Career Coaching

Success in one’s life and career depends on being aware of what really matters to you (your values), what you are good at and love doing (your strengths) and being able to combine these into a clear strategy of what you want to do and what you need to do to achieve this. 

Having a career strategy not only helps people to make decisions about their long term career direction and shorter term job choice, it can also help them be more satisfied and productive in their current role, and to also learn new skills in translating long term plans into practical actions.   

Those undertaking a career strategy planning program can gain:

  • a better understanding of yourself, your strengths, and ideal job,

  • a clearer set of career goals, a stronger sense of purpose, drive and satisfaction about your career, and

  • a heightened sense of confidence about career decisions, as well as an action plan for achieving a better fit between yourself and your career. This close fit provides you with a greater chance of career success in the longer term. 

Your employer can gain:

  • a more motivated and productive employee,

  • the retention of a valuable employee,

  • substantial savings arising from a dissatisfied employee who takes the initiative to leave rather than continuing to lose productivity and requiring retrenchment or other expensive action. 

 

Career planning is a process that requires a good understanding of what you are good at doing (skills, talents), what you enjoy doing and what opportunities are available which allow you to combine these and to earn a living by doing so.

 

 

  1. Assessment – The first step involves gathering information on your career history and aspirations, strengths, likes and dislikes, values, interests and vocational preferences. This usually involves a combination of discussions, workbook exercises and online questionnaires.  
     

  2. Insight Development – through a process of guided discussion and opportunities to reflect on the assessment information, you will gain a clearer and deeper understanding of yourself in the context of their career. 
     

  3. Planning - these insights are then used to develop a strategy career plan which integrates what you want from your life with your career into a series of career goals and action steps. 
     

  4. Evaluation and Reporting –  a career strategy report can be provided to individual clients or, in the cases for corporate clients, to the referring manager as well. In those cases where management support is required, a meeting of the participant, the career counsellor, and the participant’s manager can be useful to agree on findings, actions, responsibilities and resourcing. 

 

A Career Strategy Program comprises four sessions and a series of between session activities. For corporate clients this also includes a briefing session with the participant’s manager to discuss how to use the Career Strategy to improve short term performance as well as long term career prospects. 

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