“ If I can cope with challenging situations as a job coach then I should be able to cope with virtually anything!! The job coaching experience also helps to put things in perspective. ”
Since then I went on a job coaching training course and I’ve coached quite a few people. Two have found jobs and the change in their lives and self-esteem is massive from this. It also gave me satisfaction and confidence in what I was doing.
I’m job coaching a candidate at the moment. He had his Ready for Work placement at Bruntwood and has now been working here for nearly 8 months. I still make sure he’s ok and support him with non-work areas. He’s keen to become a job coach himself later this year and I’m hoping to see him do that. I’m sure once he’s settled, our coaching relationship will tail off, but I will always be happy to help him.
Job coaching has given me the chance to develop my people skills. If I can cope with challenging people and challenging situations as a job coach then I should be able to cope with virtually anything!! The job coaching experience also helps to put things in perspective.
Job coaching’s not always easy. I’d love more people at my office to become job coaches too and to build more of a network of job coaches at Bruntwood. The fear of the unknown often puts people off but it just takes one session for people to realise what they can do if they help others to find work.”