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 Where do you coach? 

I work in the UK and internationally both in person and online.

 What are your office hours? 

My schedule has different options so you can fit sessions around your family life. I  am currently talking to clients from Monday - Wednesday mornings,  Saturdays from 10 - 6pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. More slots to be added soon. All times are shown in GMT.

 Is there a difference between face-to-face and virtual coaching? 

This is personal preference, of course, but in terms of connection, focus and results, I haven’t found it to be different. Many of my clients choose phone or virtual coaching as a way to eliminate travel time, cost and energy. It also allows you to fit our sessions around your family life and to talk from the comfort of your own home, where you might feel relaxed and your true self.

 Will you help me with my CV and job applications? 

I am happy to cast my eyes over your CV or applications and give you feedback during the later stages of the process. However, my expertise and the main focus of this process is to help you figure out what you want out of your career, what you bring to the table and exploring possibilities with you. This will indirectly feed into how you are presenting yourself in your CV and job applications. If you need additional expert guidance, I can point you to appropriate resources.

 Will I have a job at the end of the programme? 

Obviously, I cannot guarantee such an outcome. I never cease to be surprised though, at what my clients get up to once they have created a vision for themselves and doubt and ambiguity have gone. They open up to possibilities, reach out to their networks,  forge new connections and create real opportunities for themselves. Some clients continue to work with me beyond the programme, where I help them with the more practical side of implementing their vision, and I have several flexible options to do so.

 How much time will I need to invest? 

Embarking on a career change can feel like adding another project to your plate. Inevitably, time is of the essence. How much time you invest pretty much depends on the outcome you want to achieve and how quickly you want to move forward. If you are embarking on one of my ongoing programmes, I recommend you reserve a minimum of 2-3 hours per week for the duration of the process. That is 1 hour for our session and then 1-2 hours for homework assignments and your own exploration.

 What is the difference between a Life Coach, a Career Coach, a Career Counsellor and Career Advisor? 

People often don't know what kind of help they need when looking for guidance on their life or career path. Here's a simple guide to the most common forms of career help available: 

 

A career coach can help you with your current job, professional goals, and career transition, setting you on your way to a more fulfilling future. They help you understand what you want from your work life, the skills you need and how you can develop. A coach will never tell you what to do, but they can support you through decision-making, and give you the time and space to talk about how you’re feeling and understand what your goals are.

A career counsellor, similar to a career coach, can help you navigate career concerns, though they typically tackle slightly different areas. A career counsellor can be especially beneficial if your mental health is impacted by your work or if it's impacting it. You may also find it useful to work with a counsellor to reflect on past events that are influencing your behaviour.

A career consultant or career advisor provides industry information and advice on building your tools for acquiring a job. They are in more of an advisory role to assist their clients with a problem or situation they are facing. The consultant is not seeking to assist the client in reaching their potential, as their job is solely to help solve a specific issue. Mentors frequently take on the role of a career advisor as well.

Life coaches help clients to make powerful changes in their lives as a whole. They encourage them to build a vision for their future—and then help them evolve into the kind of person who lives that vision. Life Coaches also help clients create and stay accountable to a step-by-step plan of action to realise that vision.
 

As a former life coach and certified career coach, I personally use a blended approach and assist clients in understanding what they want from their work life and how it relates to their overall personal and family life. I will put my advisory hat on when necessary and provide tools and tips to help clients in specific areas. 

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