We’ll make sense of your career and liberate your creativity and potential to achieve breakthrough results!
Have a professional challenge you need help tackling? Want to gain some necessary insight before making your next career move? Meet Edward Martin, a trained Career Coach, to start solving these problems today! As Career Coaches, we won’t tell you what to do, but we’ll help you through a highly detailed and structured personal review process that’ll teach you the skills to make sensible career decisions both now and in the future. We are committed to help you in making significant decisions about your career and your life.
Our Career Coaching at “The Career Coach” enables young minds, mid-career professionals, entrepreneurs, female leaders, and other individuals in reimagining their career and work and taking charge of their personal and professional growth with confidence. Our expert career coaches also create a space for exploration, clarifications, and stock-taking in the spheres of work roles and life journey. It’ll have a significant impact on individuals both professionally and personally by helping them take actions towards goals, proactively enhance effectiveness, and improve well-being. Remember- all consultations are confidential and personalised to meet your unique needs.
Gain clarity, confidence, and motivation to succeed.
The Career Coach team are action-oriented Career & Leadership Coaches based in Dublin, Ireland. We provide Career Coaching for busy professionals looking to reach their full potential. Our approach also helps mid-career professionals become exceptional leaders. We offer Award Winning and completely unique career coaching programmes, which will help you raise your profile, enhance your Job searching techniques, tailor your CV, and help you with the all-important interview preparation. All of our Career Coaches have whole-heartedly supported ambitious professionals working in the Private and Public sectors in Ireland.
Why is Career Coaching essential for you to succeed?
As the complexity levels increase exponentially in your career, you need to simplify this complexity and what it means today. With the environment continuously changing today, we believe that everyone can immensely gain from coaching. Even leaders like Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, and Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, testify to the tremendous benefit that Career Coaching can bring to individuals by providing them with real and supportive feedback to improve. Furthermore, our Career Coaches will also help you gain perspective enabling you to focus on what’s most important. In today’s increasingly busy, distracted, and challenging life that we all live, this focus and perspective can elevate your effectiveness several notches.
What are some benefits of Career Coaching at “The Career Coach”?
Safely expand your perspective
The first and immediate benefit of Career Coaching is that it creates a safe space for exploration and growth. Career Coaching differs from managerial feedback and allows you to approach difficult issues without feeling constricted by organizational requirements. Even when the organisation sponsors the coaching, the confidentiality between the coach and client ensures that you get a safe space that can be both supportive and challenging.
Simultaneously, the coach holds up a mirror, which allows you to think about things that are holding you back and what strengths you should amplify. That way, you can also see things more objectively and with greater clarity and generate more options and perspectives, which is especially useful in your personal and professional development.
Set goals that are energizing and meaningful and move towards achieving them
Often, you may feel stuck because you don’t have a goal that inspires you, or you are caught between conflicting objectives. But our Career Coaches at “The Career Coach” can help you to uncover your motivations, needs, and values and thereby find goals that are more aligned with them. Such goals are more inspiring, and along with our Career Coaches, you can craft a series of steps to act towards the goals you choose.
Particularly in our career coaching sessions, individuals often move towards much greater clarity on professional goals. These goals are meaningful and energizing and allow them to get unstuck. Career Coaching also helps to track these goals and put into place habits that can spur these goal’s achievement.
Get a personalised learning plan and enhance skills
Every individual has different skill sets, strengths, and goals, and Career Coaching helps create customised learning and skill development plan which aligns these. Through psychometric tools and assessments, you, as an employee, can become aware of your strengths and patterns and learn how to work on them. Our Career Coaches will also guide you on developing specific skills such as communication, assertion, delegation, managing conflicts, etc.
We can work as a Catalyst for your Career Change
We at ‘The Career Coach’ have coached thousands of individuals to identify their best career fit, make a transition to a new career, and eventually transform their lives. Here’s what differentiates us from the competition:
- Trained, certified & experienced coaches.
