Develop your career with career management coaching

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Portrait picture of Gillian from Full Circle By Gillian Brown, Full Circle Development, Sponsored Content

28 September 2016

At Full Circle Development Career Management Coaches specialise in working with accountancy firms and business to help develop their employees to be the best they can. Here are some top tips on developing and managing your career.

For years people have waited for career management to happen to them and many people still do. However, more and more employees are seeking out opportunities to take more control of their careers.

Career management is about taking control of your career to proactively ensure that your career is meeting both your professional and personal objectives. Effective career management is built on firm foundations, so it is essential to have a clear understanding of your “career capital” i.e. your skills, experiences and potential.

A career coach can help you identify the right role for you and then help you make the transition into your new role. A career coach is well placed to help you understand the world of work and your own personal development. Career management isn’t a single intervention but an ongoing strategy. However, there are times in your career when it will require more input, especially if you are looking for a job move or promotion.

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in accountants wanting to raise their game and develop clear career goals. There has always been a desire to make partner or climb the ladder, however, more and more professionals are actively seeking out a career management coach to help them gain clarity so they can focus, build their competency along with their confidence and profile.

Career Management Coaching is a highly motivational and empowering way of supporting an individual to develop whilst providing a framework in which to improve individual performance, impact and presence within the workplace. Offering both support and challenge, it helps clarify what someone is able to achieve, identify their own personal hurdles and overcome the challenges along their chosen career path.

Results from Career Management Coaching are seen in sustainable improvements in performance, development, team dynamics and business effectiveness.

Here are some top tips on how you can develop and start to manage your career more effectively:

1. Define your goal

Success requires focus, and focus requires a set goal. The earlier in your career you can define what success looks like for you, the more likely you are to achieve it. It's important to make sure the goal you set yourself is one that will motivate and inspire you.

2. Work with a Career Management Coach

Having a coach who can guide you and support you as you work your way up the career ladder can be invaluable. Your coach will be someone external to your organisation and one who will be objective and support your learning and growth.

You can connect with a coach through Full Circle, which matches individuals and coaches from a global network of Professional Career Management Coaches. Based on their experience and requirements your coach will guide, support and challenge your thinking so you can achieve your career ambitions and aspirations.

3. Raise your profile  

Today, being good at your job isn't the only requisite for getting ahead in your career. If key people aren't aware of you, you'll likely miss out on opportunities to improve your skills and take on interesting assignments, despite your hard work and good performance. It's not only what you know that matters – it's who you know, too.

You can't always rely on others, such as your boss, to increase your visibility for you. Instead, you need to figure out how to maximise your exposure so that you'll be "in the running" for opportunities when they arise. 

Full Circle Development are skilled in adapting to meet individual needs and challenges and are approved and accredited by the International Coach federation (ICF). They energise and inspire others to discover their passion and potential, ensuring learning and behaviour can be transferred seamlessly to the workplace or the individual’s personal lives. 

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About the author

Gillian is founder of Full Circle Development Consultancy Ltd. As the Coaching and Development Director she is champion of personal development, Gillian is a true entrepreneurial leader at the forefront of coaching and leadership growth in the UK.  Gillian is an accredited ICF Coach and holds the PCC Credential. She is associate member of the CIPD and a member of the Institute of Directors.

This blog is one of a series of articles from our commercial partners.
The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of ICAS.


  • Career development
  • Leadership and management

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