Coaching is a powerful process
It enables people to discuss personal and business challenges in an open and encouraging environment with the aim of discovering solutions and new approaches through a process of greater self-awareness, and empowerment.
Whether you’re currently unsatisfied with where you are or want to grow more confident in your existing role, CareerBuilders offers tailored, one-on-one coaching to enable you to identify the right opportunities for you. We want you to realise that you do have a choice; you can enjoy what you do.
The bulk of the coaching work CareerBuilders engages in is largely focused on leadership development (including leadership behaviour, awareness and managing others), career coaching and developing strategies for personal development, conflict resolution, team motivation, managing burnout and considering retirement, managing redundancy and working through change.
Most common issues:
Career/Business – Includes career management and transitions, business generation, time management, professional development and strategic development issues.
Relationships/Interpersonal – Includes leadership and interpersonal skills development, team building and conflict management
Life Direction/Goal Setting – Includes need to find direction, life purpose, goal clarification, resolving ambivalence, exploring options and assistance in setting goals
Work/Life Balance – Includes developing stress reduction strategies, more family time, exploring new interests, finding hobbies and reducing hours in the office.
Coaching is specifically tailored to peoples’ needs and we follow evidence based coaching methodologies and use models such as the GROW model, The Stacey Model for Decision Making, Dealing with Change models, The Whole Person Concept, Group Dynamic models as well as our own tools, depending on the needs of the client.
A sample of our top coaching programs are listed below:
Our foundation coaching programme and reason for starting the business. Many hundreds of people have worked with us to establish clarity around career goals, and developed their confidence to take action around the next steps of their career. Using our Personal Inventory, participants discover what their ideal work environment actually looks like – and then they develop an understanding of how to optimise their current state and move confidently to a future state that more closely approximates their ideal – even if this means remaining in their current role but with a refreshed mindset.
This coaching programme is suitable for individuals or for organisations wishing to offer assistance to their employees in their career development. The most critical outcomes of this process are:
- Clarity around choices in your career
- Accountability for your current state
- Confidence to take action and move to a desired next step in your career
Common statements and concerns addressed by Career Coaching:
“I feel like I am not growing”
“I want more money”
“I am not getting the feedback I need on my performance”
“I’m thinking of leaving the business”
“My job has changed and I am not sure on how to add value now”
“I’m keen to get to the next level but I am not sure what it is”
“I’ve lost my motivation”
“I’m frustrated with my job”
“I don’t have enough time to do what I need to do”
“I am having difficulty in dealing with conflicts at work”
“I’d like to develop some skills around giving and receiving feedback”
Executive & Leadership Coaching
Getting honest feedback and reality checks are not often available when you are at the top. This program will help you develop your leadership skills and provide you with an objective and self-reflective view of your personal leadership style.
Common statements and concerns addressed by Executive & Leadership Coaching:
“I am having difficulties influencing senior management”
“I’m really struggling with what I am being instructed to do by senior management it just doesn’t make sense to me”
“I get along with most people but I have a few challenging people that I could do with some assistance in exploring alternatives ways of working with them.
“I find participating in meetings and getting my point across quickly is a real challenge.”
“I don’t understand why people just don’t do their jobs”
“Every time I ask is everything OK people always tell me yes, I don’t get the feedback that says people are not happy with me”
“ I have some real tough decisions to make that could affect a lot of people and I really need to work through what I need to do”
“I have a significant change initiative I need to implement I want to make sure I get that right”
“There a few people in my team I need to work on to raise the level of productivity in my group. I would like to explore the options I have to help these people”
“I find working in cross functional teams a real challenge”
First Time Manager & First 90Days
These programs are designed to provide objective support to new managers and first time managers needing to build trust and/or develop management skills quickly. This coaching program provides critical support, encouragement and development through your first 90days in the role.
Common statements and concerns addressed by First 90 Days coaching:
“I have just gotten a promotion. This is a big step for me I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the job”
“I’m now managing a much bigger team and greater responsibility”
“I now have to manage my peers and I’m not sure how to handle the shift in the relationship”
“I have to work cross functionally more than I have ever had to, that should be interesting”
“I have not really managed people before this is a great opportunity”
“I am now running a business unit that I don’t know a great deal about; it’s definitely going to be a challenge”
Observed benefits of coaching include:
- Clearer understanding of own style, auto responses and the issues arising from these
- Improved communication and engagement
- Improved coping with stress/robustness
- Clearer understanding of own professional performance
- Clearer understanding of organisational issues and how to resolve or overcome them
- Improved ability to deliver feedback
- Improved professional relationships with subordinates & peers
- Improved decision-making skills
- Improved assertiveness skills / self-assurance / leadership strength
- Improved motivation in role
- Clearer career plans and actions
- Improved work/life balance
- Clearer strategic perspective
- Quicker to move to action in dealing with issues
- Improved change agent skills
- Improved measured personal performance
- Improved delegation abilities
- Improved work throughput
Overall our coaching clients report a heightened level of awareness and greater commitment to achieving their goals with renewed commitment and vigour.