A programme designed to take your career to the next level
Embrace Change and Rediscover Your Path
Do you want to get that next promotion?
Are you feeling stuck, dissatisfied or frustrated in your career?
Do you want to make positive changes, but have no idea where to start?
Are you looking for something more significant in your life?
Are you doing what you love, or what you are trained to do?
Do you want to create your own business but don’t really know what?
Then this is the programme for you…
"The greatest tragedy in life is not so much failure, but rather climbing the ladder of success and finding out that it is up against the wrong wall". - J. Campbell
a journey from uncertainty to action
EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER.
This programme aims to help you take a journey from uncertainty about your present career and not knowing what your next step might be, through to having a clear vision of a career that is absolutely right for you, and a plan for how to create it. The programme has been designed in three phases, each of which has been named after an inspiring quotation from Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
The programme in brief
In the explore part of the programme, we take a long, hard look at who you are so you get a clear idea of your personal as well as professional values, strengths, passions and preferences. The information you will capture during this vital explore phase will provide you with a clear snapshot of who you are and what you need in order to be happy in your life and work. This blueprint will become the acid test for evaluating any career ideas or job opportunities. At the same time you will open an Ideas Bank. Here you will capture any career possibilities which come up throughout the early part of the programme, including any ideas you may have come into the programme with. Even the wildest of ideas will be added to the bank because these wild ideas have essence to them.
Next...the dream. This is a very creative phase; together we generate a number of possible new career choices. We call it dream because the idea here is to be expansive, to think outside the box, not to be constrained by traditional notions of what’s possible. In truth, almost anything is possible if it’s right for you. And we will deal with making it possible in the final phase. We will explore the most attractive ideas in some detail and then finally narrow them down to between one and three possibilities to be be explored in detail in the discover phase, the final part of the programme.
Discover is the point where we investigate the top possibilities that were generated in the dream phase. We use a creative and empowering process which lets you turn your vision for an exciting career that’s right for you into a soundly based action plan to make it happen.
“I thought you might like to know that I received a Distinction in my MA in Museum and Galleries studies. Mia likes to remind me that I said “NO WAY, I’m too old” when you asked whether I wanted to do any more studying. I could not have done this without your brilliant help and support, making me challenge my beliefs and helping to rebuild my confidence, encouraging me to step outside the box. It seems to fit like a glove now, being a Museum Professional.”
– Rob Patterson, a new lease on life and work, age 55
How the Programme works
The full programme takes approx. 12 sessions (a 2-hour induction session followed by 11 hour-long sessions). We schedule 2 to 3 sessions per month to ensure momentum while allowing you time to absorb the information you’re discovering about yourself.
This programme requires commitment and time. Besides the coaching sessions, you need to allocate approximately 2 to 3 hours between sessions for “homework”, especially during the Explore phase of the program.
All sessions are one-to-one with me online, by phone or face-to-face, depending on location.
I steer clear of the "one-size-fits-all" approach and cookie-cutter methodologies. While rooted in coaching principles, my method is tailored to each client's unique needs, goals, and preferences. I leverage a range of techniques to create an experiential journey that resonates personally, allowing us to collaboratively determine the most effective approach for your growth.
At the end of the DISCOVER phase, some clients continue on their journey alone while others decide to continue with coaching. It’s entirely up to you.
- If you find yourself feeling stuck or needing guidance between sessions, I include up to 4 “check in” calls for a quick 15 minutes chat.
- Email support for 60 days after completion of the programme to keep you on track and in action.
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