JOY GRIMES

Cert. Ed, BEd (Part 1), CCS, MBPS
Career Coach
mark boyden psychotherapy central london

ABOUT ME

I originally trained as a primary school teacher. I joined the Civil Service as a direct entrant Executive Officer and have enjoyed a long and varied career, gaining recognised specialist knowledge, managing teams of up to 50 and being professionally trained and used as a mentor for one of the MoD’s in-house Development schemes. In 2006, following an individual assessment of my interpersonal skills and coaching methodology, I was selected to establish a Career Consultancy Service for MoD civilians (a potential client base of 55k) and have since conducted over 600 1:1 career coaching and counselling consultations and designed and delivered career related workshops to more than 1000 individuals, consistently receiving good or excellent feedback.

I have been professionally trained in Career Counselling tools and techniques and have benchmarked my approach with lead providers in the private sector. I gained the Career Counselling Services (CCS) Core Skills Licence and subsequently studied to obtain Occupational Testing Levels A and B, enabling me to administer and provide feedback on psychometrics such as MBTi. I undertake regular CPD including bi-annual Career Coaching Alumni events affiliated to CCS and Kingston University. Accredited (by Oxford Brookes University) as a cross-Government coach I have coached some of the ‘Top 200’ Civil Servants focussing on leadership and Development.

LANGUAGES

English and French.

HOW I WORK

I am passionate about working with individuals and small groups as a coach. My approach is always supportive but I am equally comfortable challenging preconceptions of a particular situation, dependent on individual need. A good result for me is where the client leaves a session with a clearer sense of direction, increased self-insight, better information or broader understanding of options and increased confidence and motivation. I use various coaching methods including solution-focused and NLP and adapt my approach based on an individual’s preferred learning style. I am particularly interested in working with clients on career-related issues.

As well as face-to-face sessions I regularly provide Skype Coaching and/or telephone sessions tailored to busy professionals travelling globally and young adults at UK or International schools and universities.

WHO I WORK WITH

Adolescents (14 to 18)
Students & Graduates
Middle Managers
Senior Managers
Directors

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Career Development
& Tools (Personal
statements and CVs,
Job applications &
interview skills)
Leadership
Performance
Prioritisation
Role Transition
Personal Impact
Read Joy's testimonials.

Please contact me by using our contact page.
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With Central London practice locations in Harley Street W1, Chelsea SW3 and Kensington W8, The City EC4, Mark Boyden and his team of Associates’ Central London psychotherapy, psychology and coaching services are very accessible for clients in Fulham SW6, Pimlico SW1V, Victoria SW1, Mayfair W1, Belgravia W1, Knightsbridge SW1X, Westminster SW1P, Notting Hill W11, The City EC4 and the surrounding areas.