What we do
Our work is based on three elements we believe are key to achieving lasting positive change:
Perception: Understanding and using the powerful influence we have on our thoughts and experiencing how “making friends with our brain” can create a chain of positive ripple effects in our lives.
Practice: Building expertise and confidence through "doing" and keeping at it .
Peers: Feeling accompanied and supported by others on a similar journey.
Based on these principles, our support offer comprises 4 components:
In group and individual coaching sessions, we work together with our participants to tackle fears and inhibitions, build a positive self-image, improve mental wellbeing and develop new visions on their life. See more details on our coaching approach and offer below.
2. Charitable project work
Through the joint implementation of a time-bound practical project for a local charity, our participants refresh their existing skills, learn new ones, create positive impact for others, build confidence and develop resilience to challenges in a safe setting.
3. Work experience
Supported by coaching and mentoring, our participants apply themselves in the job market, taking the next steps in becoming ready for work. In parallel, we practice hands-on job search and application skills, such as CV building and interview practice.
4. Peer mentoring
Participants get matched with a peer mentor who accompanies their transition back into work. Peer mentoring will continue beyond the duration of the programme.
Our Coaching Offer
We offer group and individual coaching sessions to anyone who would like to gain more clarity about their goals and personal path, and/or struggles with lack of self-confidence, fear of failure and negative self-beliefs. Our coaching follows a cognitive-behavioural approach and has the objective to help our clients (re-) connect to their inner strength and purpose, improve their wellbeing and take positive action towards achieving their goals.
We use an array of tools including active listening and mindfulness techniques, fairy tales, creative and reflective exercises, teaching basic concepts of psychology and neuroscience, self-coaching tools, and much more. Our group and individual coaching packages are always tailored to the individual demand and situation of our clients.
For long-term unemployed people, we offer regular 8-week group coaching courses, complemented by in-depth 1:1 coaching, free of charge.
Initial evaluation results show an improvement in confidence, wellbeing and reduced fear of failure, as well as a reported general positive change in the lives of our coaching clients, following their participation. See more in our impact section here.
See below for upcoming activities.
Get in touch to learn about what we can do for you.
Cognitive-behavioural group coaching for long-term unemployed people
This programme is targeted at long-term unemployed people whose main barriers are lack of clarity on their goals, low self-confidence, fears and/or negative self-beliefs. It follows a cognitive-behavioural approach.
The objective is to help participants (re-)discover the strengths within them, find a career vision, gain control over their inner dialogue and take first positive steps towards achieving their goals. The sessions are designed in a light, friendly and interactive way and include teaching basic (self-)coaching skills.
Start: 25th January 2024
Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30am
Location: 18 Wensum Street, Norwich NR3 1HY
(above Carberry's Café, a short walk from the Cathedral)
Cost: Free of charge
There are 12 spaces available; registration will close once they are filled.
Get in touch here for enquiries and pre-registration on our waiting list.
Download our flyer here