- Qualitative and quantitative methods that always result in meaningful and powerful self-awareness
- After identifying your best-fit career, we coach you to launch it with precise targeted strategies and resources.
- With exceptional accuracy, we can help you uncover much more depth, range, and detail around your best career fit than simple career counseling, stand-alone tests, or any other similar coaching programs.
- There are no limitations in our approaches. Our coaching process is our own, created, tested, refined, and used with extraordinary success for more than 20 years.
Why go with “The Career Coach” for all your Coaching needs?
Career Coaching supports practical career changes, transitions, promotions, and development. One size doesn’t fit all, and in this process, we help you find the right combination for you & your life! Our coaching is highly responsive to your aims, goals, or vision for where you want to go, and we’ll also help you design steps for getting there.
We offer Career Coaching to simplify your career change/transition challenges. Our career coaches will also help make you a leader and accelerate your personal growth. It’ll help you expand your self-awareness, and it’ll also lead to greater effectiveness in pursuit of personal and professional goals. Our coaching is customized to your needs, including in-person, online, one-on-one, and group formats.
With over 20 years of career strategy experience in coaching professionals at all levels, The Career Coach will increase your confidence, help you clarify what motivates you, and create focused career plans to help you reach your full potential. We believe that taking stock at regular intervals to reassess your goals can help you work out where you can find true career fulfillment and balance.
What is a Career Coach?
Career coaches are specialist mentors who provide you with genuine career guidance that is tailored to help you accelerate your career progression or job search. Career coaching is the process through which you review your career path and prepare a futuristic direction plan eventually creating the right pathway towards your aspirations.
On average an investment in Career Coaching improves your overall performance and career progression by 71%. So, you can either put in endless effort with minimal results or consult a professional career coach who guide you in the entire process helping you work smarter not harder. Considering the competitive job market, it has never been tougher to stand out from the crowd and convince prospective employers of the value you will bring to their business.
The latest data suggests that the employment rates in Ireland have touched a record figure of 28% in the wake of COVID 19. With redundancy rates soaring and furloughed personnel becoming more uncertain on their long term career prospects the time to take action is now. Working with a dedicated Coach whose sole focus is to help you become the best version of yourself is the most effective way of leveraging your career especially if you are a Dublin based professional. The Career Coach will build a support framework around you and set you up for success by implementing simplistic and effective strategies that guarantee a return on investment.
Why do I need career guidance?
The competitive job environment has changed the way employers hire new staff. Hard CVs are no longer guaranteed tickets for you to a job. The old-age concept of a definite job if you have a paper degree has become obsolete in the present dynamic scenario. Preparations for cracking an interview has proceeded beyond updating the CVs and acquiring communication skills. The employers are now interested in gathering information from multiple sources including social media handles like LinkedIn and Twitter. Besides, they are interested in how your thoughts are aligned with your capabilities and requirements of the job. A career coach will, therefore, provide you with a thrust to establish yourself in-front of the interviewers. With years of experience, they know all the nuances of the job market and how to pitch yourself to an employer. Also, they develop a thorough understanding of your capabilities and ambitions and motivate you to seek the best possible position matching your requirements.
How does career guidance help you in the job market?
The career coach first reviews your present job and identify the areas for improvement. After thoroughly analyzing your capabilities and skillset, we provide you with suitable challenges to prepare you for the next level. They further help you out in the transition process guiding you step by step and enabling you to successfully grasp new roles and responsibilities. While doing so, they continuously motivate you to embrace the change and formulate a departure strategy from your present job.
How can I hire a career coach?
The most effective way to find the right career coach is looking at the results they achieve for their clients. Career Coaches should be result driven i.e. can help you achieve your goals rather than simply providing insight or advice. You can find several professional career coaches on social platforms like LinkedIn. Once you connect with a professional coach, you can then discuss your career aspirations before final hiring. One of the most important pitfalls to avoid is to ensure you do not simply get someone to write you a glossy CV, as the majority of them do not work with job sites and LinkedIn. A great way to identify a true Career Coach is they will offer holistic programmes that will focus on your whole job search/ career strategy and not just one area of it. As the choice of the coach would determine your future job prospects, you must therefore carry out some research and be prepared to do your homework.
