coaching for individuals

Our career coaching  focuses on your individual needs with tailored packages –  everything from a 90-minute Career Booster for recent graduates, to our Executive Career Coaching package – with affordable Career Review and Career Development programmes in-between. In order to respond quickly to clients in many different locations we conduct sessions by telephone or Skype. Skype works particularly well and allows you to work from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

All our coaches are are highly experienced and trained in using the exercises and concepts in John Lees’ books. Where his timetable allows, John Lees works personally with a small number of clients.

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Contact our Managing Consultant Kate Howlett
(Tel. 07976 313474) 
to discuss your coaching needs.

To set things in motion try a 40 minute micro taster session with a carefully selected consultant. Taster sessions are designed to help you clarify your goals and what gets in the way of achieving them. You will also see how far coaching might help you move forward before committing to more detailed support.

The micro taster session costs just £60.00 inc VAT.  To book your taster session please email so we can send you payment details.


key team members

key team members

John Lees

John Lees is one of the UK’s best known career strategists. Former Chief Executive of the UK’s Institute of Employment Consultants and a Fellow of the CIPD, he is the author of ‘How To Get A Job You Love’ (McGraw-Hill), now in its 8th edition. He is author of a total of 10 work and career titles including ‘The Interview Expert’, ‘Knockout CV’ and ‘Just The Job!’ plus ‘The Secrets of Resilient People’ and ‘The Success Code’. He writes and broadcasts widely (BBC 2’s Working Lunch, ITV’s How To Get A Job). His work has been featured in The Sunday Times, Management Today and Coaching At Work. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, and was a founding Board member of the Career Development Institute (CDI).

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Kate Howlett

Kate Howlett is Managing Consultant with JLA and is a full time and professionally focused career coach with a commercial background in marketing and fundraising. She has a breadth of experience possesses a creative approach to problem solving, specialising in coaching a broad spectrum of clients from both public and private sectors. She has worked at all levels including Board Directors for many of the FTSE 100 and 250 companies. She combines patience with energy and realism, empowering clients to reach relevant goals within appropriate time scales. Kate has powerful skills in counselling, CV writing, self-marketing, and interview techniques. She has coached and mentored individuals and groups through intense periods of change, based in the UK and to support relocation to Africa, America, France, Sweden, Australia, Spain and Italy. Kate has a reputation for offering unstinting support with energy of delivery supported by 17 years of market experience.

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Gill Best

Gill Best co-presents the JLA Career Coach Masterclasses. Gill is an accredited leadership, career and executive coach, NLP practitioner and Lab Profile consultant and trainer. With a wealth of business and organisational experience having worked overseas, for large multinationals, within Higher Education and government sectors, for medium sized manufacturing companies, running her own business and as a volunteer for major charities, Gill supports her clients to explore and truly assess the suitability of future career possibilities. Using her unique mix of skills and experience, Gill supports her clients to develop a strong belief in their strengths, talents, skills and abilities, building a high level of certainty that their next career decision is right for them.

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We have a range of consultants across the UK.

Contact Kate Howlett to find out more.

This is a clearly written, supportive book, which gives you the right tools to tap into your own strengths to make that meaningful career move.

Lucy Beresford, psychotherapist, broadcaster and Agony Aunt for Psychologies and author of Happy Relationships at Home, at Work & at Play (forthcoming 2013)

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