Secondary Schools


Enabling the students to develop an enhanced understanding of who they are and what they want to achieve in their careers as well as how they are going to get there.

Tessa Armstrong offers a specialised coaching programme for Year 10 and 12 students who are starting to identify and pursue the best-suited career options for them.  The programme provides students with the support to help them move confidently towards a fulfilling and successful career.


Navigating the world of careers is becoming increasingly complex and deciding on the best-suited career path can be a challenge.  It is now more important than ever for young people to receive guidance and support to enable them to make the best decisions to maximise their future career opportunities.

As well as studying for their GCSEs and A-Levels, your students are starting to make important decisions about their career through, amongst other things, subject choices, higher education options, work experience and employment options.  You want to encourage and support each individual student to ensure they maintain their potential during these critical years as well as make confident, meaningful and informed decisions about their future career.


Tessa Armstrong’s secondary school career coaching programme forms part of the school’s careers programme and can be tailored to meet the needs of your school, providing the students with the support to make the best choices about their future and move on confidently.

Using powerful coaching models, Tessa will enable your students to understand who they are and what they want to achieve in life and how to get there.  The programme is based on Tessa’s established career coaching model set out in her book ‘The Tea Model: Slowing down in a fast-paced world to find the career you love‘.  It includes an exploration of each student’s ambitions, skills, interests and personality to enable them to identify a vision of their ideal career and achievable career goals as they move towards understanding the options available to them and the steps required to develop their chosen path.  The students will be supported to become motivated and inspired to commit to the actions required, enriching their school experience and helping hem to find a job they will be good at and enjoy.


The benefits for your students

  • Increase in confidence and self-awareness.
  • Clarity and focus on future career.
  • An outside voice to relate to.

The benefits for your school

  • Provide students with a meaningful experience.
  • Reduces time pressure on staff.
  • Enhance the school’s reputation for careers guidance.



YEAR 10 Building strong self-awareness and self-esteem to encourage the students to develop an enhanced understanding of who they are and enabling them to relate this to their ideal career vision as they start to explore suitable career options that will best suit their personality and allow them to fulfil their potential.
YEAR 12 To enable the students to make informed and meaningful decisions about their future career options based on their skills, interests, values and personality, enhancing their ability to confidently present their skills and ambitions to others and ensuring all aspects of career progression are considered.  An action plan will be developed to enable them to evaluate best-suited career options and make an informed decision about higher education and employment,  moving them towards achieving a fulfilling and successful career that is best suited to their personality and potential.
Review Further follow up coaching sessions if required.

Contact Tessa on 07989 343195 or to find out more.


‘Thank you so much for all the wonderful support, it really came at a necessary time when I had so many important decisions to make and needed some focus and guidance on how to go about making the right ones.  Thanks to your insight, understanding, and positivity, I now feel that I am more confident and capable to make the choices that will most benefit me, whether it’s regarding my short- and long-term career goals, finishing school, or my overall future plans.  It’s definitely been an invaluable experience for which I am very grateful.’ 

KL, London