Career Change:

Direction And Focus Programme

When you’re stuck with your career change or don’t know where to start, this proven, structured programme will guide you to positive career direction in 6 weeks to 6 months.

You will have at least one exciting and realistic forward career direction and a plan to make change happen.

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Paul Talbot Career Coach

Career Change:

Direction And Focus Programme

When you’re stuck with your career change or don’t know where to start, this proven, structured programme will guide you to positive career direction in 6 weeks to 6 months, and a plan to make change happen.

Learn More

Duration

6 weeks – 6 months +

Format

100% online

Learning style

Blended 1–2–1 coaching & mentoring sessions + workbooks

L Mortenson Testimonial

Before working with Paul, I felt stuck in a career that no longer held meaning or satisfaction for me. 

I worked with Paul for just 3 months, and one month later I’ve been offered a role in my new career, working 100% from home. This could not have worked out any better! 

L Mortenson
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  • Know what you want + find options
  • Overcome obstacles such as time, finances and fear
  • Move forward in a new, exciting direction
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  • Know what you want + find options
  • Overcome obstacles such as time, finances and fear
  • Move forward in a new, exciting direction
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Programme Content

 

Module 1:  What You Want

 

 

 

Pinpoint your underlying motivations and needs.

 

What is truly important to you? What do you want?

 

What clues might there be from the past?

 

What really fires you up and drives you?

 

Module 2:  What You Have & What You Need

 

 

 

Know your true strengths, identify your specific & transferable skills, and establish your practical needs and desires.

 

Locate the parameters of the change you're about to make.

 

Module 3:  Finding Career Satisfaction

 

 

 

Learn the 10 Job Satisfaction Factors common to all of us, and then tweak them to make them unique and meaningful for you.

 

Using the work you’ve done so far, create your own Personal Role Evaluator, to give you confidence a role will be right for you.

 

Module 4:  Finding Options

 

 

Apply the 3 Top Strategies for finding career options, avoiding the mistakes of traditional career planning techniques.

 

Discover more meaningful options than you thought possible – then narrow them down to create your Career Shortlist.

Module 5:  Make Your Decision

 

 

Using my bumper Decision-Making Pack, thoroughly assess and prioritise each option on your Career Shortlist.

 

Predict real-world outcomes and balance for each of your options.

 

Identify gaps in your knowledge and confidence, and take action to bridge those gaps.

 

Make a decision about your career path.

 

Module 6:  Make Your Career Change Action Plan

 

 

Know what's between you and your chosen route or outcome.

 

Create a specific, achievable plan for the future.

 

Consider obstacles and risks, and set yourself actions to keep progress in motion.

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1: What You Want

Pinpoint your underlying motivations and needs.

What is truly important to you? What do you want?

What clues might there be from the past?

What really fires you up and drives you?

2: What You Have & Need

Know your true strengths, identify your specific & transferable skills, and establish your practical needs and desires.

Locate the parameters of the change you’re about to make.

3: Career Satisfaction

Learn the 10 Job Satisfaction Factors common to all of us, and then make them unique and meaningful for you.

Using the work you’ve done so far, create your own Personal Role Evaluator, to give you confidence a role will be right for you.

4: Finding Options

Apply the 3 Top Strategies for finding career options, avoiding the mistakes of traditional career planning techniques.

Discover more meaningful options than you thought possible – then narrow them down to create your exciting Career Shortlist.

5: Decision-Making

Using my bumper Decision-Making Pack, thoroughly assess and prioritise each option on your Career Shortlist.

Predict real-world outcomes and balance for each of your options.

Identify gaps in your knowledge and confidence, and take action to bridge those gaps.

Make a decision about your career path.

6: Career Change Plan

Know what’s between you and your chosen route or outcome.

Create a specific, achievable plan for the future.

Consider obstacles and risks, and set yourself actions to keep progress in motion.

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How Modules Work

1. Complete Workbook

Log in to your online career change workspace and complete the workbook in advance of our session.

