Career & Life Coaching

How can I benefit from Coaching?

Coaching is a powerful mechanism for personal and professional development, and helps facilitate personal change which leads to improved performance.

It is a confidential process which aims to help you discover how to address your challenges; develop greater self-awareness; identify goals and potential barriers; develop appropriate skills and strategies and feel empowered to take action. If you’re idea is to have management/leadership responsibilities in the future, this may result in enhancing your ability to lead and communicate with others. Many successful managers regularly use coaching to help them deal with challenges and achieve better results.

How does coaching work?

Coaching sessions are delivered in a confidential space on a one-to-one basis. During your session your coach will make use of open questions to help you to gain clarity and to set achievable goals in a supportive and non-judgmental setting.

You are strongly encouraged to bring a topic to your coaching sessions, something that you would like to explore with an open mind and the motivation to make positive changes. Your coach will take it from there.

Why should I seek coaching instead of other kinds of professional support?

Coaching is not an advisory service telling you what you should do. Neither is it a therapy that helps you bring understanding and awareness of the past to help you understand what is going on now.

Instead, using principles derived from sports coaching, your coach will help you develop your own ability to grow. During sessions with your coach you will set your own goals and develop action plans to achieve these goals.

The process places emphasis on questions from the coach to help raise your self-awareness and access your inner resources. It will assist personal development through goal-setting, helping you to set a direction and explore a way forward.

What sort of issues will coaching help me with?

Everyone has their own reasons for seeking help – for example, you may want to do better in job interviews, give more confident presentations or improve your time management skills.

You can come to us with any issue that is interfering with your enjoyment and success at university and we will let you know if coaching can help. Anything that you feel is impacting upon your wellbeing or interfering with you achieving your full potential. You don’t always need to come to coaching with a problem as such. You might just feel that where something in your life is going ok it could be going much better.

If coaching is not the best option then we can arrange for you to access one of our other services, if you wish.

You can of course use more than one service simultaneously.

How do I access the coaching service?

You will need to book an initial 30 minutes consultation through this link  to have access to the service. During this first session you will explore what Coaching can offer you and where you would like it to take you.

After the initial consultation, the service is absolutely voluntary and sessions will be arranged between yourself and your Coach.

How long will my coaching last?

The number of sessions needed will depend on the objective you are working on. Sessions can go from 4 to 12 sessions on average. There will be an interval of 15-20 days between sessions to give you time to put into practice your new approaches.

Do I need to prepare before the first session?

No preparation is necessary. Your first session will be an initial 30 minutes consultation, where you just need to be willing to be open and honest about what you want to achieve and what you think the barriers to your success might be.

Is Coaching free?

Absolutely totally free and dedicated to all MIUC’s students! Take advantage of it now!

Coaching Workshops

You will also have the opportunity of taking part in Coaching Workshops to help you improve your soft skills and improve on areas that are related to your future career, so that you develop not only academically but also personally. Now a days it is becoming more and more important not only to have good academic results but also interpersonal skills to make the difference!

It’s a great chance to share experiences with your colleagues and train the so called “soft Skills” such as:

  1. Communication – oral speaking capability, written, presenting, listening.
  2. Courtesy – manners, etiquette, business etiquette, gracious, says please and thank you, respectful.
  3. Flexibility – adaptability, willing to change, lifelong learner, accepts new things, adjusts, teachable.
  4. Integrity – honest, ethical, high morals, has personal values, does what’s right.
  5. Interpersonal skills – nice, personable, sense of humor, friendly, nurturing, empathetic, has self-control, patient, sociability, warmth, social skills.
  6. Positive attitude – optimistic, enthusiastic, encouraging, happy, confident.
  7. Professionalism – businesslike, well-dressed, appearance, poised.
  8. Responsibility – accountable, reliable, gets the job done, resourceful, self-disciplined, wants to do well, conscientious, common sense.
  9. Teamwork – cooperative, gets along with others, agreeable, supportive, helpful, collaborative.
  10. Work ethic – hard working, willing to work, loyal, initiative, self-motivated, on time, good attendance.

The Essence of Coaching

Coaching is about:

"Unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them."