Our Coaching Process
We care about helping you gain a deep understanding of your needs, preferences, and goals so you can find the best resource, training, or coach to help you navigate your career journey confidently. If you're not quite sure you're ready for coaching and have questions first, check out our FAQs section below.
Step 1: Apply for Coaching
If you're serious about digging in and get one-on-one support in your career. Great, we're ready to help!
Don't worry if we don't think we're the right fit, we'll let you know, and do our best to point you to who we think could help.
Step 2: Receive Your Recommendation
We'll take all of the information you share with us and share a recommendation of what we believe to be the next best step in working with us. Whether that's pointing you to a free resource guide, suggesting an online training suited to your needs, or making a match with one of our coaches.
Step 3: Complimentary Consult
Once we've both agreed it sounds like a great match, we'll set you up with a complimentary consultation to meet with your career coach, so you can explore what it would be like to work together, and ensure that the chemistry is right before you make an investment in your career.
Not quite ready for coaching?
Perhaps you're not quite ready for coaching, but you are looking for clear step-by-step strategies that will walk you through exactly what to do and how to do it when it comes to achieve some of your top career goals. That could be gaining clarity, learning how to develop a stand-out personal brand, how to build an awesome network of advocates, and more. Check out Our Training Library for a self-paced online training.
Meet Our Coaches
We know that getting the fit right between you and your coach is crucial to producing the optimal outcome you're looking for. Let us help you determine if our of our coaches is the best fit for you.
How do I find the right coach for me?
At Fink Development, we always aim to identify the core problem a client is solving for. We know your time, resources, and energy are valuable and we want you to be solving the right problem with the right person. Choosing a coach should be a fit in content area, goals, working style, expectations, personality, shared values, and budget. Our aim is to work intimately with you to discover what kind of coach will be the best fit for you, whether that's someone on our team or not.
How do I know if I'm ready for coaching?
We've found that clients who are the most successful in coaching, have a clear understanding of what they are trying to achieve, clear expectations of what they hope to get out of their coaching partnership, and a willingness to learn, grow, and do the work necessary to achieve their goals. Coaching will be the most successful when you're ready to invest in the process and invest in yourself. If you're unclear on what you want out of coaching, a strategic advising session might be a better place to start.
How do I know which career stage I'm in?
We believe that at any given point in your career journey you're in one of three stages: Clarity, Transition, or Development. If you're unsure of which stage you're in, fill out our connection form and we can help you diagnose where you're at, and the best next step to move forward in reaching your goals. If based on your connection form, we are unclear of your currently challenges or you've shared multiple conflicting ideas, we'll suggest an introductory strategy call, where we can explore and diagnose your real goal together.
Are you a recruiting service?
We are not recruiters and do not provide recruiting services. Which means we also don't charge recruiting rates to our clients. Depending on the specific coach or advisor you're working with, they may make recommendations of companies or positions to explore, or individuals to connect with, but this is not part of our guaranteed services.
Will you write my resume or LinkedIn profile for me?
Nope!* We believe in teaching people skills that will serve them in the life-long career journey. We will partner with you to provide feedback, guidance, and sometimes templates so that you can write a killer document. This way you'll build confidence in your ability to do this for yourself, whenever you need to.
*We do have one specific service that includes access to a Resume and LinkedIn profile writer and graphic designer, to support editing and polishing the content you've written.
How do I know how much coaching I need?
Sometimes people have a small challenge or goal, let's call it an upcoming negotiation or a mock interview, that might take 1-2 coaching sessions because it's highly targeted and specific. However, most of the time, the challenges and goals we see are quite robust. Like, gaining career clarity, navigating a jobsearch/career transition, developing skills to advance in your career. In all of these latter cases, we would recommend a 4-12 month coaching package, because that's what we've seen it take to get you the results you want.
How does Fink Development choose coaches?
We recruit a diverse set of coaches who bring different personalities, strengths, areas of focus, resources, and strategies to the table. We know that our clients are unique, and we aim to help each client and coach find their perfect fit for working together. This leads to better coaching outcomes and greater success in your career.
How much does your coaching cost?
We offer three types of services to help you gain the knowledge you want, put a strategic plan in place, or to dive deep and get support while doing the actual work.
Access to our resources is free, join our newsletter to receive new tips each week. Our self-paced online trainings range from $50 - $250. And, our coaching packages range from $2450 - $6000.
What types of clients do you work with?
We specialize in working with mid-career professionals across a variety of functions, companies, and industry. We do not specialize in specifics areas, however most of our clients are in business-relevant roles.
You can see some of the functions and industries we've worked with in the past on our results page.
Why should I pay a career coach?
Ok, good question. You can do this stuff on your own, right? Sure, you can! Just like anything in life, if you put enough time, energy, and insight into something you'll likely make some progress.
But, working with a coach can help you get their faster, make the process easier, and help you gain guidance/feedback from the outside perspective that you just cannot get on your own.
Do you only work with clients in the US?
The vast majority of our clients are based in the US and parts of Europe. However, we do sometimes work with clients in other countries if the type of service needed isn't dependent on specific knowledge in a given market. Career practices may vary widely depending on different cultures. If we don't think we're the best fit for your needs, we'll let you know and try to make a recommendation to someone else we know who might better serve your needs.
Have another question we didn't answer?
Reach out and Let us know!