Career Coaching for the HR profession

Human Resources people are expected to advise colleagues.  They rarely seek support for themselves.  In partnership with Career Counselling Services (CCS) we found that there is a strong need for HR professionals to receive the kind of coaching that they give to others! The kind of issues that HR coaching might include are:-


Starting my HR career

If you are considering HR as a career, or have recently started in HR, you may have some of the following questions:

  • Do I have the blend of skills, interests and attributes which make HR a good choice?
  • Do I want to be an HR specialist or generalist?
  • What skills can I develop to position myself well for the future?
  • How can I gain an understanding of the role of HR in different sectors and organisations, and work out where I would fit?

If you have been working in HR for a few years, you may have other questions based on your experiences:


Developing my HR career

  • It seems that to get to a senior position in HR I need operational experience. Can you talk me through the possible routes?
  • I thought my career would lead me towards a strategic role, but my work is increasingly administrative. What can I do to further my chances of getting a more strategic position?
  • My role has been outsourced, and the parts I enjoy are less available to me. Can you help me look at how I could make more us use of my specialist skills?
  • I have recently moved to a change management role. Can you help me with ideas to deal effectively with this new role?
  • How do I ensure that I deliver business-focused results that will get me noticed?


Assessing my options

  • I have specialised and now other routes in HR seem closed to me. Can you enable me to think more broadly about my options and what my skills and experiences might be transferable to, within and outside of HR?


Regaining my motivation

  • Could I find more work satisfaction in a different kind of organisation?
  • I need intrinsic job satisfaction. But I have to balance that with paying the bills. Can you help me identify some new challenges which will stretch me and reignite my mojo?


Building my personal impact

  • Can you help me work on my personal impact to further my career goals?
  • Can you coach me to build effective relationships and use my internal and external networks to further my career?


Going it alone

  • I am considering becoming self-employed but not sure which skills and services to offer
  • I am considering a move to interim management and would like to talk through advantages and dangers.


Please click here for more information on the CCS and Kate Mansfield HR Careers programme.