'Coaching can have a very positive impact on individuals for whom traditional learning modes such as classroom teaching has very negative associations'
CIPD, 2014

Group career coaching workshops can be really powerful because they enable participants to network, share ideas and discuss options and alternatives. Career coaching exercises, such as identifying personal strengths and value-add to the business can be presented to the rest of the group for feedback and discussion. Drawing on the group's understanding of the internal politics, culture and networks can further strengthen the individual's practical learning experiences.

Business Benefits:

  • A clear sense of purpose in career direction can boost productivity
  • An understanding of personal values and priorities can result in changes to time management and a happier work/life balance
  • Increased motivation and less presenteeism
  • Increased retention and improved future career prospects for executive positions
Case Study:
An investment bank wanted to offer group career coaching workshops to any employee who felt they needed some practical guidance around how to progress and gain more satisfaction from their careers. Regular sessions were held for small groups of up to 8 participants.

'I learnt a lot about myself, especially around my strengths and areas for development. It was challenging but valuable to get feedback from others in the group'

Workshop delegate

1-1 coaching offers a comprehensive exploration of personal issues surrounding career progression, and enables individuals to confidently express and then work through any deeper concerns and barriers.

Each session is tailored entirely to the individual's needs at that time, and the pace and content is therefore very driven by them. Typical topics include:

  • managing upwards
  • identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • managing visibility and personal impact
Business Benefits

    • Completely tailored to coachee
    • A clear sense of purpose in career direction can boost productivity
    • An understanding of personal values and priorities can result in changes to time management and a happier work/life balance
    • Increased motivation and less presenteeism
    • Increased retention and improved future career prospects for executive positions
Case Study:
The coachee was in her early-forties and was working 4 days a week in an insurance company. She was feeling stuck and de-motivated and wanted to make some changes to her work/life balance. She had 5 1-1 career coaching sessions over a period of 5 months. By the end of our time together, she had made a new career plan, set objectives she was excited and challenged by and made changes to how she spent her time and energy. She felt she had developed a happier work/life balance.

'My PfP coach understood everything that I was going through. The sessions helped me re-find my career direction'

Coachee