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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.



Dates and Availability

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17 November 2015 London 2 spaces left
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16 March 2016 London Spaces available
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27 July 2016 London Spaces available
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24 November 2016 London Spaces available
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Booking Information

  1. • If you need to book more than four places on one date please contact us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6202 or email us
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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.


By the end of this programme you will be able to:


-          define the career coaching process

-          apply the career coaching model in a series of staged interventions

-          receive individual feedback and tuition within real-life practice sessions

-          discuss key techniques for dealing with a range of client concerns

-          use your knowledge as a basis for organisational career development strategies.



  • aims and objectives, learning contracts
  • introduction to career coaching, the model and coaching principles
  • key skills in the career coaching process (1):
    • contracting
    • active listening
    • paraphrasing
    • questioning
  • tools for career coaching
    • personality questionnaires
    • interest inventories
    • values
  • practice sessions
  • common issues in career coaching
    • managing careers in organisations
    • redundancy and jobsearch skills
    • referral and ethics
    • time management
    • self-development exercises.

Overnight (optional) my life and career exercise, interest inventory



  • review of previous day's learning
  • results of exercises
  • key skills in career coaching (2)
    • reflecting
    • summarising
    • challenging
  • frameworks for helping the client and coach
    • transition theory
    • lifespan development
    • skills analysis and values
    • decision making
  • practice sessions
  • review of learning
  • Action Planning

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