Coaching for Careers: A Practical Guide for Coaches

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033524825X · 9780335248254
How can coaches help clients navigate the changing world of work? This book offers a step-by-step, practical guide to running a complete career coaching programme: assessing the present; looking at motivation, skills and ‘personal brand’; writing… Read More
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Introduction
1. The Career Landscape
2. Special Skills of the Career Coach
3. Preparing
4. Getting Started: the first session
5. Brand Identity
6. The Client in Words: their CV/Résumé
7. The Search
8. Coaching for Interviews
9. Not Just an Interview: more scrutiny for the client
10. What’s the Point of it All? Working with clients on life purpose
11. Decision Time

How can coaches help clients navigate the changing world of work? This book offers a step-by-step, practical guide to running a complete career coaching programme: assessing the present; looking at motivation, skills and ‘personal brand’; writing the most powerful CV/résumé; getting through a job interview or assessment centre successfully; and negotiating terms for a new job. Career coaching has never been needed more now that jobs for life have disappeared, being made redundant is common, the ‘gig economy’ is here to stay, and young people often must start in unpaid roles.

The principles of career coaching are much the same whether you are a professional executive coach or a volunteer working for a charity whose aim is to get people back into work. But how do you do it most effectively? The focus must be on the whole career coaching cycle and building a holistic understanding of how a client’s personal and professional life has influenced the person they are today, who they want to be, and how to set successful goals.

Important reading for any coach who wants to understand and improve their career coaching. 


“This is a must-have resource for all coaches to support clients in career and job transition.”
Terry H. Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC, Director of Evidence Based Coaching, Fielding Graduate University, USA

“The clearest, wisest guide I have yet read on coaching towards success in the complex world of work.” 
Sarah Gillett CMG CVO, Former ambassador, and coach in-training

“Jenny continues to set the bench mark for what it means to be a great coach. An inspiring read for anyone interested in coaching.”
Kate Stephens, CEO, Smart Works Charity

“The wealth of Jenny’s own experience and the depth of her expertise gives her the authority to teach us all and we are grateful to her for the extent of our continued learning.”
Catherine Devitt CEO, Meyler Campbell

“This is far more than a superbly comprehensive set of tools and techniques for career coaching – although it definitely is that. This is a masterful narration of the whole story of career coaching at a much deeper level.”
Jane Cook, Head of Leadership and Coaching, Linden Learning

 “An experiential step-by-step guide to working with clients who are exploring real issues around their work, career, and life, to bring out their best selves. One of the best in furthering your learning and growth as a coach.”
Diane Brennan, DBH, MCC, Director of Leadership & Organizational Development University of Arizona and Past President of the International Coach Federation (2008)

“A thorough overview of the skills and knowledge required by career coaches. This not only defines the coach’s professional toolkit, but reveals the very best practice in career coaching.”
John Lees, author of  
How to Get a Job You Love

 

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