Career Coaching

Career Coaching

Helping You To Create Fulfillment In Your Career

What does your work mean to you?

Imagine how many hours of your life you spend in work? For many work is just part of the daily routine, where they have little or no fulfilment from their job. They get that ‘Monday Morning’ feeling where they dread to go to work. They feel like they’re on a ‘treadmill’ - working long hours and return home every night unfulfiled.

Yet for some, their work truly inspires them and working is effortless. Their work provides them with meaning; they feel like they are contributing to something bigger than them and they really enjoy it!

What is Career Coaching?

Career Coaching gives people confidence, insight, encouragement and inspiration to help them with their career.

Career coaching can be helpful to people at all stages of their professional journey, including:

  • Helping graduates straight out of college or university define their career path
  • Helping people to resolve issues with their current job
  • Helping people get the most out of their existing role
  • Helping people get clarity on their career path
  • Supporting people who are looking for their next role
  • Helping people get promoted

What happens in the Coaching sessions?

The client brings a topic to the initial coaching session to discuss with me (see ‘When can Career Coaching help?’ below - for example topics). Typically, the topic is used as the theme for the whole Career Coaching programme (as the topic tends to be a big one). The client and I explore the topic in detail to help define a clear outcome (the ‘big goal’) for the programme.

The ‘big goal’ is usually broken down into smaller goals and ‘milestones’ and these are worked on in the individual sessions. Time is then spent exploring the current situation around the topic in detail. The client and I move on to strategise together to identify and evaluate options to achieve the required outcome. I use a variety of coaching techniques and strategies to support and challenge the client during the coaching sessions.

The client decides on the specific action/s that he or she will commit to, to work on after the session. Coaching also occurs between the sessions as this is when the client works on the agreed action/s and client learning is further developed. I provide support to the client during this time. The outcome of the action/s is reviewed at the next session before determining the next topic and goal to work on.

Why work with me?

I have over 30 years of business and career experience. Before creating my coaching business ‘New Perspectives’, I was co-founder and director of a successful mobile technology company. With my business partners, we developed the business from zero to an annual 8-figure turnover and created career opportunities for over 30 people (many of which I coached).

We navigated the business through the turbulent times of the 2008 global financial crisis; developed the business; helped many customers along the way and on to the successful acquisition of the business. This experience has provided me with a solid foundation to help people create satisfying careers through my Career Coaching programmes.

I’m an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach. I combine my business knowledge, career experience and extensive coach training to help my clients create the life and career that they want.

Who do I work with?

I work with a diverse range of professionals at all career stages.

Here are testimonials from some of my recent clients:

“The reason I decided to look for a coach was to become unstuck in my career, within one session I gained the confidence to apply for a new job and got it! I needed clarity on what I wanted in my working life which inevitably with Kev’s coaching style bumped into other areas of my life that needed fine tuning. I seemed to have a gap between the real me and the outdated story I was telling myself. With Kev’s help I was able to realise I didn’t need to be more, less, better or worse, that I was resourceful already, can use my intuition to good effect and that it was OK being me. Kev’s relaxed style made it easy for me to move forward and I left each session feeling positive. I would thoroughly recommend giving Coaching a go with Kev.”

J.A. - North Wales

“I started my career coaching journey with Kev 12 months ago. I can say with all honesty that it’s been life changing! He’s given me the space and guidance I needed to look at my own thoughts and actions and it’s lead to me being able to manage my anxiety and find drive and ambition I didn’t know existed! I’d recommend coaching with Kev to anyone!”

Nia Baker – Manager

“I found Kevin an incredibly talented as a coach. From the first session I had with him, I could tell the deep knowledge and passion he has toward helping his clients. His uplifting skills and positive energy helped me to open up in many aspects of my life and business path. I enjoyed his new approach that he used in every coaching session. You will be thinking that he is done with you, then he’ll surprise you about a challenge that will stretch your brain in many ways. Kevin is a coach by nature, and by many other natural traits that he demonstrates during his sessions. I would highly recommend Kevin as both a career and personal coach. In fact his broad experience in both life and business is what makes him a wonderful coach and a human being to work with.”

Sairan Aqrawi - Engineer

When can Career Coaching help?

Career Coaching with your current job or by supporting you in a change of career.

I’ll guide you through your decision making; give you the time and space to talk about how you’re feeling; and help you with your professional goals.

One of the aims of the career coaching programme is to enable you to understand what you want, the skills you need, and how to develop them.

I will support you in making these steps towards a more fulfiling working life.

You can decide the precise issues covered during the sessions, although common topics include:

  • improving your career progression within your current organisation
  • understanding your ‘perfect career’ and exploring your options
  • identifying and overcoming potential obstacles
  • learning how to use your skills and experiences, and how to improve
  • using interview coaching to help you to stand out from the crowd
  • support in changing career paths
  • overcoming the feeling of being ‘stuck’ in your career
  • positioning yourself for future opportunities
  • re-balancing your work and home life and managing personal priorities
  • returning to work after long-term leave or sickness

What are the benefits of Career Coaching?

