Career coaching 

School leavers, uni students, graduates or career changers -
any of these thoughts and emotions sound familiar?

  • I don't know what graduate job or career I can do with my degree

  • I like the sound of a particular sector but I'm not sure how to get into it

  • I'm applying for all these graduate jobs but not getting to the next stage

  • I'm unsure what to do post school or uni

  • I'm not sure how to get relevant work experience or internships

  • All my friends seem sorted

  • I'm feeling so overwhelmed

  • I'm nervous about interviews

  • I'm working in a job that I know isn't the right graduate career for me

Combine some of these thoughts together with the advice you might be getting from websites, careers services or your parents and friends. 

No wonder you're struggling to make progress.


There's too much going on in your head.


You know you need to do something differently if you want things to change.




Career coaching can help you

get some clarity about WHAT YOU WANT 

understand WHERE YOU ARE NOW

make a plan and take action to GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE

Alfie, uni student

Rachel was always friendly and easy to talk to. She was great at prompting me to come up with my own ideas to solve my problems, including sharing resources to help me think about what we talked about. She maintained a professional atmosphere, and I got the impression that she genuinely cared about everything we talked about.

Izzy, graduate

Rachel has a great deal of experience in a number of sectors meaning she can offer real insight into the workings of different industries and company culture/pressures. The fact that she had confidence in me and was able to reassure me, even at times when I was receiving a lot of rejections, ultimately gave me the motivation and assurance to carry on and secure a great scheme.

A typical one-to-one career coaching programme

  • We have an initial chat to find out what you are struggling with and what you want to achieve

  • I create a coaching programme specifically for you, typically lasting from six to ten weeks

  • Each programme involves regular face-to-face or online coaching, self-awareness exercises, templates, resources, how to guides and email support in between coaching sessions 

Topics we might cover

  • Understanding 'YOU' - skills audit, your interests, strengths, values and ideal work environment

  • Researching and choosing graduate career options

  • How to break into a particular sector

  • Evaluating paths post school or university

  • Gap year options 

  • Managing your mindset

  • Job or internship search

  • Networking techniques

  • Powerful CVs, applications and LinkedIn profiles

  • Practising recruitment tests

  • Succeeding at interview

  • Maximising your potential in your current role


My coaching approach

Think of it like a series of personal conversations. I combine coaching with knowledge sharing and skills training depending on the results you want. Coaching helps you to understand yourself first. You'll then feel more empowered to move forward and create your own solutions.


I have extensive experience of recruitment, the graduate job market and different job sectors  so I will share the relevant knowledge with you. There is a real skill to effective job search, networking, application and interview so if we are working together in these areas then I will combine training and coaching. Training gives you the basic knowledge but coaching helps you to recognise how to develop these skills further. 

What you'll get from

one to one coaching

  • Space and time to make sense of your thoughts

  • Someone to listen to you without passing judgement

  • Emotional and practical support

  • Self-awareness about what's important to you, what you want to achieve, your fears, your inner voice and what might be holding you back

  • Clear action plans

  • Lifelong techniques, knowledge and skills to apply to career planning and job hunting

  • Progress in achieving your goals much more quickly and with much less stress than if you struggle on alone



Typically clients work for me over a period of six to ten weeks investing £650-950 in a career coaching programme to reach their goals. I also offer shorter programmes with specific aims such as interview skills or creating powerful CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles.



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