Professional Development 2022-09-06T18:11:02+00:00

Professional Development

Individual coaching and group training for all your CPD needs

Our corporate coaches support, challenge and guide your individual members of staff to help them develop their skills, abilities and inner potential so they maximise their contribution at work. Working closely with you, their ‘sponsor’ we develop a plan to meet your business objectives.    From individual skills audits, onboarding new staff, fostering retention, to building communications and management skills – our team has the breadth of experience to help you meet your goals.

In addition to focused individual professional development coaching, we provide interactive and engaging group training sessions; face to face (whenever possible) and often supported with ongoing coaching to embed learning.  Our programmes focus on communications, relationships and team building and facilitating cross generation learning.

Call us now to see how we can help you with improved staff wellbeing, performance and retention.

How much does it cost?

Call us to now so we can create a programme to meet your organisation’s needs

Book Free Consultation

Professional Development FAQ

Does Forward work with companies making redundancies? 2022-09-06T18:06:38+00:00

Yes we do.  Sadly, the current economic environment is proving challenging for many companies who are forced to make redundancies in order to survive.  Practical yes, for the organisation, but redundancy has a huge emotional and practical impact on your staff.   Our Forward ‘Transition’ Programme is the best investment your business can make to help your employees move smoothly  out of your organisation and into their next role.

How does Forward work with companies? 2022-09-06T18:06:17+00:00

Whether onboarding new recruits, continued professional development, team skills assessments and gaps, team events including building resilience, communications and time management, our programmes ensure optimum wellbeing for, and loyalty from, your staff.  Call us now to arrange a free one hour consultation.

My company has given me a development budget – how can you help me? 2022-09-06T18:00:50+00:00

Give us a call!  We will explore what you personally would like to learn and develop, what your company may like you to develop.  Together we will create an enjoyable programme that meets your needs.

Meet your coaches

FAQ

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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 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?

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.

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

Get in contact

    First Name (required)
    Last Name
    Email (required)
    Phone Number
    Subject (required)
    Message (required)