When I first invested in coaching, I could never have predicted the outcome. I wanted a better work-life balance. I thought that looked like working from home one day a week.
At the time I had two jobs. Sounds crazy, right? One was 4 days a week running a technology outsourcing company which paid the mortgage and bills. The other job was 2 days a week, as a breastfeeding counsellor for the NHS. (Yes you’ve done the maths right, I was working 6 days a week). The original portfolio career.
You can see how I wanted a better work-life balance. I LOVED being a breastfeeding counsellor. I had sacrificed 20% of my high paid IT job to take that job even though I earned in one month in my IT job what I earned in a whole year in the NHS job. But it’s not just about the money, is it.
How coaching helped me
The coaching helped me to get clarity on what I really wanted: more flexibility, more independence, and more intellectual stimulation.
So I quit my IT job. Yes the well-paid-taking-care-of-my-mortgage job.
My coach, Wendy, nearly fell off her chair when I told her. My commitment at the previous session was to submit a request to work from home one day a week. Instead I handed in my notice all gung-ho to start my own business. (I stayed with the NHS for another 4 years).
Clarity to make life-changing decisions
And that’s coaching for you – it gives you the clarity to make life-changing decisions and the confidence to take action. There’s nothing like saying something out loud to your coach to get personal accountability.
However I know from talking to lots of women that they don’t have the funds to invest in coaching. Yet I know how incredibly powerful coaching can be. As long as you do the work (and there’s nothing like handing over a wad of money to keep you invested in doing the work), coaching gives you a brilliant return on your investment.
But not everybody is ready, willing or able to invest. As a coach, and as someone who really wants you to make the most of your life, of your skills, and your talents, that’s … that’s frustrating sometimes.
That’s why for the last two years, I’ve been sketching out, plotting and planning, talking to former clients, running focus groups, to figure out how to turn my one-to-one career confidence coaching process into an online cost-effective course.
And by jove I think I’m there.
I’m really excited by what I’ve created so forgive me if I let my enthusiasm and excitement bubble all over the place for the next couple of weeks.
Road testers wanted
Now I’m looking for women willing to invest and road test my Career Confidence course. The course will be a series of videos and worksheets.
PLUS for the road test, so that I can get your direct and immediate feedback and you get the absolute most from the course, I’m going to include a series of live Q&As. One a week for 8 weeks (8 modules) starting Wednesday 13 February.
PLUS as a bonus, every road tester will get a one-to-one call with me, as a thank you gift. You can book that call any time during the course – it’s for when you get stuck or need a little extra support.
Who’s the course for
This course is for you if you’re an ambitious woman and you’re feeling stuck in your career and don’t know how to get unstuck. Maybe you’re getting overlooked for promotion. Or you want a career change and don’t know how to get started. Or you’re going back to work after a career break and need a confidence boost so that you rediscover your sense of self and purpose.
If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then everybody who enrols in January will get the course for just £100. (To give you an idea, when I ran the first version two years ago, I charged £297 for 6 modules and I’ve done a lot of work on the course since).
Your £100 investment includes all the videos, the worksheets, one-to-one call with me, private Facebook group, plus 8 live Q&As with me. You’ll get my honest feedback and practical ideas. Other women tell me they love my live Q&As so I’m sure you will too.
How to sign up
The Q&As will run Wednesday evenings – recorded if you can’t make one live so you don’t miss out.
Maybe this isn’t for you … who do you know who could do with some help and support to get career clarity and confidence?
p.s. if you’re not sure about this
Maybe because you’ve only just found me, I’d love to get to know you better. Check out The Confidence Guide, which is published weekly bringing career and confidence tips right into your Inbox.