Coaching for academics and graduating PhD students preparing for job applications or promotions.
Coaching for academics and graduating PhD students preparing for job applications or promotions. Sometimes, it can be hard to know how to present oneself in the best possible light, or to understand the panel’s priorities. Based on many years’ experience on selection panels, you will receive detailed individualised insights into how to tailor your CV and covering letter to the requirements of the job and intensive preparation for the selection process itself such as mock interviews and presentations, including advice on how to prepare for the day. For clients going forward for promotion, advise focuses on the preparation of your application. Job coaching of this type is typically more direct than the other forms of coaching.
Coaching can also be provided for individual academics seeking to develop their career, find more meaningful work, or achieve a better work-life balance, as well as coaching for those in a leadership role within higher education who want to develop their effectiveness.
Leadership coaching for all sectors focuses on personal effectiveness as a leader, as well as coaching on targeted areas of specific importance to the client.
Coaching for leaders provides a safe and confidential setting where specific targets can be set and barriers to success overcome. Coaching is geared towards the achievement of the client's own goals and aspirations, laying a strong foundation for success.
Coaching for individuals can focus exclusively on work or comprise broader life coaching.
Life coaching draws on a holistic examination of the client’s current situation and needs. Over several weeks, work is done to explore what is holding the client back from achieving their best life. Work coaching focuses on how to find work with a greater sense of meaning and purpose, drawing on Katie’s expertise in this field.
If you decide to go ahead, a Coaching Contract will be drawn up specifying the number of coaching sessions and your coaching goals and aspirations so you know exactly what to expect at all stages. Coaching sometimes involves the use of questionnaires, models or frameworks to help structure the conversation, while at other times the emphasis will be on the conversation itself.
I am very grateful to have worked with her and highly recommend her services to anyone looking for professional coaching.
I am confident that she must be one of the best interview coaches in respect of her professional knowledge and extensive experience.
I received the first job just right after I had completed a number of sessions with Katie… In short, I cannot recommend Katie enough!
I feel I have a road-map for choosing my future path and also feel hopeful I can continue that journey in a ‘self-coaching’ manner.