Career coaching for professionals
We believe that happiness at work matters.
If you are dissatisfied at work and want to make things better, or if you are experiencing Imposter Syndrome, sessions with an expert career coach at Red Arbre could be exactly what you need.
“I felt I could explore absolutely anything.”
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We specialise in overcoming Imposter Syndrome and changing career direction.
Red Arbre believes that enjoying your work, and harnessing your talents, matters. It helps you to make the most out of life.
We know that having space to think things through and structure to move things forward can make the world of difference when things are 'not quite right'.
Our personalised, expert coaching service aims to give you the support and space you need to take control.
'Arbre’ is French for ‘tree’ and the name Red Arbre is inspired by Shaun Tan’s incredible book The Red Tree. The book is a reminder of how there is always a way forward, even if things feel overwhelming or look bleak.
Who we work with
We have been fortunate in working with lawyers, management consultants and finance specialists, as well as UN personnel, entrepreneurs, human rights professionals, and many more.
We also work with law firms and corporate clients, helping their employees to be happier at work.
We know these things are not always easy, and we are here to help you work through it.
What we do
We understand that everyone is different. We tailor career coaching sessions to your individual needs. (If you are looking for a speaker at an event, please see here.)
Sessions can focus on any of our main themes or draw on a combination, or they can include other areas which are particularly important for you.
Changing career direction
Should I change career or job? What should I do instead? How do I make a start?
Dealing with confusion, fear and worry
Getting clear on work you love
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Why do I feel like an imposter? What is Imposter Syndrome?
Overcoming your imposter feelings and starting to feel better
Reducing anxiety and enjoying your work
Being happier at work
What is important to me? What do I really want to achieve?
Setting goals and career directions that are right for you
Focussing on motivation and values
We also hold regular group seminars and workshops in London. Read more about our Imposter Syndrome sessions here.
How we work
On a tangible level, your coach will work with you using a combination of questioning techniques and exploration exercises. This can involve, for example, crafting goals, thinking through obstacles, forming action plans, fixing timelines, and creating space for regular reviews and follow ups – all to support you in moving forward.
On an intangible level, many clients gain confidence and clarity, and experience reduced stress and a greater sense of control. You will be our focus at all times.
We will work with you on a one-to-one basis in confidential sessions. These can be face-to-face or over video/phone call, as you prefer. We just ask that you set aside the time for yourself.
For our corporate clients we also offer tailored seminars and group sessions (read more about our Imposter Syndrome sessions here).
“I have moved forward quicker than I could ever have imagined” (Entrepreneur)
About your coach
Miss Nazish Bhaiwala,
Red Arbre founder and career coach
Former employment lawyer at top tier city firm
Qualified professional coach and accredited workplace mediator (with Coaching Academy and ADRg)
Articles featured in The Lawyer magazine
Focus areas: career change and Imposter Syndrome
Background in languages (University of Oxford) and international and national NGOs (conflict resolution, access to justice, social entrepreneurship)
“Nazish is a delight to work with – energizing, committed, thoughtful and perceptive, and business minded.” (Lawyer)
Nazish has gathered a wealth of experience in dealing with workplace issues while working as an employment lawyer in the city and training as a workplace mediator.
Wanting to find her ideal job, Nazish herself undertook a successful career change in 2010 and experienced first-hand how it can be done, what the challenges are, and how to overcome them.
Imposter Syndrome: In 2018 Nazish carried out a series of interviews of female international human rights lawyers from all over the world about their experiences of Imposter Syndrome. Combining this global scale learning with her own coaching experience means she has an in-depth and unique understanding of Imposter Syndrome and the coaching tools and strategies that can help to overcome it.
Nazish combines a genuine fascination with happiness at work and a passion for coaching techniques, together with a unique blend of corporate and not-for-profit insight.
“Nazish is very personable and exudes calm confidence which creates an open and trusting backdrop to the coaching sessions. I would hire her again without hesitation.” (Lawyer)
“Nazish takes time to build trust, rapport and understanding. She is not afraid to ask the difficult questions – the ones that really stretch and force you to the core of exceptional performance. For anyone serious about their career, I would recommend working with a coach. Further, for anyone serious about excelling in their career and realising peak performance, I would strongly recommend working with Nazish.” (Management consultant)
“I had been procrastinating about applying for a new job for several months. Within a week of my first coaching session I had updated my CV, and a week after that I had my first interview. The coaching gave me the impetus to apply for a new job. Nazish was an excellent coach and I do not believe I would have done any of this without her coaching.” (Investment banker)
“Coaching made me see things clearly, appreciate what I have and work on what I need. It taught me to organise my thoughts, prioritise, and work in a structured manner. Life has been in control since, and I highly recommend coaching to everyone and my wonderful coach Nazish who helped me through it.” (Health professional)
“Throughout coaching sessions with Nazish I have felt understood and comfortable; she has pushed me to achieve more, while still respecting my boundaries. I am now very confident in where I am going and how to get there.” (Entrepreneur)
Seminars and workshops
"Some elements have clearly improved just by attending your seminar." (Participant)
"Time flew by - definitely the sign of a great workshop! It was full of practical tips and tools for me to use. I would highly recommend this to everybody." (Participant)
"I just wanted to say, your stuff really works, and I wanted you to know it, and to say thank you so much!" (Participant)
"Excellent! The whole evening was relaxed, engaging and informative...and fun! The tips really helped me to reflect and take control and I feel like I can now actually start taking some actions." (Participant)
We generally recommend six coaching sessions per client, with a short additional 'intake session' at the start.
Sessions last 50 minutes each and range in price depending on the type of package booked. Please contact us for more information.
You can also attend one of our seminars in London, or we can come to you. Read more about our Imposter Syndrome work here.
"Nazish has coached me to get specific about what I really want…coaching has empowered me to realise the art of the possible and in some cases, what I previously thought impossible.” (Management consultant)
If you have any questions or want to find out how to book some sessions, contact us by completing the form below.
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