‘Thank you so much for all your help. Your insight and advice have enabled me to make the hardest decisions of my life. As a result of spending just 2 hours with you, my whole attitude to my current situation has changed; you enabled me to face up to the challenges ahead in a positive way and to refocus on my priorities.’Head of Finance
Career and Transition Coaching
At Natural Talent Bristol and South Wales we work in partnership with HR teams and individuals, who may be affected by organizational restructures and could be facing redeployment or redundancy, or who require Career Coaching to develop, upskill, and progress in their current role.
Jill Maidment and Natural Talent’s Executive Career Coaches support many individual clients in a positive way as they make the transition from their current role into a new position, self-employment or retirement. 97% of our individual clients have found a new role within 2 months.
Our 1:1 Career Coaching involves robust Talent Assessments with challenging questions to identify key motivators, what would constitute an ideal job, and what’s missing now. Leadership and Management Skills and Competencies are assessed and Personality Questionnaires utilized to identify and develop key strengths and areas for improvement. You are able to practice interview techniques and psychometric tests and receive constructive and motivational feedback in a safe, motivating environment.
Natural Talent’s Career Coaching will provide you with techniques to adopt a positive mindset, identify key achievements, boost confidence, cope with uncertainty, pressure and change, clarify options, improve decision making, set short and long term goals, plan for the future and create a work/life balance.
We also assist with professional CV writing, researching Executive Search Firms, Recruitment Agencies, and Job Boards, as well as offering advice on networking and targeting of relevant roles.
Coaching sessions tend to take place at convenient off-site venues or via video conferencing. Best practice recommendations are for 4 to 8 Coaching sessions spaced two or four weeks apart. This allows you time to complete practical interim assignments in-between sessions. Each Coaching session is conducted in a relaxed and informal way, however, there is an emphasis on professionalism and developing a SMART Personal Action Plan, which may include potential further development opportunities such as relevant courses, or online learning.
‘As a Mentor, you’ve been metaphorically holding my hand through some big career challenges and decisions. Without your support and guidance, I would not have got this promotion, nor stabilized the team; many thanks.’ VP, Sales
‘Very sound advice, thank you; I wasn’t too keen on working with an Executive Business Coach until I realized you could really help me solve the issues within our team, and support me in my career progression.’ Senior Manager, Engineering
Working with global brands, Natural Talent addresses key behavioural and business issues, creates high performance, and measurable results, whist delivering excellent ROI.
‘You are an excellent Career Coach and have provided me with several new ways of dealing with challenges at work as well as the tools needed to put these in to practice. I gained more confidence in my ability to resolve conflicts, improve my time management skills and balance my work and home life.’VP, IT