Coaching to Start a Career

Are you just entering the world of work and unsure on which route to take?

Perhaps people close to you have strong opinions, but your mind’s not yet clear and you’re unsure of how to move forward.

You might have found a position you’re interested in, but are struggling with an important application, presentation, competition or interview.

And you’d benefit from some professional support to get a job you’re really excited about.

One that’s just right for you.

I offer a mix of career coaching, mentoring and training sessions, tailor-made to you.

These typically include:

  • Coaching to get clear on what you want
  • Strategies to identify and address anything that’s holding you back
  • Dedicated time to uncover your natural talents and strengths and to get to know yourself better
  • A preparation strategy to play to your strengths, build confidence and support success
  • We might also practice your selection procedure using past questions and realistic testing situations.

Are you seeking targeted coaching, training and mentoring for a competition run by an EU institution or agency?

For the upcoming EPSO AD-6 competition for economists, I’m offering a six-session preparation package to:

  • build confidence and deal with nerves
  • showcase your experience and skills on the application form / talent screener to maximise points
  • help you plan your test preparation to ensure it’s sufficient and complete
  • prepare for the field-based MCQ
  • develop your strategy for the case study
  • get familiar with the Commission’s competency framework
  • prepare for and practice the above tests under realistic conditions
  • prepare for the interview if you’re shortlisted

For the European Commission’s internal concours, I’ll help you:

  • build confidence and deal with nerves
  • get familiar with the Commission’s competency framework
  • develop an outline and strategy to excel at the presentation
  • showcase your experience and skills in the personal introduction
  • structure and time your interview answers to get points across effectively and efficiently
  • maximise your points and leave a positive and memorable impression

I’ve personally failed and succeeded in these highly competitive competitions.

Let me share with you what I’ve learned.

While several competition tests have changed recently, I’m up to date with what’s being asked of you.

Benefit from my 20 years of experience working for the EU institutions (notably the European Commission and the European Central Bank), from three sides of the table – as a coach, past candidate and recruiter.

And as a Gallup certified strengths coach, I’ll help you uncover your natural talents and play towards them and your competitive advantages.

As a bonus, I’m a native English speaker.

What’s on offer?

1-to-1 Coaching package to Start a Career:

  • 6 sessions, each 90 minutes, 1-to-1.
  • A mix of coaching, mentoring and training, according to your needs.
  • We start with a complementary 1 hour discovery session to discuss your needs and to agree on what the 6 sessions will cover.
  • You choose the days and hours of our sessions to best fit your schedule and any interview or competition deadlines. (You can arrange them as a 6-session intensive, if desired.)
  • You receive e-mail support between sessions (I respond during working-weekdays only).
  • The package can be renewed, if needed.
  • Your investment? This fully personalised 1-to-1 coaching package costs 1000 euros.

For more information about 1-to-1 coaching, read the frequently asked questions page or get in touch using the contact form.