Career, Career change, Clarity of direction, Confidence, Confidence, Creating a better work/ life balance, Cv writing, Executive coaching, Goal setting, Job search & interviews, Leadership & developing executive presence, Life coaching, Making big decisions on career, family or work, Motivation, Moving overseas / expat coaching, Relocation and adjusting to life in a new country, Resilience, Returning to work
I help my clients to align their careers with their life goals by using tools and coaching conversations that help them to increase their self-awareness and use this knowledge to take actions
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Year Qualified: 2017
Areas of Expertise
Working with Nerice gave me clarity about what I was seeking in a job. Through a personal introduction made by her, I reached the interview stage for the first time since moving, giving me confidence to continue searching. Now I have a fulfilling and rewarding job."
Anita, writer and editor with a background in TV production, needing a new job search strategy and confidence boost after many rejections
"After relocating to Hong Kong, followed by an extended period of maternity leave, I was looking for new opportunities. I identified the biggest challenges ahead of me, connections being the primary one, and sought out Nerice at the Career Lounge to support my transition back into the workforce. I cannot recommend The Career Lounge enough. If you are looking for a career pivot or simply want to assess and find out the most effective and appropriate way to upskill yourself, then it will be an invaluable resource and asset for your career."
Imô, arts and cultural engagement professional
"Nerice helped me to find what I value in a job and to see what my strengths are. She works very efficiently and gives a lot of tools to work with during and in between sessions. I would recommend her to anyone who’s trying to find direction in their career."
Maartje, product manager in the textile industry moving to food and beverages industry, looking for a more fulfilling career
Areas of ExpertiseCareer, Career change, Clarity of direction, Confidence, Confidence, Creating a better work/ life balance, Cv writing, Executive coaching, Goal setting, Job search & interviews, Leadership & developing executive presence, Life coaching, Making big decisions on career, family or work, Motivation, Moving overseas / expat coaching, Relocation and adjusting to life in a new country, Resilience, Returning to work
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- ILM Level 7 certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Institute of Leadership and Management and Oxford Brookes University
- Advanced Certificate in Professional Coaching (ICF and EMCC accredited), Transcend International - Coaching and Training
- MSc. Human Resource Development & Consultancy, Birkbeck College London, University of London
- Msc. Interdisciplinairy Social Sciences, University of Utrecht
I started my career nearly two decades ago as a children’s social worker in the UK. I then moved to a women’s aid charity, where I set up and managed a pan-London domestic and sexual violence telephone advice service.
Whilst working full-time I studied part-time for a graduate diploma in law and convinced myself that all I wanted to do with my life was to become a corporate lawyer. Luckily, I was not able to fool anyone else and, due to the ongoing financial crisis at the time, law firms reduced their annual intakes forcing me to reconsider this path.
Eager to progress in some way or another I did a masters degree in Human Resource Development and Consultancy. I leveraged this qualification to transition into Recruitment and then HR Business Partnering at a global international development company. Then I got pregnant and lost my job (completely unrelated, of course…). This gave me the opportunity to further explore my interest in Executive Coaching and Mentoring by doing an ILM Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in the subject.
Soon after the birth of my daughter we moved to Hong Kong for my husband’s job and, in that same year, I set up my coaching practice initially focussing on supporting women who were going back to work after a career break. I now work more broadly with professionals who find themselves at a crossroads in their career and are struggling to work out what to do next.
What drew you to coaching?
My motivation for coaching comes from the lessons I have learned by having to navigate my career through both the personal barriers (i.e. self-doubt, etc.) that I put myself and all the challenges that life has thrown at me along the way. These experiences have really made me appreciate what it means to ‘Become aware of the things that we cannot change, have the courage to change the things that we can and gain the wisdom to know the difference.’
I see my role as coach to facilitate this for my clients.
I offer a non-judgmental, listening ear; and become an accountability partner who will challenge and encourage them to build resilience by turning weaknesses into strengths and failures into future successes.
Maintenance/Single sessions £250
Accelerated Career Breakthrough £700 (two one-hour sessions + a minimum of three hours self-directed online coaching programme)
Transformational coaching programmes from £1800 (8 to 14 sessions)