FAQ

Why would I need your services?

When looking for career advice, many people turn to others they know well such as relatives, friends or colleagues. Career advice seekers may also consult counsellors, recruiters and other contacts in the industry or employment sectors that interest them. Such contacts provide a wide range of advice, but often there can be conflicting information which can lead to the advice seeker becoming confused about which direction to take.

At OptimizeYou123, Austin provides you with a personable, yet objective and balanced view of your capabilities, development areas and potential for your career advancement or for your transition to another career path. Austin’s empathetic and constructive approach guides you to systematically develop yourself personally and professionally so that you can achieve career goals that you feel are right for you.

 

There are so many coaches to choose from.
What makes you different?

OptimizeYou123 is the culmination of decades of leadership practice and experience that Austin has accumulated in the pharmaceutical sector, working with industry leaders including Apotex, Patheon and GlaxoSmithKline. Austin’s diverse training as a pharmacist and as a psychotherapist offers you the benefits of a unique blend of professional accountability, systematic problem solving, scientific acumen and motivational skills that guide you to enhance your effectiveness, personally and professionally. Austin’s clients have benefited from his directive yet supportive approach and, by identifying their potential and realizing their capabilities, his clients have achieved sure-footed professional development and career advancement, often sooner than they expected.

 

Who are your clients?

At OptimizeYou123, Austin supports, coaches, guides and mentors people starting or enhancing their careers in the pharma, biotech, life science and related scientific/technological industries. His clients include new graduates seeking entry-level employment, aspiring leaders working towards career advancement and established professionals contemplating new career paths.

I’ve heard that hiring a coach can be expensive.
Can I afford your services?

Austin believes that the personal & professional development services offered by OptimizeYou123 should be affordable and therefore accessible to both individual and corporate clients. Feedback from clients shows that they have benefited from an excellent return on the investment they made by engaging Austin’s services at OptimizeYou123. For more information on fee structure, please contact austin@optimizeyou123.com

What’s the structure of a typical coaching program?

The coaching programs offered by Austin at OptimizeYou123 are designed according to the needs of each client. Here is an outline of a typical 5-session coaching program:
1. Clearly define your goals using SMART objective-setting terminology
2. Clearly identify your values, your motivators, your ideal working environment. Define your strengths, skills, experience. Compare with the output from session 1 and identify any gaps or areas for your development.
3. Detailed review of your resume. Determine if it needs to change following output from sessions 1 & 2.
4. Self-marketing. Networking strategies and tactics to create your opportunities.
5. Role plays: presenting yourself effectively for informational interviews, job interviews. Strategies for dealing with successful and unsuccessful interviews.

The content of coaching sessions may overlap depending on your progress and what you achieve between the sessions. Each session begins with a brief review of what you’ve achieved since the previous one. Sessions may be arranged weekly or biweekly, according to your needs and progress.

 

Where and how are coaching sessions conducted?

Coaching sessions may be arranged weekly or biweekly, according to your needs and progress.

Session meetings in person with individual clients are held at mutually convenient locations such as coffee shops, community centres or college campuses. Session meetings in person with corporate clients can be held at their corporate offices. Coaching sessions can also be conducted by phone or video conference.

How can I learn more about your services?

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