Before I started to work with Executive Connexions, I successfully worked as CFO and CEO in a small stock listed distribution company (sales: €36M) in Singapore for five years. As the main shareholder decided to change the strategic direction and my term was not renewed, he offered me another role in which I could contribute my financial skills.
However, this was far from equivalent to the scope, responsibilities and action radius I had before – so I was very frustrated and decided to look for approaches in the job search I have never used before. Additionally, I was looking for a way to increase my then rather poor networking skills – as before in the pure financial roles I was never interested in it, but I knew this was a weakness.
I connected with Steve through LinkedIn and found him to be easy to speak to and flexible to my schedule.
His way of working matched more of who I was and how I worked, so working together through some hard topics was much easier.
I have a direction where I want to go and I have been working to adjust my skill set and education to get me to where I want to be. I have already received invites for lecturing events and plan to continue that in the future.
Although my redundancy had been anticipated for a long time and hadn’t been a surprise, I was determined to use it as a chance to launch a new career.
The problem was, however, that there is a big difference between what I imagined going through redundancy would be like in theory and what it is like in reality.
I secured support for career coaching and the “Be Found” programme as part of my redundancy settlement. Delays to the redundancy process also meant that I had 6 month’s notice (effectively gardening leave), which having been continually employed for over 30 years was a very new experience, and at times very unsettling.
and tactics to accelerate your career!
You can expect:
Professional Career Coaching
An executive career coach will give you:
Make the Change
This executive career coaching innovation has been designed from the ground up by Executive Connexions to help you differentiate yourself from the competition in your executive job search, but not only that – to then take that digital/social knowledge forward into your next leadership position and continue to grow your ‘social’ profile and presence as a company leader.
This is an innovative executive career coaching & executive outplacement service.
You can get in contact with us to see how our executive career coaching services can help you with your situation. Here are some examples of how an executive career coach London can help you:
In knowing how to choose the right outplacement ﬁrm, it is important to select one that is truly ﬂexible. Everyone knows what works for them, but in most cases, a 1:1 support service is a better method to use for learning and ﬂexibility.
We offer our outplacement services that help job seekers access to career transition via 1:1 and group support. This is a successful approach that allows the job seeker to work where they feel best, can access all of the needed resources, and be able to continue working independently for maximum efﬁciency.
Some outplacement ﬁrms will travel to your workplace or chosen location too where face-to-face coaching is sometimes the best form of learning, but mainly for initialising a personal programme.
We also offer an online career hub which can either be used as an excellent standalone option, or as an addition to 1:1 outplacement coaching.
The outplacement consultants should contact each individual to ensure that the programme is tailored to them as well as prior consultation with the organiser. For instance, we (Executive Connexions) make sure a thorough needs-assessment is conducted. This is to customise the programme in such a way that it doesn’t just satisfy us, but it meets the needs of the individual and that everything is set for a successful career transition.
Research suggests that the Return On Investment (ROI) of career coaching is easily demonstrated in being able to get a better (higher paid) role more quickly. Some statistics say it will cost you 10-15% of an annual salary per month while out of work, with some estimates even higher than that. So gaining support to land your next role faster, has tangible financial benefits.
Career coaching can benefit you a number of ways, which can be different for different people – for many it’s about landing their next role faster, for others it’s about improving networking skills and taking a more measured approach towards their next career step. You’ll learn skills that you can take forward and use again and again in future career moves.
We also help our clients to overcome obstacles such as perceptions around age; how to get the best from recruiters; tackling the feeling of being out of touch or over qualified; and having a poor network. In summary, we’ll help you to be the best candidate that you can be, and improve your networking skills going forward. Executive recruiters tell us that the more prepared candidates often have engaged in coaching.