Career Fulfilment Accelerator
Group Coaching Programme

by Nicole Berg, MSc, BA, CPCC – Career and Leadership Coach

Hi. I’m Nicole and I’ve been where you are…

… successful in my career but feeling stuck and dissatisfied;
… not fulfilling my potential;
… wanting to help others and maximise my impact on the world;
… wondering what to do with my life; and
… not sure what to do next.

I’ve come out the other side with direction, purpose, fulfilment, and continued success, and I want to help you do the same. Minus the wrong turns and wasted time.

I spent nearly a decade in non-profit management. I know what you’re thinking, because I’ve heard it a thousand times. It must have been so fulfilling. Truly rewarding. I must have helped a lot of people and made a real impact. You may even be wishing it were something you could do too.

Despite working in a sector that from the outside seems inherently fulfilling, still the questions remained at the back of my mind – was I doing enough to fulfil my potential? Could I be making more of an impact in the world?

I came up with a plan that put me on the path to rid the world of social injustice. A solid aspirant, if perhaps not achievable, goal. It took four years of hard work – sometimes one job, sometimes two – to save enough money to make the leap from work back into education, from Canada to the UK – home of the prestigious London School of Economics, a good place to be if one is trying to impact the world.

No regrets. Another degree under my belt. But things didn’t go as planned.

Long story short, I came face to face with the fact that my dream of international development that I’d chased for four years, now within reach, wasn’t what I thought it would be. I was trying, with my own blend of strengths and experiences, to fit like a round peg in a square hole. Maybe it could work – but the fit would never be quite right.

I entered what is now known as a quarter-life crisis. I didn’t have a name for it at the time. All I knew is that I was nearing my 30’s, I’d chased my dream and held nothing back, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

Sound familiar?

I spent a year working, searching for direction, for what was next, before I landed on my answer. What indescribable relief I felt. At the same time, it was the beginning of a journey to bridge the gap from where I was to where I wanted to be. But that got easier too, once I’d started building momentum.

This year of uncertainty and stuckness, this quarter-life crisis, I later discovered lasts an average of two years. TWO YEARS. One year learning the hard way, sometimes one step forward and two steps back, had been ple-e-e-e-nty for me, thanks. I like to get things done.

And as an experienced career coach, I knew exactly how to break down the steps I took that moved me forward into an accelerated system that anyone can follow to get results:

  • Increase your fulfilment factor using 3 key research-based means
  • Get to the root of your current career frustration by identifying unfulfilled personal values
  • Gain direction through a bespoke life purpose statement
  • Dismantle the blockers – your limiting beliefs and your doubtful or judgmental, should-y voice – that hold you back through cognitive behavioural coaching techniques
  • Put an end to debilitating uncertainty by consciously and courageously make strategic exploratory steps, small tweaks, and big leaps
  • Increase employability, career advancement, and business and personal confidence through defining and shaping your personal brand
  • Expand and maximise the value of your network to build and maintain career momentum
  • Harness your unique strengths, interests, and experiences into impact for social good, wherever you are
  • Have support, have encouragement, have fun in the process!

Essentially, it’s everything I wish I’d have known in one tidy package.

“I began working with Nicole because I wanted to leave my job, re-engage with my work, and make a tangible difference in the world. I felt like I was coasting and not fulfilling my potential. Nicole helped me to reignite a sense of fearless confidence. With her coaching, I negotiated leaving my job in the UK on great terms and got a brilliant new job in Rome.”Rohanna Law, Training Specialist

So what does the Career Fulfilment Accelerator look like? Glad you asked.

Part 1: Bring your vision to life

Increase your fulfilment factor using 3 key research-based means; gain direction through a bespoke life purpose statement; and get to the root of your current career frustration by identifying unfulfilled personal values

Part 2: Removing your blockers

Dismantle the blockers – your limiting beliefs and your doubtful or judgmental, should-y voice – that hold you back through cognitive behavioural coaching techniques

 

Part 3: Make your mark

Increase employability, career advancement, and business and personal confidence through defining and shaping your personal brand; harness your unique strengths, interests, and experiences into impact for social good, wherever you are; and expand and maximise the value of your network to build and maintain career momentum

“Nicole helped me reconnect with a lost confidence and self-belief eroded over time by a period of indecision about whether to stay or leave my good, but out-dated, job. She reminded me of the resources and leadership capabilities I have and coached me to use these for my own benefit. She helped me to once again be brave to dream big, to try a new paradigm and embrace failure as an opportunity for growth and learning.” Freelance outdoor leader and researcher

Details

Overview:

  • The Accelerator is an 8-week group coaching programme
  • The current cohort runs from 10 January – 28 February 2017
  • It’s only open to 10 members to maximise individual learning in the group
  • We’ll meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7-8pm GMT via conference call
  • Call replays are available but full attendance is expected so you can make the most of the programme – please do the best you can to make this happen
  • The investment is a one-off payment of £997 – save over £200! (Or pay in three equal instalments of £400, for a total investment of £1,200.)

