Career Coaching

CV writing and CV updates to assist you with career direction and career coaching in London

Are you looking for the right role to suit your skill set?  Look no further, SR Consults is right here to help.  Using a number of tools and exercises, Sharon takes you on a journey to explore your skills, values, characteristics as well as identifying what is important to you.  Watch your confidence increase as these qualities unfold!
"Brilliant Career Coach!  Sharon was a fantastic help during my career coaching sessions from the start.  She is a professional and reliable coach who went above and beyond in order to encourage and support me with my next career move. I learnt so many things I did not realise about myself.  I highly recommend Sharon as a career coach, I owe the new job to her!" 

Case study: Courage to change job roles  | Nov 2017 |

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"SR Consults helped me transform my situation with proactive, interesting and applicable career coaching sessions.  I hope my case study below encourages you to take the next step, Laura". 

The Problem

I was really fed up in my Secretarial role and I had begun to feel extremely stuck and I hugely lacked in confidence. I was unsure of what the coaching would do for me until I had my first session with Sharon and instantly knew that career coaching was exactly what I needed at this time - I felt such relief!

Objectives of the project

· explore my personal and work values

· identify transferrable skills

· improve confidence

· increase self-awareness

· create new approaches to embrace the future

· preparing for next steps

The solution

A number of coaching sessions were carried out focusing on various subjects to draw out what natural skills set as well as new one’s I was unaware of. Unbeknown to me I realized I had learnt and gained lots of skills along the way adding to my work and personal journey. This brought about a new confidence in me which was required for the solution – the courage to change roles.

The coaching was tailored to include key objectives and goals, and consisted of practical activities that I carried out myself as part of the coaching homework or with Sharon in the session itself. This was delivered with support and encouragement right through to completion.

The benefit of this style of delivery allowed me to understand and accept myself in a new way, appreciate the skills I had learnt as well as exploring new attributes I was currently building on. Building a strong relationship with my coach was a key part of the process and worked very well for me as I was relaxed with Sharon and was understanding, patient and worked with me on the journey. I didn’t feel alone, and Sharon constantly kept me on track with the goals we had set.

The challenges

One of the challenges I faced was having to be honest with myself and to be transparent when completing the activities. This was a good process as the exercise helped equip me for the next challenge where Sharon would ask a question or ask what I thought of a statement and that in itself opened a platform for thought process to take place and I had to start thinking bigger, wider, broader. It opened avenues to think about myself, what I wanted out of a job and what I liked about a job. New insights started forming.

Knowing what job to apply for was not always easy, but I ran various job descriptions by Sharon who provided valuable input. An example of this was I sent her a role description and she felt I could certainly do the job but was potentially too junior for me and I might end up being bored – she was right, as I was thinking the same thing!

How challenges were overcome

I knew that my discontentment in the workplace was becoming a strong driving factor to embrace the challenges I was facing so I was able to overcome these more easily. Having the support from my coach outside of the coaching sessions was an added advantage, as she’d check to see how I was getting on and if I needed any extra support. I overcame my fears by roll-playing interviews with Sharon which was a safe place to help me learn, grow and develop as an individual.

The results

The coaching was extremely successful, with articulated preparation for interviews and roll played interviews really helped me to embrace the interviewing process and gave me the confidence I needed to answer questions about my skills, experience and the company. I was able to demonstrate why I could do the job and why they should hire me.

Key Successes

  • I soon realized how many suitable options there were out there that were more suited to my natural skill-set
  • As a result of this coaching I became much more relaxed about my future and I had a goal to work towards, something to look forward to and aspire towards
  • Making my own decisions and seeing skill trends forming gave me an extra detail about myself I didn’t previously know
  • My confidence increased, and I had the courage to start applying for other job roles
  • Return of investment for me was invaluable as I am now in a role within marketing and client relationship feeling much happier, more challenged and thoroughly enjoying the work

Top tips for success

  1. Establish what your want to achieve/goals 
  2. Agree working relationship with coach
  3. Take ownership of personal development – completing the exercises/activities really helps
  4. Always be yourself! Learn to enjoy the qualities about yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. You are unique and have great skills differentiating yourself from others.
  5. Don’t forget what you’ve learnt in the coaching sessions – I still keep in mind today everything that I learned which enables me to make confident decisions about my future when it comes to appraisals and career progression.

Why is career coaching important?

Individuals need goals to work towards. If we don't have goals, we have nothing to look forward to and could lose out on becoming the person we were meant to be. Reaching your potential is a rewarding achievement and career coaching is one tool that helps you on this journey of success.

To reach your potential you:
  • must be willing to take risks
  • be flexible to learn new things
  • embrace challenges 
  • take on difficult tasks
  • try something totally different
  • be a self-directed learner
  • teach others what you've learnt
  • pick yourself up after falling
  • try again and again

If you need to take on a challenge, look for something new and wish to expand your horizons, look no further, SR Consults is there to guide you all the way. To book a session please contact Sharon.

Career Coaching Sessions

Your career coaching sessions will include:
  • Introduction to coaching
  • What are your needs?
  • Values
  • Transferable skills
  • Analysis of interests
  • Job families
  • Unique selling point
  • Career anchors and career plan
  • Summary and next steps

In case you need help in choosing a career, finding alternate roles or marking your progression, then this is the ideal development plan for you. To book a session please contact Sharon.
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