Career coaching, for a more successful YOU!

Hi, I’m Joana Fonseca Orvalho and welcome to a worldwide service of Coaching for Professionals!

What is coaching?

What is coaching?

For me, coaching is to provide support as individuals go through their professional journey and help everyone climbing the career ladder, either you are self-employed or work in an organisation. Coaching is all about providing that independent ear and asking direct questions, so that YOU can find the answers that you need, in order to achieve your mission. Remember, no one will know better than yourself what is best for you.


Coaching is really not about giving you advice or tell you what you should be doing, but it can be about exploring new ways of dealing with the situation, so that you can achieve the goals you set-up for yourself. A coacher is not a therapist or as a consultant - coaching focuses in who you are ultimately and in the present / future: what are your goals and what is currently in the way of you obtaining them?   



“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  Tony Robbins


  • In addition, the World Coach Institute (WCI) - http://www.worldcoachinstitute.com - defines coaching as: ‘Coaching is a professional relationship that enables a client to move forward in their life or work with greater focus, momentum and success by enabling them to find and create their own answers. All the answers are inside the client and as a coach you will help them tap into these answers.’

Is coaching for you?

Either you already have a clear vision of what you’d like to achieve or you are still struggling to understand what you should be doing next, coaching can definitely help you putting things into perspective and find the answer to that question / issue your are struggling to deal with. I can help you and support you through any situation:  

  • If you have a clear vision, we can work together to understand what is stopping you from achieving 
  • If you just feel things are quite right, we can work through scenarios and understand what is the real issue, as well as find the best solution for YOU to overcome it
  • If you have a specific problem, we can explore approaches and find the perfect strategy to resolve it

Remember that:  

“Just because you are struggling doesn’t mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there”

Nicky Gumble

Examples of areas covered with my clients

Managing a difficult manager (Is your manager ignoring your development? / Is your manager not treating with the right level of respect?) 

Achieving that well-deserved promotion (Is your salary not representative of the work you do? / Are you not being considered for the promotion you worked so hard for?) 

You are feeling unfulfilled in your job and are unsure of why 

You want to change your current job / open your own business and are not feeling the confidence you need 

You are having bad performance reviews, despite working really hard in the office 

How to have difficult conversations with your team


In career coaching, we can explore any situation really, simply by me using my intuition and asking you the right questions that will lead to YOU finding the right answer for yourself.


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