Professional Coaching

It always seems impossible until its done. - Nelson Mandela

Career Coaching

The International Federation of Coaching (ICF) define a career coach as someone who partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. Are you frustrated, confused or stuck in your current situation? Would you like to be able to respond in a calm and considered way after assessing all your options? Are you seeking support with any of these issues?
  • Finding the right job
  • Finding meaning & purpose in your work
  • Ready for a career change
  • Recently made redundant
  • New graduate, starting out
  • Seeking help preparing for a competency-based interview
As a career coach I help you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you may be up against, develop action plans, institute motivation, and build self-confidence. I also act as your personal advocate and provide you with a safe landing during a time that is often filled with stress, doubt, and fear. I recognize you as the expert in your life and work and believe you are creative, resourceful and whole. I also offer you the opportunity to unpack your thoughts and feelings in confidence and to respond with integrity. As an experienced, qualified, internationally accredited coach I offer career coaching online or face to face. Nelson Mandela said: “It always seems impossible until its done”
Are You?...
  • ready to make the commitment to achieve.
  • willing to put forth effort and do the work.
  • willing to let the coach do the coaching.
  • willing to “try on” new concepts or diverse ways of doing things.
  • willing to change self-defeating behaviours that limit your success.
  • serious about moving forward and making changes to reach your goals.
  • acting of your own free will and not at the bidding of others.
I will...
  • challenge you, inspire you to do your best, and will be there to support you each step of the way.
  • provide you with feedback, support you when times get difficult, and will be honest and up front.
  • hold you accountable. Unlike friends, co-workers, or even spouses, a career coach will tell it like it is, not letting you get off easy when it comes to stepping up to the plate. No action, no results.
  • Help you reach your goals by co-creating a personalized plan tailored specifically to your needs.
  • Provide you with the help, support, and direction you need to achieve the goal(s) you have in mind, reaching them  sooner than later when attempting to do it all on your own.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for you when making career decisions.
  • Assist you in determining what steps to take and strategies to use.
  • Co-create a customized plan that will keep you on track to accomplish what you set yourself out to do.

More Professional Coaching Plans…

Interview Skills
Haven’t been for an interview for a while and need some interview coaching and interview skills training? Do you go for interviews but never manage to get that job for some reason? Not sure what a behavioural or competency-based interview is or need some practice at them? Or maybe you need help with controlling your nerves at interview? Interview coaching is tailored to your needs whether you are student applying for an internship or senior executive applying for a leadership position. Coaching is tailored to your specification and whether it is a competency, strength based, value based or blended interview in the private or public sector. I can help & support you at the final stage or every step of the way with application and CV coaching. My work with you on interview training provides you with a competitive edge to improve your chances of getting the job you deserve. Coaching is a dynamic process which teaches you how to approach the interview with the needs of the employer in mind. To keep the session as close as possible to a real interview, we will work from a job specification of your choice. I will help you identify what the employer is looking for and will work with you to ensure you meet and exceed their expectation.
Workplace Wellbeing Coaching
Would you like to improve your business/organisation, motivate employees, change negative attitudes, reduce absenteeism, improve employee workplace well-being, increase profitability and achieve your goals but not sure where to start?  I can help You to make it happen. More and more research is showing that companies who invest in implementing good mental health and emotional well-being strategies in the workplace have a workforce that are more engaged, get more done and are more loyal, committed and have better morale.  The results can help to deliver the company mission and vision, reduce costs while increasing  productivity… Good Mental & Emotional Well-being, is very important. Focusing on employees/staff needs enables companies to provide tailored strategies which produce the best results for the business. Creating a successful and sustainable Workplace Well- being Strategy is paramount to any successful organisation and getting buy-in from everyone involved helps shape the environment and culture needed for success. If you would you like to improve your business & create a happier workplace environment, call me now
Team Coaching
As a team coach my purpose is to facilitate learning for the team. I find ways for team members to gain insight and practice different behaviours in the context of the team and its goals. Individual assessment and feedback may be a component of team coaching, but it’s always related to improving team effectiveness and productivity.
Bullying/Harassment
As a team coach my purpose is to facilitate learning for the team. I find ways for team members to gain insight and practice different behaviours in the context of the team and Bullying is defined as unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time. –  (Irish Department of Education and Skills) Bullying at work not only affects your work life but can also affect your health. Workplace bullying, and harassment is not something to be taken lightly. Sometimes it is hard to talk to your boss or even with your friends and family about it. I can offer you support and customized strategies to effectively address your workplace bullying situation. Please contact me if you have questions about this service. its goals. Individual assessment and feedback may be a component of team coaching, but it’s always related to improving team effectiveness and productivity.
Motivation
Motivation is the drive to work harder and exceed previous goals in a never-ending quest to better oneself. Motivation can come and go throughout our lives. We may have days or weeks where we feel incredibly fired up, motivated and excited about everything we’re doing, and we may have slower times where we need to rest, rejuvenate and seek out inspiration. As your coach I partner with you to create a personalized plan for attracting success into your life. I seek to understand and explore your motivation by asking you open questions and following these up with empathic listening statements & more questions. By further exploring these motivations, and then building on these, you will be able to build and further strengthen your motivation act to get what you want. By being accountable to a coach, your motivation increases.
Managing Conflict
Conflict coaching provides you with the opportunity to develop insight into your own dispute resolution style and possible contribution to unproductive interactions. Conflict coaching also helps you to identify your own interests and those of others, to work on skills to resolve conflict and to enable effective and satisfying problem-solving.
Finding Purpose and Fulfilment
Feeling a lack of purpose in life can make even the smallest challenges feel insurmountable.  It can lead to depression, anxiety and other mood problems. Coaching can help you to get your life back on track by finding purpose and in turn feeling fulfilled with your life. As your coach, I am trained to help you figure out what it is you want out of life and to help you set clear actionable goals to get you to where you want to be.
Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is defined as confidence in one's own worth or abilities; having self-respect.  People who struggle with low self-esteem can only see themselves in a negative light, focusing on their flaws and faults. This can result from a variety of issues such as family problems, discrimination, or a loss of control over some aspect of life. Coaching can help you adjust a distorted view of the self by teaching the strategies needed to overcome these feelings and learn to face challenges confidently. I can help you learn to love yourself and be proud of all the great aspects about you. I want you to believe in yourself, know what you are capable of and that you deserve wonderful things in life.