Career Change Coaching Programme for those in their 20’s and 30’s
Alice has 8 years coaching experience of working with individuals in their 20’s and 30’s who want to shift in to a more meaningful, fulfilling, and enjoyable career.
Perhaps you feel stuck and trapped in a particular job or career, not knowing quite how you ended up down the path you're on. Perhaps you fell in to your current job following university and now believe it’s not the right path for you to continue down. You want to change direction but you have little to no idea what you want to do instead.
The 12-session career change coaching programme Alice offers aims to help you take a journey from uncertainty about your present career and not knowing what your next step might be, through to having a clear vision of a career that is absolutely right for you, and an action plan for how to create it.
The programme provides a structured framework for the coaching in the form of interesting and engaging exercises, which will bring out the creativity and resourcefulness in you and direct it toward discovering the right next step for your working life.
The coaching sessions are broken down in to three distinct phases: EXPLORE, DREAM, and DISCOVER.
1. EXPLORE phase (7 sessions)
Research shows that those who are most satisfied and motivated by their work are in careers which reflect who they really are; careers which reflect their true nature and their real passions; careers which draw on their innate strengths and employ their favourite skills; careers which allow them to honour their deeply-held values. Because of this, the foundation of the coaching programme entails a long, hard look at who you are as a person, and your life as a whole.
During the EXPLORE phase, you’ll get a clear idea of:
- your values
- your life purpose
- your most powerful self
- your personal strengths
- your interests and passions
- your personal achievements
- everything you need in your life to be happy and fulfilled.
The next layer on the foundation stone in the EXPLORE phase is about your key work preferences. You’ll work to identify:
- your favourite job skills
- your key work motivators
- your professional strengths
- your greatest work achievements
- your preferred working organisation and environment
- your ideal working day
- everything you need in your working life to be motivated and satisfied.
By the end of the EXPLORE phase, you will be very clear about what you must have in your new career to be satisfied and motivated, which then acts as the acid test for evaluating any future career ideas or job opportunities.
2. DREAM phase (2 sessions)
This is a very creative part of the coaching programme where together you generate a number of possible new career choices. It’s called DREAM because the idea here is to be expansive, to think outside the box, not to be constrained at this stage by traditional notions of what’s possible.
The most attractive ideas are then explored in some detail and then finally narrowed down to between one and three strong possibilities, which will be explored further in the DISCOVER phase, the final part of the programme.
3. DISCOVER phase (3 sessions)
DISCOVER is the point where you investigate the top possibility that was generated in the DREAM phase. Together you will use a creative and empowering process, which lets you turn your compelling vision for an exciting career that’s right for you in to a clear, structured action plan you can follow in order to make it a reality.
What Else to Expect
Alice works with those serious about making changes in their career, as sessions require an open mind, a willingness to take risks, accountability, and a sincere commitment to implementing the actions agreed between you and Alice. The more keen and ready you are to move forward in your career, the more you will get out of the programme.
Coaching sessions are not a quick fix but an investment of time, commitment, energy, and acceptance of responsibility towards your future, and how it turns out. Investing in coaching is your first step in taking charge of your future, and carving out a happy, fulfilling, and enjoyable career. The coach can not wave a magic wand (unfortunately), nor can they tell you what career path to take. The responsibility for making decisions ultimately remains with you, which is good, as it's your future, not theirs. The coach is there to facilitate your self-awareness, and help you make sense of your answers to the challenging questions they ask you, so that you can draw concrete conclusions much more easily and objectively than you would if you were trying to figure it all out on your own.
Coaching sessions last approximately one hour, taking place once every 1-2 weeks. Alice’s clients are typically London-based, with session location flexible across central London (Waterloo and surrounding areas ideally). Telephone and Skype sessions are also available, which work just as well as face to face sessions.
Next Step? Arrange an Introductory Session
For those keen to get started and find out more about coaching, Alice offers a 45-60 minute introductory session (£35-£45) to discuss your current situation, your goals, and what to expect from coaching. You can then decide whether Alice is the right coach for you and how you would like to proceed.
IT Manager (and wannabe creative!)
I really appreciated and enjoyed Alice’s guidance. She took the time to get to understand my need, and has equipped me with understanding and tools for me to guide my life. After every session Alice always took the time to recap, sending out supplementary materials; further, she was on the end of an email when needed too. With her warmth of character, she has empowered me for the next phase of my life.