Personal Coaching

Breakthrough Career Development

Are you ready for your next career step and want to make it happen?

SMP Solutions are experts in personal coaching to help professionals and executives progress your careers!

Developing your career inside an organisation:

Our specialist personal coaching will fast track your development and help overcome barriers to your progression for example:

  • Promotion to your first management role
  • Promotion to senior management level or a first executive role
  • Promotion to the top job

Developing your career into a new organisation:

  • Overcome barriers to your progression
  • Utilise current  jobsearch strategies
  • Create a compelling CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Gain the attention from targeted executive recruitment agencies and head hunters
  • Develop and optimise your networks
  • Self marketing and selling yourself
  • Winning at interviews
  • Achieve the right next job for you!

Changing Careers or Self Employment

Are you serious about changing careers? As featured in the Sunday times and Independent,  SMP Solutions are experts in personal coaching for professionals in changing careers!

  • A total change of employed career direction
  • Changing career into self employment and setting up your own business
  • Developing a Portfolio Career, deriving income from a range of passions, interests and talents

SMP’s ‘6 Step Career Navigation Cycle’ process and breakthrough coaching creates an action plan for achieving your vision of the future! These 6 Steps will guide your way forward to:

  1. Let go of the past and look forward
  2. Re-evaluate your what is important to you in your career and life and WHY
  3. Establish your true marketability e.g. skills, attributes and hidden talents
  4. Explore possible new opportunities
  5. Decide on your new career and life path
  6. Set an action plan and take positive action to achieve your desired goal!

First Step Youth Education & Career Development

Specialist personal coaching support for sons & daughters of career professionals

SMP has pioneered a unique service to help young people and their parents. We will help provide clarity and reduce the stress when making such key education and career choices including:

  • Clarify the best educational route post GCSEs
  • Explore A2 options for either vocational or further education
  • Review career opportunities
  • Decide on university courses
  • Understand the UCAS application process
  • Help draft a personal statement for university applications
  • How to cope with the transition from school or college to higher education
  • Advice and guidance should a university or degree course prove unsuitable
  • Post degree employability support

Please take a look at a full Case Study in the section below ‘What Our Clients Say About Us’ 

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A sample of what our clients say about us

‘I was stuck in a classic career rut and could not see a way out, especially as I was firing blanks with my job applications. Thanks to SMP’s Career Development Programme, they coached me to understand my true marketability, developed a new CV that really reflected my character traits, key skills and many achievements and honed my rusty interview technique. Before I knew it the interviews were flooding in and I secured a prestigious HR position, which proved that they were right… I had been greatly underselling myself! You need someone to keep you focused and motivated to achieve your goal and SMP were a real source of inspiration. I wholeheartedly recommend SMP Solutions for any professional or executive progressing your career ‘

I had always felt that being a Matron was my ideal job and that I was qualified to further my NHS career and step into the role. After 2 unsuccessful attempts I was feeling demoralised and unsure whether I was following the right career path so I was recommended to attend the SMP ‘One Step Beyond’ Workshop. I decided to enlist the help of Steve to coach me to improve my interview approach and technique, as on the previous occasions I had been very nervous and lacked confidence in my own ability. The combination of the Workshop with Debbie and Steve then the follow up Interview Skills coaching made all the difference to my outlook. I could not have achieved my dream Matron job without their assistance and guidance.” 

I have always had a dream that one day I would work for myself and run a successful business. A few years ago I decided I would try and turn that dream into a reality. Taking the plunge full time always seemed like a distant possibility with a mortgage and bills to pay and I struggled to see how I could ever justify leaving my day job with guaranteed income for a new riskier occupation working for myself. I was inspired by attending an SMP Solutions workshop and I made a promise to myself that I would leave my day job. Within only 3 months I had taken the ‘leap of faith’ and was running my own business full time. We quickly grew and moved into offices with a team of 5 staff. I was ‘free’and it felt like a breath of fresh air! Thank you to the SMP Solutions team, especially Steve and Debbie. I am sure many other people will benefit from your Career Transition workshops and coaching support to transform their lives and achieve their career goals!

“I worked together with Lin on a project run by SMP Solutions called ‘Permission To Shine’ in 2009. I was most struck by Lin’s sincere and caring approach with the young people on the course. Lin did her utmost to bring out the best in the young people, offering all the support and guidance she could give to help them move forward in their education, career and life.

More recently, Lin helped my son Chris create a great CV after he decided to leave University and start working. Chris also felt much more confident and clear about what he wanted to do after a couple of coaching sessions with Lin and as a result has landed an excellent job!”


Case Studies


Case Study - Charlotte & Debbie (parent)

Charlotte was in the middle of her AS subjects. She was confused by conflicting information from her teachers and unsure what subjects to take forward to A levels and how this might impact on her desire to go to University and her choice of degree……

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