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Career Coaching with Chris Cooper

Working with a career coach is the best way move forward with your career. Too many people get caught in the trap of an unrewarding career, which negatively impacts on their happiness and wellbeing. This is not sustainable in the long term. What might have seemed the right career choice at the time, may no longer be the case.

Likewise, people find themselves stuck at the same rung of the career ladder, which can drain their confidence in their ability to progress. It might be the case that you’ve been made redundant and don’t know how to find the next role for you. Or perhaps you’ve had enough of working for someone else and yearn to set up your own business – but you don’t yet feel confident enough to take this step.

For all of these reasons and more, career coaching is the right solution for you. It’s the best way to work out what to do next and progress to achieve your life and career goals.

Read on to learn:

  • What career coaching is.
  • How career coaching can help you.
  • My background and the work I do as a career coach.
  • What my clients have experienced from working with me.
  • How to arrange a free 30 minute telephone consultation with me

What is Career Coaching?

Career coaching enables you to take greater control of your career. It enables you to explore what you want from your career and create a strategy and actions for achieving it. You can pro-actively make changes so work feels more purposeful and in alignment with the life you want for yourself.

People work with career coaches at all stages of their working lives. It’s the best way to take manage your career and bring more joy into your life. Whether you’re near the start or in the later stages of your career, working with a professional career coach will help you get there.

Do I need a careers coach?

Here are some of the main reasons people choose to work with a coach to help them advance their career:

  • Not happy in your job, feeling stuck and you don’t know what to do next.
  • You’d like a career change and to find a new challenge– but you don’t know what you want to do or how to do it.
  • Poor work-life balance – your career is negatively impacting on your personal and/or family life.
  • Your career has plateaued and you feel stuck in a rut.
  • You’ve started a new role and are experiencing imposter syndrome – which is affecting your performance.
  • Lack of confidence in your own abilities is holding you back from what you want to do. For example, delivering presentations, managing conflict and leading teams. 
  • You want to set up your own business, but don’t know where to start.
  • Feeling anxious or stressed, experiencing procrastination and loss of motivation for work.
  • Redundancy: help to create a new strategy to find the right next job.
  • Getting the basics right: your CV, LinkedIn profile and preparing for job interviews. 

Do any of the above reasons resonate with you? If so, I can help.

I’ve worked with other people to help them beat each and every one of these things. I also experienced many of these things myself before discovering coaching was the right job for me. The reason why I specialise in career coaching is because I’m passionate about helping people find greater happiness and fulfilment with a career they love.

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How can career coaching help me?

Here are some of the ways I can help you as your career coach:

  • Identifying your life purpose – what you really want to do with your life and career and how to make it happen.
  • Exploring values and wider life goals to find the right career.
  • Working out what you want to do next in your career and putting in place a career transition strategy
  • Creating ideas for a new business and putting in place a comprehensive strategy to build it from the ground up.
  • Beating imposter syndrome, procrastination, lack of motivation, burn out and other work-related stress.
  • Managing conflict and your emotions to be more effective and resilient at work.
  • Rewiring unhealthy behaviour patterns that negatively impact on your wellbeing.
  • Improving confidence and personal skills to enhance career development e.g. interview coaching, presentation skills, time management, leadership.
  • Moving forward positively from redundancy, building your confidence back up and with a strategy for your next role. 

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Chris Cooper: Career Coach

I work with professionals to achieve greater fulfilment from their careers and feel happier across their lives as a whole.

My approach it to help people better understand themselves, what they want from their career and how this relates to the rest of their life. Then, equipped with greater self awareness, I help them to move forwards positively in sculpting their careers to achieve the life they want.

Often this leads to a career change, sometimes to setting up your own business. At other times the right way forward is developing skills and resources to perform better and feel happier with what you are doing now. One thing that’s common for everyone – it’s an exciting journey of self discovery, which leads to greater happiness and wellbeing that spreads beyond their careers.

Coaching Programme Designed For You

The work I do with my coaching clients is tailored to each individual’s current situation and life and career goals – rather than following a prescriptive, routine set of sessions that may not be right for everyone.

