Marta Abramska - Career Coach
I help people create a work life that they can love and be proud of, whether it's a major career shift or making the most of the current job.
You may be in a job that pays your bills, maybe even a career that looks great on paper, but you feel stuck and unfulfilled. You know that you definitely don't want life to be like this until you retire, but life is busy, isn't it? And somehow months, then years pass and nothing changes. But it would be such a shame to wake up at 70 and regret not doing anything about it.
I help my clients transform their working lives, think bigger for themselves and build their confidence that change is possible. I firmly believe that life's too precious to be unhappy at work. And with so many options available to us, we don't have to be.
Investing in career coaching is a way to take charge of your life and switch your mindset from wishing to doing.
Why work with me?
In our coaching sessions you'll feel truly heard. My coaching style combines deep empathy and no-nonsense honesty.
In addition to being a certified coach, I enjoyed years in a vibrant corporate career and reinvented myself professionally as well. This means I'll support you from the position of someone who knows exactly what you're going through.
Before I chose coaching as my full time profession, I hired and mentored others in their careers as part of my job. This means I can help you from the practical side - I offer mentoring add ons to my coaching packages.
This is how career coaching with me will make a difference
- Feel positive, inspired and confident from session to session as you take charge of your future and continue to make progress.
- Get clarity of who you are and what you want. No more wasting time and energy on options that are not for you.
- Dedicated time to focus on you and your future.
- Understand what is holding you back
- Reduce anxiety that comes with career change
- Confidence in talking about your skills and strengths.
- Get challenged to see yourself in an honest way and to do things in a new way.
- Get encouragement and support. My signature strength is being encouraging but challenging at the same time.
- Safe, unbiased space and sounding board to explore anything. Support from friends and family is wonderful, but they may have a stake in your choices. As your coach, I'm 100% independent.
- Get there faster. I'll hold you accountable and you'll keep making progress.
- Boost your personal growth will benefit you beyond your working life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I do what I do because I’m passionate about helping you have the best possible work life. I’m passionate about challenging you to think bigger for yourself and shift your mindset so that you can build a career you love.
I enjoyed 15 years of a fast-paced corporate career before becoming a full time coach. I had senior roles in a ‘Big 4’ consultancy firm where I built my business skills by working with the best of the best. I mentored others with their careers as part of my job for many years before I decided that this is what I wanted to do for a living. I bring all this experience to my coaching.
I have also lived through many challenges: change, multiple relocations abroad, running businesses alongside a day job and finally transitioning into being a full-time business owner. All this while juggling work and single parenthood.
I’m a big believer that you can create a great working life for yourself if you want to, regardless of your circumstance. Sometimes all you need are small tweaks, sometimes more radical changes but it is possible to be fulfilled at work.
I trained and qualified in Transformation Coaching with Animas Centre for Coaching, the leading Life Coaching school in London, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
I have extensive experience coaching, mentoring, hiring and assessing some of the brightest professionals in this country as part of my City career. This experience is invaluable when working with career change, in particular to work with you on your transferable skills and how to ‘dress them’ for a CV.
I’m currently undertaking postgraduate diploma in Positive Psychology.
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If you are considering career coaching with me, please book a free, no obligation 45 minute introductory phone call on my website. This is our opportunity to meet and test if we could work well together. You'll get a taster of what coaching with me is like and I'll answer any question you might have.
I offer 3, 6 and 9 month coaching packages starting at £699.
I have found the process of working with Marta hugely helpful and am really really glad I did it. Before we started working together I was at crossroads at work, uncertain about what I should do with regards to applying for a big promotion. The greatest benefit of my work with Marta is that after 6 sessions I now have a high level of clarity of what I want from my job and how I can achieve it. I also have a great feeling of agency: I feel that I am in control of my choices, rather than being swayed into making decisions based on what other people think I should do. Marta astutely analysed what I was saying, challenging me, giving me issues to consider and always giving me responsibility for making changes. I have also learnt some useful ideas that I’m taking with me, notably transactional analysis.
My work with Marta has re-energised my leadership and I am re-invigorated in my work. Importantly it has allowed me to balance this more effectively with home life as well, really focusing on my main priorities.
I am leaving the process happier at work and home, clearer about what I want and with renewed focus and purpose.
Roz Maslin, Deputy Headteacher, London
I am fortunate to have been coached by Marta. I highly recommend her services- she has a wonderful coaching style that is both supportive, yet challenging. This really got me to think deep to better understand my values, future ambitions and even my fears. All of which helped me connect my thoughts, beliefs and emotions. The coaching sessions helped me figure out where I want to take my career. I felt like I was at a bit of a crossroads and Marta helped me gain clarity to find the right way forward. Thank you Marta!!
Ginette Oliver, L&D Manager, Bournemouth
I have really enjoyed working with Marta. Even though our sessions were via Skype she immediately put me at ease and I felt like she was a trusted friend not someone I'd just met. Marta has a really lovely manner, is a very approachable person and is very good at listening. It really helped me get clarity on what I needed to change to reach my goals. I would highly recommend it.
Nicola Hearn, Business Owner
The sessions with Marta gave me a real sense of accountability to making the changes we talked about in each session. I feel that I was able to get clarity in my thought process and Marta was really able to help me focus on the small things that combined to make a real difference to the way I needed to think to achieve my goals.
She was brilliant. I had never worked with a coach like this before and Marta made me feel at ease through the whole process – even if some of the subject areas discussed pushed me out of my comfort zone. She has a lovely reassuring manner and was about to hone in on small, but important, things that I said that she could see were important in helping me move forward.
Marta has a lovely personable manner that immediately put me at ease in dealing with her and in talking through my reasons for coaching. She was able to analyse what I was saying in a very subtle way that helped me to realise the direction I needed to take – I never felt like I was pushed into a discussion or direction that I shouldn’t have taken. She was adapt at being able to pull at threads to uncover small details in my narrative that helped me to gain clarity on bigger issues.
Freida Moore, Head of Communications, Surrey
Type of session
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My typical working hours are 8am - 3pm Mon-Fri
Most of my sessions are via video calls intertwined with face to face sessions