This is a very old thread, so not sure if still useful to anyone, but if anyone is thinking about getting some help to sort out their career/work balance/ life coaching they will be interested to hear that the National Careers Service offers a free guidance service in England, see: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
For those elsewhere in the UK, where the service for adults is less clear, or for those who want to build up an ongoing relationship with a coach, the only way to guarantee that you see a Careers Adviser who is qualified, is to consult somebody on the Career Development Institute's professional register: bit.ly/19pxU9h.
Not all qualified advisers appear on the register (I'm not!) as it is not compulsory for qualified advisers to register yet, but it will guarantee that you consult someone who is not only qualified, but also adheres to strict professional standards & ethics.
Hello - no recommendations I'm afraid but watching with interest - was wondering whether to seek out a life coach or career coach also. What are you hoping to achieve? - career advice or something more general?
Hi, I resigned from my job at the end of my second maternity leave as I was not enjoying my job and they were very strict about flexible leave. It just didn't suit me any more. I'm just wondering where to go next... and how I will fit in moving house, a 3YO, 1YO and a husband that works crazy hours. Hmmmmmm. So, as well as having a think myself (and any advice from you ladies out there) am also wondering whether I should talk to a life coach.