Covid two years on: Re-engaging with work

A half day CPD workshop for Career Coaches wanting to enable coachees to reflect on their engagement with work.

Next workshop: 3rd March 2022 (1pm – 4pm).  Cost: £60 + VAT

Facilitated by Kirsty Tifft (Career Coach and Bereavement Counsellor) and Rob Nathan (Occupational Psychologist and Career Coach)

There has been a lot discussed recently about the impact that Covid has had on our attitude to work.  Has it made us more reflective?  Has a festering career dissatisfaction been brought to the surface? How has working from home affected energy and engagement with work?  Is work now less important in the context of our whole lives?  Has the work ethic of striving been undermined?

If there has been an existential shift, we are certainly still in the middle of it. The so-called ‘new normal’, whatever that is, has not yet arrived.  What is certain is that we are in the middle of a huge transition. In order to move through this transition with some clarity, it is important to recognise what we have lost and what we are grieving for, as well as what we have not lost, and possibly even gained.

 This half day workshop will enable coaches:

  • To be better equipped to coach people about their engagement with work post Covid
  • Increase their awareness, understanding and empathy for the impact of prolonged uncertainty on coachees
  • To know about some useful theories explaining the impact of loss
  • To use one new tool = the Work Engagement Wheel
  • To know about two up to date career theories applicable to a post-Covid world
  • Gain ideas on how to coach people affected by ‘Shock’ and ‘Inaction’
  • To revisit and practice coaching skills

This is a low cost event at £60 + VAT.

Suitable for:

  • Career coaches
  • Coaches needing to focus on career issues, post Covid
  • Any coach needing to address issues of loss with coaches
  • HR, L& D and other People Managers needing to respond employees engaging with work post-Covid
  • Career Advisers facing clients who may be re-evaluating their values post-Covid

NB: This workshop is suitable for participants who have some training in coaching or career coaching

To book your place on this workshop, please email


Handling blocks in career coaching

*Particularly important for coaching clients post-COVID*

Using techniques to unblock clients

Next workshop: 3rd February 2022 (12pm – 3pm).  Cost: £60 + VAT

Learn some practical ideas, techniques and interventions for helping to manage coachees who are blocked. This can include coachees who:

  • are taking longer than they would like to get a new job
  • may be experiencing ‘Imposter syndrome’
  • ‘resist’ the career coaching process ( ie late for, or miss meetings, don’t complete tasks agreed
  • you find challenging for a range of reasons
  • feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the actions they need to take.

Drawing from our experience, and from Coaching theories, this workshop will equip you to be more confident to respond to ‘stuckness’, your own and that of your clients.

Activities will include:

  • Description and discussion of some useful unblocking techniques and approaches
  • Live demonstration with a workshop participant
  • Pairs practice (as coach and coachee) with tutor guided feedback.

Feedback from recent participants

  • “I have my natural way of doing things – things I instinctively use. This was helpful as it made me think differently.”
  • “I got a lot out of this short course; specifically, how to challenge assumptions.”
  • “The practise session was especially good.”
  • “Really liked the free writing and chair techniques.”
  • “Lots of really useful tools.”
  • “Made me test my negative assumptions” (practice session)
  • “I will apply the power of simple questions”
  • “Really helped to see the live demo to observe the nuances of the pro leading the discussion”

To book your place on this workshop, please email

Career Resilience

Understanding the nature of career resilience, and how to support clients using the CCS Personal Brand tool

Next workshop: 6th April 2022 (11am – 2pm) . Cost: £60 + VAT.

Learn about the nature of Career Resilience. How is it different from
‘Resilience’? Understand more about ways to enable clients to ‘future proof’ their careers. Discuss the what, why and how of ‘Personal Brand’ and how it can help career management. Watch a recorded tutor demonstration and practice using the tool in pairs, with tutor-guided feedback.


  • Identify the qualities and skills that resilience draws on
  • Know more about ongoing Career Resilience
  • Be more aware of the skills and mindset needed to ‘future proof’ your career
  • Know about ways to enhance your Personal Brand
  • Be confident to coach effectively using the Personal Brand exercise


  • Clarifying definitions and understanding of ‘Resilience’ and ‘Career Resilience’
  • Recorded demonstration of the Personal Brand tool in action
  • Pairs practice (as coach and coachee) with tutor guided feedback.

Feedback from recent participants

  • “I will certainly use the Personal Brand exercise with my clients”
  • “More confident at integrating the concept of resilience into my coaching”
  • “Loved the ‘Busy Box’ theory”
  • “I have a much clearer understanding of the behaviours relevant for Resilience”
  • “The demo gave me a deeper understanding of the tool”

Price £60 plus VAT

To book your place on this workshop, please email