What does a career transition coach do?
For many of us, there comes a point in our career when we recognise the need for a change. Maybe you don’t want to spend so much time away from the family? Perhaps you’re seeking a new professional challenge, or a better work-life balance that your current role simply won’t support? Maybe you have already made the move, but it feels a little bumpy and you are starting to question whether you have made the right decision?
Our Career Transition Coaching is designed to help you make considered, effective decisions regarding your future career and in doing so remove the barriers that can tie you to an unfulfilling, unhappy role.
We create a supportive environment that allows for clearer thinking about your next steps. With 30 years’ experience in executive recruitment, we know all about the possibilities and pitfalls of a career change, and are on hand to help you plan and secure your next move.
What are the key benefits of career transition coaching?
Careers take years to build but can change in a moment. By investing in Career Transition Coaching you can go a long way towards ensuring you make the right next step, both professionally and personally, so you have no regrets in the long term.
We provide an independent sounding board outside of your usual network of friends and family. This allows us to take a step back; to understand your motivations, challenge your assumptions and ultimately support you in devising a successful career strategy that aligns with your personal and professional objectives.
What does career transition coaching at AGP look like?
Our Career Transition Coaching involves a series of 1-2-1 sessions in which our coaches will listen to your circumstances, help you process your feelings and identify the drivers for a career move working in a safe and confidential space.
The next step is to update your practical resources, staring with the CV. With our 30 years’ experience in recruitment we know what makes a CV stand out from the crowd, and with our unrivalled knowledge of the consumer industries we are uniquely placed to ensure you target the right companies and tailor your approach to their requirements.
We will continue to coach you throughout the entire recruitment process, including the interview and offer stage all the way through to the point when you’ve secured your new role.
And our work doesn’t end there: we will stick about to help smooth any early bumps and support you until the point you have the confidence to go it alone.
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
I would recommend Tony in a heartbeat.
Tony has a wide network across the UK retail market and knows what’s going on across sectors. Tony is able to match his clients to candidates in smart partnerships with close consideration of cultural fit, which is very rare in my experience.
As a candidate, Tony always kept me updated on the progress of any project and then remained in touch throughout the assignment, providing valuable executive support and advice.
I am always grateful that Tony picks up the phone to me frequently with such interesting opportunities
Following a change in career direction, I was fortunate enough to work with Tony in some 1:1 coaching sessions. Tony’s style of coaching is excellent – he builds rapport easily and asks probing, perceptive questions that enabled me to clarify my thought processes.
His challenging but empathetic style really delivered for me. He encouraged me to self-reflect and recognise my underlying concerns. Once I had this clarity, he really helped me to identify and evaluate potential options and alternatives.
I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
Tony invests time in both his clients and his candidates even when there is nothing specific to discuss. This is what makes him a great search specialist: he is approachable, engaging, warm and incredibly well-networked.