Career coaching helps individuals discover what they really want to do with their lives and then develop a strategy to achieve it. A career coach helps you to discover and understand who you really are, identify and clarify what you most want and create and develop strategies for how you will achieve your goals.
Work takes up a major part of our lives. Does your work provide an opportunity to fulfill your highest personal needs and aspirations or is it a stressful time endured to make ends meet? Is your work challenging and developmental or does it stifle your abilities? Does it stretch you or do you feel that some of your talent is unrecognised or wasted? A career coach can help you identify what you really want out of life, what would really give you satisfaction, make you feel fulfilled. A career coach can help you appreciate the skills and experience that you have accumulated. A Career Coach can help you identify opportunities and a network of contacts who can help you. Together with your coach, you can analyse what you have found, set goals and then develop a strategy to achieve the career you really want. It may be progress in your existing organisation. It might require a complete change of direction. You may need to develop or improve some skills.
When can a Career Coach help? Career coaching is particularly relevant when you are faced with change. Promotion, change of job, redundancy or even retirement. Or you might just want to review where you are now. Today’s turbulent environment demands more from employees. As goals, roles and business conditions change, executives must learn new skills and hone their old ones. It is true that to stand still these days you must make constant progress! Working with a career coach will ensure that you don’t just stand still but make the progress you want.