Career Coaching


Updated on 03 July, 2016
Price: TBA

Course details


The Career Coaching course defines how a coach can play a pivotal role in assisting with important life and career issues; along with HR strategies, in collaborative, proactive and very marketable ways.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.

Course Tutors

Ms Lynne Spencer

Lynne is an experienced work psychologist who has also been a senior HR executive and line manager. Before qualifying, Lynne worked at the BBC for 11 years in a wide variety of HR roles and headed up the centralised recruitment and selection department of 40 people. For the last 12 years, Lynne has worked as an independent occupational psychologist, coach, trainer and consultant. She specialises in organisational development, coaching (she is on the editorial board of the magazine ‘Coaching at Work’), psychometrics, performance appraisal, selection, career and personal development and team building. As well as being a qualified counsellor and Myers Briggs Type Indicator presenter, she is the author of ‘Life and Career, a workbook for managers’ (1996). She is currently writing a book on Recruitment and Selection.

Who is it for

The Career Coaching training course is recommended for L&D practitioners, line managers, consultants and coaches who wish to be involved in career development at an individual or organisational level.


By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • define the career coaching process
  • apply the career coaching model in a series of staged interventions
  • receive individual feedback and tuition within real-life practice sessions
  • discuss key techniques for dealing with a range of client concerns
  • use your knowledge as a basis for organisational career development strategies.



aims and objectives, learning contracts

introduction to career coaching, the model and coaching principles

key skills in the career coaching process (1):

  • contracting
  • active listening
  • paraphrasing
  • questioning

tools for career coaching

  • personality questionnaires
  • interest inventories
  • values

practice sessions

common issues in career coaching

  • managing careers in organisations
  • redundancy and jobsearch skills
  • referral and ethics
  • time management
  • self-development exercises.

Overnight (optional) my life and career exercise, interest inventory


review of previous day's learning

results of exercises

key skills in career coaching (2)

  • reflecting
  • summarising
  • challenging

frameworks for helping the client and coach

  • transition theory
  • lifespan development
  • skills analysis and values
  • decision making

practice sessions

review of learning

Action Planning

About CIPD

The CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development, is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and L&D for more than 100 years and we already have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East.

CIPD have designed and delivered training programmes in over 50 countries worldwide and provide development programmes for over 15,000 learners a year. 

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