Help us change the narrative in Employment Services

We think the title ‘Employment Consultant’ doesn’t adequately describe the role in which you play when it comes to working with your clients – your job seekers. Your role isn’t to tell your clients which jobs to apply for, and when to apply for them. It’s not to instruct them on which courses to take or write their resumes. It’s not to judge them on their abilities or to put unrealistic expectations on them.

Your role is to coach them.

You guide and help your clients to realise their potential, discover their purpose and to show them the way.
With that in mind, we’ve decided here at The Way Finders Network, that we’re not going to refer to you as Employment Consultants any more.

We’re going to call you Job Coaches. Because that’s what you are.

A Job Coach facilitates

change on a deep level and supports people to achieve their employment or career goals through engaging and connecting in meaningful, transformational coaching conversations.

A Job Coach is

skilled at stepping into a clients model of the world, listening, observing and asking the right questions to help their clients move towards value aligned goals.

A Job Coach helps

their clients learn at their own pace, supports them in discovering solutions for themselves, and gently nudges them towards a brighter future.

A Job Coach assists

clients with making a change, and how a Job Coach go about it matters. They’re there to help spot a learning opportunity, set the groundwork and see things through.

A Job Coach can

(when appropriate) coach in other areas of a clients’ life as well! For example, health or relationships, because their personal satisfaction can impact their success in getting the job they want.

A Job Coach brings

passion back into their clients’ life, along with opening them up to new ideas, new ways of thinking and creating new behaviours.

This, right here, is what Employment consultants really are (or should be).

Coaching is not therapy or counselling.

Coaching involves influencing patterns of behaviour, shifting limiting beliefs or changing habits and motivating clients to move forward, which results in a profound and long-lasting change that sticks. Job Coaches provide strategies and assistance in gaining meaningful and long-term employment.

“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.”
– The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defininition.

So, if you’re ready to identify yourself as a Job Coach, that’s fantastic!

We have some incredible resources in development specifically designed for job coaching, and it is guaranteed to make engaging with your clients faster and more effective than ever. Sign up to get breaking news on Job Coach resources!

We’re ready to change the industry. Are you?

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