All our career coaching reviews are open to inspection, although client anonymity is always maintained. As you read them, note that at CCS we do not offer a traditional career advice approach. Sometimes, you need to look beyond ‘career’ to find a way forward. The thoroughness of the CCS approach, and the tools and time we give you to reflect, can lead to a renewed enthusiasm for your current work. And, of course, some people do find the confidence and focus to move to a new career. Read on!
CCS Career Coaching Reviews
“Career counselling has given me a clearer idea of my strengths, values and future goals. I have been able to re-present my skills in a different way, to enable a change of focus in my career ambition going forward.
Both the sessions and the assignments given were very clear and inspiring, it led me to think in very different ways about my working self and how I view the interactions and processes of working life. Kate was very enthusiastic and encouraging and took the time to listen to my thoughts, and make very helpful suggestions along the way.
I would recommend CCS , without hesitation. I’ve very glad to have done this, I think it has been a very worthwhile experience. With many thanks to Kate, who has been excellent throughout.” PA Career changer
“I booked the CCS Career Coaching Programme for Doctors because I was unhappy in my last job and wanted to explore other options both within and outside the NHS. I cannot recommend Gilly Freedman enough. She was a great listener and very methodical in her approach in exploring my career and life priorities. Her personal experience of helping others acquire roles outside the NHS was also invaluable, given many NHS doctors have limited knowledge of what else is out there. I also valued her constructive advice on managing stress and avoiding burn out. I am now much happier in another NHS trust and Gilly played a huge part in helping me achieve this. Thank you! NHS Consultant
“…. helped me to get clearer about a lot of the values/motivations which I have instinctively been guided by but never been able to consciously verbalise. Getting clear about these issues enabled me to understand what my real drives are and to be able to start making plans based on these instead of groping around in the dark, so to speak. I also felt very supported by Rob, who allowed me to express myself and feel comfortable exploring decisions and topics, which in the past, I have sometimes found frustrating.
The career counselling surpassed my original expectations. It has helped me learn to make decisions based on my own consciously articulated internal criteria, which has been a fantastic thing for me to learn. Thank you very much Rob!” Recent graduate
“I highly recommend Rob Nathan’s approach to Career Counselling. Having had less effective mentoring experiences in the past, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Rob is supportive, flexible and focussed, and helped me on my journey to what I really want to do with the rest of my life. I’m very grateful for all his input and expertise.” Career changer
”I found the strengths questionnaire especially helpful as a starting point to develop my skills and as affirmation of the skills I already use. Career counselling was also very beneficial to my confidence as it helped to show me that I have useful and valuable skills and experiences, that there are always avenues to pursue, to think outside the box and brainstorm.” Recent graduate
“Counselling has given me the initiative and confidence to network effectively across my contact group. Kate demonstrated the – now obvious – role networking has in securing fulfilling roles and helped me understand the approach to talking to contacts. Unlike other counselling services I reviewed, Kate’s approach was tailor made to my needs and Kate is still finding time to give me feedback after our sessions have finished(!) which demonstrates her passion and commitment to getting her people into the right roles.” Interim manager
“ It felt almost like a ‘practice’ session for the kind of interviews I might have with recruiters over the coming weeks so very useful from a practical point of view as well as very useful discussion of CV approaches and key things I need to get across in my CV.
I’m getting exactly what I need from the process. I can’t stress enough how empowering it has been too – this has meant that I’ve been much more prepared for/confident going into conversations about leaving my current role on terms of my own choosing.” Mid-career changer
“I have left feeling really positive about the steps I am planning to take regarding my short-term and long-term career plans. It has helped to value, recognise and take into account my unique experiences and helped me improve my confidence. I am happy with the support I have been receiving after my last meeting, which I found very helpful and important.” Mature student
“I would certainly recommend career counselling to others. I found it incredibly helpful.” Self employed
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