Career Coaching

Whether you want to explore career paths in clinical or healthcare science roles, are experiencing “stuckness” during mid-career, seeking to gain specific skills for career advancement or thinking about early retirement, career coaching can help to give clarity and direction.


For many of those working in healthcare environments, the pressures and demands are significant and can leave the most dedicated professional wondering whether they want to continue in their chosen career path or create a new direction for themselves. These life-changing decisions often take time to think through and career coaching allows for safe and non-biased exploration of other possible career paths.

The variation in opportunities within the medical and healthcare science sector (and regions) means that some roles are in great demand, whilst others are more competitive with fewer posts available and a job-for-life no longer a guarantee. Career coaching can create an opportunity to reflect and consider your choices and the options available for professional development.

Medical specialties alone offer up to 60 different areas to choose from and approximately 45 within healthcare science where there can be a vast choice between the life sciences, physiological sciences, physical sciences and engineering.

Career coaching can help to:

  • Create the opportunity for the individual to explore their values, interests, skills and aspirations
  • Choose a healthcare career that suits your personal qualities and lifestyle
  • Gain deeper knowledge of career choices to consider the wider picture through accessing all the information available
  • Explore opportunities for career development to maintain enthusiasm and passion in your chosen field
  • Enhance your employability for future internal and external opportunities
  • Support the transitioning process of those returning to work after a career break

These can be booked as one-off sessions to discuss a particular topic around your career or a series of sessions to look at your career in more depth. First or single sessions would be 2 hours but follow-up sessions can be 1.5 hours if preferred (priced accordingly).

** Prices start from £160 for a 2-hr session – A 10% discount is offered on the total price if two or more sessions are booked at the same time **

Psychometric assessments can also be offered at an additional charge which would be discussed before commencing a coaching programme. These can be very insightful in gaining a deeper awareness of aspects of your personality and how this may affect your career decisions; therefore it is recommended to undertake it in the early part of the programme.

The sessions can be offered by skype/telephone or face-to-face in St Neots, Cambridgeshire (approx. 35-40 mins fast train access from Kings Cross, London). Face-to-face sessions are a minimum of 2 hrs and an additional £35 would be added to the cost.

Testimonials

"Thanks Julia, loving the new eye-catching CV! Had three interview invites in under a week! ☺"
Sara, medical administrator
"Julia supported me in managing a team with complex issues and some difficult personalities. I found the roleplay exercises in communication skills to be excellent. Being able to think about the impact I was having has greatly helped my working relationships. I’ve also been able to coach some of my team members in communication skills when supporting their own teams."
Derek, Programme Manager
"Julia helped to give me clarity about whether to study for my Masters qualification; she made me feel completely comfortable and helped explore different possibilities. I now have greater focus and am relieved to be able to stop worrying about my decision."
Beth, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator
"I worked with Julia to find ways to manage my high stress levels, I’m now better able to cope under pressure and more in control of my emotions. I’d never taken the time to step back and reflect and coaching gave me a wonderful opportunity to do just that. I’m booking my yoga retreat soon!"
Jane, midwife
"Julia helped me to regain confidence in myself after a career setback, after a series of sessions I was able to reconnect with my strengths, believe in myself again and secure the post I wanted! Thank you"
Peter, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
"Julia, just to let you know, I did go the interview …. I felt like running away the entire time …. I tried really hard to use examples and be specific and I can’t really remember much of what I said because it was such a nervous haze … but the HR guy said to me I came across as very confident (ha!) … AND I got the job!!! Thanks SO much for the intensive practice and support!"
Kat, Consultant in Palliative Care
"Hi Julia, I think that was the best interview I have ever done in my life. Thank you so much for your help"
Amira, applicant for midwifery degree
"Hi Julia, I have been offered a GP partnership and have accepted the same. Wanted to thank you for the help provided with the interview preparation.”
Santhosh, GP Partner
"Julia gets results! I got the job I wanted as a result of Julia’s interview coaching. Her deep understanding of the interview process and her ability to deliver constructive criticism in a way that’s easy to accept made it possible for me to make the necessary adjustments to perform well in what was previously to me a mystifying and intimidating process. Though I hope I won’t need them any time soon, I’m going to keep her contact details close just in case! Thanks Julia"
James, Independent Contractor
"I’ve got good news – I’ve received offers from all of my choices! I’ve firmed Cardiff, it was still my first choice in the end. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and advice. I don’t think I would have done as well as I did without it – so thank you ☺"
Regine, medical school applicant
"I worked with Julia during a transition in my career and at a time of self-doubt. She helped me to develop confidence and self-belief in my own skills. I found her style to be non-judgemental and motivating. I went on to secure the job I was after and would recommend her in the future"
Sarah, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist
"I would like to thank Julia for her excellent work and assistance during my redundancy notice as she worked constantly to build up my CV and assist with interview techniques, as after 28 years in the services, hadn’t needed one. It was so well-documented that within 1 week of submitting to recruitment companies, I was appointed by a private sector company so a job well done by Julia for help in making that happen."
Andreas, Semi-retired paramedic
"Julia provided me with excellent career coaching sessions. She gave constructive structured help and encouraged me to achieve my goals. I highly recommend her"
Joanne, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Lead
"I knew when I finished there was no way they could not appoint me, felt 99% sure as both presentation and most of my answers were so strong and confident and I didn’t shake after my clinical lead and clinical director tried to give me some hard time. Don’t worry you’ll get my best recommendations and will tell everyone I know to take you as a coach if they wanna get the job"
Damir, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
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