The Five Minute Career Coach

Tips and Tactics for Career Changers

The 5 Minute Career Coach

The Five Minute Career Coach has been especially created to complement the information and ideas in this website.

How To Change Careers was born because I wanted to share the tips, ideas and experience I have gained over the years with as many people as possible.

I have worked in the careers field for over 20 years now and I have seen how people struggle to break away from the dreary jobs they feel trapped in.

I have coached many clients through the career change and career choice process and I wish I could individually coach all the visitors to my website too!

At the last count, that included people from over 120 different countries, so that might be a bit of a stretch!


The Five Minute Career Coach is the next best thing.

Here’s how it can help you:

  • A regular flow of tips, techniques and strategies to help you through the career change process


  • Useful careers information about possible options for career changers


  • Details of resources that may help you with your career change


  • A gentle nudge to keep you focused and motivated to ensure that you see your career change through!


You could think of it as a kind of virtual career coach to help keep you on target!


If you think you could use some ongoing help, support and encouragement with your career change, just sign up below.



The Five Minute Career Coach will provide you with a regular input of ideas and information, so if you find your motivation beginning to slip, I hope it will offer a regular 'shot in the arm' to keep you going till you reach your goal.



An Extra Thank You



As a thank you for subscribing to my free newsletter, I'd like to offer you a copy of my Career Change Blueprint. This is a simple, 5 stage process to help you make sure your career change is a success. It is absolutely free.

For both the 5 Minute Career Coach AND the Career Change Blueprint


You will also get 5 mp3 downloads of the Career Change Blueprint so you can listen and learn.

All of this adds to the ideas and strategies I have shared in my website and I hope it will support you in making the career change you know you need.

To receive your free copy of The Career Change Blueprint all you need to do is to fill in the boxes above and click subscribe.


When you fill in the form, you will receive a confirmation email. It will ask you to confirm that you want to receive the newsletter. This confirmation step is for your protection and ensures it is really you who submitted your email address.

Once you have confirmed, you will receive a further email that includes a link where you can download your free ebook.

So why wait? Fill in your details to receive:

  • The Five Minute Career Coach

  • The Career Change Blueprint Guide

  • 5 Career Change Blueprint Audio downloads

I look forward to hearing from you!

Back issues of the 5 Minute Career Coach

Looking for some quick career coaching, or wondering if you have missed out on a back issue? Here you can access all the back issues for the 5-minute career coach in one place.

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The 5 Minute Career Coach Feedback page

If you have a query, a suggestion, some feedback or have anything else to say about the 5-minute career coach, you've come to the right place to have your say.

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The Aha Moment

Had any aha moments recently? You might not realise it, but they can be the transformational turning points that can change your life and career. Click here to read more about aha moments and how you can use them in order to improve your daily life and career.

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Time to Have a Big Conversation

Now is the time to have a Big Conversation regarding your career change ideas. Read these valuable tips from the 5-minute career coach about why you should have the big conversation, and how you should conduct it.

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Are you a Builder or a Maintainer?

Do you know who you are? A Builder or a Maintainer? If you are about to make a career move, you should know who you are and what profession is right for you. Read more to be sure of who you are - a Builder or a Maintainer.

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Building Resilience

Building resilience is an important factor if you think that your current career situation is less than perfect or is just not going into the right direction. Resilience is the capacity to work through different tasks and being aware of the things that will help you handle the challenges.

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What's Your Career Story?

Every one of us has a career story - and there are hidden lessons you can learn from other people's tales. So here is the right place to share those stories and take lessons from others' experiences. 

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Challenging Beliefs

Challenging Beliefs To Change Your Beliefs - Changing careers is not an easy decision. One bad decision could ruin your entire life.  It is easy to hear the evidence that supports your beliefs, but what if the 'right' choice suddenly goes wrong? Here you can read some real-life stories about challenging beliefs.

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Life Purpose

What is your life purpose and how does this relate to a career change? If you are at a career crossroads, stop for a while to check whether you feel that you are currently living your life 'on purpose'.

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Life Happens

Life happens - that’s guaranteed. Most people fear failure and hate it when this happens, but what do you do when life happens? Here is a different perspective about how to take control of your life and how to keep yourself positive during those touchy career moments.

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Last Chance to Make a Career Change

Is it your last chance to make a career change? Says who? There's always another chance. That is where you really need to focus your efforts first and then the career change will flow much more easily.

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Do You Get to Follow Your Interests at Work?

Interests and career changes are interlinked with each other. Do you really enjoy work, and how many of your interests take place during your work time? If you are going to make a career change, it's important to know what interests you and what kind of work you really enjoy.

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Living with 'if onlys' 

The saddest words I know in the English language are 'if' and 'only'. Do you have any 'if onlys' in your career? What are your biggest regrets in life and how did you overcome these grievances? Share your experiences with us and read what I have to say about the topic.  

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Get Connected!

If you are planning a career change, then get connected. Personally, this has got to be one of the best things that has happened to me since switching from being employed to self-employed. Now's the time to get connected with the career changers around the world.

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Desiderata - A Blast from the Past.

I just rediscovered this very old poem when I was rummaging through some old stashes of posters from my university days. This gives me some extra motivational power, and I hope it is a heartwarming echo from the past for you too. 

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Defeating Fear

What is the biggest block that stops you from changing careers? Do you have the confidence to defeat fear? Read how you can build your confidence to help you overcome your fears.

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Deciding with Emotions

Sometimes deciding with your emotions is the best way to break a log jam in your thinking. Read these valuable tips from an insurance salesman and learn how he stepped outside of his situation to get a new perspective that connects emotionally for him.

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Being Curious

Are you curious about making the right career change? Being curious is an essential ingredient to making a successful career change. Read on to find out why and how.

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Time-out!

Are you confused about making the right career change? Sometimes it's good to take some time out - it can make all the difference when you are making changes in your life and career. Read more about how taking some time out will help you to make the right career decision. 

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What Skills Have You Got To Offer?

This is a classic question which is likely to be asked at your next job interview. So why not get prepared for it today by summing up all your major skills? Different strategies work for different people. Take a look at these to get you started.

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Passive Income

We all welcome this but is passive income an option that you should be seriously considering?

Here are some extracts from Steve Pavlina’s conversation with a friend about passive income vs. a ‘proper job’. 

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New Year's Resolutions

We all make New Year's resolutions, but unfortunately these resolutions often don't get a practical position in our life. Read on to try a new approach and discover how to turn resolutions on their heads and make them work!

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Are You A Natural Entrepreneur?

This is a thought-provoking question. Recently I came across a quiz where I was being asked some questions about this topic. Click to read more about these questions and my answers. 

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Which Animal are You?

If you were to think of an animal to describe you best, what would it be? Here you can read all the characteristics different animals have, and which animal's character fits best for you.

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With best wishes for your career change success




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