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I believe that a satisfying career is within everyone’s grasp so my aim as your Coach is to help you achieve your goals so that you can …“let your light shine“. Having successfully coached candidates through various career pathways, I wholeheartedly believe that career coaching is an effective process that brings clarity about what you want from your working life.
As your coach, I seek to draw out your expertise through inquiry, curiosity and challenges. I support you to move into your best self to facilitate your career decision-making. To do that, using appropriate coaching models, I introduce self-observation exercises, assessment tools and behavioural practices to enable you to achieve the outcomes you seek.
Why work with me?
I understand your experience of facing change in tumultuous times! I have crossed those paths too as I have been through several restructuring/ down-sizing/ right-sizing programmes and have also experienced redundancy. Whether the changes have been sought or imposed, it’s quite challenging trying to navigate big changes on your own. Some of my professional highlights have been coaching Project teams through large scale operational change programmes, and successfully working one-to-one with individuals to achieve their career goals. I have also been a part of delivering company outplacement programmes and know the challenges involved there. In sessions, I share insights from those experiences with you to help you with your plans.
I know too that change can be emotionally taxing and at times impact on your decision making on what to do next. However, I am a passionate believer in the power of positive thinking and combine that with wellbeing support to help you re-program your mindset and visualise the positive opportunities ahead of you.
The coaching ‘fit’ or relationship is important and I aim to engage with you in a relaxed and friendly manner… putting you at your ease! My time working across the UK, parts of Europe, Africa, South East Asia, and the Caribbean have shaped my inter-personal and inter-cultural skills which enables me to connect and readily engage with candidates. Working with candidates in Job Centres, Local councils, and Corporate settings have given me a good understanding of the challenges candidates face. With a portfolio career, over a 20 year period covering roles in Banking, Education, Employability, Events Management, Health, Hospitality, Project & Programme Management, and Learning & Development, I know first hand the challenges that creating your career pathway can bring and use all of these areas to the benefit of each coachee.
The emphasis of my coaching is on helping you to define your career goals, assess your strengths and build your confidence to succeed in your chosen path. This involves career analysis tailored to each person and creating a plan based on your values, key skills, interests and suitability for the role of your choice.
My philosophy, based on the holistic foundation of Positive Psychology seeks to help you identify your values, enhance your strengths and skills so that you feel comfortable and happy bringing your ‘whole self’ into the workplace.
I hold a Postgraduate qualification in Careers Management and Coaching, and have trained in Transformational Career Coaching. I am an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner and keep my accreditation to practice in this field current by engaging in ongoing Continuous Professional Development. I am a member of the EMCC and a Registered Career Development Professional with the Career Development Institute which is the single national point of reference for ensuring and promoting the professional status of career development practitioners across the whole sector in the UK.
Career Transition Coach and Trainer, BSc (Hons) Biol Sc.| PGDip/MSc Career Management | RCDP | Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner | Adviser, Enterprise Nation | EMCC | Associate Connor Consultancy and CareerWorx
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