“My coaching sessions involved identifying what I like about my current career vs what I don’t like and then matching the positives to other career paths; recognising problems, identifying which problems can be addressed and labelling them ‘bees in my bonnet’- and then learning to let the other ones go for the sake of sanity; and sharing ideas about the overall direction of my academic work and next steps to carry out meaningful research.

As a result of the coaching sessions, I am much clearer about the direction I want my career to go in and also about what I want my research focus to be. More generally, coaching sessions have enabled me to think beyond the immediate future and more broadly about what I want to achieve.”  (teacher transitioning from one job to another)