The Platinum Career Coaching programme is for exceptional people who find themselves at a career crossroads, whether as a result of a merger or an acquisition, an organisational reshaping or other structural change.
Senior roles are changing and where one or more senior executives are impacted we offer a truly bespoke career management service, enabling even high achievers to optimise their next career move.
Tailored support at this crucial moment provides reassurance and momentum for successful career development. The power of our programme lies in its unmatched ability to diagnose and address critical needs at the right time.
Individual Knowledge: Developing an in-depth understanding of what is important, including values and motivators.
Individual Talents: To uncover intrinsic talents, we clarify what he or she does well and enjoys.
Individual Networks: Understanding the power of the network, and how investing in this delivers a career dividend.
When taking a brief, we take the time to get under the skin of your transition challenges. This makes a critical difference to creating and delivering a career coaching programme that is truly transformational. To get to the heart of the challenge quickly, we are not afraid to challenge the brief in order to agree the best way forward. Once this is established, we typically follow these 5 steps of the Platinum Career Coaching Programme…
Selecting a career coach
We have a two-step process:
a. The senior executive reads several profiles to explore the personal style, experience and attributes of each coach. The executive meets the two most inspiring coaches and chooses which of them to work with.
b. The coach becomes a ‘professional friend’ – a one-to-one mentor, coach, advisor and manager of the service from start to finish.
Putting together a job search strategy
a. Know why
b. Know how
c. Know whom
Developing the job search strategy
We also provide:-
a. Specialist help in putting together a CV and LinkedIn profile.
b. Research assistance for identifying targets and setting up interviews, client meetings and other personal, financial, administrative and presentational advice and support.
c. Strategic business advice and support to address issues and identify challenges.
Delivering the job search strategy
With the right job strategy in place, we help senior executives deliver on it. Practical help we give includes:-
a. Developing presentational skills (including access to presentational, voice and image coaches) for maximum impact.
b. Interview preparation and practice, including the use of recorded TV footage, to ensure candidates have the right approach and mindset.
c. Practical guidance on CV production, proactive PR campaigns and access to boutique search support.
d. Monitoring and feedback on the execution of the job strategy, with KPIs and milestones to measure effectiveness.
e. Assistance with structuring business plan pitches, negotiating remuneration, preparation and coaching during the first 90 days in the new role to ensure successful transition.
Long term results
Long-term employability means investing in oneself not only “on the job” but also in thinking ahead beyond the current role. So we go far further than others – typically our clients receive our ongoing professional support. They call on us whenever they need to resolve challenges that arise in their daily working lives and key career moments, with lifelong access to our network of business leaders. Similarly, the networks we help executives to build during their transition will serve them well over the remainder of their career. It is essential that their network understands their values and motivators and that personal brand is aligned to career aspirations.
Michael has a long track record in HR management working for leaders in both the public and private sector including the National Health Service, insurance, commodities and derivatives companies. He has held the role of a CEO of a public listed company.
In the last 20 years Michael has run businesses that have helped 75,000 people make successful career transitions. Michael was Managing Director of Penna plc’s Financial Services Business, before becoming the CEO of Fairplace plc. Michael founded 10Eighty in 2012.
Jat is a firm believer that everyone has the capacity to live a full and happy life. He has a particular focus on individuals undergoing change, whether it be professional or personal; for example, preparing for a larger or more complex role, joining a new organisation or sector, or coming to an important phase in their personal lives. Jat helps clients to develop resilience and clarity of purpose by reconnecting them to their core values. Jat has gained 27 years’ experience as a senior leader, working for a number of leading FTSE 100 companies, and looks to bring that practical experience to bear in his coaching. He is a graduate of UCL, holds a Professional Certificate in Coaching and is completing his MSc in Coaching and Behaviour Change at Henley Business School.”
Michaela initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen, specialising in Corporate Finance and Corporate Insolvency for 5 years, including 2 years in Adelaide, Australia. She then went on to build a very successful 20 year career in Retail with ASDA and Tesco. Michaela has a unique blend of Finance, HR and Transformational Change experience, all on an international level, having held Global Director positions in all 3 areas for the latter 11 years, with accountability for £1bn+ budgets and 12,000 colleagues worldwide.
