IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING HAPPY TO GO TO WORK,
OR FEEL YOU'RE NOT ADDING VALUE TO YOUR LIFE,
THEN YOU NEED TO PAUSE, GET A DRINK AND READ THIS PAGE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. YES, ALL OF IT.
And no, you don't already need to have all the answers or a burning passion figured out, in order to get clear on what career will make you happy and impactful.
When was the last time you promised yourself that you would bring about a positive, and long lasting change to your career and work life?
MAYBE it was at the start of the year when you said "Right, this is the year! I'm going to change job!"
MAYBE it was during the lockdown, and realising what you're doing ISN'T actually something you enjoy.
OR MAYBE, it’s been bugging you for a while now and you go to bed every night promising yourself, someday I WILL start looking at jobs which suit me, and will make me happy (esp. before going to sleep)
“Someday I'll start to think about what career lights me up" (only to get distracted and sucked into the work and problems that we have to sort out now! --Admit it, you and I both have spent way too much time putting off doing what's good for us, just to "sort out all the work first!")
"Someday I'll update my Resume / CV and LinkedIn"
"Someday I'll connect / network with the right people to help progress my career"
"Someday I'll plan what I need to do to achieve that work life balance I want!" (but right now, I'm busy!)
Let me ask you a question...
You'll just keep getting stuck into my work which doesn't make it me, and tell myself I don't have time to figure out why I'm unhappy
You'll just jump onto Social Media and mindlessly scroll, and look at everyone else's lives, instead of spending that time figuring out how to improve yours (because it feels like hard work)
You'll keep prioritising your current work over your own work life balance. You'll be aware that it's affecting your relationships in and outside of work, and you'll hate that feeling. But you'll still put off figuring out what you need to change. And so it goes...
I feel you! ...
It’s frustrating and stressful, and is definitely NOT the way to achieve a happy career.
Here’s the good news though.
You’re not alone in this repetitive struggle of wanting to change / not changing,
just thinking about the Resume / CV but not doing it, hating your job, dreading the work but feeling lost about how to escape that. We’ve all been there, and I feel you!
I know what it’s like to continually want to change, to want progress, to want something "better!", only to get sucked back into the "real work", "what others / clients / the project / the company" wants you to do.
Or to be comparing yourself to others who seem to be loving what they do.
OR even worse, to not be sure of WHAT TO DO, being overwhelmed when it comes to choices, and leaving you in analysis paralysis, and not actually working out what you actually want in your career.
... So listen up!
Life does exist beyond feeling stressed, overworked, burnt-out as a corporate employee! Always working but worried that you're just wasting your life in the company, and that your career is dying!
Feeling the dread and lack of work life balance, and unsure if you'll ever spend your time on work that makes an impact, has work life boundaries, and will further your career!
That life does exist,
AND YOU DESERVE TO LIVE THAT LIFE.
Doing a job you feel proud of, which you feel has value, making a difference and impact on society. Instead of feeling like you're only working to pay the bills. Same hamster wheel, month in, month out.
If you had the work life balance you wanted. So you could handle your job and pay attention to your family and personal life.
When it came to vacation time, you could actually enjoy it. Instead of thinking and worrying about going back to work. Same for Sunday nights too!
Having a job where you're not being yelled at, less office politics and toxic colleagues. Being able to work without that depressed feeling every day.
Just being able to feel in control, competent, content. To actually be doing a job where you are fulfilled and feel like "I got this move right!"
Not minding Monday mornings, having peace of mind. Waking up happy and pumped to go to work without feeling any dread!
Stop spinning in circles, feeling both stuck and yet overwhelmed, and finally feel CONFIDENT & PROUD about finding your happy and impactful career
1:1 CAREER COACHING
Your 1:1 Coaching Program to help you get the Career you WANT and to be CLEAR, CONFIDENT and ASSURED whilst doing it.
Based on my 12 Weeks of Modules, this program includes everything you need,
to go from being exhausted, stuck, frustrated and overwhelmed with your Career to feeling in control, confident and secure about the next role you WANT.
Guiding you step by step in this process, so you don't have to go it alone.
1:1 CAREER COACHING
is all about HELPING YOU WITH...
What is it that you want?
Why are you doing what you do?
What are your strengths and what is holding you back from having the Career you want?
We will find out all the above and more, including your goals.
Then, better still, we will plan how to achieve your goals.
How to best present and promote yourself. Everything from Resume / CV updates to Social Media presence.
