Career Companion, Nicola Semple

Career Companion

The Career Companion Programme is for you if:

  • You are about to or have just made a change to your career (e.g. working towards a promotion, returning to work after a break, stepping into a new role) and want ongoing support to achieve your goals.
  • You would benefit from a regular opportunity to have space to reflect, understand the value you deliver and build your confidence.
  • You would value a combination of coaching and mentoring so that you perform at your best, maintain perspective and build a career aligned with your values.

The coaching sessions focus on the specific issues that you are facing in your career. Previous clients have focused on:

  • Working towards a promotion
  • Building their networks both internally and industry wide to position themselves for long term career success
  • Overcoming self-doubt and learning how to manage imposter syndrome
  • Improving visibility and working on self-promotion
  • Setting expectations of what is achievable in their current season of life and finding a realistic work/life balance
  • Working through fear of failure (which was stopping them from even attempting to take action and move forward with their career)

The programme begins with a 2 hour deep dive diagnostic to understand the challenges you are facing and the ongoing focus for coaching.

Over the remaining 8 x 1 hour sessions we spend time exploring and reflecting on your focus for coaching, along with real time issues arising within your career, allowing you to respond in a considered and productive way.

Your Investment for the Career Companion programme is £1,750

This includes 9 sessions (taken over a 6-12 month period and ongoing email support).

Nicola Semple

About Nicola Semple

I am an exceptional and experienced Career and Confidence Coach and an ex-Business Change Consultant with a Big 4 background. My favourite snippets of client feedback are “infectiously driven and straightforward”, “kind, insightful, but doesn’t let me off the hook” and “we covered some tough topics, but I always left our sessions with energy, and a sense that I had fun!”

If you are looking for a Coach who will have you out of bed at 4.30 am undertaking a gruelling morning routine to set you up for #success and #smashyourgoals, you won’t want to work with me.

If you are looking for a Coach who will ask open questions and allow you to go around in circles reflecting for hours on end (but getting nowhere), you won’t want to work with me either.

If you are looking for somebody to help you unravel the spaghetti in your head, help you get clear on what you want from your career and life, and support you so that you do the work to get it, we should talk!

What My Clients Say About Working With Me:

“I chose to work with Nicola specifically because she knows exactly what it is like to work in professional services and all the expectations and pressures that come with it.

Nicola empowers you to help yourself – she doesn’t give you any answers, but she will ask questions to uncover your obstacles and desires and call you out if you hide behind old patterns and beliefs that could keep you stuck.

I really liked Nicola’s approach – encouraging you to dream big and reimagine your life while offering pragmatic and grounded advice on how to work towards making it a reality.”

Priti

Strategy Consulting Director

“I knew something was holding me back from taking the next step at work but I didn’t know what. Working with Nicola meant I could explore what was going on with someone who didn’t know me, and had no other life experience of me. This liberated me to be more painfully honest. The only person judging me was myself, and I was actually able to listen to myself clearly.

As a result I have a clearer understanding of what’s important to me in work and why, and how I can make sure I am prioritising the right things. Finally, I have a healthier relationship with why certain things are less important to me, and why I should not feel so conflicted about that (for example, due to social or societal pressures).

What I needed was someone who was both kind and patient, who allowed me to feel vulnerable, but who was also tough enough to know when I wasn’t going deep enough with myself and encouraged me to go further. I needed someone who would help me care more about me, and my needs.

I couldn’t have hoped for a better coach than Nicola, who was such an honest but supportive guide through this process. I stress the word guide: she allowed me to do the hard work, but knew exactly where to orient me. Despite covering some tough topics, I always left our sessions with energy, and a sense that I had fun!”

Christian

Chief Technology Officer

“I worked with Nicola at a time when I was struggling to find the confidence to take the next step in my career. She showed no judgement but rather a lot of empathy and compassion. Her encouragement helped me get out of my own head and make decisions based on my values and goals.

It sounds dramatic to say that everything changed during our time working together, but my life took a turn for the better when I started working with Nicola. I was slogging along miserable in my old role knowing I had more value and energy to give but wasn’t sure where to channel it.

I would only engage with Nicola if you’re truly ready to do the work. It means you’ll have to be uncomfortable, and you may even get feedback you are not ready for. She won’t sugar coat things, but she also won’t hit you over the head with her opinion. If you want someone to challenge and encourage you, then Nicola is a great fit. She is also extremely bright and fun. I am so grateful for our time together.”

Angie

Real Estate Director

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