The Firework™ programme I use to coach you to your ideal career was developed as a fresh approach to career coaching that goes beyond what you’re good at. We often find that the career we have pursued is something we have ‘fallen into’ or one which, whilst it utilises our skills, is not something that truly resonates as fulfilling.

Career Coach in Altrincham

If you’ve reached a crucial moment in your life where you feel the need to stop and take stock, career coaching with me could help you gain clarity on a way forwards, because life’s too short to be stuck in a role that doesn’t excite you.

Who benefits from career coaching? 

  • You’re already pursuing a successful career but you have a nagging sense that it just isn’t you
  • You are considering returning to work after a career break, perhaps after raising a family, but have no idea what direction to choose
  • You’ve completed or are about to complete university studies and are nervous about embarking on a career you’re uncertain about
  • You’re feeling dissatisfied with your current job but don’t know what to do instead that would make you feel truly fulfilled
  • You’re at a point in life where you’re thinking about the final phase of your working life, you have fewer financial or family commitments and can afford to start again in a new direction
  • You’d like to better understand what motivates you, do more of what you love and achieve job satisfaction

The Firework™ career coaching programme goes deep. It is structured yet allows space for creative exploration. You’ll be enlightened by the extensive range of exercises I’ll give you to complete and together we’ll explore how your results can lead you to clarity.

How is the programme structured?

An inspiring quote from Mark Twain underpins the 3 phases of the in-depth programme:

“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowline. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

These 3 phases of the programme are explained below.

Call me on 07779 469 290 for an initial no-obligation chat or email me at info@debrathorpecoaching.com

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PHASE 1: EXPLORE

In this phase we’ll look into your strengths, skills, work motivators and the types of environment you prefer to work in. The approach is a holistic one, so we’ll delve into your values, personal attributes, work and life achievements, passions and interests – all through a range of exercises and one-to-one coaching.  The information derived from the Explore phase is mapped onto Work and Life ‘Stars’ so we can return to this valuable information throughout the programme to give clarity to what you need to be happy in your life and work. Alongside this you’ll build an Ideas Bank. We’ll evaluate these later in the programme. The time spent on this extensive phase will pay dividends as you’ll complete it understanding much more about the direction in which your ideal career lies.

PHASE 2: DREAM

Using this greater understanding, we begin the creative phase where you’ll start to generate new and exciting career options, unconstrained by self-limiting thoughts about what is possible – that’s the essence of the DREAM phase. You’ll have added to and will then raid the Ideas Bank and by the end of this phase we’ll have explored those ideas that most attract you to produce a short-list of 1-3 options. Throughout this stage we’ll refer back to the work in Phase 1 to ensure what you value is honoured by these choices.

PHASE 3: DISCOVER

The top idea generated in DREAM will be further investigated. We look at where you are now and where you’ve identified you want to be, creating a powerful vision of your new career. Coaching creates the bridge from your present to your future and the exercises at this phase produce an action plan that will generate the momentum to propel you forwards to achieve your compelling vision. I’ll support you throughout the process with challenging and thought-provoking questioning that goes beyond the surface so you deeply reflect on your answers.

How is career coaching different to career counselling?

A career counsellor is likely to explore your skills, qualifications and experience and then make recommendations as to what careers you might like to consider. Career coaching is a holistic approach that looks at the broader aspects of you as a person and through skilful questioning facilitates you discovering for yourself what career path you wish to follow.

Firework™ Programme

The Firework™ programme takes 10 sessions. You should be prepared to invest time to complete exercises prior to starting coaching and particularly before the first 4-5 sessions. To ensure momentum is maintained, sessions should take place no less frequently than fortnightly.

What’s included?

1 x 90 minutes session and 9 sessions of 1 hour duration

Agreed email support between sessions

Notebook to record your thoughts before and after sessions

Exercises to be completed between sessions

Pre-session coach preparation

Post-session email reminders

Your investment
£900

All sessions must be taken within 6 months of the first unless an alternative arrangement is agree.

Additional 1 hr sessions may be purchased at the end of the programme at a cost of £85.

I offer a free 30 minute discovery session for us to chat about where you are with your career at the moment and for us to see if we are a good fit for one another.

Career Reboot

Need a quick reboot and refresh of your career plans?

This package is for you if you need a review of where you’re at and help to create an action plan to move forwards.

What’s included?

3 sessions of 1 hour duration

Agreed email support between sessions

Notebook to record your thoughts before and after sessions

Action planning support

Pre-session coach preparation

Post-session email reminders

Your investment
£285

Additional 1 hr sessions may be purchased at the end of the programme at a cost of £85.

All package sessions must be taken within 2 months of the first unless an alternative arrangement is agreed.

I offer a free 30 minute discovery session for us to see if we are the right fit for one another.

How we can work together

I can schedule sessions face-to-face with you at my coaching practice in Hale (WA15) or via Skype. Skype enables me to work with my clients outside the immediate locality and overseas. Call me on 07779 469 290 for an initial no-obligation chat.