Career Coaching

Confidence – finding it again

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS As a coach, people talk to me about developing their confidence all the time. They also talk about losing their confidence. Maybe there is a lost property office with a shelf with little bundles of people’s precious confidence, looking out the window waiting to be claimed or...
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Is coaching different in other industries?

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS When I started coaching for NABS in November last year I was interested to find out if coaching in the advertising and media industry would be any different from working in the arts sector, which is my background. Although I have coached in a variety of organisations...
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The Importance of CPD continual professional development – and how it could work for you

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS It’s easy to gaze at your laptop for years and get angry that no-one offered you that promotion, or you apply for a job and find out you did not get it. You wonder, why? Or maybe secretly you want to stay in the same role for...
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Managing people – Listen to what they need to help them grow

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS In my coaching sessions, managing people is a subject that is often discussed. Thinking about how you would like to be managed yourself is a good place to start. Another thing to think about is what the people around you need to thrive. I have managed lots...
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Coaching in Manchester

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS In November I started working for NABS as their Manchester-based career coach. This was an opportunity for me to combine my passion for coaching with my love for the north and its people. I have been living in Salford for the last 12 years. I love working...
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Life catches up with you fast

Words by David Felton There’s an expression that I’ve seen a lot online recently; ‘life catches up with you fast’. One minute you’ve got a swagger in your step and the stars have aligned to make your dreams come true. The next and you’re desperately trying to climb out of a dark hole. Nowhere does...
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International Coaching Week

Words by Emma Pratt, careers coach at NABS May 18-24th sees a global celebration of coaching visit this page. It’s the 16th annual International Coaching Week where tens of thousands of coaches  help people to better understand the benefits of coaching, what its impact can be on them, and on those with whom they work....
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New Year, New you: How to keep those difficult New Year’s resolutions

Words by Uzma Afridi, careers coach at NABS A symbolic time for many, the New Year gives us a chance to reflect on the past year and what we wish for the year ahead. After overindulging during the festive period and waking a little worse for wear on New Year’s Day, you may feel the...
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How can learning help beyond the classroom?

School, studying, university, exams, isn’t that one great benefit of being in paid employment, you no longer need to have your head in the books morning, noon and night?  You have qualifications and you’ve got a job so your days of lectures, reading and learning new stuff should be well and truly behind you.  Or...
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Could a career coach really help me?

Words by Emma Pratt, careers coach at NABS You’ve heard of career coaching haven’t you?  You might even have a friend or colleague who’s worked with a coach.  Perhaps you’ve contemplated having career coaching yourself, but you’re not entirely sure what it is and then, you don’t really need a coach do you?  After all,...
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