The CareerEQ approach to coaching, professional supervision and career counselling

When engaging a career coach, career counsellor or workplace and career management coach many people get confused about the different interpretations and terminologies and wonder which approach would suit them best. At CareerEQ we work flexibly and in a way that best serves the individual so we will draw on the different modalities at different times of the process. Many people come for advice, however we believe that by drawing out individuals’ own intelligence the conclusions and objectives set will be far better aligned and congruent for that person. All CareerEQ consultants are well trained and experienced and may have their own style, however, we are all committed to making the relationship work and the person we are working with, achieve the results they want.

In career work, we aim to help individuals to transcend the career issues they are dealing with by working on both personal and professional levels of development. Self- discovery happens when a person is willing to look at what they don’t know rather than from opinions, unconscious biases, and filters that limit their career decision-making and growth. This exploration begins when we might explore their story, the context of their career or life situation, and the personality and habits they have cultured as a result of their story. In this way, the ‘whole person’ is recognised and a new, more effective story can eventually unfold.

The Career Intelligence assessment is most often used as a self-inquiry and evaluation which supports the career situation inquiry.  The career specialist will facilitate the insights gained from this into a way forward that will work for the individual.

Professional supervision for managers and people who do ‘people work’ is essential and often a requirement for membership of any ethics-based professional body concerned with the health and well-being of the public or employees. As a provider of supervision, we work on the assumption that our client or supervisee knows their situation best and therefore drives their own process and learning at the pace that suits them. This approach offers opportunities for integrated personal development as the person’s own understanding is explored through the use of regular support and powerful questioning to expand their thinking and meaning-making.

The benefits of Professional Supervision are significant. It offers:-

  1. The provision of reflective space
  2. Increased effectiveness of practice
  3. Feeling supported in the work
  4. Increased capacity to deal with difficult situations
  5. Assistance in processing feelings about clients or situations

CareerEQ specialists are committed to our own learning and development, constantly reflecting on our theories of practice in order to maintain the high standard of support expected by our clients. We believe that this is critical to providing the consistent quality career counselling, professional supervision, and coaching we are known for. We believe that it is not only a privilege to work with people in an open, respectful and trusting way but also an opportunity to be fully present to our shared inspiration and learning.

Kaye Avery
Principal Consultant
Fellow Member CDANZ, HRINZ