Coaching for Professionals looking for a Change
Coaching for Professionals
You don’t need an overwhelming, sweep-you-off-your-feet passion. It’s okay to follow small sparks of curiosity, or to realize that you’re unhappy with what you’re doing. That’s a starting place in itself. There’s no need to go on a quest to find THE right career fit for you.
We all have a lot of lives within us but we can only live out one at a time, so we want to ideate multiple variations in order to choose creatively.
I believe in the philosophy that there are millions of versions of you in the world.
All of these “other versions” are defined by what other people take in and interpret about you. Especially in absence of anything you give them for which to define you.
We as humans carry a different definition of ourselves than what those outside of us do. Our own definition is built from years of what we have learned about the world around us. It is crafted by the environment we grew up in and further validated by how people taught us to be. And most of all solidified by what other people have taught us about our own worth and value in life.
But you’re not here to just read what I believe.
Exploration of Passion - Your Corporate Job = Happiness
Have you ever asked someone “how did you get that great job?” only to have them tell you about a chance event that led to where they are today?
It begins by putting yourself ‘out there’. Join committees, take part in a leadership development program, attend a free class or volunteer your skills for something. Build your network by learning other people’s stories, and sharing your own story. In this way, opportunities will have a chance to find you.
Talk to people who are doing the job you want to enter.
- What does your day-to-day look like and feel like?
- What are the best and worst parts of your job?
- What advice would they give to someone entering the job that they’ve done?
You want to be sure you are in the right mindset when thinking about a career change. Most of us tend to think we’ll be happy when we step into that new career. We think there is only one option or one solution and this way of thinking puts a lot of pressure on our shoulders because we are afraid to make a mistake.
You need to think like a designer and remember there are plenty of options. You need to remember there are tons of right careers and what feels right for you now, may be different in a few years, and that’s OK too!
Having such a mindset helps you silence your fear so you can make better choices, choices that are aligned with your true nature and not chosen by fear.
Career planning can sometimes feel like a game of pin the tail on the donkey, with everyone having a view on what’s best for you and where you need to pin the tail. If you want to pin it smack-bang on your “career bullseye” you need to take off your blindfold so you can see what’s important in your life and career.
Thinking about a career change is your opportunity to press pause, reflect and clearly connect the dots between who you are, what you do and what you believe. This will help you build a more coherent life, one where your career choices feel aligned to who you are as a person, giving your work a sense of meaning.
What Does The Market Want:
Career Change + Entrepreneurial Coaching = Success
Assuming you don’t know what career you want to pursue, I would encourage you to look deeply and get really clear on your values. An Entrepreneurial Coach, I can absolutely help with this piece. When we live true to our values, we are in resonance which makes for a more fulfilled life. I would also encourage you to connect with the people closest to you. By doing so, you are taking action and activating your network.