Career Coaching

If you are looking to enhance or change your career direction then our Career Coaching can help.

Personal Career Advice & Guidance

Chesterton Gray is a trusted partner for individuals to explore their career options through bespoke Career Advice & Guidance Coaching.

Our Career Coaching, which can be online or face to face, will help you to focus on what you want from your career and provide a framework for you to find direction and purpose, particularly if you:

  • Feel unfulfilled in your current role and career
  • Are looking for advice & guidance on how change direction
  • Know that you have more to offer
  • Have a burning desire to chase your dream
  • Can’t see a way to get to your long term goal
  • All of our career coaching is provided on a one to one basis and is truly bespoke to you. It is provided on a session basis and the number of sessions you need is down to you and how much advice and guidance you require to set you on your pathway to career fulfilment.

    You may have an idea of what you want to do and a ‘dream’ career in mind, but have not yet taken any practical steps to achieve it: our Career Coaching will help you to prioritise and take these steps down the road to making a lasting change to your life.

    For an initial, free discussion about what you are looking for and how we may be able to help, please book an appointment using the form below.

    What can career coaching do for me?

    Career coaching will help you achieve your career goals with impartial advice, guidance and support from a qualified coach. The coach will help you to assess your current situation, explore your options, recognise and develop your skills and find the best career pathway for you.

    If you are looking to improve your work satisfaction, understand what you want from your career and why your current role might not be fulfilling then a coach can help you find your way.

    As well as supporting you to make informed career decisions that are the best for you, they can also offer other career tools, such as a CV review, interview training and networking advice.

    Who it will benefit

    Anyone who wants to find a new job, change their career, advance and get promoted or develop within their current organisation.

    How coaching works

    Career coaching will help you to clarify your career direction whilst promoting confidence in your skills and supporting you on your journey to your dream role.

    Essentially a combination of coaching and counselling, it will provide you with advice, guidance and support for your career journey. This will be over a number of one-to-one sessions where your coach will work with you to find the answers and the best outcomes for you.

    What it won’t do

    Unfortunately, career coaching is not a miracle pill that will find you a dream job! Nor, can it provide you with answers in just one session. It is more a journey where you take the steps needed to succeed in your goal.

    The best time to use a coach

    A career coach can be used at any time in your professional life but will be particularly effective in the early stages of your career, helping you to choose the right pathway, and in mid-career when you may have lost your way and need support to change.

    Typical reasons given for using a Career Coach

    These can include:

    • I don’t like my job
    • I don't know what else I can do
    • I don’t know what I can do with my skills
    • I am not sure that I have any skills
    • I am looking for a promotion
    • I want to change direction
    • I want to find my dream job
    • I need more job satisfaction

    How long does it take?

    Usually, at least 2, 3 or more sessions

    Our Senior Coach, Paul Holmes, has over 35 years' experience in Careers Advice & Guidance. He is keen to help senior candidates with their career journey, providing advice, guidance, help and support. It can be incredibly frustrating seeking out your next career move – there is so much information and ‘noise’ out there, making it difficult to know where to start. If you need pointing in the right direction, are looking to change career or just need some advice, he will be happy to help. Degree qualified, he is currently completing a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development with the Open University.

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