744,264 pairs of shoes to try on to find the right fit.

I detest shoe shopping. It’s a fuss. Maybe it is my age – all that bending down is an effort. But it is necessary to put in that effort to avoid going barefoot in winter!

So, too, is it necessary to ensure the fit is right. Ill-fitting shoes cause discomfort, and having pain brings misery.

In order to get a pair of shoes that protects my feet and fits comfortably, I have to invest the time – and all that bending down – plus money to purchase them. If I did not invest at all, I would be shoe-less; if I cut corners, I would end up with shoes that cause pain.

Today there are 744,264 jobs listed on one UK site alone. Imagine if searching for a job was like buying shoes. Without knowing your size, you would need to try on 744,264 pairs of shoes to find the best fit.

Impossible right?

So, what’s the alternative. Pick jobs and HOPE they fit. Hope that after you have invested your time and effort to apply and get the job that you won’t find the “rub”. Like ill-fitting shoes, it always starts with a rub that you think you might be able to ignore. But it keeps on pinching and squeezing until a blister forms – and then there is the pain.

If you have an ill-fitting job, the rub is the same. You might be able to ignore it for a bit, hope that you can “break it in” – but here is a reality check. Even if you do (by the slimmest chance) break it in, it means a conflict between your soft foot and the shoe. It’s going to hurt! The far greater outcome is likely to be that the pain will be too much and you have to go out again to find another pair of shoes. But you still cannot guarantee that a new pair will fit – especially when you already have blisters!

How to avoid the wasted investment and pain of an ill-fitting job.

First you need to know your exact perfect size – you need to be professionally measured to know which shoes will fit YOU.

A career coach works with you BEFORE the trying on stage to measure your strengths, uncover your drivers and passions, so that you know exactly which jobs will fit YOU.

Next, you need to be selective and try on a few pairs of shoes that suit your style, test them out before you make that investment and purchase.

Career coaching guides you step by step through a proven process so that you can discover jobs that suit you; through coaching techniques, you get to “try on the jobs” and see how they feel before you make the investment to apply.

Finally, you make the decision which pair of shoes suits you best, feels great and almost makes you feel fabulous, confident, and unstoppable.

Working with your career coach, you confidently make the right decision and choose the job path that fits you. You know that your new job makes you feel fabulous, confident and you are unstoppable.

Your shoes – Your job – Your choice

The choice is up to you. You can try on 744,264 pairs of shoes and hope that your investment of time and money results in the right fit, and risk that you may just end up with a rub, pain, and unhappiness.

Or you can invest and find the perfect fit, guided expertly through every step, developing a deep understanding of your drivers that will last a lifetime, and walk away with feeling fabulous, confident, and rocking that new job!

  • Which path do you want to walk?
  • More importantly, which shoes do you want to wear?

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I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
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