As a client you’ll be looking for the best consultation and coaching options available to you. Sometimes this means looking for services outside of your local area. Skype allows the coach and client to have both live audio/video streams of each other.
Sign up for Skype here
Whats on offer?
At discover-ability we offer a free taster or trial session – the purpose of this is to try before you buy, you’ll quickly be able to ascertain if this an appropriate service for you. With Skype session as we’re actually able to see each other it gives critical feedback for the coaching process, for example when discussing meeting employers I do need to be able to see your appearance and presentation to give appropriate feedback.
Is the Skype coaching as effective as face to face?
- Yes, very much so provided everyone is motivated and engaged. in fact, its possible to get additional value from such a session as you retain a permanent record of your work.
- When working with vulnerable young adults, conducting sessions remotely in this way also provides added reassurances to parents and caregivers , potentially allowing everyone to fully engage with the process.
- I highly recommend your purchase skype recording software for every usch call you make which can be found here. Alternatively you can requested and edited and narrated video of our session that additional feedback when the coaching as completed.
What can I expect during the session?
The session will be conducted as if you’re right there in the room. The coaching process has a FREE taster to start with. This is a chance to get know one another and begin to build a professional relationship. once this work has been completed we then go about Creating a profile:
Examples of information that we will consider
Work experience history, formal and informal. Work experience may include voluntary work,
working in organisations, housework, child/family care, work practice through
• Education and qualifications in progress (education, courses and training) give an idea
of which of work types to focus on and is important to include in the profile.
Cognitive skills – learning skills and assessing situations and adapt own behaviour Depending on the environment
• Physical skills – are there any physical disabilities that limit options?
• Personal skills or soft skills – including important work related skills like hygiene, dependability,
ability to travel independently etc.
• Social/softskills – skills and abilities in understanding and interpreting messages given
by other people and act to them accordingly.
• Communication skills – including if there are specific facilitating
needs in order to overcome communication issues.
• Work preferences
• Preferred environment/surroundings (i.e. working inside or outside, working in a
large company or small company, busy or quiet environment.
• Location of potential employers.
• Types of jobs (i.e. environmental, retail, catering, manufacturing, maintenance,
It, caring; semi skilled jobs;).
• Working hours (ifull time/part time, number of days
Once we have this information we have the beginnings of a profile, form here were better placed to discuss strategies for next employability steps examples of these include:
Including making realistic choices
Choosing the most effective work placements
How to contact employers
And much more that is available in an optional full employability report.