Group coaching calls:

  • Each of the 8 calls begins with a short training session followed by Q&A and 1-3 laser coaching sessions based on shared challenges and opportunities
  • Be prepared to be coached (with openness from you and confidentiality from the group), and to listen to others’ coaching sessions and apply the learnings to your own situation

Between calls:

  • After a call, you put your learning to work in practical application
  • You’ll be provided with a workbook with exercises for each module
  • You’ll receive challenges to accelerate your progress throughout the programme
  • You’ll be part of a private Facebook group where you can share your successes and learnings, keep accountable, give and receive support and encouragement, and have ongoing daily access to me between calls
“Nicole is an intuitive powerhouse who brought amazing energy, warmth and drive to our sessions. She challenged me to go further and in working with her I had countless ‘aha’ moments which she helped me to transform into tangible, hugely impactful changes in my life.”Jess Heading, Assistant Director and Coach

Bonus

I want this Accelerator programme to have maximum impact for you. To this end, I’m gifting a free one-hour strategy session (valued at £250) to each Accelerator member in order to help you define your bespoke EXACT (Exciting, Assessable, Challenging, Time-framed) goals for the programme.

FAQ’s

Still have questions? Read on …

Is the Accelerator for me?

Yes, absolutely, if the following is true for you:

  • Are you in the early- or mid-stages of your career?
  • Do you ask yourself, ‘What am I going to do with my life?’
  • Do you feel like a cog in a big machine, like the work you do doesn’t make an impact? Are you unsatisfied with your career?
  • Have you followed the beaten path to where you are without conscious choice? Have you taken a look at where you are now and thought, ‘How did I end up here?’
  • Are you unsure about whether to step onto a new path, or if you can be satisfied on your current path – now and in the future?

Will I be able to do what I love as a result of this programme?

I’m going to change the question slightly, because to me, it’s really asking, ‘Will I want to do my job?’ The Accelerator is designed to help you make small tweaks or big leaps – whatever you need, your result is bespoke. For some people, this Accelerator will help to make that career change you’ve always dreamed of. For all members, the programme takes the focus off ‘doing what I love’ (because let’s be real – Every. Single. Job. Has. Downsides.) and instead puts it on ‘what will I do for love?’ Love is a powerful motivator to re-engage you in your work, yet it’s often misunderstood in this way. So yes, we will absolutely tap into it.

What can you guarantee?

What I can tell you is that I’ve been where you are. I made my way blindly out the other side of a quarter-life crisis to a place with direction, purpose, fulfilment, impact, and success, in half the average time of two years. I want you to be able to do this – but with the advantage of what I learned along the way, resulting in an even more effective and efficient process.

What I can’t guarantee is that clarity and opportunity will come quickly for you. In fact, I can almost guarantee that it won’t come as quickly as you want (if it had done, you wouldn’t need this programme!). You are creating your life, and the creative process is messy, surprising, non-linear, and yes, sometimes lengthy. And then, all of a sudden, the pieces fall into place. What I can say is that the surer you are of what you’re looking for, the more likely you are to find it. The Accelerator helps you to find this clarity and build momentum moving down the right path.

Are there refunds?

No. Your commitment is absolutely key to the process – in time, energy, skills, and money. I’m a big believer that we get out of life what we put in – and I want the very best for you. My commitment is to partner with you and the group to maximise the value you receive.

Can I afford it?

How long have you been stuck in uncertainty and dissatisfaction? Think of where you would like to be three months from now – when you’d be finished the programme – or one year from now. What’s the cost of not taking the Accelerator opportunity?

I created this programme because my one-to-one career coaching prices out some of my best clients; if this were a one-to-one programme, it would cost you £3,500 (and you wouldn’t have a brilliant built-in tribe to learn and grow with). If you want it, it’s yours for the taking.

How can I prepare to start the programme?

Once you’re accepted to the programme, you’ll be assigned pre-work, and as a bonus, have a free one-to-one strategy session with me to define and refine your goals for the programme. We’re diving straight in!

What happens after I apply?

You’ll receive a confirmation email. Within 3 business days I’ll send you an email with the results of your application. Once you’ve been accepted, we’ll arrange payment (one-off or three instalments), you’ll receive course pre-work, and we’ll schedule your FREE one-hour goal-setting and strategy session to prepare you for the programme.