Taking the first steps to reassess your future
Before I explain what career coaching is about, I want you to ask yourself some questions:
- Is my current role what I really want to be doing?
- Am I finding it enjoyable?
- Is my job giving me the motivation, satisfaction and success I seek?
- Is my future developing as I wish?
- Do I feel trapped in the position I find myself in?
- Is there anything I can personally do to change it?
Many of us find ourselves in a job due to circumstance; although you’re working hard you may be drifting rather than planning a particular career path. Taking stock of where you are in your current role and deciding how to go forward is a significant phase in shaping the rest of your working life! To stop, invest some of your time, refocus, reflect and consider your future has never been more important.
By answering the questions above you have taken the first steps in thinking through and possibly making career changes for yourself.
Reflect, plan, act
My career coaching helps you clarify what’s right for you, through talking together and working through your existing position and future goals. Doing this will help you to understand yourself and your behavioural traits, analyse what you really enjoy doing and where you want to go with your career whether it’s at the early stages, middle or nearing the end of your current occupation.
Invest in you and make the future you want happen!
Some of us spend an enormous amount of our time planning and executing the work within our jobs so why don’t we invest the time in thinking and planning for ourselves? Everyone has different circumstances of course; you may just need a job to pay the mortgage, or you might be starting your working life and want to find the right career path for you, perhaps a career change might be high on your agenda or even redundancy. With some thought about your current situation, each can present you with your biggest opportunity ever which is where career coaching can be so invaluable.
What the programme involves
As it’s personal to you, we initially discuss together what works for you now, or has in the past. We will look at parts of your current job which you really enjoy and why. Without doubt there is huge importance in identifying what you see as success, evaluating if this is measurable and clarifying what to achieve first in your journey to make change happen. You may already have a clear goal in mind but you need guidance and confidence to make significant changes…I can help you do this too.
Creating your vision for the future
My career coaching is fully focused on you, giving you time to work out your personal vision and values and importantly includes your work-life balance in your deliberations. The strategy of this coaching can be phased and really ensures you have thought of every aspect of the route you want to follow, as well as preparing yourself for the challenges ahead.
Personal coaching tailored to your needs
To help you to make informed decisions about your career plans and take control of your future, I make sure the programme is personal to you. It gives you time to work out your personal vision and values and importantly includes your work-life balance in your deliberations. This can involve engaging the whole of your brain (including the unconscious mind – from where you often have good ideas in the shower in the morning!). Coaching gives you access to parts of the brain you would not normally reach. As long as you are open to change it is most powerful.
Whatever your circumstance, my career coaching is all about finding solutions to barriers that you may have built up in your own mind, it’s focused on looking ahead and going forward. I am your sounding board in a totally private and confidential way.
Take control and create your vision for the future
My coaching does not have to be for extended periods of time and can fit in to suit your schedule and budget. The strategy of this coaching can be phased and really ensures you have thought of every aspect of the route you want to follow, as well as preparing yourself for the challenges ahead.
Outcomes from the career coaching
- Establishing what you would really like to do, given no obstacles or barriers
- Learning what job or vocation you are capable of and which of your skills would be transferable to other industries or professions
- Understanding how family commitments impact on career expectations
- Confirms how mobile you really are and in which geographical area you would work
- Clarifying your salary and success expectations
- Knowing how to market yourself
- Knowing which type of companies or organisations to target
- Having an action plan to attack these options positively
Career coaching was like a self-awakening. I was made aware of my own strengths along with my personal goals. I was able to improve my interview technique and effort whilst job-hunting. I am now employed and better placed to deal with my future career, and I am more complete as a person” – Jonathan, Staplehurst
If you want to start making changes to your future career or you have recognised it’s time to reassess your current role, I’m the person to contact. Feel free to call me for an informal chat.