It is not easy to live a fulfilled professional life. Following your passion, what you are good at and doing what you like, day in and out. Equally it is so important to find out as we second more time at work than at home. First step is to be aware, take action and get out of your comfort zone and dare to find your true purpose, your true mission. A career coach can help you with finding out who you are, what is important for you, how to navigate in this minefield, explore with your interests, upskill, elevate you, guide you towards your ambitions and goals.
Career Coach Can Help in 5 Ways
A career coach is your companion to your own professional fulfilment. With concrete steps and open, powerful questions, a skilful and experienced career coach will be able to be your torch, shedding light and new opportunities, that you would not have thought they exist. My framework that I use during my career coaching sessions, starts with assessing yourself, your values, and strengths, follows to identify your strengths’ your ideal self in different roles and continues to the path of personal branding and guilt free promotion techniques.
So here are some food for thought points:
1. Clarifying Your Vision
One of the primary roles of a career coach is to help you gain clarity. Starting with yourself, knowing yourself. What makes you get out of bed in the morning? What impact do you want to have on yourself and others, your community? What are strengths, your values and your own belief.
What do you bring to the table and how you can leverage on your skills impactfully? Once answered, you will be knowing which industry you want to work in, what is your ideal self in the professional landscape and how you can position yourself.
2. Goal Setting and Action Planning
Setting SMARTER goals is a key component of career coaching. That means, your goals need to be achievable, time bound, realistic, measurable, and exciting and results oriented. You will be creating your action plan, slicing down your ultimate goal into small steps that you can achieve on your own terms and conditions. Through regular check-ins, a career coach holds you accountable and provides the necessary support to keep you motivated and focused on your path to success.
3. Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles
No career journey is without hurdles. Might be in navigating a career transition, dealing with workplace conflicts, or overcoming imposter syndrome, a career coach equips you with strategies to overcome challenges and obstacles. Developing resilience, problem-solving skills, and self-confidence are essential for your professional growth. With a career coach’s expertise and guidance, you’ll be better equipped to turn obstacles into opportunities.
4. Networking and Building Relationships
Networking is key in career development. A career coach can help you build and expand your professional network, by analysing how diverse it is, whom you know, who can support you, who can sponsor you.
For that I have my own Networking wheel, where it becomes obvious on linkages between your contacts and who you can leverage them. As part of my coaching practise, I invite my clients to create their own Board of Directors. Afterall you cannot succeed alone, and you are the CEO of your own career, so let’s act like one.
5. Skill Development and Continuous Learning
We are students for life. Whatever you want to do in your future career, a career coach is checking in with you, what you need to learn, in which areas you need to upskill, from whom you can learn inside or outside the organization. It is a continuous effort and energy required from the client to look out for possibilities, volunteer for projects, raise your hand for your growth.
Time to Skyrocket Your Career
Working with a career coach can be a transformative experience that empowers you to take control of your career. From clarifying your vision to setting goals, overcoming obstacles, building relationships, and equipping you with new skills, a career coach offers invaluable support throughout your journey.
Don’t wait for an opportunity to come knocking at your door – empower yourself with a career coach and unlock your true potential. Remember, success begins with a vision and the right guidance.
Do you need a roadmap for your career journey?
Are you ready to unlock your potential and empower your career? Reach out to me today and let’s take the first step towards your professional success.