What do experts recommend in the process to hire a career coach?
To start with, you must know the right time to reach out to a career coach. Usually, people tend to delay their consultation and therefore lose out on a prospective job. Besides, the more you wait, the more your idle time accumulates making your job prospects slimmer. A good career coach can only help you out if you have properly self-diagnosed yourself, A great Career Coach will help you figure it out. While Nobody can tell you what your career aspirations are it can be tough to figure our the next step or see through the fog and this is where the best Career Coaches shine, they will work with you to help you understand your strengths, aspirations and goals, creating a step by step process that sets you up for success. If you are not satisfied with your current job profile or you feel you need to change your professional field altogether, working with a career coach will help you figure out how to do it. One thing you must always remember, one-time success with a career coach is not your final destination. As years progress, your career aspirations will change and therefore, you will have to continue the advisory process with your career counselors. For that, you will have to stick with your specialized coach who is well-versed with your capabilities and priorities. SO, look out for Career Coaches who like to create long term partnerships as they are proven to be a better guide than a new coach who has just come to know you. However, if you feel that your previous career coach is not effective, than you should lookfor a new one quickly
What benefits and challenges you experience when you hire a career coach?
Before you consider hiring a career coach, remember, not all the coaches are the same. You might hear a friend of yours cracking a successful job after a few counseling sessions but find yourself in a mess even after spending on multiple coaches. Though there are many professional and reputed coaches in the market, the career coaching industry is flooded with scammers as well. Desperate college pass-outs and stress-up professionals are highly vulnerable to their manipulations. Sometimes, novice career coaches pretend to be experts in their field even though they do not possess much experience. You must always check the background of the coaches and consult your family and friends who have previously engaged with career coaches. Once you are comfortable with the legitimacy of the coach, you can then proceed forward with the hiring process.
How much do career coaches charge?
The fees of career coaches vary depending on their experience and credentials. Besides, their field of expertise and success rate also determine the money they are going to charge. Generally, a career coach may charge somewhere around €75 to €150 hourly. However, given the need for coaches now a number of individual coaches are charging in the range of $€500 to €1,000500 per hour. To make sure that the coaches you are considering are genuine, you can request them to provide you with feedback from their previous clients.
How should you prepare for a career guidance session?
Once you have finalized the coach, you will have to ask them to fix an introductory session where they will get to know about you in detail. Remember, every career coach has a different way of working. They may have a different set of questions to ask you and you must be prepared to share some of your personal information with them. The career coaches will take the lead and provide you with a list of activities that you will have to perform during the session. They may enquire you about your present job or the job you just left. They may pose questions regarding your career aspirations, your financial plans, areas of interest, and much more.
How to get the most out of your career coaching?
Don’t expect your career coach to provide you with a job on the plate. There is no magic. You have to sit together patiently with the coach to ensure successful sessions. First, you will have to share your career aspiration and expectations with your coach. This way, the coach will be in a better position to identify the prospective jobs for you. Though the coach can’t promise an ideal job, with the planned approach, there are better chances of achieving your career aspirations. Though the career coaches are highly experienced, they can not do all the work for you. You have to keep yourself motivated during the entire process.. A career coach also serves as a personal consultant for you by identifying your areas of improvement. For that, you will have to be open to criticism to discover your blind spots. Finally, you have to be honest and straightforward in your communication with the coach. You have to trust your coach with your personal information as they have professional ethics to safeguard your integrity. You can communicate with the coach by sharing your career story, your interests, your career aspirations, and your past experiences. If you cooperate with your coach, keep patient, and be truthful in your approach, you will end up achieving a better position in your career.
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