As a qualified accountant you have the potential to climb the career ladder, earn a great salary and benefits and really make a huge contribution to your organisations success.
Yet in reality there is often a huge difference between potential and achievement. Over the last 30 years I have seen many people who had huge potential but failed to achieve anything approaching their potential.
interpersonal skills matter. The harsh reality is that very quickly you realise that delivering results depends a lot on your relationships and what are often called your softer skills.
Finding in a new management role in a difficult economic climate
Duncan was instrumental in my success, because he helped me not think too much about the competition, and instead pitch my experience at the level of the roles I was going for, enabling me to present my vast range of skills in the best possible way. The coaching skills were also invaluable because I discovered how to close some gaps in terms of interview preparation and Duncan’s mentoring helped me markedly improve my focus. They say Good luck comes in 3’s. I was certainly luck to have Duncan coach me ahead of 3 successive interviews, because it made all the difference.
Barry, Chartered Management Accountant, London
The Accountants Career Breakthrough Programme is a year long programme for accountants working in public and private sector organisations in the UK.
This programme gives you all you need to build the skills, mindset, competence and personal attributes to climb the career ladder and operate at the most senior levels in Finance.
It’s fully tailored to your needs. It includes assessments, training, coaching, mentoring, role plays and critiques.
The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 people at any one time to ensure we can give each and every participant the focused support that is needed to achieve a significant breakthrough.
New role after a few sessions
I hired Duncan to work with me on career transition having seen him present a session on coaching to CIMA South East. After just 4 sessions with Duncan, I was able to secure a Senior Finance role in a London Housing body. During our sessions he has helped me to identify what I really value, enabled me to identify the vast range of skills, knowledge and personal attributes that I possess, supported me in creating a powerful CV and got me to a position where I performed much more effectively in interviews
David, Accountant, Sussex
It is delivered by a qualified accountant who successfully climbed the career ladder from a 15 year old Payments Clerk to Finance Director who understands first hand the challenges and struggles of making the transitions at various stages in the career journey.
It goes way beyond getting you a job and focuses on building a successful long term career. The reality is that writing CV’s and performing well in job interviews is a very small part of having a successful career. You have to be able to make the breakthrough from technical expert to highly effective leader and manager.
It’s tailored so that the focus is really on what is going to have the greatest impact on your career results
|We have all participants take assessments of their skills and attributes at the very start of the programme. This includes feedback from bosses, peers and subordinates. This lays the foundation for the work we do together.|
|We provide one to one coaching by phone at least once a month. All of these calls are held by conference call and we provide a recording of each call. We set specific assignments after each call. These sessions include role plays and specific strategies to boost your performance.|
|We ask clients to provide a written update 48 hours prior to our next call as we find that this improves accountability and follow through.|
|We deliver content and training through workshops, webinars, workbooks, e-mail and teleclasses.|
|Throughout our time working with clients we provide unlimited e-mail support and access to short emergency calls where they need support for an immediate issue.|
This programme is designed specifically for qualified accountants who are working in public and private sector organisations in the UK. Typically clients on this programme are people who are already qualified accountants, earning at least £40,000 per year, are ambitious and are seeking to at least double their salary in the next 5 to 10 years. The sector that you work in is not important. I have worked with people from a whole range of industries and sectors.
What about you personally? I will do everything possible to make this programme a huge success for you. The results that you achieve ultimately hinges on the relationship that we develop. The best results are achieved by those who are driven, persistent and at the same time open to learning and feedback.
There may be many triggers for considering this programme. It may be that you are stuck, stagnating or frustrated that others are passing you by. Maybe you are tired of being the person who nearly makes the breakthrough. Perhaps you have just decided that it is time to take action.
If you think that this programme might be right for you, I would like to invite you to a no obligation Career Breakthrough Strategy session. These 60- 90 minute sessions are held by phone or in person if you are based within easy reach of the Brighton and Hove area.
In this session we’ll explore where you are in your career right now, where you’d like to take your career, what challenges might stop you in getting there, and what steps you need to take to ensure your success. I’ll also answer any questions you might have about the Career Breakthrough Programme and we’ll see if it’s the right step for you or not.
To arrange your session simply enter your details in the box below and I will send be in touch within the next 48-72 hours.
I look forward to speaking with you.