Career Coach In Folkestone, Kent

Paula Gardner leads a Human Givens consultancy service for businesses and educational organisations

Career Coach In Folkestone, Kent

Paula Gardner, Career Coach in Folkestone, Kent


Paula Gardner is a career coach in Folkestone, Kent. She is also a business psychologist and soon to be qualified psychotherapist with a prior background of over 15 years running a PR and marketing business. In short, she has a whole host of resources that can help and support you with:

  • Deciding on a career change
  • Applying for a new job role or promotion
  • Dealing with difficult situations at work
  • Working out whether you’d like to start a business or stay employed
  • Recovering from a tramautic redundancy, firing or situation in the workplace
  • Starting a side hustle alongside your job
  • Adjusting to a new role
  • Raising your profile
  • Negotiating a pay-rise
  • Helping a teenager think through A level or University options
  • Interview skills
  • Presentations
  • Growing your confidence
  • CV and job applications
  • Getting over patterns or behaviour that may be holding you back in your career

Common career coaching issues 


Paula has worked with clients who have gone through traumatic redundancies or firings, where the management made her clients feel they were at fault. Working together, her clients have been able to address feelings around the situation. These are often feelings of confusion and shame: big emotions to deal with.

Paula also has had many clients questioning the meaning of their work and whether this is something they want to do for the rest of their lives. Together, they have expored possible futures. Sometimes, people decide to make that big leap to a new career. Sometimes, they find a revived interest in their own work, or start to work on fulfiling their need for purpose outside of work. After all, who says that work has to give us everything?

However, clients have also used sessions to weigh up whether to retire right now, or hold on for longer. Parents have booked sessions to help teenagers decide upon choices of A levels or university subjects. These can be difficult decisions if you’re not yet sure what you want to do career wise. These are only a handful of the types of career problems Paula has worked with.

Seeing career coaching clients in Folkestone, Kent


Paula works around her clients. This can mean online via Zoom, over the telephone, or in person in Folkestone or Canterbury. She also works in Londn too, at times.  Sessions are 60-90 minutes long and consist of a mixture of practical work and exploring.  There will be homework between sessions. This is carefully chosen and focused on hand-picking tasks that will support you to explore possible career futures, or bring you closer to getting that job you want.

Sessions can, at times, be intense, but they are also fun and you’ll learn a lot about yourself at the same time. To book a free chat contact Paula or click here

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