This means I can help with anything from a full service career change strategy to beating limiting self beliefs, rewiring behaviour patterns and overcoming other roadblocks that have impeded progress in both your personal and professional lives. I place great emphasis on taking care of your wellbeing, with the ultimate goal being greater happiness through a more rewarding career –  a life filled with greater joy and purpose.

My approach offers something different to most career coaches. I draw together a unique skillset incorporating multiple coaching frameworks, NLP, positive psychology and neuroscience.

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Why Choose Chris as Your Career Coach?

So you’ve decided that coaching is the way ahead? The next step is to find the best career coach, the one who is right coach for you. So why choose me to help you?

Firstly, I have been through multiple major career changes on my way to becoming a coach and setting up my own business. My own personal journey navigating the jobs market, developing new skills and overcoming many challenges inspired me to become a coach, so I can help other people do the same.

I’ve worked in skilled professional roles in the corporate world and as a director in small businesses. This means I understand what it’s like working in a variety of business environments. I’ve worked in locations across the UK and my career has taken me around the world.

Eventually I worked out the life I wanted to create and developed my career around this. I’m happy and have a fantastic work-life balance where all areas are co-exist in harmony. Whatever your own career goals are, I can help you do the same.

Reviews: What My Clients Say

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out some of the many reviews I have received from my career coaching clients. Most of these recommendations were posted directly by them to my LinkedIn profile. The small circle at the bottom of each review links to each client’s LinkedIn profile, where available.

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“I feel a lot more confident in myself and my abilities. My approach to career progression has changed”

I found the sessions I had with Chris extremely useful at a time in my life where there was a lot of uncertainty and upheaval. After being made redundant and wanting to make significant changes to the direction of my career, Chris really helped me to identify and focus on individual tasks that would ultimately help to land me a job in the field I wanted and also to make changes I felt I needed in my personal life.

Over the sessions, we worked on identifying my long term goals and then individual goals along the way that would lead me to a place of personal stability.

As a result of the sessions with Chris, I feel a lot more confident in myself and my abilities. My approach to career progression has changed where I now identify the goal first and then think about what steps I need to make to get there. I’ve already made steps up the “ladder” in my new role because of this.

Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with and has definitely made me see the value in coaching sessions. I will be looking into more sessions in the future.

Phil Adams

Systems Support Manager
Manchester

“Chris was genuinely interested in seeing me succeed. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about his field”

I looked for coaching as I was stressed and anxious at work, doubting my abilities and losing confidence. I wanted help with perspective and guidance on how to move my career forward and reach my potential.

Through coaching I learned exactly how I spend my time each day, how my perspective is biased toward the negative and that I needed to communicate better.

The coaching has given me perspective on my skills and my achievements. It has helped me see the necessity of communicating and advocating for myself at work. It has also taught me the value of thinking strategically about my career and to constantly revaluate how much my current workplace serves my career goals.

Chris was genuinely interested in seeing me succeed and was a compassionate ear as we worked through my challenges.  I had complete faith in his suggestions and approach as he is so knowledgeable and passionate about his field. He expects you to do the work and will hold you accountable, but he too will work hard to help you achieve your goals.  Work/ life stress can sometimes make you feel alone but you are not alone with Chris!

Ruth Jones

Investigator
London

“I highly recommend Chris. His personable approach and expertise will help navigate you to success!”

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic I found my suddenly self jobless, feeling lost and unsure where to go next. Chris began coaching me through this particularly challenging time both personally and professionally. By breaking down the barriers of my industry he enabled me to see my varied and dynamic skill set which previously appeared to be very niche. Through analysing my personality traits and many discussions I came to realise I had so much more to offer and could apply my skill set to many other avenues. This outcome and actions that followed resulted in job offers within weeks of my last session.

I highly recommend Chris, whether you are looking to further your career or at a loss to where to go next his personable approach and expertise will help navigate you to success!

Lucio Longoni

Management Professional
London

“Everyone who has hit a career wall should book a course of sessions with Chris”

We don’t all follow the career path we think we will, and it’s easy to fall in the trap of ‘plodding on’ in your work life. And that’s where I was before I worked with Chris.

