How Can Coaching Help With Redundancy

Redundancy can bring with it a myriad of emotions - apprehension, anger, excitement, loss, fear, a sense of freedom.

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As well as the very real situation of finding yourself out of work, the impact can be far-reaching:

  • Your daily routine disappears
  • Worry over finances
  • Increased stress affects your mood
  • Fears over the prospect of facing ageism or being seen as over-qualified
  • Living in a state of confusion, not knowing what to do or where to start
  • Low confidence or self-esteem as initial job applications are rejected or not even replied to.

Working with a Career Coach who has a track record of supporting people just like you to get back into work can help you both emotionally and practically.

You might want to:

  • Explore all the options that now exist - traditional full-time/part-time employment, self-employment, interim work or to create a portfolio of work "gigs" and determine what's right for you.
  • Discover who you are and what's really important to you
  • Understand what you have to offer and how to market that effectively
  • Learn strategies to handle demotivation, family pressures and low confidence.

Client Story

Sitting home alone whilst looking for work can be isolating.  My client Pauline* was a Senior Buyer who had been made redundant.  Suddenly she was not in the thick of her team or dealing with clients and suppliers.  Her vibrant and busy work life had been replaced - now Pauline* was sat alone at her kitchen table, with laptop and kettle.  She'd started her job search, researching and researching, not sure really what she wanted to do next - perhaps she should move out of the Retail Sector....but What else could she do?  Was she really good enough to try anything else?  Would an employer even look at her with no Sector experience?  

I often say that Coaching gives you "the time and the space to hear yourself speak".  (Taken from a famous quote from Charles Handy "I cannot think until I have heard myself speak.")  Being encouraged to speak aloud your thoughts and answer curious questions often leads to insights and information you hold, that you were not previously consciously aware of.

Through our time together, Pauline* found that she had a real interest in marketing and specifically in branding. She discovered she wanted work where she could use her creative talents, problem solve and interact with clients. She completed some training and is now enjoying her new job with a local digital marketing agency.


Redundancy can be a difficult time and, as with any loss, may mean a period of grieving.  It is also the start of a new chapter in your life - make it the best chapter ever.

Good Luck!

Free Support

If you would like to talk things through, do get in touch for an initial no obligation consultation, or join me on Wednesday 26th September at 7 p.m. for my free

"4 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Job Hunt" Webinar.

*Client's name changed to respect confidentiality.

Michelle Tranter

Career and Life Coach , Fields of Change Ltd - Achieve More, Live More

The World of Work can often be a challenging place to be. I am a qualified Personal Development, Career and Business Coach, with significant personal experience of leadership development, HR and Operational Management roles. Having worked with clients from many sectors, I understand the often difficult and sensitive nature of the situations being faced. Specialising in working with the human inside the job title, I help you to explore what is really going on for you, who you are, what you want and how you will get there. Whether you are looking for work, facing difficult times at work/home or feeling stuck in a rut and want to "reboot", I can help. Work with me face to face or via Skype/Phone/Facetime I am a: - Featured Expert with Abintegro (the career development portal) - Associate Career Transition Coach for Hays Plc, - Recruitment and Talent Assessor for a number of companies - Associate Leadership Development Facilitator for North Lindsey College and KSL-Training. I offer one-to-one sessions, workshops, webinars and also work with teams in organisations. Free taster sessions

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