Looking at your career development, and planning for advancement, I help you to explore the notion that moving forwards does not always mean moving upwards on the career ladder. To achieve our potential, sometimes, widening the breadth of our knowledge and skill base allows us to be more fulfilled and to create a good foundation for moving upwards in the future.
Together we will look at events that may be part of your working life, and ways in which you are able to manage these:
- Returning to work (maternity / long-term illness / divorce / bereavement / career break)
- Reaching the top of our tree - sometimes we’re just not sure where to go next
I’ll also work with you on flexibility; in an ever-changing workplace, it is key to ensure that both individuals and businesses can adapt. A recent article in the Guardian suggests that Artificial Intelligence (AI), is replacing humans in some sectors:
“There’s no doubt that AI and robotics will rebalance what jobs look like in the future, and that some are more susceptible than others…
Responsible employers need to ensure they encourage flexibility and adaptability in their people so we are all ready for the change”. Jon Andrews, the head of technology and investments at PricewaterhouseCoopers International.
Although I am not suggesting that we will all be replaced by robots within the foreseeable future, it is important to have a breadth of skills and to be unafraid of change. I will help you to explore skills such as:
- delegation - never easy, but essential; recognising the strength of others to allow you to concentrate on the main task in hand
- influence - leadership skills
- time management
- the power to present yourself as someone at the cutting edge
- interview skills
I enjoy working with people and helping them to understand the value of investing in themselves.