People come to me for coaching because they are often thinking about changing the status quo around work, their career or their lives generally. It may not be entirely clear what the issue is or how to take the next step. If there is a gap opening up between the thinking and the doing, then this is exactly where coaching and career coaching can help.
Is this you? Are you saying things like, ‘I’m at a crossroads’, ‘I’m feeling stuck’, ‘I’ve got to do something else’, ‘I’ve spent too long falling into jobs’? Or, you just might be thinking about the next chapter of your working life/life and are looking for coaching support to help you take charge and get you there. I work with people who are typically at the threshold of making a change having worked for a number of years.
An important preparatory step is to take stock of your career. This involves pausing, reflecting and re-assessing within a professionally managed, step by step process. One of the most valuable pieces of work I do with clients is a complete ‘inside out’ review of their working lives. It brings focus and clarity on who you are, what you want and the plan to get you there. You then have the foundations to the all important job search, providing key input to your personal brand, your CV, your LinkedIn profile, the interview process and so on.
As a coach, I will give you, the client, many things - the space, the stimulation, the non-judgemental response, a sense of accountability, the framework, tools and processes to understand the situation and make change happen - all this with you in the driving seat. Change isn’t linear. Set yourself a goal like finding a new role and there will be many routes to take, some that you may never have thought of.
These days, career progression is not just about 'onwards and upwards'. There are different ways of managing careers to reflect our extended life spans and extended working lives. However, uncertainty about what to do can be the biggest inhibitor to taking action.
There may also be other changes that you need to make in terms of your professional and personal development to ensure you have more balance, fulfillment and purpose. You will also have financial considerations that need to be worked through.
This is all part of the holistic coaching I can provide.
Please take a look at Coaching Services to find out more about my practice and expertise.