We will work together to ensure your self branding and promotion is clear and aligned across all channels.
APPLY & EXIT
Networking mastery, how and where to apply for positions, best practices and interview skills. Those are just the external too, don't forget the internal points of mindset and confidence which we will also cover.
Finally, you will also need an exit and resignation strategy.
By the end of our 12 weeks together (on the full 1:1 coaching program), you won’t only develop the goals, plan and strategies to FINALLY get the career you want, be more fulfilled and content at work, but you'll also acquire the internal mindset and confidence to ensure your perspective stays that way in the future.
And most importantly, whilst we go on this journey together, you will HAVE FUN DOING IT!
What people said...
I was not confident of my career transition plan before I started this online program. I was confused on how to prepare. But Francis' career counselling helped me make a proper plan. His assignments are helpful in understanding your skills better. His weekly one hour sessions are full of effective and innovative methods of cutting down your doubts and shape up the vague plan to a step by step thoughtful plan. The program has boosted my confidence by helping me identify my unique skills. Francis’s online 1:1 Coaching has helped me understand my abilities better. I would surely recommend this those who are in doubt in their career transition or job transition.
Francis is a great career coach! He listened to my concerns, asked crucial questions, offered suggestions, and strategized my next steps by working closely with me. He is compassionate, patient, and was always there to cheer me on.
Thanks to him, I have much more clarity on my career path. Thank you, Francis!
When I first met Francis, I was at a point in my professional life where I felt stuck. I wasn’t happy in my current position but saw no path forward. In under two weeks, he helped me to reevaluate my priorities and create an action plan to reach my goals. I am now closer than ever to achieving the career I always dreamed of but never imagined possible!
Being a fresh graduate straight from university, the hunt to find a graduate role in finance is extremely fierce. Having applied to many graduate roles and failing in the process, I reached a point where I knew something had to change in my approach. This is when I first got in contact with Francis, who was able to share his experience and offer insight in applying for graduate entry-level jobs. He helped me to realise the power of LinkedIn. Not long after creating a profile I started to receive messages from specialist recruiters in the financial sector. Before I knew it I found myself in interviews with potential employers much quicker than online applications. Francis’ help didn’t stop there, he helped me prepare for interviews by instilling confidence, working on interview techniques and practising questions. Through persistence, I got an offer to work in my ideal field. It was the best decision I made to get Francis on board with helping me navigate into the real world, and I haven’t looked back since.
The reason why I reached out to Francis was to increase my chance of getting interviews. When Francis first analyzed my resume, his feedback made it clear to me that there was a huge gap between my resume and what recruitment professionals pay attention to. He helped me set objectives that defined the areas that I should improve on. Compared to before, my resume is now more focused, looks much better and most importantly sounds more human. I recommend a resume make-over with Francis to anyone feeling stuck about their job search and in need of a professional opinion about how they present themselves.
What we’ll cover in our 12 weeks together
(unless you're choosing the 4 week course)
PHASE 1 - CLARITY (This is also the 4 week course)
Week 1 - Life and Career Audit
Your Values and Goals / An audit of your life
Self Evaluation exercises
Getting the Career you want starts off by getting clear and aware of where you are now, what's working and what's not. Truthfully honest module, but needed.
Week 2 - Mindset work
Busting your fears and becoming your ideal self
We need to overturn your limiting beliefs, work on what you envision for yourself, plus practically get clear on what you want, what you're great at and what values you believe in, so we know what you're looking for.
Week 3 - From Ideas to reality.
Clarity on what you want, the practical exercises to find these out.
Uncovering in more practical detail your transferrable skills, the jobs that exist which you are looking for, and suitability. Getting crystal clear on what you want.
Week 4 - Goal setting
Goal setting for remaining of Program
If you're onboard for the full 12 weeks, this is goal setting for Phase 2 & 3 (Weeks 5-12). If you're on the 4 week course, this is goal setting for what you will do next. Overall goals, roadmap and planning.
PHASE 2 - SELF BRANDING
Weeks 5 to 6
Resume / CV create and align
Getting your Resume / CV ready across all channels
To maximise your efforts and get yourself known, you'll need your Resume / CV in all formats, ranging from the Auto-processed Recruiter versions, through to your beautifully designed PDF version. We will cover all the tools and what's needed on your Resume / CV too.
Weeks 7 to 8
Social Branding / Linkedin
Recruiters and Companies WILL check your Social channels.
