with Fay Wallis

Which are you?

An Individual

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An Organisation

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Support for Organisations

Your employees are your most valuable asset. The way you support them when they join, develop, progress and ultimately leave your organisation sets the tone for how you are perceived internally and externally. Career coaching, executive coaching and outplacement support are all ways of boosting employee engagement and satisfaction levels, even when times are tough.

With a Masters degree in Human Resources Management (including a dissertation exploring best practice in managing redundancy situations), Career Coaching and advanced level Executive Coaching qualifications and years of supporting people with career transition and skills development, you and your employees are in safe hands when you entrust me with supporting their careers. Although I offer ‘off the shelf’ solutions, I can also flex my coaching offering to meet your needs.

Location: with offices in Banstead (Surrey) and Croydon (south London), I can also travel across Surrey, Greater London and Sussex to deliver coaching at your company’s location, or coach remotely via Skype.

Services for Organisations

Outplacement Support

Help your colleagues get their next jobs after redundancy:

Full day or half day CV or career clinics

1:1 outplacement support programme

CV guidance, LinkedIn tips, interview skills, job search strategy sessions

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Career Coaching

Coaching to help your key employees:

Handle difficult colleagues

Apply for promotion

Settle into a more senior role

Overcome overwhelm

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Executive Coaching

Support your senior team members to:

Lead teams effectively

Handle challenging situations

Collaborate successfully

Cope with pressure

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Career Coaching for Individuals

Trying to deal with the career challenges that crop up during your 30s, 40s and 50s can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re looking to land a more senior role, return to work after kids, find a new path after redundancy, cope with being given leadership responsibilities for the first time, or find a role that gives you flexibility without having to take a step down the career ladder? Perhaps you want to change career completely, or set up on your own but you aren’t sure if this is the right thing to do? These are some of the many career challenges I can help with.

Whether you need practical support with getting your next role, or time and space to learn more about yourself and work out possible solutions, I can support you. Career coaching can help you identify your strengths, your motivators, your options and nail down the things that are most important to you. I’m a Career Coach who cares about helping you move forward in the best way for you. With dedicated time to talk through your career challenge, we can work together to stop you feeling stuck and confused. You can then move forward with more clarity, confidence and a plan.

Location: your career coaching can take place remotely via Skype, at my office in Banstead, Surrey (which has free parking) or Croydon, south London (a 10 minute walk from East and West Croydon stations).

Services for Individuals – Helping You to:

Get a New Job

Redundancy coaching for your career:

CV & cover letter help

LinkedIn tips

Interview coaching

Job search guidance

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Succeed in Interviews

Prepare to impress in interviews:

Practice difficult questions

Record your ideal answers

Gain confidence

Presentation preparation

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Change Career

Get clarity on:

What you want

What’s holding you back

Your career options

How to make the change

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Improve your career

Coaching sessions tailored to meet your requirements. Example topics supported include dealing with difficult colleagues, work-life balance, career planning, settling successfully into a new role. After talking through what you are hoping to achieve during a free 30 minute call, I can make some suggestions for putting together a personalised programme for you. Most personalised solutions are made up of between 4 and 8 hours of coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! I’d love to meet you or talk to you on the phone. I offer anyone interested in my services a free 30 min call, or in-person chat. If you live locally to me, we can meet up for a coffee at one of the local coffee shops in Banstead. Or, if it’s easier for you, we can speak on the phone. Get in touch using the details on the ‘Contact’ page of the website and we can arrange to talk. There is absolutely no obligation or pressure to sign up to any of my services after we’ve spoken.

It’s really important that you are the one to make the decision about which career to change to. My role as your coach is to help you unlock the answer to this yourself. I can share tools, techniques and resources with you that will help you think about, research and evaluate different roles but I won’t tell you which job you should change to. The coaching will help you make that decision for yourself (which is far more powerful than me telling you what to do).

You can choose to have the sessions at my home office in Banstead, Surrey (which has free parking), at my office in Croydon, south London (a 10 minute walk from both East Croydon and West Croydon stations), or remotely by Skype.

You can choose to have your sessions weekly, every two weeks, every three weeks, or once a month. It isn’t a good idea to let the sessions stretch out longer than once a month because you start to lose the flow and impact of the coaching or mentoring.

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Katy Akele, Virtual Business Manager
I came to Fay desperately unhappy in my current role but unclear as to what job I wanted. Lacking confidence in my skills and terrified to make the move out of my comfort zone, I felt trapped and helpless. Over a series of structured sessions Fay guided me thorough a range of exercises to clarify where my skills and interests lay. With clarity, confidence and ownership of my career choices restored I have finally made a move to a much much happier place. Fay’s natural warmth, empathy and ability to listen was invaluable to me, as is her on-going support.

Marta Szewczyk, Property Manager
English CV formats and qualifications  are very different to those in Poland. Fay created a CV, highlighting my achievements and explaining the English equivalent of my Polish qualifications. She listened to my concerns about accelerating my career, suggesting a training course to give me the skills I needed to progress. Fay also recommended recruitment agencies to help find my perfect role. There were countless ways in which she helped my confidence and prepared me for interviews; such as practising interview questions and advising me on what to wear.  I returned to Fay for support and advice once I got the job I was hoping for. She has helped me calm my new-job nerves, prepare for my annual appraisal at work and negotiate flexible working hours when I was pregnant. Her HR expertise was invaluable at helping me understand my maternity rights at work and her recruitment experience was evident when prepping me for my career journey.

Alex Broadway, Marketing Communications Executive
After being made redundant, I went to Fay for help rewriting my CV and to improve my interview technique. She gave me a lot of confidence and optimism about my skills, my ability to get my next job and to keep progressing in my career. The re-written CV had an instant impact. After registering it on various job boards, I found myself approached by recruiters asking me to apply for roles that were exactly what I was looking for. The interview coaching helped me make a good impression during the interviews and feel more confident describing my strengths, experience and ambition. I quickly found a new role, working for a great company, with a higher salary and more responsibility than my previous job.

Sarah Symonds, Career Coach
I initially made contact with Fay to get some general advice on how to set up my own career coaching practice. I found our conversation so helpful that when she offered to provide me with a mentoring service I had no hesitation in saying “yes please”. Fay’s knowledge and expertise was invaluable as was her ability to switch from a mentoring to a coaching to address any issues that arose that needed deeper attention. It meant that the plans I was putting in place were congruent with my values and were also realistic and achievable. Fay’s positivity, professionalism and warmth contributed to my enjoyment of the whole process. I have absolutely no doubt that Fay’s support helped me to form my business a lot quicker and with a lot more confidence and clarity than I would have had on my own. I will highly recommend Fay to others seeking a coach and/or a mentor.

Kevin McKay 
I unexpectedly found myself out of work, for the first time in many years. In my late 50’s, and unfamiliar with the way the job-seeking process works today, I realised I needed help from someone with experience and understanding. Working with Fay helped me to rebuild my confidence and recognise that I still have a value in the workplace, and transferrable skills. She helped me manage the journey from loss of employment, to finding a job which gives me the chance to change direction into more fulfilling work, whilst also utilising my skills and experience. Fay is caring, warm, empathetic and sympathetic, genuinely interested in her individual client’s needs and understanding of their insecurities. She makes lovely coffee too!