Through founding and growing her own business over the last 4 years, Michaela has followed her passion of helping individuals, teams and organisations explore their true potential, and develop strategies to achieve this, through a mix of coaching, consulting, facilitation, and public speaking.
Mark has had 40 years in business, over 22 years as CEO of three banks. He led the management buyout of Hampshire Trust Bank and built a successful, profitable and growing specialist banking business employing 170 staff. Mark has built teams, hired some great people and worked with many of them on two or three occasions. His success and confidence comes from working with people to get the very best out of everyone.
Mark has experienced the highs and lows of business life (start-ups, scale ups, transformational change, emergency cover, business refocus and business failure) and survived to tell the tale. He has experience as an employed executive, an interim manager, a consultant and a non-executive director. He has worked with multinational groups, private equity firms, trade associations, charities and he has worked alone.
Andrew spent his early career in the energy sector before moving into the executive search industry in 1995. Over the last twenty years he has advised a wide range of business leaders about their own career development options and developed a professional network of senior leaders and decision makers across a wide range of sectors.
Andrew is experienced operating at Board level and understands the challenges that NEDs and Executive Directors face in today’s world. Andrew has been a Board Director himself and has supported senior Directors through career transition for over a decade.
Laurence started his career as a commercial lawyer; and after 4 years made a fundamental change and joined Page Group, the leading professional recruiter. It
had recently become the first recruitment business to list on the Stock Market. There, Laurence set up its first non finance division and had 16 consecutive quarters of substantial growth.
A very strong entrepreneurial urge then led Laurence to found his own business. 20 years later this led to a highly successful exit to a Private Equity backed venture. The business had 65 staff over 12 offices on 4 continents and recruited into 25 countries. In recent years Laurence has been an active investor, mentor, coach and career guide to senior executives and entrepreneurs
Following a successful career in executive search and international banking, Peter completed the Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change at INSEAD in 2004 and has since coached senior executives and management teams at some of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions.
Peter began his career with Standard Chartered Bank working in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In 1987 he joined and subsequently acquired The Consulting Group, an executive search firm specialising in the financial services sector.
He grew the business from seven to thirty staff and sold the business in 1999 to global recruitment firm TMP Worldwide. He was then appointed Head of European Financial Services, managing a team of 46 recruitment consultants in eight countries.
Laurence started his career as a commercial lawyer; and after 4 years made a fundamental change and joined Page Group, the leading professional recruiter. It had recently become the first recruitment business to list on the Stock Market. There, Laurence set up its first non finance division and had 16 consecutive quarters of substantial growth.
A very strong entrepreneurial urge then led Laurence to found his own business. 20 years later this led to a highly successful exit to a Private Equity backed venture. The business had 65 staff over 12 offices on 4 continents and recruited into 25 countries. In recent years Laurence has been an active investor, mentor, coach and career guide to senior executives and entrepreneurs.
For more than 20 years, Barry has provided a sounding-board and strategic thinking partner to clients from many cultures and organisations across Europe, the UAE, Asia and the USA. Brought up in the family portfolio management business of 500 employees, Barry has a thorough understanding of the issues facing businesses operating in widely diverse markets and industries. His clients have included national broadcasters, professional services, luxury car manufacturers, global banks, government institutions and international NGOs, to name a few.
He has led on assignments ranging from trouble shooting in family start-ups to $100m global transformation programmes. Throughout his career, Barry has often provided stand-alone support and has a sleeves-rolled-up approach when great opportunities present. Whilst he is precise and measured, he is also quick to identify and navigate challenges as they arise.
Howard has had a successful career as consultant and advisor, functional leader and member of enterprise leadership teams. As a PWC consultant, Howard worked at senior levels with a number of government agencies and financial services companies, particularly in the fields of leadership and people and organisation performance.
He has served as a director or member of the leadership team at a number of organisations, including Cargill Investor Services (CIS) and JPMorgan (Commodities). At the former, Howard was part of the 4-person leadership team that led the successful trade sale of CIS and ultimately its re-birth as a division of JPMorgan investment bank. As a consultant and coach, Howard has worked with and advised numerous organisations and individuals.