sure what's involved, or if its right for you?
Have a read through some of the most FAQ below, and see what you think. If you still aren't sure, why not book a free, no obligation call with me and we can discuss what you are looking for.
What is career coaching anyway?
Career coaching provides people with the space to reflect on how their careers have developed, and then design the next steps in their working life.
For many people, this is about being more intentional in their careers, searching out opportunities within their current company.
Others times it might involve a change in company or industry, or even a decision to switch to part time working to make space for family, hobbies, or perhaps a side business.
Sometimes this is a complete career 180 degree turn, sometimes it might involve retraining or returning to college or university.
Career coaching focuses on looking at what is important to you as an individual, and exploring how that can be woven into your working life - it is not about simply about moving from 1 job to the next.
I generally work with mid-career professionals and executives who have been on the 'hamster wheel' of work for a while and who are feeling a bit lost or a bit disillusioned with their careers.
In many cases, it may be that they are looking to explore what their next career move is within their current environment, but it may also be that they are looking to do something which gives them greater fulfilment, or something that gives them flexibility around family.
I also work within organisations, to help managers support their teams, and develop the talent within their workforce. with people looking to develop their career and impact in their current organisation.
Who do you work with?
Yes - I am currently supporting a number of individuals with their career development within organisations.
In conversation with their manager / team leader, the individual agrees the focus of the coaching (for example, stepping into a new role following promotion) and then coaching sessions are arranged the individual and the coach directly.
All sessions are confidential between the individual and the coach, and we then finish up the coaching program with a feedback meeting where the individual can share their wins with their manager / team leader.
If this is something you'd like to find out more about, why not get in touch?
My company has suggested coaching - can you help?
What if I want to support my whole team?
If your organisation is going through a period of change, or if there have been events that have been unsettling to your team, coaching is a great way of providing confidential support to team members.
It gives individuals a sounding board to explore thoughts, ideas, or issues that are coming up, safe in the knowledge that everything i confidential.
A great way to foster this supportive environment is via a "Coach in Residence" scheme, whereby a coach is available for employees to book on specific days / times each month. This allows team members to take control of their situation, and access the support and personal development they need when they need it .
If this is something that sounds like it could be a good fit for your orgnaisatiuon, , why not get in touch?
Got a question I haven't answered here? Want to explore how coaching could work for you? Why not book a free call with me to discuss your options.