Each fillable workbook contains effective exercises designed to build your career change gradually from the ground up.

 

2. Coaching & Mentoring Session

60-minute, 121 Zoom sessions to gain deeper understanding of your workbook answers and how they contribute to your career change.

We may also tackle underlying obstacles such as low confidence, decision-making, motivation, doubts and fears.

3. Actions

Wherever appropriate, at each stage we’ll agree actions for you to take to move your career change forward each time.

We’ll also catch up on the progress of actions set last time and I’ll provide the right level of accountability for you.

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I was stuck knowing what direction to go in and lacked the confidence to make any changes. Paul helped showed me who I am, what I enjoy and what I want from a career, and really challenged the way that I think. I’m excited about moving forwards now to a place where I am a lot happier.

Steve, Chippenham
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FAQ

How Long Does The Direction & Focus Programme Take?

As long as you like, from 6 weeks to 6 months or more.

My suggestion is to aim for 3 months if you have 2 coaching & mentoring sessions per month, or 6 months if you plan to have 1 session per month. Everyone works at a different pace.

When you complete a module, I’ll release the next one to you.

This gives you the flexibility to speed up or slow down to make sure the programme fits with everything else that’s going on in life.

And with our monthly coaching sessions, however many sessions you choose per month you’ll always be supported to continue developing your plan and direction.

Can I Really Finish In 6 Weeks?

Yes, but this intensity won’t suit everyone, and we’d need to agree this approach is right before you move forwards. My guide time is 3 to 6 months.

To complete this in 6 weeks, you’d need plenty of study time to complete the modules, and it’s possible that our work together will highlight actions you need to take that will naturally extend the timeframe.

But with the flexibility this programme offers, you can always decrease your sessions for a short time to make allowances for any changes you need, and speed up again later.

What Is The Outcome Of The Programme?

Outcomes are different for each person. Clearly, if you decide to become a surgeon but don’t have any science qualifications, it’s going to be a little while before you’re wielding the knife…!

The most effective and meaningful goal at this early stage is to find positive movement, direction and focus. For some people, this means having very specific plans, and some are even already moving into the implementation stage by the end of module 6.

Others are actively working with at least one exciting new career direction they know is likely to work out in the real world, and have a plan to follow their new path.

Can I Stop Half Way Or Take A Break?

Yes, provided you tell me before the start of the next month, you can cancel or change your plan.

Of course, you should plan to complete all 6 modules if you want to find your new direction(s).

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Flexibility, Transparency & Peace Of Mind

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No long contracts

You are never locked in. So if your circumstances change unexpectedly and you need to stop, just let me know before the end of the month.

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Flexible Monthly Payments

Choose the number of monthly sessions that suits you best right now, knowing that you can speed up or slow down whenever you like.

No Surprises

No setup fees. No cancellation fees. No charges for anything that you haven’t clearly agreed to.

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No long contracts

You are never locked in. So if your circumstances change unexpectedly and you need to stop, just let me know before the end of the month.

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Flexible Monthly Payments

Choose the number of monthly sessions that suits you best right now, knowing that you can speed up or slow down whenever you like.

No Surprises

No setup fees. No cancellation fees. No charges for anything that you haven’t clearly agreed to.

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Work With Me

Interested in finding your new career direction and focus?  Fantastic!  The first thing to do is book a quick, no-obligation chat.

In one hour or less, I’ll ask questions to understand your situation and goals and give you an honest assessment of whether the Direction and Focus Programme is likely to be a good fit for you. 

If you choose a Zoom consultation, I’ll be able to show you examples of materials and the online workspace so you can get a feel for how we’ll work together.

This needs to be right for both of us, so there’s never any pressure from me.  If we’re a good match, great!  But if not, I’ll try to make some suggestions to help you move forwards and wish you all the very best for the future.

Give me a call on 0330 001 1148 or scroll down to book a free consultation instantly below.

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