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 Career coaching can assist you to make a career change, gain clarity and to be more fulfilled in your career.   

maria o'dwyer coaching career services arrow up iconFrequently Asked Questions

What is Coaching?

Coaching is recognised as a powerful vehicle for achieving results and optimising personal effectiveness.

Coaching is about moving into the future, taking into account the realities that exist in the present.

Coaching is about change. You can get coaching in lots of areas such as life coaching, health coaching, leadership coaching, career coaching and business coaching to name just a few areas.

Coaching is a confidential, positive, creative and thought-provoking process that allows the Client to unlock their potential and achieve personal or professional fulfilment and satisfaction.  The coach creates a space that allows the client to gain clarity as to where they are now, where they want to go and what would that look like?  Once the client has gained the clarity it is about putting a plan in place that allows the client to achieve that goal.

What is Career Coaching?

Career Coaching focuses on your career and your professional life. 

Whether you are feeling stuck in career rut, looking for a more fulfilling role, need assistance with interview preparation or job searching strategies, career coaching covers it all.

As part of my career coaching programmes, we focus on gaining career clarity and creating a realistic plan to ensure your create the professional life you desire.

Are the Coaching sessions confidential?

Yes, (unless you are going to tell us something in relation to breaking the law).

All coaches must abide with the coaching code of ethics which outlines that confidentiality is the utmost of importance.

If you are thinking about attending any coaching sessions always ask your coach what associations they are a member of. There are two associations in Ireland - ICF and AC. (I am a member of the ICF association).

Will I get results from Coaching?

The simple answer is Yes as coaching is about change.

However coaching only works when you work. I would only recommend attending coaching sessions when you are able to commit to the sessions.

If you want to make the most of your investment, always determine if it is the best time for you, if there are a lot of things going on in your life, perhaps sign up to the coaching sessions when you have more time.

What is the difference between Career Coaching and Career Guidance?

Career coaching is more collaborative where the Career Coach and the client works together to identify the client’s ideal career direction.

Career guidance is a process where the client completes a psychometric assessment and from that assessment a number of areas are identified that would suit the client.

What is the difference between Coaching and Counselling?

Coaching is future focused and a goal focused process that enables change in a variety of areas.

In contrast, counselling focuses on past issues that will enable you to move forward

How long are Coaching sessions?

Coaching sessions take approximately 1hour to 1hour 30minutes.

Where does Coaching take place?

Coaching can be done remotely via Zoom.

Alternatively, these sessions can also be done in person within the Munster region.

What would be the advice you would give when picking a coach?

Always do your research on coaches ahead of contacting them. Coaches typically specialise in 1 or 2 areas so identify a number of coaches that can help you in the area that you want to work on.

Then I would recommend doing the complimentary discovery calls with your chosen coaches. This will really help you to determine if you “click” with the coach.

Finally choose the coach who you got on best with and that you know will help you to make some changes.

If you have any further questions or would like more information, book a complimentary call today. 

Maria O’Dwyer Coaching

offers online coaching

services throughout the

world via Zoom.

I have over 12 years’ experience working in Recruitment and Human Resources within several industries both in Ireland and Australia. The experience that I have gained working in the corporate world, adds to the wealth of knowledge that I can bring to my coaching clients.

I have a very clear understanding of what employers are looking for in you, at interview stage.


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