“A career path is rarely a path at all. A more interesting life is usually a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you.” Tom Freston.
Indeed, while we often start out with confidence and sure knowledge of how our careers will pan out, the reality is most often different, with all manner of happenings affecting our anticipated linear projection upwards!
Never-the-less, as the majority of our working lives is spent in the workplace, it stands to reason that we want this time to be enjoyable, satisfying and fruitful, paving the way for gradual and meaningful self- actualization.
Some of you might find that you really enjoy your work and you want some help to reach your full potential; while some might feel that you have chosen the wrong career or wrong industry and want to move out completely. Others might be in a position where you are happy at work, but e.g. don’t like the management and need to work around that.
As always getting deeper insight into your current self, values and ideals is particularly useful at this time, as are investigating other options, strategizing comprehensive game plans and goal setting.
While coaching through these changes can serve to empower you towards your own comprehensive decision making, counselling is effective when navigating some personal or environmental obstacles which might be thwarting your progress. Guidance too serves as a valuable modality, especially as many of my clients enjoy learning about new career trends, different approaches for job procurement etc. In this regard, I strengthen my knowledge with the work of career experts, such as Richard Bolles.
My approach is to engage with you personally, to understand your intentions and to encourage and support you to achieve what you have set out to do. We work together to integrate the learnings, and as a changed mindset begins to form and regulate, I find that a renewed sense of self develops. This in turn triggers the required action to emerge confidently from the process.
In my career sessions, I offer you the time to think, to be heard, to explore and to be inspired to make the shifts to begin, to change, to advance and or to rejuvenate your career.