How my Career Coaching Works

I’ll help you get clearer and more confident about who you are and where you’re going.

 

“I have had the pleasure of being coached by Sarah recently. Sarah is highly skilled and knowledgeable and is very supportive in her coaching style. Sarah gave me sound advice, and helped me question my abilities to find my strengths and help me focus. Sarah was instrumental in assisting me in my career direction, enabling me to grow in confidence and develop in my role.”  Natalie, Head of Operations

Making changes in your life takes time, commitment and motivation from you in order to see progress and improvement. Regular coaching sessions during this period gives you the space to reflect, take action, receive ongoing confidence boosters and encouragement, and keep you accountable and on track. 

If you’d prefer to invest in your personal and professional development over a longer time period, you may benefit from booking a number of sessions to create your own bespoke career coaching package, which may include:

  • Explore what meaningful, fulfilling work looks like for you
  • Get clear about the questions ‘who am I?’ and ‘what do I want?’ with exercises and tools to understand your work and life motivators, values, career drivers, skills, interests, knowledge.
  • Complete an online Strengths Profile assessment that gives you a unique Profile revealing your realised and unrealised strengths, learned behaviours and weaknesses. 
  • Understand how to present your unique combination of strengths, skills and experience in a way that the recruiter will immediately identify with.
  • Reflect how work fits in to your life
  • Generate ideas, explore options and make decisions
  • Become a better story-teller of your own career story
  • CV and Application Reviews with expert, tailored feedback to increase your chances of securing an interview.
  • Understand the best way to prepare for an interview and gain some essential practice with my honest and constructive feedback
  • Build a plan to get there and make things happen.
  • Ongoing email support to help you stay on track in between sessions and celebrate your achievements.

 

I offer a free, no-obligation telephone consultation so you can decide how my services can support you and how we could work together. Call me on +44 771 375 9083

“Coaching was an opportunity to discuss my current state of mind, and establish a plan for getting back into a position of being satisfied and stretched by my day-to-day role. That plan has been set, but I was not expecting the level of depth in needing to understand myself and what I need to be in place in order to achieve that, which has certainly helped.

It transformed from a ‘venting’ exercise into a more reflective, thoughtful, and positive experience (within the 1st hour!)

I benefited mostly in recognising my existing strengths, and exploring new ways of using those in different tasks, or using them in group discussions/exercises to compliment other people’s strengths. I was surprised at how little thought I’d given to myself and trying to understand why I think/act the way I do – why I’m happy, why I’m frustrated etc, and how I can tweak my environment or behaviour to improve my frame of mind.

Now, I’ll dedicate more time towards thinking about myself and what I want, and how to achieve it, rather than just accepting the status quo.” M, Key Account Manager

“In the beginning as a new Manager I hoped you would help me find my managerial voice and help me make the exchange from a customer service adviser to the team leader. You helped me prioritise, make decisions, and gave me the courage and reassurance that helped me make some essential changes to the team.

After each session I felt immediately empowered and felt a renewed sense of self. I felt like I clearly understood the direction to head in. I feel that I have a new mental strength. Your coaching has enabled me to trust more in myself and the decisions I make at work and for my team.

I immediately felt relaxed with you from the first session. I have enjoyed the challenge of asking myself some hard questions which you pushed me to ask myself. It has definitely been a voyage of discovery and you have allowed me to laugh, cry and muddle my way through to the answers that were hiding away in the back of my mind.” Mary, Customer Service Team Leader

“I was having difficulty deciding on the way I wanted to progress with my career, so approached Sarah for some coaching. Talking to Sarah on the telephone was easy, she made me feel at ease and this helped me to think about myself.  For the first time I was able to concentrate on what I wanted, especially in my career. I am now applying for new jobs, I feel more confident within myself, I have a goal in work again and coaching has definitely helped me to appreciate what I have achieved in life and to be proud of it.  I would have no hesitation in contacting Sarah if I face difficulties again.  Thank you.”    Valerie, Teaching Assistant