Are you looking for change in your career?
If you're like the clients who I speak to, you’re talented. People consider you a high achiever, and you’ve worked hard to be successful in your profession. You feel you could do so much more, but the road ahead isn’t what you signed up for.
I imagine that once upon a time you enjoyed what you do. But constant pressure, an increasing workload and rising stress are sucking the joy away. You’ve given everything to your job, including evenings (and even weekends) when you could have been having a life. And the work… it just isn’t satisfying anymore.
Shouldn’t there be more to your career than this?
You want a change, but probably feel stuck. These are some of things my clients often say, and perhaps they sound familiar to you too:
- What other jobs can I do?
- How would I pay the bills?
- What if I'm not successful?
- How do I change career?
- I've put in so much effort to get where I am now. Do I want to walk away from that?
These are all questions that I am used to hearing and guide my clients to find answers to.
I work with professionals who want a change of direction, but something’s stopping them. They know what they don’t want, but are unsure what exactly they DO want, or how to get there. I've been in that unhappy place and know exactly how it feels.
I can help you make the change you want
I'm Scott Foley, and for over 15 years I have been supporting people through career transitions, helping them figure out what they really want and find work that inspires them again. When it comes to career change, it's hard to see the wood for the trees. I can help you get the objectivity and fresh ideas you need to make positive steps forward. I'm passionate about supporting others, and seeing that breakthrough moment give me immense satisfaction.
Career change is possible
I've helped many people make positive changes in their career, and explore new directions they never thought they could. I've seen it happen, and I've also done it for myself, exploring a number of careers including retail, recruitment, photography, becoming an author, careers work, and coaching. I know you can make a positive change if you approach it in the right way.
One of the great things about working with a coach is the clarity and direction it brings when you need to make a career change or transition. People I’ve worked with tell me that it’s really useful to have structure so it feels like you’re making some progress. To find other ways of looking at things so what seems to be a brick wall stopping you, no longer feels like that. And it brings confidence to know there’s someone in your corner cheering you on when you don’t think you can do it.
My career coaching programme supports you through 4 important stages:
Working out what you really want from your career.
We’ll discuss what’s not working for you at the moment, what you’d like your future to look like and what’s stopping you from getting there. We’ll also explore what you enjoy, what's important to you. What your strengths are, your experience and how you can use these in a different future role.
Creating options and exploring what your new future could look like.
We’ll identify job and career options you can consider, and how these link to your strengths so you can identify those which are the best fit for you. For many clients, this is the hardest part. So we approach this creatively and from different angles than you are likely to have considered before. It's surprising what great ideas can come from this!
Which options are best for you and how you can get there
When you have a number of options under consideration, we go into more depth so you know what to expect, which suit your criteria best, and what steps are involved in making your transition. This is about further research to fill in the gaps, action plans and taking practical 'assignments' to test your ideas.
You take positive and supported steps toward your new career.
Support with crafting a highly effective CV, job application or LinkedIn profile are topics we cover at this stage. How to convey your strengths and what you can offer, in interviews or during networking. And for clients who decide to start their own business, this can involve support in taking the next steps.
I've helped many clients like you find work that makes them happy. Here's some of their positive feedback:
Scott coached me when I was at a cross roads in my career. The results of Scott's coaching gave me the confidence to really focus and take action which I would not have been able to do without Scott's support. I am now much more fulfilled and happier.
I hired Scott as I was looking for a change in career direction. His programme meant that rather than trawling job-sites looking for something I could do, hoping I would fall into something that was right for me; I was instead able to proactively choose what I wanted to do and for whom I wanted to work. Thanks Scott!
Scott has been a great help to refocus my mind, get clarity and explore new opportunities and industries after relocating to the UK last year. I can highly recommend him to any one who are considering a career change or feeling stuck in their current role.
Get started with your career change
Making a career change is an important decision – one of the most important you’ll make. Life is too short to spend years doing work that makes you unhappy, and it’s easy to get trapped into thinking it can never change.
So let's talk. In a free 30 minute coaching consultation, we'll discuss what's happening for you at the moment, what you'd like to achieve and how coaching could support you.