Shift career

At some point in their life, many people find themselves stuck in a career that’s not “fit for purpose”. If your career doesn’t inspire you to jump out of bed in the morning then it’s probably time to consider shifting your career.

‘Shifting’ your career may involve looking for another job, or becoming better or happier in your current career. Career coaching will help you make the decision that works best for you.

Acceptance and Commitment Training

Progress Psychology coaching helps to overcome career challenges through the use of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), a coaching approach proven to be effective for people wanting to make better progress at work or in their daily lives. One key focus of this approach is that it will help you focus on what is important to you and give you skills to move towards your goals.

Proven to be effective

Progress Psychology uses ‘evidence-based’ psychological coaching systems supported by rigorous research conducted in leading universities and institutions. Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) has been shown to help improve people’s confidence, mental health, careers and relationships. Read more about this in our page on ‘evidence-based coaching‘.

Learn new skills

Progress psychology offers a set of processes based on Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), that have been shown to help individuals pursue life and career goals that align more closely with their values. This process helps to build resilience against life’s stresses and blockages that stand in the way of personal and career progress.

Progress Psychology training with help you to learn mindfulness and psychological coaching techniques to help you become more ‘willing’ to make career decisions that are in line with your personal values.

Psychological flexibility

Progress Psychology uses a system based on Acceptance and Commitment Training that helps individuals to develop mental and emotional resilience, which can be referred to as ‘psychological flexibility’.

Psychological flexibility allows one to weather the storm of external (social, family, environmental, cultural) and internal (psychological, physiological) events that continuously bombard the human mind and nervous system – particularly when stressed – allowing one to remain grounded and make more considered career choices.

Coaching for work-related stress

Coaching helps you to set better goals in line with your core values and move towards them. But more than this, you will learn essential life skills that can help you reduce stress, move beyond the blockages that have been holding you back, and gain clarity and confidence as you start to make better choices, overcome your fears and reach your goals.

Make better career choices

Progress Psychology training gives people a wider range of options, or to change or persist with any behaviour. The ability to step back provides clarity and the space needed to weigh up the pros and cons of a career choice before committing to any intended action. This helps people to become ‘unstuck’, which allows them to pursue a better career that suits their needs at the current time.

Psychological coaching helps to change goals or plans or actions when they no longer serve a valued purpose. It helps to stop procrastination, and has been shown to improve performance, job satisfaction, mental health and educational outcomes, while simultaneously reducing stress, burnout, absenteeism, and job-related errors.

Coaching can also be effective in maintaining long-term recovery for anyone who has previously suffered anxiety, depression or other clinical conditions.