When to engage an external and neutral career coach for employees

Retention of good employees is key to business sustainability, but how do we know the true motivations of employees if we don’t have a process that explores this? And how do we keep people engaged and performing when REM is not possible? Role ‘fit’ and values alignment is key.

When employees are at a crossroads in their careers, or the situation around them at work has changed, disengagement can happen. Referring them to us is putting them in good hands as we will support a career exploration to identify development needs and give them the tools and a career or development strategy that will help them to move forward in such a way that it’s a win-win for everyone.

Our Career Coaching programmes work for employees who:

  1. Have the potential and yet are not clear about where their development is.
  2. Are struggling with their current role for reasons such as work overload, isn’t coping to meet the skills required or the role does not fulfil or interest them causing a lack of engagement and a drop in enthusiasm for the work.
  3. Are applying for or have been unsuccessful applying for an internal role or when concluding a particular project and the ‘next role’ or career pathway is unclear.
  4. Are in conversation with HR about their performance and/or their attitudes and behaviours are disruptive to work effectiveness and workplace safety.
  5. Career coaching not only provides employees with neutral and well-informed expertise, but it also supports employees to developing self-awareness and encouraging greater self-efficacy enabling them to have the appropriate career conversations at work.

Employee development coaching offers:

  1. A neutral career coach who will support, validate and affirm
  2. An opportunity for an employee to review career or role alignment in confidence
  3. Access to our online career self-assessment to evaluate current role alignment
  4. Improved connection to what matters to the employee in life and at work
  5. A Career Intelligence report that measures employee job satisfaction
  6. A career development plan with professional development objectives.

CareerEQ Career Workshops for teams and managers:

When retention is key to business performance, career conversations that result in employees feeling more ‘on track’ in their careers is ‘gold’ for an employer.

CareerEQ has a reputation for being ‘true’ career specialists. We have online resources that support career conversations for organisations and can run assessment delivery and workshops for your business or train your HR people to administer the assessments and train you to have the career conversations as part of the assessment feedback process.

Feedback from one of our coaching partners:

“We continue to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback on the incorporation of the Career Intelligence assessment within our Career Coaching programmes. The assessment and targeted coaching provides such valuable and applicable information to support career decision making, as we are witnessing with our recent large scale project where this has been offered to 100 staff. Once we secured the necessary buy-in, through a series of launch-pad workshops with engaging and purposeful activities demonstrating the benefit of personal insight, participants have expressed appreciation for the clarity and framework for self-reflection, and the constructive foundation for career conversations and proactive development.”


Thank you, I loved your session and would have loved to have you here for longer (Sarah)

A very interesting presentation. Great to see the different personalities in the group – the group task was more interesting than I thought.

Great to do group activities. Would have liked to have talked more about specific situations at work that we might come up against and how different Types can contribute to that. It will definitely allow us to continue working on our team.

Sarah, College of Chiropractic Medicine

Great, I initially was only going to attend one session but my consultant identified many aspects of my transition from my role that I had not thought about. I also did not realise that my current frame of mind was still in denial rather than accepting and being excited with the prospects beyond here.

John (Regional Manager)

The follow up sessions [with each Manager] went really well, I certainly noticed a different mindset in all of them and they seemed genuinely energized about the possibilities in front of them.

This is great and exactly what we were hoping for as timing-wise it fits in perfectly with our plans for the second half of the year where we get them to learn about the different roles in head office.

They thought the Career Intelligence assessment was particularly good and the results in the report really resonated with them and gave them clarity, so it looks like the digital version you have created is on the money!

McDonalds Manager, McDonalds