Frequently Asked Questions
How can career coaching help me?
We are experts in career coaching - it's what we specialise in and we love what we do! We will support you fully on your entire journey - whether that's working out what career might be for you, through to the application, interview and assessment process. And we don't stop there. We also offer a wealth of support, guidance and career coaching through any stage of your career, to ensure you continue to progress and excel.
What experience do you have in career coaching?
Well, firstly this is me doing My Thing. The thing I am most passionate about is coaching and developing people, so I am heavily invested in your success. My background is a successful corporate career in large multinationals where, amongst other things, I interviewed hundreds of people for roles from graduates to senior leaders, designed and ran assessment centres, and led, coached and developed teams across multiple functions and businesses. This gives me a unique insight into what recruiting managers (the decision makers - and the hardest to impress) are looking for, and where candidates regularly fall short of their own potential without ever realising it.
How do I know if the coaching is good value for money?
We offer a number of different Career Coaching packages to suit all budgets and learning styles, so you should be sure to find something that suits you. All options include a wealth of self-study material from discovering the ideal career for you, all the way through to wowing at interview. 1:1 coaching is invaluable in you understanding exactly how you come across to a recruiter, and tailoring your experience to any interview question. In terms of cost, if one of our coaching packages gets you your ideal role even just one or two weeks sooner than without us, you will have more than recouped your costs. Coaching will accelerate your progress and improve your chance of securing a well-paid role quickly. More and more people are seeing the benefits of coaching - and they're your competition so don't miss out.
What should I expect from a coaching session?
Most sessions will be geared around a specific area, e.g. setting your career vision, CV analysis or a mock interview.
This is where working with someone who has seen hundreds of people in your position succeed and fail really starts to pay back. I will spot the things that can derail your interview, and more importantly I will tell you how to turn your weakest areas into compelling, self-aware answers that will lead to job offers. And this isn't done by feeding you pat answers that will sound phoney; I offer a unique process of uncovering your own values and making them shine regardless of how much experience you have accrued. Plus some failsafes you can reach for confidently whenever you need them!
Where does the coaching take place?
All 1:1 coaching will take place by Skype, or phone if you do not have internet access. Virtual coaching allows us to work with anyone in the country (and even further afield!), and therefore to have the maximum impact on as many people as possible. This may prove to be good practice - you may well find that you end up having job interviews via webcam or video conference too!
When can coaching sessions take place?
Our standard hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Occasionally we will offer evening sessions to suit clients' needs.
I'm not sure what coaching package to opt for - can you help?
Of course - it really all depends on the level of investment you want to make and your preferred learning style. Feel free to contact us if you want to discuss this in more detail so we can make sure you make the right decision for you.
How will the e-books, learning videos and expert tools and resources help me?
These form our online learning modules and consist of more than 20 hours of of e-books, videos and additional resources where we take you through everything from identifying the right job for you to how to nail the interview or assessment centre to boosting your confidence. These materials are unique and proprietary to us. and it is access to this information that will give you the edge over your competition.
We also direct you to expert tools and resources which could be anything from worksheets which you personalise for your own journey through to other sources of information which we think you will find beneficial. The materials we offer are constantly changing and being updated to ensure what we offer remains current and relevant for you. We're sure you won't be disappointed with the amount of material available that you can either follow through step-by-step or dip into as and when you need to.
As you will already know, the internet is chock-full of stuff that is at best mediocre and and worst contradictory and misleading, and it's only with our expert help that you can be sure you are following the right path through it.
How long will it take to complete the coaching packages?
That's really up to you and how much time you have to invest in it. Each package contains a mixture of online study and 1:1 coaching sessions. You study the online materials at your own pace, and we recommend you schedule your coaching calls at specific intervals throughout that process for best results. Momentum is key to your success, so to ensure progress we would recommend you stick to the timelines suggested on the Career Coaching page for each package.
How can I pay?
You can either pay in full, or else we can arrange a "3-Pay" payment plan option for each of our coaching packages. With the payment plans the total cost is divided into three equal payments. The first is taken immediately, then monthly thereafter. Payments can be taken online via Paypal where you can pay either with your own PayPal account, or by debit or credit card. See here for detail. Alternatively we may invoice you so you can pay via BACS.
How do I know your site is secure?
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How will my payment show on my bank statement?
Online payments will show on your bank statement as PAYPAL *BEYONDCAMPU. Payments made via BACS will show as HOLLY ASHFORD.
How do I know our coaching conversations will remain confidential?
100% confidentiality goes without saying as far as we are concerned, and is core to our values and the way we operate. We may, only with your express permission, request to include your feedback as part of our testimonial stories to help future clients.
How do you measure a client's success?
This is something we have been doing successfully for years and years so we have a strong track record. Our success is measured by the way in which all our clients transform their ability to present their skills and experience with greater clarity and confidence and in ways that will maximise your impact on recruiting managers. If you sign up to a 1:1 coaching package, we'll closely monitor your progress and check in regularly to make sure you stay on track. We're very open to your feedback too and will be asking you what difference you're feeling to make sure we tailor all coaching to where you need it most.
My school/university/company could benefit from having some group coaching. Is this something you offer?
Absolutely - we are always delighted to come and meet with tutors/employers to see how we can support with their specific needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
How do I get more information?
Just click below to email us, or call on 07470 362616. We are here to support you in making the right decision. And if we don't think this is for you, then we'll be open and say so.