Your dream job. The best work-life balance. Let’s make it happen.

 

As a professional career and life coach I guide people through the process of figuring out what they really, really want to do and then give them the tools to be able to make it happen.

Whether you’re running your own business, climbing the corporate ladder or juggling the pressures of work and family life, I can help you reach your true potential and lead a more fulfilling life.

I offer a broad range of support from personal one to one coaching to CV reviews and mock interviews.

My clients tend to fall into the following groups, but I’m always happy to talk through your particular needs and requirements.

* Graduates establishing their career path
* Mums returning to work after a career break
* Mature workers looking for a change in career direction
* Business men and women needing to achieve a better work-life balance

I am based in Maidenhead but as I coach via phone and Skype, as well as face to face, there are no geographical restrictions.

Contact me to book a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation where we can talk through your current situation and I can advise you on how I can help.

Career Coaching

If you’re trying to discover your perfect career path to match your interests, personality, strengths and values, career coaching can help you figure it out.

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CVs and Mock Interviews

Fed up of applying for jobs but not getting any success at interview? Perhaps it’s time to shake up your CV or have professional feedback on how you’re perceived in an interview situation.

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Work life balance

With technology enabling us to be connected 24/7 it can be hard to switch off from the pressures of your working life. I can help you to identify the changes you need to make for a better work-life balance and ensure you put together an action plan so the changes are implemented.

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I talked to Tanya about her CV Review service following a series of unsuccessful attempts at trying to find employment in a permanent or contract capacity.

I was introduced to Tanya at a networking event and her jovial, informal style captivated me immediately. I’d encountered a number of agencies offering similar services, which I’d tried and been very disappointed with, but with Tanya, I felt that I could trust her to deliver. Tanya “knows the ropes” (she’s worked in HR) so the advice is based on what she knows the recruiters are looking for. As a result, my CV became a sales document that was pitched at the right level with all the relevant information, presented in the right language.

I’m certain without the advice offered by Tanya that the change in outcomes would not have occurred….Of course, the advice offered began to drive results immediately, the interviews started to roll in, quickly followed by engagements. If you are not getting the results from your CV that you think you should be, you could do a lot worse than to talk to Tanya at Vida Coaching!

Nick T, CV Review

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I am a graduate who recently graduated with a psychology degree.  I have been struggling to find the right job and came to Tanya in the hope she could help me set some goals to help me focus on my future career.

I found the intake session very useful and learnt a lot about myself and my values.  I went away feeling very positive and felt Tanya had really listened and reflected back well.

(After my first coaching session), once again…I left feeling motivated and focused on my job hunting.  Sadly, I didn’t have any more sessions after this as I had an interview and was successful in getting the job!  I am thrilled as the job is in an area of great interest to me and fits with my values.  Overall, the coaching was a great success and I would recommend Tanya to others in a similar situation to myself.

Sarah H, Graduate Job Hunter

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I recently hired Tanya to provide personal coaching for one of my employees. I was extremely impressed with the results. In a relatively short time, Tanya’s one-on-one coaching made a really positive impact. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to improve their coping mechanisms.

Jonathan A, Stress Management/Confidence Coaching for his employee

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Before I had coaching with Tanya, I was struggling to manage my time effectively and wanting to set up my own business but lacked the confidence and self belief to do so.

Through my coaching sessions with Tanya, I have learnt to schedule my time more effectively. I now feel far more in control of my life, my stress levels have reduced and thus my relationship with my husband and daughter has improved. I have realised the benefits of saying no and now try to please myself sometimes rather than always putting others first. I know now that I need to set more realistic, achievable goals and deal with them one at a time, instead of trying to do a million things at once and feeling disappointed when nothing gets done. Lastly, I have made some key decisions about the set up of my business and the steps I need to take to get there.

Tanya was a friendly, supportive and encouraging coach and I would not hesitate to recommend her!

Candice T-R, Work-Life Balance/Business Coaching

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Tanya was fantastic in helping me with some interview preparation and practice at short notice. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and was a little nervous, but needn’t have worried. Tanya was extremely professional, gave me excellent feedback and a great report to refer back to. She knows her stuff!!!

I went into the interview feeling much more confident and prepared. In that instance I did not get the position, which on reflection was probably for the best. Using what I had learned from my interview preparation and practice from Tanya, my next interview went so well I was offered a work trial at the end of the interview and I am hoping to start with the organisation next month. Well worth the time and money – Thank you Tanya!

Deborah L, Mock Interview

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Coaching has changed my life and attitude completely.…. Areas in my life that I have wanted to improve for a while and in some cases have tried to change previously, have now become achievable and a lot simpler in my mind.

….Since my first session I feel like my life has taken a definite turn for the better – Plans for my own business have started to really get going, financially I am feeling more positive about my ability to save, I am less stressed and doubly more organised in my week, allowing me more time to do the things I want and get a healthy amount of sleep every night.

So overall I do not think that I could have asked for more out of the coaching sessions.  A sincere Thanks!!

Alex M, Work-Life Balance/Life Coaching

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Find out how I can help

If you’re a little daunted by the idea of career coaching or wondering where to start, why not give me a call or email? Contact me to book a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation where we can talk through your current situation and I can advise you on how I can help.

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