1st Edition

The Career Coaching Toolkit

By Julia Yates Copyright 2019
    210 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Career Coaching Toolkit is a practical guide to 34 effective and relevant career coaching techniques to help practitioners encourage, stretch and clarify their clients’ thinking. Structured around ten of the most common career dilemmas clients bring to their coaches, this book provides clear advice to coaches about when to apply the right technique to address all of these problems.

    With a dual focus on theory and practice, each chapter explores the links between the coaching technique and the scientific research on which it is based. The book explains how and why the technique works, giving the reader a real appreciation of the underlying mechanisms that make these techniques effective. Written specifically for career coaching, this deepened understanding will enhance confidence when working with clients.

    A practical toolkit for practitioners and students alike, The Career Coaching Toolkit will add depth to the practice of anyone working with clients facing a career crossroads, or conducting research into occupational identities and career decision making.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Where Do Clients Get Stuck?

    Chapter 3 How Can I Make Sense of My Career So Far?

    Chapter 4 What Do I Want from a Job?

    Chapter 5 What Jobs Would Suit Me?

    Chapter 6 What Job Do I Want to Do?

    Chapter 7 I Want to Go For it, But I am Just Not Sure I am Good Enough

    Chapter 8 Part of Me Wants It, But Part of Me Wants Something Else

    Chapter 9 It is what I want, but my family aren’t so sure

    Chapter 10 What’s the point in trying? I am never going to make anything of myself.

    Chapter 11 I just can’t decide between these options

    Chapter 12 I am not feeling very motivated

    Chapter 13 Multi-purpose tools

    Chapter 14 Conclusion




    Julia Yates has worked in the field of career coaching for over 20 years, as a career coach, trainer and writer. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London, where she runs the MSc in Organisational Psychology and conducts research into the impact of non-conscious processes on career decisions.

    "The Career Coaching Toolkit is a brilliant idea. Every career practitioner needs ideas, inspiration, best practice – but also a kitbag full of practical tools. This book offers 30 useful and exciting tools, sets them in context, and shows how and why they work. Career practitioners won’t want this on their bookshelves - they’ll need it close at hand."

    John Lees, author of 14 books on careers and work including How to Get a Job You Love

    "Written by one of the field’s leading experts, this book provides readers with a rich array of tools and techniques to use in their coaching conversations. It will be a valuable resource for executive coaches and other professionals who support people to grow and develop professionally."

    Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology, University of East London