Paul Talbot Career Coach

Flexible, Tailored Career Coaching.

Make work a joy.

  • Online coaching tailored to your needs
  • Dual-accredited Animas coach
  • Member of 2 international coaching bodies
Paul Talbot Career Coach

Flexible, Tailored Career Coaching.

Make work a joy.

  • Online coaching tailored to your needs
  • Dual-accredited Animas coach
  • Member of 2 international coaching bodies
Paul Talbot Career Coach

Flexible, Tailored Career Coaching.

Make work a joy.

  • Online coaching tailored to your needs
  • Dual-accredited Animas coach
  • Member of 2 international coaching bodies
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I wanted a career change but I was unsure what I wanted and what direction to go in. Now I know where I want to go, I know how to get there, and I have belief in myself.

Bola, London

What I Can Help You With

Career Change

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When my structured A to Z Career Change Programme doesn’t quite fit the bill.

Know where you’re going but not how to get there?

Lacking motivation or confidence to make the change?

Unsure what your career should be, or even what a career actually is?

Whatever your goal, I will help you make it happen.

 

Confidence

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Lost your confidence in recent years, or feel you never really had any?

Low confidence can hold us back from making the changes we really need, whether for career change and progression, work-life balance, or simply a better and happier way of being.

I will guide you to improve your confidence and take charge of your career.

 

Career Development

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Struggling to make headway at work?

Being overlooked for promotion or other opportunities?

Concerned about how you come across?

Not being taken seriously?

I will help you shape your path.

Imposter Syndrome

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Feel like a fraud? Think you’re “not good enough”?

70% of us experience some form of Imposter Syndrome, leading to low mood, reduced ambition, decision avoidance, and blocked progress.

Over a period of several months, I will guide you to break your Imposter Cycle and find the confidence and courage to make the changes you need.

 

Work-Life Balance

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When life is off-kilter, the stress and overwhelm can be enormous and affect all areas of your life.

Work-life balance is a complex challenge with many moving parts – no wonder it’s so hard to achieve alone.

Whether for your sake or that of your family, or both, I will guide you to a better way of life and work.

 

Working Relationships

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Having trouble with a manager, colleague or direct report?

Find you’re not being respected or taken seriously?

re you being treated badly, but don’t know how to make things better?

Even if you can’t directly change other people’s behaviour, you can make life better for yourself.

I will help you gain new perspectives and take action.

 

What I Can Help You With

Career Change

Read more

When my structured A to Z Career Change Programme doesn’t quite fit the bill.

Know where you’re going but not how to get there?

Lacking motivation or confidence to make the change?

Unsure what your career should be, or even what a career actually is?

Whatever your goal, I will help you make it happen.

 

Confidence

Read more

Lost your confidence in recent years, or feel you never really had any?

Low confidence can hold us back from making the changes we really need, whether for career change and progression, work-life balance, or simply a better and happier way of being.

I will guide you to improve your confidence and take charge of your career.

 

Career Development

Read more

Struggling to make headway at work?

Being overlooked for promotion or other opportunities?

Concerned about how you come across?

Not being taken seriously?

I will help you shape your path.

Imposter Syndrome

Read more

Feel like a fraud? Think you’re “not good enough”?

70% of us experience some form of Imposter Syndrome, leading to low mood, reduced ambition, decision avoidance, and blocked progress.

Over a period of several months, I will guide you to break your Imposter Cycle and find the confidence and courage to make the changes you need.

 

Work-Life Balance

Read more

When life is off-kilter, the stress and overwhelm can be enormous and affect all areas of your life.

Work-life balance is a complex challenge with many moving parts – no wonder it’s so hard to achieve alone.

Whether for your sake or that of your family, or both, I will guide you to a better way of life and work.

 

Working Relationships

Read more

Having trouble with a manager, colleague or direct report?

Find you’re not being respected or taken seriously?

re you being treated badly, but don’t know how to make things better?

Even if you can’t directly change other people’s behaviour, you can make life better for yourself.

I will help you gain new perspectives and take action.

 

How it works

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Book Your Free Consultation

Schedule a call below, then sit back and relax. I’ll call you by phone at your chosen time. 

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During Your Consultation

During the consultation, we’ll both explore how I can help you and whether we’d be a good match to help you achieve your goals.

If we both feel it’s a good fit, I will clearly explain all practicalities, including the investment and the payment plan options.

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Book Your First Session

When you decide to go ahead, I will take a few basic details from you, take the payment or deposit, and email you the electronic coaching agreement. As soon as the agreement is signed, we can schedule our first session – usually this can happen within days.

Frequently asked questions

Investment

How much does it cost?

I don’t advertised fixed fees. My service is tailored to you. My rates are competitive, and there are no hidden costs. I will be clear and upfront about my fee during our consultation.

Is it worth it?

In my view my services offer terrific value. Of course, I would say that – but we regularly spend much more on things that won’t change our lives, so in comparison, this could be the best investment you ever make.

 

Do I have to pay up front?

You can make a single payment or we can agree a payment plan to help with affordability. 

How do your payment plans work?

