Professional Coaching

Professional performance coaching can be broken down into three primary areas. Click on each to learn more, or continue down the page for information on rates and the initial consultation.

  1. Work-Life Balance Coaching (WLBC)

  2. Career Performance Coaching (CPC)

  3. Career Transition Coaching (CTC)

All professional coaching branches follow the same rate plans (individual plans can be designed in certain cases) and include a free 30-minute consultation:

  • Consultation preferably conducted via phone or Skype, although this is flexible depending on time/location constraints

  • Allows me to assess your current state, gauge whether you meet my 'client/coach compatibility criteria', discuss which coaching package is most appropriate for you, and make arrangements for future sessions as necessary.

  • Allows you to get an impression of me as a person and coach, and ultimately gives you the chance to decide whether or not I'm the coach for you.

Contact Kam to request an information pack outlining coaching packages and rates.

 

1.    Work-Life Balance Coaching (WLBC)

For young professionals starting out in new jobs (particularly those in banking, consulting or other '12-hour workday' jobs), work-life balance is one of the keys to a sustained level of high-performance.

 

Yet it's often overlooked by most of us when we start out our careers. Why? 

Here's the reality for many of us. We come into a new job and begin the 'honeymoon' phase. We're full of energy, eager to learn and impress our seniors with our intelligence and work ethic. We've got our gym membership sorted and planned out our lunchtime circuit sessions. We've made our friends aware that we'll only be able to see them at weekends…

 

And it's awesome…

 

…until we hit that first mini-burnout. At which point, either we stop, recover and re-evaluate our priorities, or we keep going as we are and risk pushing ourselves further into burnout. Whichever path we proceed along, one thing is for sure - the honeymoon phase is over.

 

This is the point where many of us realise how much things have changed. Sure, the bank balance likely looks a lot healthier. But has it come at a cost? For example:

 

  • Health: Whether we're talking about our new-found coffee/coca-cola/sugary snack dependency or the overall lack of physical activity, it's starting to take its toll on our body. Our energy levels are all over the place, and our physical fitness is in decline. Is continuing down this path sustainable?

  • Mental wellbeing: We're tired. Slightly stressed. Motivation is flagging. Performance is declining. Hobbies are now non-existent. We're questioning whether the bank balance is worth it. Can we continue in this state?

  • Relationships: We haven't seen some of our closest friends in months. We're facing difficulties with our partner as a result of the limited time we have together, and we aren't communicating well as a result of our fatigue. Is this the way we imagined it?

 

Here's the thing. Working hard is fine! But the closer we get to working at (and often beyond!) our optimal performance threshold, the more important it becomes to establish a healthy balance outside of work to allow us to restore your energy and replenish physically and mentally.

 

Often, we actually are aware of what we need to do to restore that balance.

 

But when we're in that state of perpetual tiredness, facing pressure from work demands during the week and harbouring a strong desire to make the most of the weekends, it becomes a struggle to actually sit down and plan what we're actually going to do about it!

 

Which is where WLBC comes in.

 

WLBC can enable you to accelerate the process of restoring your work-life balance. In WLBC, we discover and resolve the sources of mental fatigue, and identify opportunities where changes can be made to your schedule to begin reinstating the balance. WLBC can be the catalyst to help you take back control over your life and put you on the path to achieving the sustainable level of high-performance you desire.

Want to learn more? Contact me by clicking on the link below.

 

2.    Career Performance Coaching (CPC)

There are several instances during our careers when we encounter declining performance in the workplace. In most cases, the causes aren't skill-related, but rather rooted in our mental state. Our low performance can be attributed to a sub-optimal mental response to the nature of our work and our workplace environment. 

 

Restoring work-life balance can be integral to improving your performance, but sometimes the source of the issue is within the workplace itself. For example:

  • Poor relationships with bosses, subordinates or other colleagues

  • Long, unpredictable hours during the week, along with the sporadic possibility of weekend work

  • Boredom and demotivation as a result of repetitive work patterns

  • Inability to capitalise on promotion opportunities

  • Lack of opportunity for promotion

 

CPC can be a tremendous asset in increasing performance levels. In CPC, we identify the sources of low performance and target each individually, for example by applying the principles of emotional intelligence in the workplace or focusing on aligning your current position with your future career ambitions.  CPC can be the catalyst that helps you on the path to achieving the sustainable level of high-performance you desire.

Want to learn more? Contact me by clicking on the link below.

 

3.    Career Transition Coaching (CTC)

Going about the process of shifting career direction can be daunting, especially when you have bills to pay, a family to provide for, or a lifestyle you're accustomed to. 

In addition, once you begin undergoing the transition period, it's likely that your performance in certain aspects of life will decline as you dedicate more of your time and energy to successfully navigating the 'shift'. This may come at the cost of your performance in your other life 'roles', for example as a spouse or parent. As a result of the pace of our modern day lives, it has become increasingly important not to neglect other elements of life during the transition period. It's difficult to make up the ground, and the consequences of negligence may extend beyond the end of the transition.

CTC can be utilised to identify and mitigate the risks appropriate to the transition you're making.  In general, CTC can be considered in three different contexts:

  • You're making the transition from student life to employed life, and are feeling slightly intimidated by the sheer number of changes happening in the process!

  • You're looking to start a career or switch careers, but haven't yet selected what industry you want to move to, or the timeframe in which you're going to make the move.

  • You've lined up a career shift and want to make the transition as smooth as possible for yourself and others (e.g. family and children).

CTC can be a powerful tool to create a smooth, effective transition from your current state into your future state. In CTC, we identify the internal and external obstacles hindering the transition process, and create strategies to overcome them. When implemented effectively, CTC can be the catalyst that helps you to systematically remove the obstacles in your path and ensure optimum performance levels as you undergo the transition period. 

Want to learn more? Contact me by clicking on the link below.

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