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Ed Wells offers career coaching and consulting
By Melanie Kharrazi
Ed Wells Partnership Career Services
Have you ever wanted to:
- Figure out why your career isn’t
moving in the direction you want.
- Talk to people who can suggest career
tracks you might not have even
considered, or are in a field you want
to get into but don’t know how.
- Understand if technical or management
tracks are for you.
- Practice having a difficult conversation
before you actually do it.
- Get clarity on what you want an
outcome to be.
- Brush up on your interview skills.
- Be able to embrace an unwanted change
- Find out what resources are available to
In just a phone call or two, you can make a
shift towards achieving the results you want.
Ed Wells Partnership offers one-on-one career
coaching and consultation to give personalized
and confidential career development support
exclusively for SPEEA-represented employees
If you’re interested in exploring what’s next in
your career, you have two options to choose
from through Ed Wells, either coaching or
All of the career coaches have completed an
International Coach Federation-accredited
The consultants are experienced engineers and
technical leaders who have a broad network
across the company and a passion for sharing
Both coaching and consultation are one-on-one
and confidential. Employees can meet in person
or over the phone. Services are provided at no
cost to the SPEEA-represented employee.
Getting started is easy. It starts with a phone
call to determine if coaching or consultation, or
maybe both are the best fit for you. Depending
on your needs, sometimes all it takes is one
About career coaching
• Provides guidance and support as you
determine your plan through your own
work and self-reflection.
• Changes may take time, so a commitment
to the process is highly recommended.
• Outcomes may include a change in job
assignments, better understanding of self
• Can help if you have been putting off
a goal, are feeling stuck, or are ready to
move forward towards a dream.
• Typically one to three meetings.
• Consultants are engineering and technical
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in an
• Outcomes may include increased understanding of Boeing resources, increased
knowledge of alternate skill areas and tips
for making connections to change career
• Potential mentorship, if requested.
• “… helped me to see hidden strengths and
then market the”
• “… helped me get a big picture view of
opportunities at Boeing.”
• “… helped me lower my blood pressure
over the changes that were facing me.”
• “… helped me develop solutions to a
variety of problems of moderate scope
and complexity. Also the ability to stretch
beyond current role.”
• “…helped me push boundaries and work
on my self-confidence to move forward in
my career development.”
For more information, go to http://edwells.web.
on the Ed Wells Partnership website. This is a
SPEEA-Boeing contract benefit.
At Boeing, she’s worked
in four careers including
management and now
coaching. She understands how making
career transitions can be beneficial in moving
you towards work that you love.
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