I want to help you take this step, so I make my payment plans as easy and flexible as possible.

There are no intimidating third parties such as credit companies. Instead, I will suggest a few popular options, and then you and I will agree a plan that works for both of us.

Usually that means one deposit plus a number of monthly payments spread across the time we work together.

I never charge interest with payment plans.

Trust

Is this confidential?

Yes. Your privacy and confidentiality are of the highest importance.

Our sessions are conducted using password-protected Zoom meetings. If we exchange files between sessions we can so using my dedicated online coaching workspace.

Will you pressurise me to go ahead?

I do not hard-sell. The initial consultation is an opportunity for us both to decide if we’re a good match, and for me to lay out clearly all the fees and other practicalities. If you decide not to go ahead, then that’s the right decision for both of us.

How do I know you're any good?

Our consultation is designed for both of us to decide if we want to work together – please use this opportunity to ask any questions you have.

I have completed rigorous, dual-accredited training programmes and CPD, and I am bound by the code of practice and ethical structures of two international coaching bodies. Oh, and my clients are happy customers.

Practicalities

What happens during the free consultation?

The purpose of the consultation is for us both to make a decision, at the end of the call, if we’re going to work together.

I will take time to understand your situation, your challenges and your goals. Then if I feel I can help, I’ll say so, and explain how. I will lay out all of the practicalities and investment clearly, and outline the next steps. If we both want to go ahead we’ll agree a start date – which could be immediately, if that’s right for you. 


Just book your consultation slot below, then relax – you don’t need to do anything else. I’ll call you by phone using the number you enter during the booking process. Please allow around an hour for the call. It could be less, but we need to make sure we allow enough time to do it right.

What happens during a coaching session?

We talk. A lot.

Coaching is a collaborative, non-directive conversation. I give you my complete attention, and a safe environment to open up. I gently question and challenge you, and encourage to you take action in a way that’s right for you. We might do exercises, or talk about work you’ve completed since our last conversation. And of course, we’ll talk about what comes next.

Sessions are usually 60 minutes long, and held on Zoom (using a password-protected meeting, to ensure our session is secure). We also have the option of using Zoom’s whiteboard and screenshare functions.

How many sessions will I need?

It depends entirely on what you want to achieve, but never fewer than 3 and usually 6 or more. 

I only offer single sessions to existing or previous clients. 

Coaching

Will you suggest careers that would suit me?

No. Coaching supports and empowers you to find answers that are right and meaningful for you.

There are many careers advisers and online tests out there that churn out ideas to ‘match’ your personality. Most of these are based on an outdated 1950s model that refuses to go away. I work more and more with people who have tried to change career using that approach and have finally given up and come to me. Don’t rely on anyone else to give you career answers – it will come back to bite you. Instead, I work with you to find personalised, meaningful options and clear the path to making them happen.

Can you help me start my own business?

Yes – many of my clients choose to leave employment to start their own business. 

However, it’s important to be clear that I am not a business adviser, so I don’t give you practical instruction for business planning. I can help you achieve clarity for your business idea, overcome doubts and obstacles, and take action to make it happen. When specific practical points come up, I work with you to help you find the right information and support. 

Is coaching for me?

If you want to make real positive changes to your life, and you’re open-minded and willing to commit your time, energy and money to making it happen, the answer is – probably.

Firstly, coaching isn’t easy. You will be challenged, and you’ll most likely be encouraged to talk about subjects that you find difficult. I’ll also encourage you to take action as well as talk – if you don’t walk the walk, you’ll limit your potential for change.

Secondly, coaching is not therapy or counselling – that’s not what I do and I’m not qualified to do it – so if you’re particularly struggling with your mental health, I’d advise you to consult a qualified mental health professional first.

On the other hand, if you’re already having some therapy or counselling, that doesn’t mean you can’t also have coaching. I believe the two can sit alongside each other very successfully, provided everyone involved agrees.

How to be sure? Schedule a consultation and we’ll go over everything.

Will you shout at me?

No. And I’d encourage you to avoid any ‘coach’ who does. If you want a military boot camp, then by all means go and find one. I hope you enjoy it (and I hope it hurts just a little).

My approach is gentle and patient. But make no mistake: you’ll be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone, and you’ll talk about personal stuff that’s challenging.

If you’re simply unwilling to try this, then it may be coaching isn’t for you just yet. But courage is the key to real progress. I offer you the time, space, and safety to push your boundaries.

About Me

I’m a certified Animas transformational coach. My training is accredited by the globally recognised International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Association for Coaching.

I am a Global Member of the ICF and an Associate member coach with the European Coaching and Mentoring Council. I have a coach myself and am committed to my personal and professional development, through training and supervision.

More about me

qualified career coach
qualified career coach
qualified career coach

About Me

I’m a certified Animas transformational coach. My training is accredited by the globally recognised International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Association for Coaching.

I am a Global Member of the ICF and an Associate member coach with the European Coaching and Mentoring Council. I have a coach myself and am committed to my personal and professional development, through training and supervision.

More about me

qualified career coach
qualified career coach
qualified career coach

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