Arnold is a Career Coach based in Nairobi, Kenya.
What motivated you to become a career coach?
At the start of my career, I got help to set goals and write an action plan, advancing my career at its current pivotal stage. After gaining extensive work experience and being an expert in the recruiting and talent acquisition field, I then decided to become certified plus help the current and the next generation enter careers they are passionate about.
When is the ideal time to start working with a career coach?
When an individual expects to gain career confidence, insight, encouragement, and inspiration to unwrap doubts so they can better understand how different factors may be keeping them stuck from their career’s transition/success. Nonetheless, I believe that a career coach can be helpful at every point of someone's professional path.
What do you typically talk about with a prospective client during a free discovery session?
It’s typically a chemistry call to access whether there is a bit on both sides if so, both the coachee and I take time to share context, dig in on types of support required, how I can assist, agree on success metric and commit to next steps.
Tell us about one of your most impactful career coaching client engagements on CoffeeChat.
This is when a participant that I had initially coached just when COVID-19 hit, joined a group session I was leading that opened a job opportunity for her from another participant in the same session that found her outstanding and aligned to a job she was recruiting for based on the skillset she showcased in the group session.
How does your coaching style differ between your group vs 1-on-1 sessions?
Group coaching usually entails an interactive session between 2-12 participants where I lead thought-provoking career lifecycle discussions while 1-on-1 on the other hand is a personalized and curated conversation based on one participant’s context and need at the time.