Lifeflowbalance Blog

14/11/18

Josh is an Assistant Headteacher who is preparing to make the transition into deputy headship. I began working with him in 2016 as part of the Ambition School Leadership Programme. This summer he decided to quit a job that had become toxic and use his remaining coaching credits to engage me to help him gain that extra bit of polish on applying and interviewing for a new post. He wanted, in particular, to polish up his interview technique. This is the process we followed which took up approximately 6 hours of combined remote work via video conference and face to face coaching.

Stage one
Review and feedback to letter of application. The feedback was provided by video conference.

Preparation for face to face-this was a 30-minute coaching conversation which identified the personalised focus for the interview coaching session.

Stage Two
Four hours of Interview coaching including leadership embodiment work. We used video of the mock interview sessions to accelerate learning and reflection. Josh was able to hear and see how he was presenting himself verbally and in terms of posture and body language. We used the STAR technique to support the preparation of concise and authentic responses to pre-prepared and unseen interview questions.

We finished off with a leadership embodiment exercise which focused on the use of posture and breath to create presence and hold your space when in the pressurised environment of being interviewed.

Would you benefit from some career and interview coaching?

I am currently offering an additional hour free when you a book six hour of career coaching package with me.

Josh was very pleased with the outcomes from the day and with the long-term benefits he has gained from the coaching relationship:


"I have worked with Charmaine for 2 years and have gained increased confidence in my ability as a leader. As a coach, Charmaine provides opportunities for deep reflection and learning. You focus on actions and can see the progress. She provided an
individualised programme and has the ability to adapt the session as needed to get the maximum benefit out of it for me. I particularly found the use of video was powerful. I could see the change as we went through the day as well as feel it. Being able to see me and have the time to reflect on it with the support and challenge of Charmaine was transformative."

Instant Success!
Since completing the career coaching programme Josh has got himself an interim position as a direct result of tips I gave him on the day.

Give yourself an early Christmas present with this value-added promotion or pass it on to someone you know.

If you are looking to make the move and want to add some polish, get in touch for a no obligation chat. You may wish to take advantage of this value-added promotion. Give yourself an early Christmas present by booking before December 25th. Those booking before Christmas will get one free career coaching session when booked as part of a standard six-session package. You can also try before you buy with a free consultation.

Book consultation here.