Here are some of the benefits of Career Coaching with me:

  • Time to think – It’s rare in work today to have time to think without any interruptions. In the coaching sessions there’s no phone to answer and no emails to respond to. This means you’ll have time to clear your head, see your priorities clearly and think about what you want for you and your career.
  • Helps to manage stress – My clients often comment that they arrive at the coaching sessions, stressed and overwhelmed about a ‘calamity’ that’s going on in their work or in their life - but they leave the session with energy - feeling refreshed. The sessions give you an opportunity to step back from the ‘drama’ which means you’ll be able to look at it from a different perspective; feel less stress and leave the session more resourceful.
  • Problem solving – The coaching sessions are often used to help my clients resolve a work or life-related problem. We’ll explore any problems that you face in detail and look for options to resolve them which means you’ll be more resourceful to handle more complex problems in the future.
  • Creating Confidence – Learning how to be more confident so that you can manage work situations better and take them in your ‘stride’.
  • Developing Your Potential – We’ll look at what you can do to develop your potential in your job so that you ‘stand-out’ and truly ‘shine’. This will improve your chances of promotion.
  • Communicating Clearly – Learning how to communicate clearly so that you build more fulfiling relationships with your manager and co-workers.
  • Creating a Healthy Work-Life balance - creating balance with work and life so that you have time and energy for your family and friends and don’t ‘burn yourself out’.
  • Finding the Right Career For You - Finding out what you value most in work and what truly fufils you so that you search for the right role.

Career Coaching Programmes

As well as my core career coaching programme, I also have a programme that helps people that are struggling with stress at work and those who struggle to manage their time effectively.

My Coaching Programmes are covered by a coaching agreement, with confidentiality underpinning everything I do. I subscribe to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics (details of which are available upon request).

Please click on my Coaching programmes below below for more details. If you have any questions CLICK HERE to contact me.

Career Coaching Programmes


TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF MY MOST RECENT CLIENTS

I started my career coaching journey with Kev 12 months ago. I can say with all honesty that it's been life changing! He's given me the space and guidance I needed to look at my own thoughts and actions and it's lead to me being able to manage my anxiety and find drive and ambition I didn't know existed! I'd recommend coaching with Kev to anyone!
Nia Baker
Manager, UK
The reason I decided to look for a coach was to become unstuck in my career, within one session I gained the confidence to apply for a new job and got it! I needed clarity on what I wanted in my working life which inevitably with Kev’s coaching style bumped into other areas of my life that needed fine tuning. I seemed to have a gap between the real me and the outdated story I was telling myself. With Kev’s help I was able to realise I didn’t need to be more, less, better or worse, that I was resourceful already, can use my intuition to good effect and that it was OK being me. Kev’s relaxed style made it easy for me to move forward and I left each session feeling positive. I would thoroughly recommend giving Coaching a go with Kev.
J.A. North Wales
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I found Kevin an incredibly talented as a coach. From the first session I had with him, I could tell the deep knowledge and passion he has toward helping his clients. His uplifting skills and positive energy helped me to open up in many aspects of my life and business path. I enjoyed his new approach that he used in every coaching session. You will be thinking that he is done with you, then he'll surprise you about a challenge that will stretch your brain in many ways. Kevin is a coach by nature, and by many other natural traits that he demonstrates during his sessions. I would highly recommend Kevin as both a career and personal coach. In fact his broad experience in both life and business is what makes him a wonderful coach and a human being to work with.
Sairan Aqrawi
Engineer, U.S.
I was a bit sceptical when I started Business Coaching. But now I am so pleased I did! Kev managed to bring out the business skills I had forgotten I had and gave me the confidence to tackle some issues I knew I had to address but had put off. Our conversations allow me to bounce off ideas that I couldn’t digest during the normal working day and gave me food for thought. After each session I felt refreshed and ready to take on whatever was thrown at me. He has a knack of asking questions that he knows you have the answers to if you dig deep enough and encourages you to find them and to believe in yourself.
Karen Anfield
Director, 3X Software Ltd
I hired Kevin as my Business Coach while I was starting my new business and also going through a divorce. Kevin's compassionate nature and solution-focused approach helped me move forward with my business while experiencing a great deal of personal transition. Kevin allowed me to discover clarity and focus while providing me with excellent accountability through our coaching together.
Carla Kerner
Business Owner, Seattle, U.S.
Kevin was fully committed to me as his client, this projected an extraordinary positive energy in the sessions which created a trustful and empowering environment to enable me to find my path for my goals. During my journey of coaching with Kevin I was in one of those “life crash moments”, he helped me to understand who I am and what I want, which has been an extraordinary remedy to bring me peace and happiness. Thank you, Kevin!
Isabel Rodriguez
Manager, Luxembourg
During my sessions with Kevin, he was able to coach me to a much sharper focus on my issues. In a very short time I gained a deeper insight, new learning and a clear way forward. The sessions were delightfully surprising, effective and professionally delivered.
Jennifer Challenger
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer, eg+ worldwide
Over the last 6 months Kevin has worked with me as my Executive Coach, during this time he has coached me through a number of key areas. As a coach, he is very calm, knowledgeable and most importantly insightful, he has a great ability to ask the right question or use the right intervention just at the right moment. Working with Kevin has been a very reinforcing and positive experience, where he has afforded me the time and space to allow me to work through the areas I brought to each session in a creative and supportive manner. Kevin is a very natural Coach and I would highly recommend him.
Alan Cheung
Group SHE Operations and Behavioural Management Director, Costain Group plc
Being coached by Kev has given me the opportunity to unashamedly think just about myself and the future and to get clarity about my own business development without feeling time-pressured. It’s lonely at the top: I don’t have anyone to talk to about decisions affecting my businesses. No-one should be an island. I was an island before Kev. Coaching is unlocking my blocks. Having the experience of someone else who is in business and speaking through solutions has been very beneficial to me. Coming up with a list of achievable goals to deliver and knowing you need to deliver them is what I wanted out of the coach - and is what I am getting.
Shelly Barratt
Founder and Director, Coya Marketing