Career Coaching: Why have I never found work that really satisfies me? 

Career Coaching: Why have I never found work that really satisfies me? 

The question I am MOST frequently asked in career coaching: “Why have I never found work that really satisfies me?” And, in my experience if you are asking it too, firstly you’re not alone and, secondly, it’s not your fault! This conundrum of yours is a result of the way we humans have been programmed to […]

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Career Coaching - “Who is The Best Coach?”

Career Coaching: “Who is The Best Coach?”

Career Coaching – “Who is The Best Coach?” — This is an interesting question, and it’s a difficult answer to quantify. However, it’s really important to ask it! . When I started career coaching, I think I was the only ‘career coach’ in Bristol. There were a few in London. It’s a title I made up […]

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Career Coaching: How Do I Find Work That Matters?

Career Coaching: How Do I Find Work That Matters?

Career Coaching: How Do I Find Work That Matters? — More and more people are realising that money is not the only thing that’s important about the work they do. Especially since the pandemic, lots of you have had time to notice the effect work has on your well-being and to question whether what you do really […]

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Career Coaching: What will people think if I leave?

Career Coaching: What will people think if I leave?

Career Coaching: What will people think if I leave? . Do you want a really honest answer to this question? Because, in my experience when you choose to leave a role, a sector or an organisation, people rarely notice at all…. . I know – there’s an existential crisis moment – if I leave and nobody […]

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Career Coaching: I've lost faith ...

Career Coaching: I’ve lost faith …

Career Coaching: I’ve lost faith … How can I stay at work when I no longer believe in what we are doing? The long answer is that You DON’T stay in a job that you no longer have faith in – This kind of values conflict, will make you unhappy in the short term and possibly […]

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Career Coaching: "I don't want to be sold to"

Career Coaching: “I don’t want to be sold to”

Career Coaching: “I don’t want to be sold to” And, I don’t want to be ‘sold to” is exactly how I feel when I’m considering a potentially life-changing decision too. — What I really want in those moments is someone to give me the information. I then want to take myself away so that I […]

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Career Coaching: What If Nothing Changes? 

Career Coaching: What If Nothing Changes? 

Career Coaching: “What If Nothing Changes?” — is a question I’m asked by potential clients when we meet to explore the possibilities of working together. What if I invest this money, this time, this effort and nothing changes? And, it IS a Good Question! . In my experience, however, the REAL question is “and what if EVERYTHING […]

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Career Coaching: Will Coaching Be Hard Work? 

Career Coaching: Will Coaching Be Hard Work? 

Career Coaching: Will Coaching Be Hard Work?  The short answer is “Yes”. The long answer is also “Yes” and, here’s why it is worth doing: Trying to step out into the world of work with misalignments within you is bound to create tension and then it’s hard to move forward smoothly — What we will be […]

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Career Coaching: How do I Know You Are Qualified?

How do I Know You Are Qualified?

Career Coaching — How do I know you are qualified to coach Me? That’s not something anyone can learn exclusively on a coaching course — It is not only the qualifications, membership body, or insurance… that qualifies a coach as a good one. . It’s the years and years of practice and learning every step of the […]

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Career Coaching: It isn’t for Me!

Career Coaching: It isn’t for Me!

“Career Coaching: It isn’t for Me!” Talking to a recovering client of mine I asked her what her biggest fear about coaching had been before we took our journey together. Her answer REALLY surprised me because it showed me how far her self perception is from the woman I see … what a gap! She feared: . […]

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