how you can benefit from career coaching

Could career coaching be for you? Whether you're navigating a job search after redundancy or aiming to rebuild your confidence after a career break, discover how career coaching can empower you on your professional journey.

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‘Career coaching’ it's a term we’ve often come across, yet many of us aren’t sure of the benefits it can offer us.  Perhaps, it’s because your professional journey is on the right track, or maybe you’re not sure how it can elevate your career.  Here we take a closer look at what is really is, how it can benefit your life and what we offer.

What is career coaching?

Career coaching involves having a career coach; somebody you can turn to, who listens to you and helps you identify your career goals and how to achieve them.

caba’s career coaching is strictly confidential and takes place remotely online and sessions may occur once a month or more frequently, depending on your goals and if there are any particular timescales you’re working to.

Most career coaching services initially involves asking you lots of questions yourself. This enables your coach to quickly get to know and understand you before making a plan.

It’s also not uncommon for career coaches to focus in on the finer details too, using techniques such as body language-reading exercises and CV algorithm checkers.

Generally speaking, when you get in contact with a caba career coach, they will spend a lot of time initially listening to you and getting to know you. They’ll then use this insight to work with you to develop a personalised programme that meets your requirements.

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Who is a career coach?

They’re professionally trained individuals, who work with you to provide support and direction they need in relation to your career. You might find some career coaches may specialise in certain sectors or use specific development and training methods.

Ultimately, a career coach works with clients to progress their career which, in turn, can help make their life feel more fulfilling over time. 

We have a range of experienced career coaches that you can choose to work with. Who all have their own specialized set of skills that can be matched to meet your needs. Find out a bit more about them here:

"Career coaching helped me rebuild my CV and changed how I present myself and my skills."


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What can career coaching help with?

You might be keen to get back to work after taking a career break or redundancy. Or you might be struggling at work and want to learn how cope with the challenges you face.

Having a career coach by your side, who supports you behind the scenes and wants you to succeed as much as you want to succeed, can be beneficial on multiple levels.

The benefits of career coaching are vast and include:

1. Balancing work and personal life.

2. Improving time management.

3. Banishing imposter syndrome.

4. CV checking and interview practices.

5. Building assertiveness and confidence.

6. Improving relationships at work and/or home.

7. Transitioning from one life stage to another, e.g. from student to a qualified accountant.

8. Developing a growth mindset.

9. Dealing with conflict more effectively.

could you benefit from some career coaching?

Speak to one of our friendly support officers, who will talk you through the process and answer any initial questions you may have.

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Who is eligible for support?

We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), ACA students, ICAEW staff members, and the family and carers of members and students. 

  1. No matter where your career takes you, past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales (ICAEW) are eligible for caba’s services for life, even if you change your career and leave accountancy 
  2. ACA students (ICAEW Provisional Members) who are either an active student or have been an active student within the last three years are eligible for caba's services 
  3. Past and present staff members of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's services for life, even if you leave either organisation. Please note, for former employees, our financial support is only available to those who have had five years continuous employment with either organisation 
  4. Family members and carers of either an eligible past or present ICAEW member, ACA student or past or present employee of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's support. We define a family member as a: 
    1. spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner 
    2. widow, widower or surviving civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    3. divorced spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    4. child aged up to 25. Please note, children aged between 16 and 25 are not eligible for individual financial support 
    5. any other person who is dependent on the eligible individual supporting them financially or are reliant on the eligible individual’s care 
    6. any other person on whom the eligible individual is reliant, either financially or for care 

You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer  page. 

Are your services means-tested?

If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.  

*Please note none of our other services are means-tested. 

I’m an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?

Unfortunately not. We only support past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families. If we are unable to support you, where possible we will point you to help elsewhere.

caba has supported me in the past; can I receive support from caba again?

We understand that circumstances change. If we’ve helped you in the past there’s no reason why we can’t help you again. You can contact us at any time. Please call us if you need our help.

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