Chris and I worked together over six weeks, in that time I was looking to establish where I was and where I wanted to be. It was great to actually talk to someone as an adult and discuss my direction, concerns and capabilities.

Chris is a great guy, very professional and makes you feel really comfortable, yet challenges you to dig deeper and own your decisions. He offers solid guidance and support to help you achieve a better understanding of what you want to do next. It gave me more insight into what was right for me.

I think everyone who has hit a career wall, whether they know if they want to get over it should book a course of sessions with Chris. He really does help with clarity for your chosen direction.

Tricia Fleming-Lynch

Marketing and Brand Ambassador

“I was going nowhere with my career. Working with Chris has been an extremely positive, empowering and motivating experience”

I was in a position whereby I was going nowhere with my career, my workload meant I was working 60-80 hours per week and this was getting me down. I knew I required some advice on change and the possibility of changing employers, and I wanted to know (after so long), how best to go about it. I also wanted to speak with a professional who didn’t know me, someone who could review my work/life balance. I approached Chris to find out more and within ten minutes of speaking to him I knew that he was the coach for me! His words were very comforting and his genuine interest in me was like nothing I’ve experienced before.

Chris looked into my working patterns in detail, reviewed some of the strengths and weaknesses I had in the workplace and how to overcome the weaker areas as well as help strengthen my stronger attributes. I felt from the coaching that I was able to find out more about myself and all the skills I’ve got in the workplace along with remembering all the important things I have in life outside of work. All of the sessions were very positive, and I felt like I could talk to Chris about anything. He also sometimes sets homework (nothing too demanding), so even when you are not having the sessions there is something to focus on for the next session.

I would highly recommend Chris as a life coach for anyone in any circumstance. He made me feel very relaxed, positive about myself, he enabled me to open up and also have a normal conversation about things and is an all-round professional with all subject matters. As a keen long-distance runner, I am hoping to continue to use Chris’s expertise to provide support and coaching in my running, in areas like health, strength and mental wellbeing.

Having had the opportunity to work with Chris has been an extremely positive, empowering and motivating experience. Thanks Chris!

Simon Pearson

Property Manager
Manchester

“I heartily recommend Chris to anyone searching for support in finding their next step forward”

I had experienced life coaching before but found Chris’s approach to be the most effective. He tailors his tools and methods to the individual rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. His guidance and encouragement helped me create an action plan, which was both straightforward and not scary to implement, and had a hugely positive impact on shaping my professional way forward. I heartily recommend Chris to anyone searching for support in finding their next step forward, whether big or small. Chris can help you get there!

Caroline Thompson

Knowledge Management Professional
Ottawa

“Chris is one of the most gifted coaches I have come across. His commercial and professional knowledge is second to none.”

Chris is one of the most gifted coaches I have come across. His commercial and professional knowledge is second to none.

He has the great ability to get to the root of the problem and assist to resolve propelling his client in the direction of success. I would highly recommend Chris and look forward to working with him again in the near future.

Mandy King

International Business Director
Surrey

How It Works – Online Career Coaching

I provide coaching online by telephone or video call from my base in Manchester in the North West of England.  Working online means that I work with clients all across the English speaking world. So, whether you live in the UK or the USA, Asia or Australia, London or Los Angeles, I can help.

Online coaching offers the advantage of being able to choose the right coach for you, regardless of where you live. The timing of sessions can be more flexible and you can be coached wherever you feel most comfortable. For example, at home, your office or while you’re away. Whatever is best for you.

Following an initial consultation, I will design a coaching package based on the outcomes you want to achieve, starting from six sessions. In addition, more immersive packages providing greater access and levels of support are also available. I will help you decide what’s right for you.

Get Started: Book a Free Telephone Consultation

The best way to get started is to book a free 30 minute coaching discovery telephone call. You can do this instantly, accessing my calendar for a convenient appointment, with no need to call or email in advance.

You can also get in touch with me me by calling me on 07968 851002. Please send me a text message if I am unable to answer and I will get to you. Likewise, you can email me at [email protected]

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