S1E11: What goes on during a career coaching session

  • 13 Feb 2024

A seasoned career coach shows what career coaching entails, using host Tay Hong Yi's CV as an example.

Synopsis: Every second Monday of the month, The Straits Times helps you take charge of your budding career and realise your ambition.

Career coaching is a term frequently bandied about in discourses surrounding employment and employability, and related policies.

Though the basic concept is intuitive, some workers may be hesitant to pursue coaching as they are not sure what issues career coaching can help address.

That is why host Tay Hong Yi looks at how career coaching can benefit workers in this episode.

His guest is: Mr Tan Kok Guan, founder of career coaching firm Broccolise

Highlights (click/tap above):

4:51 What should workers prepare before their first coaching session?

9:00 What is the range of career issues coaching can provide clarity on?

12:50 What is the structure of a career coaching session?

17:40 How competence and motivation are not the same thing

21:06 What does Hong Yi's CV show?

28:40 How to spot a good career coach to book sessions with?

Produced by: Tay Hong Yi (hytay@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, and Teo Tong Kai

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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