This year I am celebrating 10 years of helping my clients to recognise their strengths and achieve their goals and I can scarcely believe it has been a whole decade since I established Alice Jones Coaching, time really does fly when you’re having fun! When I first set up on my own all those years ago, my aim was to provide tailored coaching to anyone who needs help and guidance, no matter where they are in their life or career journey.
Back to grass roots
I began my own career in Ireland and specialised in recruitment, training and development but I quickly hit a glass ceiling and I have made it my mission to help others reach their potential and break down the barriers standing in their way. I have spent the last 20+ years working within companies and with individuals helping them achieve their best, especially during times of stress and change.
I believe that we all need guidance and support at times during our lives, and it helps to speak to someone outside of your close family and friends who can help you think objectively without any emotional involvement in the decisions you are faced with. Coaching is a powerful medium to help cut through the fog and help you achieve what you want from your career. I can help you navigate through the choices you will have to make and the challenges you will inevitably face and equip you with the self belief and the skills you need to overcome them.
The challenging world we live in
Today’s working environment is totally different from when I started my career over two decades ago. There are more challenges than ever before; from the uncertainty of Brexit, to the impact of artificial intelligence on careers, it’s no wonder we are seeing a marked increase in stress related issues. Coaching can help you stand back, take a breath, focus and take control of your career.
I know we are all motivated in different ways. For some it is financial but for others it is totally different. Through the unique coaching programme I have developed, I will help you identify what motivates you and makes you happy in life and in your job. You will learn life-long skills that will empower you to navigate any stresses or changes that will occur during your working life and beyond. This will mean happiness and contentment in your job and ultimately success throughout your working life but you will also be amazed at the impact it has on every aspect of your life.
Help at every stage in your career
Returning to work
I am a mother of three children and made the decision to take a career break while they were young because that felt right for me and my family, but I was shocked at how stressful and confusing I found it when I attempted to return to the workplace. I know how it feels to be conflicted between the desire to re-establish and rekindle skill sets and professional networks, and the need to be 100% there for your family. This is why I set up my coaching business. Helping mothers return to the workplace with confidence is something I am very proud of, and the testimonials from my clients are a testament to this
I have developed a unique coaching programme aimed at Executives and Senior Managers and this programme can be adapted to anyone at any stage of their career. This programme is focused on gaining control of your own career destiny and making positive changes to facilitate this. Whether you are trying for a promotion, changing careers or approaching retirement and want to continue to employ skills that they have acquired over a lifetime. Whatever stage you are at, it is always important to identify your unique skill set and what motivates you, and harness that power to achieve your career goals and ultimately your goals in life too.
I have extensive experience working with clients at every stage of their careers. This includes students from GCSE struggling with exam and university choices. Often I meet these clients when they are under immense pressure from lots of different sources, whether that is school, home, their peers or most commonly, themselves. I act as a sounding board, someone from outside of their close circle who can listen objectively to what they are struggling with and help them to identify achievable actions that will help them to reach their ultimate goal. I have helped students to build themselves back up from rock bottom and go on to achieve their full potential in their careers both at school and in whatever they go on to do next.
I work with University Graduates at the outset of their careers and those who are looking for a change or contemplating a career break. I particularly enjoy motivating and inspiring those who feel disillusioned and disconnected towards their future, and helping them to identify a path that works for them in achieving their unique goals.
Everyone can benefit
Who am I? What do I enjoy doing? and What do I want? are key areas I will help you find the answers to. Once you know the answers to these questions, you will take control and achieve your goals. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with me today at firstname.lastname@example.org and take the first step towards getting your career on track.