Richard Valiant (previously Jones)- career and confidence coach
I’m Richard Valiant, and I help professionals at the mid-point of their working lives transition into a career that truly lights them up by combining what they love to do with what they excel at.
I offer one-to-one career coaching through my "Fearless Career Move" programme and I also run a six week group coaching programme called "How To Find Your Dream Career" via video conference. I am currently trialling a new format for the group programme and the next run is therefore FREE to join in return for detailed feedback from you at the end of the programme. Follow the link to my website above or contact me directly to find out more.
In both my one-to-one and group programmes, I take you from being confused and overwhelmed by the various choices available to you to a place where you feel empowered by the direction and clarity you now have on your desired career path. Together we also produce a carefully designed action plan to help you to move forward with purpose.
You will leave the programme with a greater appreciation of your strengths, passions and values, helping to reassure you that the path you have chosen is the right one for you. This increased clarity and sense of purpose will also make you better equipped to deal with many of the challenges you may face as you tread your chosen path, including writing your CV, making an impression at job interviews or forming a business plan.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained by the internationally acclaimed Coaches' Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. I am also trained in the Firework career coaching model to assist individuals who are looking to make a transition between careers or from employment to self-employment.
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Presentation skills coaching
Management skills coaching
See my website for further details
My group programme "How To Find Your Dream Career" next commencing 5 February 2018 is currently FREE to join. Please see my website or contact me directly for more details.
If you are interested in working with me one-to-one, I offer a free initial one hour consultation by telephone which will help you to get crystal clear about where you are now and where you want to be in the future. I’ll also share some powerful secrets, strategies and information that will support you on your journey. This is also an opportunity for us to test the chemistry between us to determine whether we would like to continue working together.
My coaching programmes can be tailored to your individual circumstances and so prices vary. As an example, however, an individual working with me through my "Fearless Career Move" programme over 12 sessions would pay £1,200.
I am, proudly and unashamedly, an introverted and sensitive soul. For years, I saw this as a weakness and, indeed, in some ways I have had to work harder and be more determined and courageous than others to find my true voice and make an impact on the world.
However, I now embrace this as a strength, maybe even a super-power, that I harness to connect with the more reflective aspects of my clients and help them uncover their deepest desires and ambitions. My quiet confidence and inner strength inspires and creates confidence in others to harness their own power and realise their untold ambitions.
I am caring and curious about the issues my clients are facing in their lives. I am approachable and compassionate and willing to share my vulnerability with others. I am also completely transparent and honest with all my clients. These qualities help me to put my clients at ease and allow them to share their true feelings and desires with me.
A bit more about my background:
I first started playing keyboards at the age of six and have been writing songs and performing in bands for over 25 years.
I studied Economics & Political Science at the University of Birmingham and after graduation I worked for over 17 years as a tax adviser and professional trainer at three of the largest accounting firms in the UK.
When I turned 30, I took on a 12 month secondment to the training department at PricewaterhouseCoopers, when I was responsible for the development of c.100 new graduate entrants. The experience of helping them to grow into budding professionals was extremely rewarding for me and allowed me a first glimpse of my life purpose- to make a difference to the lives and others through tutoring and coaching. Training and development has remained a significant element of my work ever since.
Being a naturally introverted person, I did not consider myself to be a natural presenter but I was motivated to gain the experience that has made me a polished and inspirational speaker. I love to share my techniques with others and prove that anyone can become an effective presenter with hard work and dedication.
I am dedicated to continual physical, spiritual and personal development. Much of this is achieved through my pursuit of Tai Chi that I have practised now since 2012. The feeling of connection, aliveness, balance and relaxation that this ancient martial art gives me has also been a huge boost to my skills as a coach.
Type of session
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Available Tuesdays and Thursdays during normal office hours and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings