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Charles Humphreys

Hi, I'm Charles Humphreys  

Charles is a qualified Career Coach with over 15 years’ experience of working creatively with professionals, mums & dads (after having young children) and graduates, all wishing to either to establish, restart or refresh their careers. 

London, CR2 7JR, United Kingdom
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About Charles

I offer 2 career coaching services, one of which includes a service that includes people to bring their Christian faith into the coaching process. The other service is non-faith based. 

I am a qualified Career Coach (Post Grad' Diploma in Careers Guidance) with over 15 years’ experience of delivering career guidance and coaching to professionals, and also a member of the Career Development Institute with registration to their Professional Register of career practitioners.   Over many years I have developed a reputation for helping people to gain a focus on their next step in their career and devising strategies to put these plans into place.

I am also a Growth Accelerator Coach with the Business Growth Service, and have many years of experience helping organisations:

1) Experiencing redundancies – offering employees a package of support to help with the transition from one job to another
2) Coaching CEO’s and senior managers on developing organisation vision and skills development

I run two career coaching services:
1) Career Coach in London - Providing high quality coaching services to both individuals wanting help in directing their career and organisations whose staff who wish to develop their careers in another direction or are experiencing redundancy.

Having personally been through the 'grinder' of redundancy he knows that he can not only bring professional expertise to someone’s situation but also the necessary empathy to understand, at least in part, what clients may be going through with their current job situation.

2) Want2get on? career coaching that offers a unique service to organisations (experiencing redundancies) and individuals who want to draw upon their Christian faith and apply it to their job situation.

Specialties: I am also the author of The Christian Guide to Jobs and Careers, published by Onwards and Upwards. The book offers a Christian faith-based look at the important topic of career development and employment. For further information visit: www.want2geton.co.uk

My Training and Qualifications

  • Post-Grad Diploma in Careers Guidance 2000 UEL
  • BSc Joint Hons Business and French 1995 University of Surrey
  • Level A Psychometric Assessment 2007
  • Prince2™ Practitioner, Project Management

My Coaching and Work Experience

As stated above I run two practices, one faith-based, the other non-faith based. The two don't mix. Over many years I have worked with CEOs and senior managers who were looking for a change in their career direction due to either redundancy or wanting something more meaningful in their lives. I also work a lot with mums (and some dads) who are now looking to return to work after doing the young children "bit" and who have now more time & flexibility in their lives. Some want to return to their previous employment and some want to branch out in a completely different direction. I also work with graduates looking to find their lucky break into the competitive job market.

The feedback I have received is that I have a certain expertise in helping people to assess their skills, and experience and importantly to develop a vision and focus for the future. I practice many coaching models and techniques but am able to bring my own experience of work and maintaining a work/life balance to help my clients find their way forward.                 

To view Charles’ recommendations on his LinkedIn profile click here (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cehumphreys)                           

Customer Reviews

  • from Stuart McLurg on 01 Dec 2015

    Working with Charles helped me re-establish a much clearer focus about where I wanted to go and what I needed to do to get there. I found his ‘listening ear’ valuable as he allowed me to explain various things I had tried without comment and then made some helpful suggestions about what to consider by way of future actions - all of which were realistic and useful. Having someone with his experience to help me see ‘the wood from the trees’ was something I really appreciated.
    I had got to the position where I felt stuck having tried so many things without success and having invested hundreds of hours in my search for a new post I felt at an impasse. Charles gave me fresh impetus as well as genuine encouragement to keep going.
    He has wide experience and if any of the symptoms described above ring a bell with you, get in touch with him and I am confident you will find both the time and financial investment worthwhile. He will discuss your needs as an individual and come up with a tailor-made ‘package’ and he is very flexible in the help he offers.


  • from Graham Orange - Business Coach at ActionCOACH on 21 Nov 2015

    Your highly professional approach and extensive subject matter knowledge has given me renewed confidence that my experience within the Armed Forces can be successfully transferred into civilian life. I had little idea of where I was heading after 24 years in the RAF but your intelligent approach and direction gave me the knowledge and assurance to make some important decisions relating to my future. It was so refreshing to have somebody whose faith plays such a large part in their daily business.


Customer Reviews

  • from Stuart McLurg on 01 Dec 2015

    Working with Charles helped me re-establish a much clearer focus about where I wanted to go and what I needed to do to get there. I found his ‘listening ear’ valuable as he allowed me to explain various things I had tried without comment and then made some helpful suggestions about what to consider by way of future actions - all of which were realistic and useful. Having someone with his experience to help me see ‘the wood from the trees’ was something I really appreciated.
    I had got to the position where I felt stuck having tried so many things without success and having invested hundreds of hours in my search for a new post I felt at an impasse. Charles gave me fresh impetus as well as genuine encouragement to keep going.
    He has wide experience and if any of the symptoms described above ring a bell with you, get in touch with him and I am confident you will find both the time and financial investment worthwhile. He will discuss your needs as an individual and come up with a tailor-made ‘package’ and he is very flexible in the help he offers.


  • from Graham Orange - Business Coach at ActionCOACH on 21 Nov 2015

    Your highly professional approach and extensive subject matter knowledge has given me renewed confidence that my experience within the Armed Forces can be successfully transferred into civilian life. I had little idea of where I was heading after 24 years in the RAF but your intelligent approach and direction gave me the knowledge and assurance to make some important decisions relating to my future. It was so refreshing to have somebody whose faith plays such a large part in their daily business.


  • from Joanne Hart-Whitehouse on 05 Nov 2015

    I am writing to say thank you for your recent help, careers advice and support. I am more than happy for you to allow you to use this recommendation for other potential clients.

    So often careers support seems to focus on CV writing and skills profiles. These are of course tremendously important and when we are forced to change career direction we need the clear guidance you offer. In particular the flexibility of Skype, phone and email support. However what makes your service stand out is your recognition of the subjective and personal challenges career change and development generate. You understand the person as an individual for which a one size fits all approach might not be effective. You are skilled at finding what is right for each client and working with this to support them. This is priceless. So thank you for your support.


  • from David Pearce - Team Leader, Adoption Reform at UK Department for Education on 30 Jul 2015

    Service recommendation - Charles has a wealth of experience in helping people to take stock of current work and future direction. He uses lots of helpful tools and resources to help people discern the way forward and make the most of opportunities and has a great balance between spiritual insight and healthy common sense! Definitely recommend him.


  • from Chris Price - Executive Director at Pecan on 18 Jul 2015

    We have approached Charles Humphreys on two separate occasions to provide a redundancy support package to members of our team who we had to let go. I have known Charles for many years and was very confident in his expertise in providing a valuable service to PECAN. Through his professional coaching our two former members of staff have made a successful transition to new employment.
    Under his direction, they were able to take stock of their experience, make a skills inventory and develop a career focus that would help them not only to quickly gain a new job but importantly work towards a fulfilling long-term employment strategy. His insightful and encouraging approach will be a valuable asset to any organisation that brings him into their team.


  • from Eddie Webster - Supply Teacher at Supply Desk Preston on 22 Jun 2015

    Having contacted Charles regarding career direction and personal growth, I fully appreciated his professional, engaging, sincere manner. His ability to ask challenging questions and provide suitable solutions has helped me recognise my strengths. The profiling tools he offers have helped me to get a clearer idea of who I am and what I am capable of. Getting his well informed and experienced opinion has helped me to prepare for the future.


  • from Courtney Russell - Principal Consultant - EU at ProClinical on 06 Jun 2015

    Charles has been a great guide to help me ride the storm of a career rut. Through a combination of exploring my career ambitions and being conscious of my spiritual season, I was able to make positive steps. I am pleased to say that I have found a new opportunity that fits well with my career ambitions and as a Christian, I have found that my relationship with God has strengthened. I have come from a dark place to a much brighter place and his help and guidance had a big impact. I highly recommend Charles as a careers coach and wish him further success in his gifting.


  • from William Hills on 01 Apr 2015

    I employed Charles Humphreys to assist me with some career coaching in the last three months of 2013. I found his approach was most valuable in helping me to refocus my career goals. His combination of practical advice underpinned with a Christian ethos was invaluable. I really appreciated his ability to empathise with my current situation and help me discern appropriate steps forward.


  • from Tim lodge - Songwriter, Composer, Writer on 28 Mar 2015

    I have just finished working with Charles and have personally benefited greatly in our business. Charles is thoroughly professional and knowledgeable about his subjects. I have found him to be patient and very generous in his time and in sharing his vast knowledge.
    I am greatly indebted to Charles for his invaluable part in progressing my career.


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