What can coaches learn from coaching through late career transition?

Posted on: 21 May 2020

Career transitions are a common trigger for people to seek a coach. Not only that, the topic of career transition can and does creep into internal and external executive coaching conversations as well. Plus, as more people work longer, there is greater chance that they will experience more career transitions than ever before. It makes sense then that coaches have a foundational understanding of principles and processes that support career transition coaching.

This issue of Coaching Research in Practice summarises a recent piece of research that explored the nature of late career transition. It sheds light on the uniqueness of this experience and explains some features of coaching clients through the process. Not only can these features be applied by any coach, in any session, with any client, they hold particular value for coaches who have clients over 45 years of age.

Written by Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC and Global ReciproCoach Coordinator