Karen Lomas
July 31, 2021

What is the role of a career coach?

Karen LomasWhat is the role of a career coach?

Excellent question! So many people are asking how might a career coach help me or my child. What difference will it make to me if I have one or more appointments with a private, professional career coach?

The role of a career coach is to be client-centered

They will:

  • to engage – build rapport, develop trust and learn about you/your child; your story
  • to support – provides positive encouragement and gentle guidance
  • to teach/train/coach – one-on-one skills development; expert review and interpretation of career assessments; to guide through processes such as application platforms
  • to mentor – maintain contact over time, to encourage, to congratulate

 A professional independent career coach must be impartial

A career coach will not therefore:

  • give any value judgement
  • give directives – tell you what to do
  • favour any one school or school system and curriculum framework
  • show any preference to any one higher education institution

Successful Career Coaches:

  • have a high level of specialist training and expertise at post-graduate level as well as industry experience
  • maintain contacts (a network) of professionals, dedicated specialist agencies and with educational representatives
  • continue to learn and study as a requirement of their profession
  • are holistic in their approach and tap into broad theoretical frameworks based on psychological and career development theory.

Engage the best professional career coach for optimal support. The mission of Karen and her team is to Make A Difference to people’s lives. We work inclusively and collaboratively with parents where appropriate and we are positive, fun and kind.

Your Future Matters, so trust in our best-practice career confidence methodology.

Contact us at www.karenyourcareercoach.com.au/contact/




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