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Helping You Design A More Exciting And Purposeful Career

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Shift Into A More Fulfilling And Purposeful Career

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I’m glad you’re here. 

Whatever your reasons for considering coaching, it means you understand the importance of investing in yourself.

Maybe you're planning a career change because you dream about doing something different. Or, you have a big personal decision to make and don’t know where to turn to for objective feedback. 

You may feel uninspired in life and want an extra spoonful of mojo. Or you struggle to answer some existential questions and have no idea which direction to take – or why

Perhaps you dream of starting and growing your own business or a side hustle. If only you knew what that might look like. Or the idea is there, but you just can’t get yourself organised enough to do much about it.  

I can help.

"Kris helped me to set some pretty hefty professional goals which I am working towards, and having these to work towards gives me a reason to jump out of bed every day." Alexander V – SYDNEY, Australia

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Combining Life Coaching And Career Coaching

I’m a career change coach and a life coach. For many clients, I wear both hats.

Life and career coaching are linked for obvious reasons. Like it or not, your profession often becomes a big part of your identity. No wonder people are so quick to describe what they do for a living when introducing themselves.

Vice versa, how you show up at work or in your business depends on how well you weather the challenges in your personal sphere. Those challenges change – as do your values in life.

And maybe those values no longer align with the career you fell into when you were younger or the people you now surround yourself with.

By combining career change coaching with life coaching, I’ll help you shine a broad light on what’s truly important to you and spur you into action. As a result, you can expect clarity on how to create a greater sense of purpose and impact. We'll also put a practical plan in place and make sure you stick to the right behaviours in the long term.

Your 80-year-old future self may one day thank you for it.

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"The list of achievements during our time are too many to mention with every day I continue to grow."

Jacob V | WASHINGTON DC, US

"Never having had career coaching experience before, I have now firmly put Kris as part of my personal development training program, and look forward to continue working alongside him. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to gain clarity, insight, and perspective in their life".

Anna G | PORTO, Portugal

"After a few sessions my confidence was already on another level, my motivation exceeded even my own expectations, and I am on the cusp of setting up my own business.”

Will R | LONDON, UK
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID

What I Do As A Career Change Coach

As a career change coach, I help clients develop the insights and skills they need to flourish at work or in their businesses. I encourage them to craft professional identities that match their underlying personalities. I also help them plot a career path that's most closely aligned with their abilities, purpose and interests.

My work as a career coach covers roughly three areas: career development, career transition, and job fulfilment.

Career development

My role involves helping you figure out the right short-term strategies and tactics to ensure you achieve your career goals in the long term. For example, by taking a more structured approach to skills-building, career planning, and networking.

Our sessions will help you gain new insights about your professional brand and how to position yourself. We may also look at developing better habits and organisational skills or growing your leadership talents.

Career change coaching

Clients often contact me feeling demotivated because they failed to develop exciting or viable career alternatives on their own. I will take you through an intensely deep brainstorming process where you explore the overlap between what you're good at, what you enjoy, what the world needs, and what may one day be financially viable.

You'll quickly realise that shifting careers is more than just an intellectual process of developing new ideas. Taking on the role of both the dreamer and the realist, I will encourage you to prototype some of your new ideas. I'll also get you to build new networks and leverage your existing skills and experiences.

Job satisfaction

A lack of job satisfaction is a major issue for many clients. This can have many causes: strained relationships with colleagues, too little autonomy, poor work-life integration, lack of motivation and impact, etc.

Changing teams or jobs isn't always doable in the short term, but minor tweaks and mind shifts can make a big difference. Through coaching, we can improve your assertiveness, executive presence and general motivation levels. We can even reframe some of your current objections and find solutions for turning a bad situation around.

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Coaching Services & Results

I run my coaching practice fully online, so I only speak to clients via video – mostly Google Meets or Teams.

Coaching online allows me to work with clients across many different time zones. It also means I can hold space for you wherever you feel most at ease – in your office, on your couch, or while you're on the road.

Everyone I work with expects different outcomes and has a unique way of thinking and doing. We usually spend a reasonable amount of time identifying what results you want from coaching during the initial consultation and as part of the first session.

For most clients, that involves clearing up some of the fog first – in other words, figuring out where they want to go next and then coming up with a detailed plan. From there, we focus on making visible and consistent progress towards implementing that plan.

By the end of our sessions, I want you to feel coaching has been a great use of your money, as evidenced by some of the metrics we agreed at the beginning.

Here's an overview of the goals and topics I regularly work on with clients. Do have a look at some of my articles too to get a better idea of what I do.

Getting ahead in your industry or changing careers

  • Career change planning and transitioning

  • Developing and promoting your personal brand at work

  • Preventing burn-out and getting your mojo back

  • Increasing your efficiency and effectiveness

  • Assertiveness and managing your emotions at work

Business Mentoring / Successful Entrepreneurship

  • Getting started as a business owner or freelancer

  • Business planning based on research rather than wishful thinking

  • Designing a location-independent lifestyle

  • Getting past the beginner’s plateau

  • Coping with anxiety and insecurity

Creating your vision for a rich and meaningful future

  • Figuring out what your definition of success looks like

  • Intentionally designing your ‘future self’

  • Brainstorming an exciting and long-term life vision

  • Nailing down your goals for the next few years

  • Deciding on your legacy and future accomplishments

Having higher standards and building better systems

  • Setting deadlines and sticking to them

  • Establishing good habits and tackling procrastination

  • Getting more consistent and measuring progress

  • Having someone to report to in the absence of a boss

  • Accountability coaching – some cheeerleading or the occasional clip around the ear

Exploring some of your existential questions

  • Appreciating who you are versus who others want you to be

  • Living mindfully as opposed to living on auto-pilot

  • Core values. What qualities in life are essential to you, and why?

