By choosing a portfolio career, many individuals seek to provide themselves with a challenging alternative to the standard approach.
Although not all portfolio careerists are self-employed, they are all typically more in control of their career potential. It might take some time, perseverance, and creative thinking for these people to move closer to “self-reliance,” but that is often just what these people want. A portfolio career might be the best way for individuals to exercise their creative potential and achieve more of their goals. A successful portfolio can consist of many part-time jobs such as part-time employment, interim or temporary jobs, freelancing, contract positions, self-employment and non-executive positions.
We offer a structured programme, designed around our CDS Transition Model, that supports clients in planning and preparing effectively for this transition. Topics covered typically include:
“I enjoyed the whole coaching journey. From the initial meeting where I was asked to articulate where I thought I was in terms of my current working environment and the challenges I was facing – with too many plates spinning, right through to my current role and work life balance. The opportunity to share my experiences in an open and safe environment without judgement was hugely beneficial.”Senior Leader – Finance Sector
“The opportunity to discuss work and performance with a truly independent person has been invaluable – I really cannot stress that enough. Operational pressures within the business mean that our internal focus is incredibly short-term – my coach was able to help me look outside this. I would certainly recommend CDS to anyone looking for professional coaching services”Plant Manager – Manufacturing Sector
“My CDS coach provided me with the opportunity to bounce ideas around, acting as an off-the-wall sparring partner to generate ideas which led to “eureka moments” post the session. I valued the confidential, independent, non-judgemental nature of the conversations.”Head of Technology – Finance Sector