Career Path and Strength Assessments 2022-09-07T15:45:38+00:00

Career Path and Strength Assessments

Helping you to find the path that’s right for you is our mission.  There’s little point in climbing the ladder of success if when you arrive at the top you find it’s leaning against the wrong wall!  As Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize winner said “Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”. 

Our Forward career path and strengths assessments help you work out the career paths, roles and types of organisation that best suit you. We help you to understand and to play to your strengths, core talents, personality and leadership style.  Taken online, our assessments combine the usual personality/ability profiles but go deeper and beyond to reveal the understated aspects of yourself covering:

  • Personality: personality type, behaviours, expressions – The WHO
  • Motivation: passions, interests, values, what energises you – The WHY
  • Abilities: what you have to work with (your strengths and skills, abilities which help you carry out your mission – competencies) as well as how you behave.  Natural rather than learned skills – The WHAT

How much does it cost?

Personal report and extended feedback session with Certified coach £575.00

Personal report only £175

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Career Paths FAQs

What test can I take to determine my career? 2022-09-07T15:42:45+00:00

There are a range of free online career aptitude tests which have a series of questions which aim to help you learn more about yourself and identify potential career paths that are suited to you.  Our Forward career assessments, personal report and follow up coaching sessions, assess your personality, your interests, your skills and combine to identify potential career options and work environments for you.   Taken with our free Values assessments, you will have the self awareness, knowledge and clarity to take the right steps for you.

What are the benefits of career coaching? 2022-09-07T15:44:03+00:00

A career coach helps you identify, set and achieve your goals.  We all achieve so much more if we are very clear about where we want to get to, but so often job searching can simply be a ‘scatter gun’ of applications.

A career coach helps you clarify your strengths, motivations, interests and skills and identify a career path(s) (which sectors, activities,) that suit you; highlight any skills you might need to develop (e.g. interviewing, networking) and works with you to develop the tools you need (e.g. CV writing) to secure a great job.

What different tests are there? 2022-09-07T15:43:32+00:00

From temperament and behaviour tests (e.g. MBTI), to career aptitude and matching, to communication styles and strengths finder – these tools help build self awareness which is critical to finding the right role and path.

Do I need a career coach? 2022-09-07T15:44:09+00:00

Yes, you would certainly benefit from career coaching if you don’t know what you want to do, which  path would suit you and how you can find it. Having a career coach is the best investment you can make.

If however you know exactly what you want and how to find it, then you don’t need a career coach.

However, if there are other areas in your life that are not exactly how you’d like them e.g. money/finance, work/life balance; family/friends; health/wellbeing, then a Forward life coach can help.

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FAQ

Do I need a career coach? 2022-09-07T15:44:09+00:00

Yes, you would certainly benefit from career coaching if you don’t know what you want to do, which  path would suit you and how you can find it. Having a career coach is the best investment you can make.

If however you know exactly what you want and how to find it, then you don’t need a career coach.

However, if there are other areas in your life that are not exactly how you’d like them e.g. money/finance, work/life balance; family/friends; health/wellbeing, then a Forward life coach can help.

What is the difference between a life and a career coach? 2020-12-11T14:58:30+00:00

A life coach works with you to look at all aspects of your life; this can include career; romance; money; health/wellbeing and you chose which element (or more than one) you’d like to focus on and improve.

Coaching is very much goal focused (rather than therapy which is often addressing past traumas and other issues) so you can achieve your individual potential.

A coach helps you achieve the best you.

What are the benefits of career coaching? 2022-09-07T15:44:03+00:00

A career coach helps you identify, set and achieve your goals.  We all achieve so much more if we are very clear about where we want to get to, but so often job searching can simply be a ‘scatter gun’ of applications.

A career coach helps you clarify your strengths, motivations, interests and skills and identify a career path(s) (which sectors, activities,) that suit you; highlight any skills you might need to develop (e.g. interviewing, networking) and works with you to develop the tools you need (e.g. CV writing) to secure a great job.

What are the benefits of working with Forward? 2020-12-11T14:58:57+00:00

Our Forward coaches help you find a clear path to the life you want most.

We help you increase your self-awareness – of your strengths so you can maximise them and your weaknesses so you can address them.  Self-awareness is one of the most sought-after skills of today’s employers.

Our Forward coaches help you build confidence and support you to develop key skills.

Your Forward coach is your trusted partner who helps expand your thinking and gain perspective and clarity about your objectives.  Your coach is non-judgemental and has no agenda other than to help you be the best you can be.

Elite athletes, singers and top executives all have coaches to help them achieve and maintain their peak performance.  Isn’t it time you had one too?

Why 18-35? 2022-09-13T15:11:50+00:00

18-35 is a guideline. We do work with younger people still in education perhaps struggling with exam pressures, general anxiety, and other challenges and we do work with people older than 35. However, we have found that people mid-30s + have different challenges, best served by our sister company Rutbusters www.rutbusters.org

What can you expect from a career coach? 2020-12-11T14:58:26+00:00

In addition  to knowing what path you want to pursue, the most important things employers are now looking for are the ‘soft skills’ including  confidence and motivation, resilience and emotional intelligence – things our current education system does not cover.

A career coach will help you define  your career direction, ensure you have the tools to make the best applications, shine at interviews and build your key soft skills too.

What are the different types of coaching styles 2022-09-13T15:13:31+00:00

The style will depend on what you the client want to achieve and your preferred style.  Some people like a challenging and stretching style; others a more supportive and encouraging style.  The free consultation with Catherine our Director of Client Relations will help you choose which coach is right for you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Why Forward? 2022-09-13T15:09:22+00:00
  1. We have an outstanding track record of delivering results
  2. We are experts on the challenges and opportunities experienced by 18-30-year olds
  3. We’re great value for money
  4. We have coaches to suit every individual.
  5. We use proven world-class tools to help you achieve your goals
  6. Our extensive networks help you explore career paths and get to talk to professionals in their fields so you can learn about what working in different sectors and industries really looks like
Working with Forward helps others! 2020-12-11T14:58:39+00:00

When you invest in your future with Forward you’re also making great things happen in the world.  Forward is a member of B1G1—Business for Good

How much does it cost? 2021-01-13T08:57:38+00:00

All our programmes are designed around your personal needs, your goals and the challenges you wish to overcome. We match your requirements to the expert member(s) of our team to get you the right support – whether it is career direction, confidence building, personal branding or interview preparation – and work around your diary.

Each session is typically between one and two hours, but the length depends on the nature and range of the discussion. Sessions are supported with email and texts and homework is often given to make maximum progress.

An initial one to one coaching session, lasting 90-120 minutes, starts at £300. Subsequent sessions cost from £195. In most cases our clients invest between £300 – £700 in a coaching programme tailored to their specific needs.

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