The CareerEQ approach to coaching, professional supervision and career counselling

When engaging a career coach, counsellor or supervisor many people get confused about the different interpretations and terminologies and wonder what would suit them best. Seeking a recommendation is best or alternatively call us to discuss what you are looking for. Ultimately it is the chemistry between the coach or supervisor and client that makes the relationship work and the degree to which they can work together to achieve the results wanted.

In career work we aim to help individuals to transcend the 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 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 tools used are resourced from the various modalities acquired through experience in areas of personal development, training and qualifications in supervision, career counselling, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and others.

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 a 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