Career and Life Coaching

What Does a Career or Life Coach Do?

Life coaches can help you clarify your goals, identify the obstacles holding you back, and then come up with strategies for overcoming each obstacle.

By creating these strategies, life coaches target your unique skills and gifts. By helping you to make the most of your strengths, life coaches provide the support you need to achieve long-lasting change.

Who Should Consider Working with a Life Coach?

Many people seek out life coaches for guidance in navigating a significant life change, such as taking on a new career. In plenty of cases, however, people turn to life coaches simply for help in building a happier, more meaningful life.

There are several indications that working with a life coach could be helpful for you. These signs include:

  • Frequent irritability
  • High levels of stress and/or anxiety
  • Inability to break bad habits
  • Lack of fulfillment in your social life
  • Persistent feeling of dissatisfaction at work
  • Sense of blocked creativity

What is Coaching?

Coaching is an impartial one-to-one process which enables self-learning and development. It is purposeful and outcome focused and one of the most powerful development approaches available. Coaching can support, enable and empower the following:

  • Coaching for progression and self-development
  • Career development coaching
  • Wellbeing coaching
  • Transitioning towards a fruitful retirement
  • Parental transition – planning and preparation (before); returning with confidence (during); and working parents (within 6 months of returning to work) or following “the empty nest”

A Coach:

  • Creates space to think
  • Challenges beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours
  • Facilitates self-discovery
  • Draws out (from client) examples and ideas

What are the benefits of coaching?

Coaching can be useful to enhance skills and develop strategies to be more effective and to build resilience. It can also assist in the creation of a reflective space which fosters thinking.

Coaching can be especially effective for those considering career development opportunities and for those transitioning into new roles such as parenting. It can also be effective in enabling an individual to relate to and influence others and improve working relationships.

Coaching can support the following:

  • Career Development
  • Motivation and focus
  • Work life balance issues
  • Project and change management
  • Career Transition
  • Role transitions such as retirement and parenting

What is involved?

Coaching ordinarily involves up to four 50 – 60 minute meetings for 4 weeks arranged at a mutually convenient time for the coach and client either online or face to face in person.

Next Steps?

Take the first step today and schedule a consultation – simply contact Brian at or call +353 87 777 3128.