CIPD People Management

Career Coaching

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Learn how a coach can play a valuable role in helping with important life and career issues.


Availability: In stock

Dates and Availability

  • Start Date: 19 May 2015
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
  • Start Date: 17 November 2015
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces

The Career Coaching course defines how a coach can play a pivotal role in assisting with important life and career issues; along with HR strategies, in collaborative, proactive and very marketable ways.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.  Call our in-house training team to discuss your particular requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Ms Lynne Spencer

Lynne is an experienced work psychologist who has also been a senior HR executive and line manager. Before qualifying, Lynne worked at the BBC for 11 years in a wide variety of HR roles and headed up the centralised recruitment and selection department of 40 people. For the last 12 years, Lynne has worked as an independent occupational psychologist, coach, trainer and consultant. She specialises in organisational development, coaching (she is on the editorial board of the magazine ‘Coaching at Work’), psychometrics, performance appraisal, selection, career and personal development and team building. As well as being a qualified counsellor and Myers Briggs Type Indicator presenter, she is the author of ‘Life and Career, a workbook for managers’ (1996). She is currently writing a book on Recruitment and Selection.
Who is it for

The Career Coaching training course is recommended for L&D practitioners, line managers, consultants and coaches who wish to be involved in career development at an individual or organisational level.


Career Coaching will introduce you to the career-coaching model; discuss key techniques for dealing with client concerns; and use knowledge and skills as a basis for organisational career development strategies.


Introduction to career coaching model and principles


Key skills in the career coaching processTools for career coaching

  • personality questionnaires
  • interest and values inventories


Common issues in career coaching

  •  managing careers in organisations
  • redundancy and job search skills
  • referral and ethics
  • time management


Frameworks for helping the client and coach

  • transition theory
  • lifespan development
  • skills analysis and values
  • decision-making.

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