Many encourage people to step out of their comfort zone. I rather believe that people should make unknown situations more pleasant and interesting by expanding the boundaries of their present world.
It is indeed a matter of point of view: a career coach helps you find different perspectives on your work life that allow you to transform your initial conundrum into new inspiring beginnings, choose concrete actions amidst an overwhelming range of possibilities, and let your initial fear of the unknown turn into curiosity about what you will soon discover.
My coaching style has developed through the interaction between professional academic education and working in predominantly creative environments.
As a coach, I can be more supportive of those who see work as self-fulfilment and a strong part of their personal identity than just a way of earning a living.
I provide Career Change Coaching for professionals in their 30s and 40s and specialise in serving neurodiverse clients.
My approach is highly supportive and empathetic in nature whilst also very practical. As a former Occupational Therapist, I understand the impact of meaningful occupation on our whole lives and this holistic approach is woven throughout my practice.
I specialise in coaching individuals at pivotal moments in their career; enabling them to grow their confidence, expand their skills and build their resilience to thrive, rather than just survive through transition.
I offer a range of coaching options, from one off help as a ‘thinking partner’ to a programme over several months that offers a deep personal ‘exploration’, using psychometrics and neuroscience to uncover your strengths and values. At the end of the coaching programme you will have gained clarity in your thinking and a focused action plan that you feel confident, excited and energised to move forward. The first consultation to examine what you are drawn to (or are being driven from) is always free.
My career coaching is ideal for:
• Mid-career professionals who are successful but not fulfilled in their current role
• New graduates looking for career direction
• Men or women returning to work after a career break
I work with driven corporate professionals in their late 20s to early 40s who are brilliant at what they do and want to take the next step in their career. Whether this be getting a promotion, improving leadership skills, boosting your work performance, getting a well deserved salary raise or changing career direction completely.
I have spent over 10 years working as an executive in investment banking and leaving the corporate environment to launch my coaching business, which gives me a unique perspective on the challenges professionals are facing within companies today and how to build a thriving career within organizations as well as what it takes to successfully change careers.
As a career and personal development coach I help mid-career professionals to create the working life they really want.
Both my personal and working life experience – including 20 years professional experience as architect (employed & self employed) in 3 different countries and transition to professional coaching at mid-career – provide me with a great understanding of the challenges that mid-career professionals face and allow me to bring empathy, perspective and practical insights to my coaching when supporting my clients on their own journeys of exploring career options and possible transitions.
My coaching style is warm, facilitative, reflective and goal orientated.
My clients say:
“Britta's coaching style is gentle yet firm and she has exceptional reflective listening skills which made me feel safe and supported.”
“Britta is very calm and an excellent listener. Her reflections helped me to move my project along and leave me feeling like progress was being lead by me.”
Career coaching for senior executives wanting to consider a complete change of career.
Entrepreneurs wanting to be more focussed and organised in their heads so that they can achieve their great ideas rather than letting their ideas slip through their fingers.
Prospective clients wanting to build up their confidence.
A silver fist in a velvet glove would be an accurate description of my working style...I hold a clean space for deep thinking and then agree accountability with the client. This accountability then becomes the focus of our good work together. I'm a skilled motivator and have been referred to as a 'motivational defribilator'.
After many years experience as a senior recruitment consultant I quickly understand what a client is capable of, which is frequently more than they see for themselves.
I coach across the management spectrum and enjoy engaging with those in line for promotion or who have just been promoted. I have coached senior leaders in schools.
With many year's experience of Government service and having navigated my way through career transition, I have a deep interest in helping and supporting all individuals leaving the Armed Forces, Police, Civil Service and other uniformed services.
I am interested in personal and professional career development and change. My style is authentic, engaging, non-judgemental and totally supportive. With a focus entirely on the individual, I will encourage but also challenge appropriately when it is needed. My interest is my clients' interest.
I am passionate about my clients' career, work, life being fulfilled and 'successful'. I generally (but not exclusively) work with those who -
I work with all kinds of people but mostly they are professional women looking for that extra 10%, or to find more balance and happiness.
Often I work with women in leadership (or those who are seeking to grow into leadership roles) accompanying and helping them grow and excel, and also those who reached a crossroads and perhaps want to take a new path.
I love helping women to take decisions with confidence and stop second guessing themselves.
I am a warm and happy person with a positive outlook on life. I am a qualified Animas Transformational Life Coach and a Firework Career Coach. My background is 15 years in international business where I've held global leadership roles. I have lived and worked in Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Paris and London which has given me wonderful experiences of working with different people and cultures.
I am passionate about helping people to find their purpose, become happier and more fulfilled.