How Does Career Coaching Work?
A Career Coach calls upon their coaching training and life experience to assist you to discover the work you would feel most fulfilled doing, help you find the job, ace the interview and land the position!
We help you discover the roles you would be happiest, most satisfied and fulfilled doing with our unique 3 step process:
1. Discovering Your Career Clues
2. Exploring Your Job Options
3. Scoring Your Job Options
What Is The Coaching Process?
The 3 Steps in the Discover Your Calling & Career® Program are:
1. Your Career Clues
We help you identify your unique Career Clues, which are found in:
* Identifying your Career Values® - what's important to you in your work
* Discovering Your Career Passions® - what work you like doing?
* Identifying the Skills you enjoy utilizing
2. Your Job Options
When we have helped you identify your Career Clues, we help you discover the jobs you would love to do with:
* Job Brainstorming tools
* Considering the elements of your Dream Job
* Identifying your skills, aptitude and experience
3. Job Scoring
When you know your Career Clues and have finalised your Job List, we can then score your Job Options using our unique and exclusive Discover Your Calling & Career® Job Scoring software.
Getting your job score results, means you will be able to clearly identify which jobs you’ll be happiest, most satisfied and fulfilled doing, so then you can make a start to landing your dream job!
We offer a free CV review, so if you would like CV and Interview tips we can help you with that too.
You can't get our Discover Your Calling & Career® Coaching Program anywhere else.
This is a unique process I have developed over 15 years of career coaching.
It's a foolproof system because the clues come from you - not a computer test, a questionnaire or someone telling you what you should do.
And you are in control of the coaching, you can start and stop at any time.
We will help you discover what work you feel most fulfilled doing and help you clarify what's most important to you in your working life.
That may be running a multinational corporation, or, as simple as doing the job you want to do with people that make you laugh and bring you joy.
Once you've got clarity about what work you would feel most fulfilled doing, we help you develop a vision for your life, then formulate practical steps to help you create it.
At Paradigms Life Coaching Ltd® we believe that everyone's life has a vision and a purpose.
Coaching is not counselling or therapy, which are excellent interventions for those that require them.
Coaching is not concerned with going over your past, although it acknowledges that past experience can influence current behaviour.
Coaching is not training, consulting or teaching.
Someone under training is being taught by an "expert" who knows more about the given subject than they do. Your Career Coach recognises that you are the expert on your life.
No-one knows more about your life than you.
Other ways that Coaching differs is that:
- the Career Coach has no fixed agenda - it is "client driven" at all times
- the end result of Coaching is positive action moving you forward.
Coaching is not someone telling you how to live your life.
Only you know how you should live your life. No one knows more about you than you.
You set the agenda and the pace. You are in control at all times.
Career Coaching is a profound tool that will reveal your potential because your potential is what drives the process.
Your Career Coach is someone who is in your corner at all times, and who believes in you.
Through keen observation, training and experience, I will help you reveal your inner potential and then support you as you build on this to find the role you will love!
You could consider your coach a co-driver who sits beside you with Google Maps and destination you have chosen, and who encourages and supports you on your journey toward the role you'll love!
We begin with a phone call or email where we 'touch base' and answer any questions you may have.
It also gives you the opportunity to state what your expectations are and to outline what you would like to achieve from coaching.
If, following your initial contact, you feel you would like to know more, the next step is to run through a needs assessment.
This where we have an informal chat on the phone, where you tell me what would like to achieve.
We may also discuss what has brought you to career coaching and gather some background information.
Following the Needs Assessment you will have more of an idea of what coaching is and how coaching works.
It also gives you the opportunity to speak to me and see if you feel comfortable working with me.
If you would like to proceed with career coaching, we can book a session.
Length Of The Sessions
The career coaching sessions last approximately one hour at our offices in Three Kings, Auckland.
Discover Your Calling & Career® Program Video
You will have come to coaching because there is a change you want to make - this forms the coaching agenda.
Your Career Coach is uniquely qualified to help you move forward from where you are now to where you would like to be, quickly, easily with lots of laughs, and, at your pace.
At the end of each session we agree on 'designed tasks,' similar to homework but fun!
This task is something you agree with your Career Coach you would like to work on before you next meet.
Sometimes a specific task may be suggested by your Coach from their extensive toolkit, because they feel it will help you achieve a greater level of awareness and enable you to reach your goals more quickly.
The designed tasks are great fun as new windows are opened and new options explored!
These tools and 'designed tasks' are an integral part of the career coaching experience, and are often first thing discussed at the following session.
This is also an important difference from therapy where 'designed tasks' are not usually agreed on at the end of every therapy session.
They are also why coaching has the potential to move you forward in your life so quickly - because you learn by doing and applying the knowledge.
You also have someone to unconditionally support and encourage you as you move forward!
The cost and number of sessions depend on several factors.
It depends on the type of coaching (eg. Zoom, Skype or in person), the scope, what you would like the coaching to cover (career planning, career development, CV Reviews, Interview Training, etc), the expected number of sessions, etc. I also take into account my clients financial circumstances.
So if you like what you see here, the next best step would be to arrange a free intro' phone call where I can hear what you would like from the process to help you decide if coaching is right for you.
The criteria we would use to select a coach would consist of the following:
- Training and qualification in a recognised coaching model - we use the Strategic Coaching Model®
- A familiarity with cognitive behavioural theory and Rogerian therapy.
- A background of interest in personal development, human potential and undertaking regular supervision.
Following a lifetime of study in developing human potential, Harley M Storey chose to pursue a coaching qualification graduating with A.C.E in Coach Education.
This qualification is based on the Strategic Coaching Model®.
This training also covers the Co-Active Coaching Model®, the GROW Model®, NLP®, cognitive behavioural theory and Rogerian therapy amongst others.
Since my graduation, I have been a practicing Life & Career Coach for over 15 years.
If you would like to know more about how Career Coaching can help you find the work you would love to be doing, contact us for a free initial consultation!
You can also read customer Testimonials here.
Harley M Storey
M.I.C.F, A.C.E (NZSC)
Life Coach, Managing Director