Career management

Personal changes: New challenge

You would like to properly prepare yourself for a new role? You would like to successfully pass an aptitude test at an assessment centre? You would like to make a smooth transition and get settled into your new role during the first 100 days?

Coaching to enhance readiness to embark on new tasks and responsibilities involves gathering information about the new position and the new company and/or business division (if any). An induction plan is designed to familiarise you with the organisation, to outline your tasks and responsibilities, to provide a plan for the first few weeks, to prioritise matters, to familiarise yourself with the specifics of your tasks and responsibilities and to ensure that you rapidly accustom yourself to all aspects of your new role.

A checklist is specially drawn up for your first 100 days to ensure that you follow the mantra “stick to your strengths and work on your weaknesses” at your new workplace during the said period and, in so doing, communicate tactfully and openly with your colleagues and fellow employees.

If your (new) employer assigns you new learning objectives which must be met as a precondition to assuming your new role, the relevant issues and objectives will be jointly discussed and agreed upon with your superior during a briefing. Coaching then guides you along the way, culminating in the attainment of these learning objectives.

Personal changes: Career counselling

Do you feel that you have reached the point where your current job is no longer fulfilling? Perhaps you feel that your current job is not challenging enough or that there is no scope for personal development or opportunities for training and skills development? Your career prospects are uncertain or non-existent? You may even be contemplating leaving your job and re-orienting yourself in the job market?

As a first step to effective career and outplacement counselling, a full, in-depth analysis of your private and professional situation, in particular, your entire employment history, is undertaken. This gives you a complete picture of your potential, and the talent and skills you possess. We create a fully customised competency profile for you highlighting your competencies, as well as cognitive and personal strengths. This helps you gain a better understanding and insights into your preferences (likes and dislikes), innate strengths and weaknesses and what represents the best fit.

As a result, you gain a better understanding of the type of professional career/targets that you would like to pursue. Helping you identify and go about landing the best opportunities – those which best correspond with your abilities and your personal preferences – is key in this regard. This enables you to gradually gain a better understanding of what line of work you would like to pursue.

You are guided every step of the way, from implementation of your transition plan, right up to taking up a new position, and you are also provided with practical tips and useful contacts to help you improve your job application and interview skills.

Stress management

You are hoping to strike a better work-life balance? You want to learn how to prioritise “work” and “home” duties, by keeping the two separate and only focusing on business during office hours? You want to avoid burnout at all costs? You want to learn how to better identify what action needs to be taken when you experience the onset of burnout symptoms such as psychosomatic disorders?

In stress management coaching sessions, you learn practical stress management techniques and how to discover and systematically tap into your inner capacities and resources to help you counter the negative effects of stress in your life. You will also learn how to properly distance yourself from work-related stress and how to successfully recover therefrom.

If you have already suffered from stress-related symptoms, coaching may represent a good first step towards helping you keep your stress levels in check. The focus is then on learning how to become more adept at recognising the early stress warning signs and you will also learn how to practise self-help stress management techniques.

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