Tessa Armstrong Accredited Career Coach
'Career Coaching with Tessa has been an invaluable and life changing experience. I realise that sounds a little bit dramatic but when you finally know what you want to do and can go after it with focus, direction and passion, it can truly change your life.' Julie K Pilgrim
***Tessa was awarded Leading Coach from Wiltshire in 2018 by CV Magazine***
How to find the right career path for you
I have helped many individuals in the UK and abroad to resolve the challenges they face at work, reducing feelings of stress, and enabling them to take control over their career development. I dedicate my time to ensuring that all my coaching programmes help clients to pursue fulfilling and rewarding career paths, whether they are looking for a career change or to develop within their chosen career.
You may be:
- Seeking a career change.
- Wishing to improve your performance and confidence at work.
- Seeking career development.
- Looking for a new job.
- Returning to work.
- Facing redundancy.
- Seeking a work/life balance
I am passionate about ensuring that all my clients get the maximum benefit from career coaching straightaway, increasing confidence and getting results more quickly and easily than doing it alone.
This is all achieved through my 1:1 tailored coaching programmes, offered throughout the UK and abroad, which will enable you to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding working life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been helping individuals for over 9 years to achieve careers that suit them best. My unique perspective on working life has developed from my career as a solicitor, working for a top 10 national charity and establishing my own business. I have an understanding of all the challenges faced by individuals throughout their career and adopt a positive focus to enable individuals to feel confident and excited about their career and life choices. My coaching work has recently been recognised by CV-Magazine, awarding me as leading coach in Wiltshire 2018.
My clients include individuals from both the private and public sectors including solicitors, managing directors as well as those from the charity and education sectors. I have also worked with mothers returning to work, young adults, entrepreneurs and those seeking a better work/life balance.
I have also featured in well known publications.
- Accredited Practitioner Coach, The International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring
- Diploma in Coaching, Achievement Specialists (training with international best selling life coach author and trainer, Curly Martin)
- Diploma in NLP, The International NLP Trainers Association
I hold full insurance and adhere to the professional code of conduct.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Career change coaching
- Performance coaching (including stress and anxiety)
- Career development coaching
- Self-Awareness, self-esteem, and confidence
- Corporate coaching
- Legal sector coaching
- Returning to work (including career breakers, Mums returning to work, redundancy, sickness).
- Redundancy Coaching
- Job search coaching (including CV preparation and job applications, interview technique)
- Youth coaching/school career coaching
- Young adults career coaching and job search
Photos & videos
I offer a free consultation to enable you to understand how coaching can help you. During the consultation, we can have a chat about your individual needs and coaching programmes that would best suit you. There is no obligation following the call as we understand that you would like to make the best decision for you. You will also receive a FREE copy of my 30 tips on making a successful career change and getting the job you want.
I offer a variety of coaching programmes that can be individually tailored to meet your needs. One of my most popular programmes is my 'Career Advancement Programme' which enables you to identify and advance the best career for you and includes intensive assessment of sellable skills, interests and values, generation of career aspirations and ideas and job hunting strategies. I also offer performance coaching programmes and job search/career review programmes.
My fees for individual coaching start at £60 per hour.
Coaching takes place during regular sessions in person, by telephone or Skype.
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- Four simple words that can transform your career
- Getting the most from your career search when times are tough
- The secret to finding the best career path
- How to find hidden career opportunities
- What to do when work gets you down
- Three action points to help you change career
- Is it time to stop feeling so stressed at work?
"I just wanted to drop you a line with an update ... I got the job! 'Over the moon' doesn't really feel quite strong enough but suffice to say I am very delighted and excited at this opportunity - it just feels the right thing for me - and my family - on every level! Above all THANK YOU for the huge part you have played in getting me to where I am." (FO, May 2018)
"I was in a rut with a job hunt that was going nowhere and I signed up for a six session coaching package with Tessa. It was a quite transformative experience. My objective was to find a role for the next 10-20 years. I haven't found that but what I have gained is much better; the coaching vastly improved my confidence and the way that I approach many different aspects of life, not just my career, and it's Tessa's style of coaching that is to thank. She is friendly but firm, focused on the task and - importantly - she doesn't give many short cuts. She'll guide you while you do the work yourself. I had gone into it wanting answers, but being guided, by an objective and impartial observer, through the process of finding those answers myself made the experience much more valuable. I highly recommend her (and have recommended her to various friends)." (S.K., London, April 2018)
“Just wanted to let you know I’ve accepted a job as Project Coordinator for International Compliance with an eco-company, managing recycling obligations for large companies. Something completely different and I’m really looking forward to it! Thanks again for your help and encouragement. There is life after law.” Anonymous, (December 2017)
"Thank you so much Tessa. I really feel that I have benefitted from having coaching with you. It has been my light at the end of the tunnel during this time and in that way came at the perfect time." (FM July 2016)
"Tessa coached me through a difficult crossroads in my legal career. I thoroughly recommend her as a coach. Her approach to coaching is sympathetic and supportive but at the same time realistic and commercial. There are times when it is extremely helpful to have somebody objective to support you and at times like that Tessa has the skills needed to help.” (Anonymous, January 2016)
"I just wanted to say thank you for your time and all the guidance you have given me. Your templates are practical and help me to focus and explore. In speaking with you, it's been helpful for me to normalise the things I have been/am dealing with. I can then face them and take steps to move on. Thank you for your friendly, encouraging, practical and professional approach. It has been challenging at times but I am glad that I committed to and undertook the coaching programme. I have definitely benefitted from it and I would recommend you to others". (Anonymous, December 2013)
"Thank you so much for all the wonderful support, it really came at a necessary time when I had so many important decisions to make and needed some focus and guidance on how to go about making the right ones. Thanks to your insight, understanding, and positivity, I now feel that I am more confident and capable to make the choices that will most benefit me, whether it’s regarding my short-and long-term career goals or my overall future plans. It’s definitely been an invaluable experience for which I am very grateful." (KL, London)
"I have worked with Tessa for some time, with regular coaching sessions. She has a very useful knack of helping me to really explore certain topics without realising I am doing it, and bringing to the surface some real gems of self-awareness. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tessa and hope to continue on this journey of self-discovery for some time to come." (Simon Albert, Managing Director, Charity Challenge, February 2011)
"Looking for a brand new career seemed daunting and I thought it might feel like a chore, but after my phone sessions with Tessa I felt really energised and excited about all the possibilities open to me. Tessa asked me exactly the right questions to guide me towards devising my own strategy for finding a new job, and helped me break it up into manageable and achievable chunks. Sometimes I feel that looking after my kids and day to day life gets in the way but knowing that someone will be regularly ‘checking in with you’ is very motivating and really helps me to focus." (Mrs S Poore)
Type of session
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Weekdays from 9am