There's no avoiding it, so might as well make sure your Social Profiles are optimised and proud to be shown. We will cover Linkedin pages and tips for your other Social channel branding, because they will be referenced!
PHASE 3 - APPLY & EXIT
Weeks 9 to 10
Networking and Job application
Networking mastery and applications
Connecting with the valuable members on Linkedin / Recruiters / directly to Company HR depts.
How to efficiently conduct job searches for the Career that meets your criteria.
Week 11- Interview and Negotiation Tips
Confidence, Mindset and Interview work
How to speak, act and think with confidence.
The importance of listening.
Presenting yourself well, speaking concisely and asking the right questions, as well as negotiation support.
Leave in a way,
where you'll always be welcomed back.
Resignation Letter templates, hand over strategy and best practices, task lists, delegation and accountability. All of these will be shown to you, so you can leave in the best, most professional way. Always keep your bridges!
How will this work?
1:1 Career coaching program is laid out for a 12 week completion.
The 12 weeks are split into 3 phases (as outlined above)
There is a 4 week 1:1 course, which is just Phase 1 only.
The Calls for the 12 week course
There will be 10 calls in total.
One Kick Off call, and 9 x 1:1 coaching call every week / every 2 weeks depending on the module.
Each call is up to 60 minutes and is to go over the previous weeks module.
Outside of these calls, you will have Direct Messaging access to myself for the 12 weeks you are on the course.
There is also a Facebook Group where you can post questions / share advice.
The 4 week course will have 5 calls in total (1 x Kick off Call, 4 x Weekly 1:1 Calls)
Worksheets and Workbooks will be shared with you weekly, via your own Google Drive folder.
Homework will be checked (so you need to do it! Otherwise why else would you join the course!) and to be shared in the folder or by email.
By the end of the 12 week course, you’ll have the tools & step-by-step system to clearly and confidently go after the Career you want.
walk away with...
The Clarity, tools and step by step plan to achieve the Career you actually want (and also what Career that is!)
The mindset, the confidence and the interview readiness to apply for the Career you want.
The lessons and worksheets are yours to keep for life and to refer to any time you need.
The self assured, confidence, prepared and in control attitude which you will carry into all areas of your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this 12 week course a good fit for me?
This program is designed to help stuck, lost, unfulfilled and overwhelmed Corporate Professionals to find the Career that will make them happy and valued, appreciated and impactful.
My goal (through this program) is to help you truly learn how to find what it is you want, the steps to achieve it, and have you ready for all stages, from clarity f your own thinking and strengths, through to interview work, the confidence and mindset required, through to the practical aspects of Resumes / CVs and how to apply for the positions you want, and how to efficiently leave your current job.
If you’re committed to changing your Career for something you WANT, and will enjoy for the LONG-TERM, then you’re in the right place!
Who is this course NOT for?
This course is not a guarantee of a job. I am not your personal Recruiter, and I will not be serving you Career options for you to choose from. You will need to be committed and motivated to change your stressed lifestyle.
You will need to put in the work to think, self evaluate, self discover and figure out what Career you truly want.
I will be there to support you every step of the way, but I am not taking those interviews for you, or filling out your LinkedIn profile! (I will also not be doing your homework) so if you're not going to be committed, this course is not for you.
When do we start?
Firstly, you'll need to complete the application form, with some basic questions, just to see if we're suited to work together, and to ensure your situation is something I can actually help you with. After reviewing the form, I'll connect with you if we're a good fit, to arrange an assessment call, and to go over the program details and costs.
Costs are not mentioned on this page, as I only discuss costs if I think I can help you.
After costs are agreed, we'll have a kick off call, and then coaching can begin as soon as we set the weekly time.
Ready to finally go for the Career you want, and feel more at peace with the where your work and life are heading?
Thanks and speak soon,
P.S. Feeling lost, overwhelmed, stuck and unfulfilled in your Career … I know these struggles far too well. I know how stressful it can be to desire a different reality for yourself but not being able to achieve it – DESPITE knowing your current role just ISN'T what you want.
You may even already be on the edge of giving up and quitting. Just carrying on with the current job, just because you're so unsure of the next steps - and that’s a totally normal reaction!
But I won’t let you. I am here to offer the systems, support and accountability you really need to build find that Career which will make you happy, fulfilled and wanting to wake up in the morning!
You have it in you to find and achieve that Career! I can’t wait to see it happen for you!