  • Creating self-trust, and finding evidence that you're good enough

  • Living authentically as part of the LGBTQi* community

Grounded and playful mating, dating & relating

  • Identifying your attachment style and what that means in terms of attracting a partner

  • Finding peace when relationships change

  • Nurturing a greater sense of connection with others

  • Being assertive in relationships and setting boundaries

  • Exploring more resourceful dating, non-monogamy and sex positivity

Injecting further depth into your expat lifestyle

  • Loneliness - finding connection and belonging in your new home

  • Creating a new identity as the ‘trailing spouse’

  • Planning or transitioning towards a career abroad

  • Survival tips for expat relationships

  • Re-adjusting to life back home after years ‘on the road’

Finding peace and quiet in uncertain times

  • Dropping an anchor when the seas around you are stormy

  • Balancing out the need for security with cravings for adventure

  • Finding and talking to that inner voice of wisdom, clarity and compassion

  • Dealing with painful thoughts and feelings in a more resourceful way

  • Getting mindful about the thoughts that hook you into making unhelpful choices

Packages and Rates

My Coaching Style

Whether you come to me for personal coaching, career change coaching or developing a better mindset, I always take a pragmatic approach – one that doesn't involve ear candling, unicorns, or a magic wand.

Instead, I use the strategies and tools that will be most effective in your particular situation. These are all based on leading research in coaching, positive psychology, time management, leadership development, and – god forbid – common sense.

An atmosphere of openness, warmth, and total non-judgment is what you can expect from me. In return, I ask for a curious and playful commitment to your growth.

You'll discover that humour and lightness are essential in my work as a coach. A strategically placed dad joke or weird metaphor often works better than most self-help clichés.

And even though I don't have that magic wand, as your accountability coach, I'm more than happy to crack the whip when needed.

How Do I Get Started With Career Change Coaching / Life Coaching?

Drop me a message with a short description of the challenges you're currently facing and what you're hoping to achieve, and we'll take it from there.

I offer a free consultation to people interested in working with me if I think I can help.

This one-hour call lets me understand some of the results you might be looking for and help us determine if we're a good fit. Hopefully, you'll already get some real value from that discovery call.

Before booking a consultation, please first familiarise yourself with my pricing.

At this point, I only offer packages of five or ten sessions. If you decide to proceed with a coaching package, I'll send you some initial homework, and we can schedule the first few sessions.

Many clients decide to continue after that, but that's by no means a requirement.

I coach Monday to Friday, although my availability may sometimes be limited due to timezone constraints.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book an in-person session?

I live in different locations throughout the year, so I only coach online.

Coaching is a conversational technique designed to help you get specific results. You and I don’t need to be in the same room for that to work well.

Online coaching also means it’s less likely we’ll ever bump into each other. Clients often tell me that me being so far removed from their physical lives makes our work all the more powerful. It means we can build a relationship that is both sufficiently open and detached at the same time.

How much does a session cost?

I offer a package of five sessions and a package of ten sessions. I don’t offer individual sessions until I’ve worked with a client for some time. You can find my pricing here.

How often do the sessions take place?

I usually recommend speaking once every ten to fourteen days for the first few sessions. After that, the frequency often naturally tails off.

I’m not prescriptive, however, so whatever you feel would be a useful frequency. Do bare in mind not to lose momentum in-between sessions.

What does a session look like?

I have a simple structure for my sessions. Start fast, go deep, end strong.

Start fast: we may do a quick review of your highlights and learnings since we last spoke, as well as an accountability check on the actions you previously agreed. We’ll then do some ‘contracting’ around the focus for the session and what you’d like to get out of it.

Go deep: A 60-minute session usually allows for a good amount of depth and time to explore a particular topic. My aim here is to get you to look at an area from different perspectives, getting you to generate as many aha-moments and new learnings as possible.

End strong: I’m an action-orientied coach. While deep conversation is great, it offers little unless you translate it into behavioural changes and action. Each session will end with at least one, often several action points.

Can I record my sessions?

Please do. You can watch and re-watch yourself, tapping into some of the momentum you felt during the session. Doing so offers an unusual meta-perspective, as well as a wonderful way to zoom out – pun intended.

Do I need a therapist instead of a life coach or career change coach?

As a minimum, coaching requires relatively decent levels of self-motivation and optimism about the future. For most of us, those levels ebb and flow.

If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself to do anything, then life coaching or indeed career coaching is not going to be the best solution for you right now. It may best to seek a therapist first and explore coaching again once you feel better and have regained some of that drive back.

Do I need a career advisor instead of a career coach?

Possbibly. I don’t offer specific career advice in the sense that I won’t tell you where to search for new roles or how to re-write your CV or LinkedIn profile. There are probably cheaper ways to find this information than working with a coach.

Also, if you’re looking for sector-specific advice you may be better off working with a career advisor or a consultant, because my focus as a career change coach is much more around developing greater professional and personal awareness and insights.

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Before you bow out

Sorry to interrupt, but

I send out one short email at the end of each month with a few practical tips on how to develop a more meaningful and exciting life and career.

You'll also be the first to find out about my next group coaching programme and upcoming retreats.

I send out one short email at the end of each month with a few practical tips on how to develop a more meaningful and exciting life and career.

You'll also be the first to find out about my next group coaching programme and upcoming retreats.