Coaching to Start Your Career

Are you just entering the world of work?

Feeling unsure of which route to take? Perhaps your mind’s not yet clear, and you want to make the right decision.

Perhaps you’ve found a position you’re interested in but are struggling in the talent-screening process, in the presentation, interview or written tests and are seeking professional support.

Are you worried you’ve already made the wrong choice? You’re trying to decide what to do next?

You want to succeed in today’s competitive job market and get the job you’re really excited about. The one that’s the best fit for you.

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

This can include:

  • Coaching to get clear on what you want.
  • A preparation strategy to play to your strengths, build confidence and support success.
  • Identifying and addressing anything that’s holding you back from your best performance.
  • Practice using realistic testing situations.

For targeted preparation for a competition run by EPSO, or an internal competition of an EU institution or agency, we can work on:

  • Building confidence and combating nerves, time pressure and the sometimes very challenging testing environment.
  • Perfecting your preparation plan, including familiarity with the Commission’s Competency Framework.
  • Showcasing your experience and skills to maximise points.
  • Developing winning strategies for tests such as the personal introduction and motivation, oral presentation, field-based MCQ, case study and panel interview.
  • Practice using past questions under realistic conditions.
  • Prepare for the interview or job start if you’re shortlisted.

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

Let me share with you what I’ve learned.

Benefit from my 20+ years of experience working for the EU institutions.

I’m an ex-PhD-trained economist, a certified coach, a past candidate and a past recruiter. I’m also a native English speaker.

I specialise in EU career support, but I’ve also worked closely with international organisations such as the OECD, IMF and World Bank and in the academic community.

What’s on offer?

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

  • 5 sessions, each 75 minutes, 1-to-1.
  • A mix of coaching, mentoring and training according to your needs.
  • We start with a complimentary discovery session to discuss your needs and to agree on what the 5 sessions will cover.
  • You choose the days and hours in my calendar to best fit your schedule and any competition deadlines.
  • If preferred, this package can be organised as an intensive VIP day (5 hours + breaks on one day).

Your investment? 

This fully personalised 1-to-1 coaching package costs 750 euros (907,50 euros including VAT if applicable).

This is an investment now to secure your future career. Compare it with the salary you’ll receive when you’re in your dream job, permanently boosting your CV and your career.

What have my clients said about this package?

IVAN L, BRUSSELS: ” My experience of coaching with Mel was incredible. I’ll use a metaphor if I may. It was like visiting one of those special tailors – the really good ones. She crafted a coaching suit perfectly tailored to me – fitting in all the right places. When I entered the shop, I didn’t know what I wanted or needed. When I came out, I felt like a million dollars – ready for any occasion. I felt as best prepared as I could be.”

MARINA K, FRANKFURT: “The coaching with Mel was amazing. I felt really heard…. I liked the coaching / mentoring split we decided on, which truly suited my needs and was very helpful. Before coaching with Mel, I was feeling lost career-wise and wasn’t sure what to do next, how to move on from where I was. Through our coaching, I discovered a lot about what I wanted, about myself as a person, and my natural strengths… Coaching increased my confidence and helped me to take my next career step. I got unstuck and changed the way I approached things. As a result, I secured a new dream job, one that makes my CV shine and that I‘m very excited about.”

How to sign up?

Book a complimentary discovery session to meet me, discuss your situation, ask any questions you may have about coaching, and check if we’re a good fit.

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