What comes to mind when you hear the word coach?
If you are anything like me, you might envision a man or woman standing on a sideline shouting direction, encouragement, and making in-game adjustments as they huddle up next to their players, creating a strategy for the team’s success. Or maybe you envision the person running your practices watching you repeat a skill or technique again and again, conditioning you for success in a game-time setting.
Now, what do you envision when you hear the words career coach? Probably nothing even close to the description above. However, they might not be as far off as you think. Let me explain.
What is a career coach?
Imagine being in a point in your career where it is time for a change. Maybe you are dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder, finding a more fulfilling career, or starting your own business. Or maybe change has already happened. You’ve been promoted, your position was eliminated, you started your own business but are feeling overwhelmed. Each of these situations provides a new set of challenges and many questions that usually lead off with: “Where do I start?” or “How do I __?”
Enter your career coach.
As your career coach, I am here to help you find answers and solutions that move you to the next level. Together, we can maximize your personal and professional potential by first identifying your strengths, values, and vision for the future. From there we work to clarify direction by exploring your options and making adjustments to overcome obstacles like gaps in knowledge or skills that may hinder your success. Finally, by setting goals and targets, and working toward them, you begin to see your vision for the future come to life.
Along the way, like any good coach (sports or career), my job is to support, encourage, and challenge you to put in the work that will make your dreams a reality. And just like having the right head coach helps your team advance faster and further, having the right career coach can do the exact same thing.
I’m ready to keep you focused, challenged, and accountable. Are you ready to huddle up and create a winning strategy for your success?