You’re driving along a road at night in an unfamiliar location and realise that you’re nearing a T junction. Your Sat Nav has broken and you’ve been meaning to sort it out.
You approach the junction nervously and then what? You could go right, left, straight ahead, come to a halt and procrastinate, or turn back.
All these options are possible but you’ve decided to venture ahead and try a few different routes before reaching your destination. Phew!
Coaching or mentoring, or a mixture of both, can be of great benefit for those who feel that they’ve reached a crossroads in some way.
Needing to make job applications but not knowing how to write an appropriate CV
Researching employment opportunities
Mock interview practice
The art of networking
Lacking confidence for an existing or future role in an organization
Challenges in the working environment
Requirement to manage others but lacking training or experience
The pressure of living up to others’ expectations
Addressing the ‘inner’ critic
On the poverty line and not knowing how to change the situation
Being taken for granted in the workplace
Conflict between the desire to be creative and addressing practical living needs
Lack of routine for the self-employed
Needing strategies to build resilience and recover from adversity
Managing stress levels
I’ve included a range of issues here that clients frequently bring to sessions; some are practical, skills based, psychological, emotional, and some might have short or longer term solutions. The route may appear obvious but sometimes it’s more appropriate to take a detour before getting there or a slower road.
With my vast experience across the arts and education I can offer sector specific advice and feedback as a mentor. As a coach I work across all sectors and support clients in reflecting on their issues and taking responsibility for their career path. I’m supporting them professionally to develop their inner Sat Nav!