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Exploring career mentoring and coaching
Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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Week 7: How can career coaching help me?


Welcome to Week 7 of the course.

Last week you started to look at coaching, exploring its history and some of the theory that underpins it.

This week, you’ll focus on what coaches can do for you, looking in more detail at some coaching approaches and practices that are commonly used in a career coaching context. You’ll also investigate how to find the right coach for you and explore how to become a coach yourself.

It is important to note that there are numerous approaches, tools and techniques available to coaches, and in a short course we only have time to touch on a small number. The approaches discussed this week have been chosen due to their particular relevance in career coaching.

Now watch the following video to introduce the week.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • recognise some key coaching approaches and practices
  • identify the right coach for you
  • understand the process of becoming a coach.

You’ll start by looking at some of the coaching approaches that are particularly relevant to a careers coaching context.