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Frances Cushway
Career Coach

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Career Workshops

When you are looking to make a change in your life, having a good network of social support can help you make the transition all the easier.

At a Career Workshop you can meet others in a similar situation to you, whether looking to return to work after maternity leave or a longer break, during a redundancy process or planning a new career. While learning more about your skills, strengths, interests, values, motivation and goals you can build your confidence to move forward and support and encourages others at the same time. By building connections you not only increase your social support for your immediate change but for the ups and downs you encounter further on in your career.

 Career Workshops can be tailored and designed around a particular company or group's needs, whether outplacement or personal development, or you can book onto one that suits your individual needs.

What does a Career Workshop cover?

A Career Workshop covers a combination of the following subjects::


  • Who am I? (For example, what are your interests, skills, values, strengths.)
  • What do I want? (What are your ideas and ambitions?)
  • What is holding me back or helping me achieve my goals?
  • How will I achieve my goals? (Setting goals, evaluating risks and creating a plan).
  • Personal brand development (making yourself stand out from other candidates)
  • CV writing
  • Writing covering letters and job applications
  • Networking
  • How to find roles that aren't advertised
  • Using social media to enhance your job search
  • Interview skills (Top tips to succeed in an interview, practice interviews)
  • Personal style (How to look your best at work from dress to make up)
  • Professional head shot for your social media sites

Who runs Career Workshops?

I run Career Workshops with Rachel Wright of Wright Career.
Rachel is a licensed Career Coach and qualified HR professional.  She is a Member of the CIPD. She has completed Career Coaching training accredited by the Association of Coaching, and studied Psychology at degree level.  Rachel has had first-hand experience of both sides of the recruitment process. She has trained managers in best practice recruitment and has provided advice on family friendly employment rights throughout the 15 years that she worked in HR in the not-for-profit and private sectors. She also understands the emotional and practical challenges of returning to work and balancing career and family commitments as following her second maternity leave, she set up her own Career Coaching business WrightCareer.  Rachel now delivers individual and group Career Coaching programmes to a range of clients and her specialist area is supporting individuals who are either returning to work after a career break or wanting to make a career change.
 

Boost your confidence with my Career Break Returners Workshop

  • Are you returning to work after taking an extended Career Break?
  • Are you unsure of what you have to offer now?
  • Is the idea of job hunting again daunting?
  • Is your CV out of date?

Join this two-day workshop to get you work fit again and boost your skills and self confidence for your return to work. It will run at the Guildford Harbour hotel with  Rachel Wright of Wright Career.

Attending the workshop entitles you to a complimentary CV review and membership of our networking support group afterwards.  We offer a free pre-booking consultation to help you get the most out of the Workshop, and we offer a guarantee that if you don't meet your goals we will offer you a free one-hour 1:1 session after.

The workshop will cover:
  • The emotions associated with a return to work and how to cope.
  • Managing the change back to work.
  • Who Am I? -  your interests, skills, strengths, values, preferences and what enables you to thrive at work.
  • What Do I Want? - what you want from your next role, expanding your ideas about possibilities, assessing your suitability for different options and deciding what your final goal is.
  • How Will I Get There? – what are the resources you have to help you achieve your goal and what may hinder you
  • Personal Branding, CVs and covering letters
  • Networking, Social Media and how to access the Hidden Jobs Market
  • Interview Skills
  • Planning your return

A hot and cold buffet lunch plus tea and coffee and snacks throughout the day is included in the price.

Next dates: TBC

Contact me via the form at the bottom of this page to register your interest in this workshop.
I came to the workshop as a first stepping stone to transition from stay at home mum to working mum. I was in need of direction and needed a helping hand as I was lacking in confidence.

I enjoyed the format of the workshop, meeting others in a similar position and discussing options and ideas. We were provided with a workbook and toolkit which I can now use and refer back to as I begin to search for work. 

We have had several follow up sessions which are so helpful to keep momentum and tackle tricky tasks such as updating my CV and LinkedIn profile.

Charlotte, Godalming

I joined the workshop to give myself a new focus for job hunting. I really enjoyed the opportunity to talk to others in the same situation and to share some hopes and fears! Rachel and Frances provided a relaxed environment in which to work through a variety of topics and their insight and support was really useful. I have come away with an action plan and I would definitely recommend this to other career returners!

Anna, HR Consultant

Thank you so much for the workshop! At the end of 2016, I took some time out of my career to focus on my two young children. At the start of this year, I started thinking about going back to work but found I was lacking focus about what my next role should be and also the confidence to even start looking for another job. The workshop couldn't have come along at a better time. I found it so insightful and inspiring. Both Frances' and Rachel's advice has definitely given me a real boost to kick off my job search and I came away with lots of ideas bubbling.
Claire Trevethan,  Career Returner & Mum of two
 

Reboot Your Personal Brand Workshop

Are you finding it hard to progress in your career?

Do you wish you could talk more confidently about what you will bring to a new role?

Would you like to be sought out for your expertise and be approached for new roles?


My Reboot Your Personal Brand Workshop half-day interactive and practical workshop is designed to help you develop your personal brand and learn how to use it to raise your profile and become a thought leader in your area of expertise. 


This workshop is aimed at anyone looking to develop their reputation within their organisation or externally as part of their career growth and development. It is also suitable to organisations looking to develop their teams reputations within their marketplace.


At the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand what a personal brand is and define your own brand
  • Have worked out what skills and new experiences will help strengthen your brand
  • See how your brand relates to your career development goals
  • Have created practical ideas on how to grow and develop your brand
  • Identified how to use your brand to develop your reputation within your organisation and externally


Next dates: TBC

To find out how my career workshops can help you, contact me today for your free one-hour initial consultation.
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