The biggest single area of life coaching we get asked about is career coaching because that's where the clear stakes are when it comes to determining the success or failure of you life. If you've ever wondered why it's the other people get the promotions or why your peers seem to have a better idea of their options when it comes to where to go next then a career coach can help open up your eyes to the possibilities and help you seize them.
Big Interview/Presentation Coming Up
Every career has its crunch points. That killer interview, that assessment where you've been asked to explain yourself and your future strategy, or simply that series of presentations which you know are going to be make or break for you within the organization or industry. That creates pressure in advance and while there are a fortunate few who thrive on pressure there are many more of us who are simply frozen like rabbits in the headlights. That's where a career coach can pay big dividends in a relatively short period of time by helping you break down the stress factors, your personal strengths and weaknesses, and your potential so you can steer the crunch moment into your performance zone. Don't take chances on your big moments, because they very rarely come around twice. Having a career coach means you've got someone in your corner when it comes to the big day.
Stuck in rut? That's something we hear a lot. You can just accept that and stay stuck or you can break out. Our coaches can help you understand why you see your career as a rut, whether it really is (or whether you need tweak, not a revolution) and how to escape if that's your best option.
Lost Sense of Direction
Is your career compass spinning wildly like the one Cap'n Jack Sparrow keeps consulting. The first thing to understand is that you are far from alone. Many of us end up going into careers either because it was the default option, the one that happened to open, or the line of work that we seemed to be good at. The catch is that as the years go by that default may not turn out to be satisfying and a large number of people find that being good at something doesn't mean that it actually makes you happy or fulfilled. Which leads to the suspicion that it might be worth the risk of taking our chances on something new, or at least a different angle to the trajectory. Problem is that it is always hard to make changes compared to continuing to do the familiar thing so many people don't act on that suspicion. A career coach can help you evaluate whether your desire for change is sincere, well founded, or well advised. We can help you understand yourself better and see opportunities you may not have realized existed.
Don't just do it for Yourself
Remember that you're probably not the only one affected by the success of your career. Whether it's family, friends, or a loved one there are other people affected by your degree of career satisfaction. So shaping your career to the one you want isn't just a selfish thing to do; it will impact on your relationships too.