Tessa Armstrong 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
How to find the right career path for you
Tessa has 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. She ensures that all her 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
- An entrepreneur.
- Seeking career development.
- Returning to work.
- Facing redundancy.
- Seeking a work/life balance
Tessa's energy dedication and passion ensure that her clients get the maximum benefit from career coaching straightaway, increasing confidence and getting results more quickly and easily than doing it alone.
Tessa achieves all this through her 1:1 tailored coaching programmes, offered throughout the UK and abroad, to enable you to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding working life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Tessa has helped individuals in the UK and abroad for 8 years to achieve the careers that suit them best. Her unique perspective on working life has developed from her career as a solicitor, working for a top 10 national charity and establishing her own business. She has an understanding of all the challenges faced by individuals throughout their career and adopts a positive focus to enable individuals to feel confident and excited about their career and life choices.
Tessa's clients include individuals from both the private and public sectors including solicitors, managing directors as well as those from the charity sector. She also works with mothers returning to work, entrepreneurs and those seeking a better work/life balance.
Tessa is 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 also 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 and development coaching
- Corporate coaching
- Legal sector
- Returning to work
- Job hunting
Photos & videos
Tessa offers 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 our 30 tips on making a successful career change and getting the job you want.
Tessa offers a variety of coaching programmes that can be individually tailored to meet your needs. One of her most popular programmes is the '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.
Coaching takes place during regular sessions in person, by telephone or Skype.
- 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?
- Five ways to overcome setbacks
- Are you a working Mum unhappy with your work-life balance?
- Coping with redundancy
"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 and evenings 9am to 8.30pm