Developing a career plan with a Career Coach means taking a proactive approach to designing a professional life to complement and enhance your personal life. A Career Coach helps you to gain clarity and perspective about your professional life and as a result leading an improved and balanced personal life.
A Career Coach plays a number of roles: motivator, mentor and advisor. Working together you will define what it is you want, why you want it and then map the actions to get there. A good Career Coach will help you to stretch yourself and expand your thinking, and consequently your actions.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
Like a personal trainer, a Career Coach will help you instil new habits, apply consistency and do the heavy lifting towards your career and life goals. The results won’t be instant. The two most important factors are commitment and action. Keeping your eye on the prize and being persistent is key.
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
When we are looking to make a change in our careers it can be difficult to figure out who we are, what value we offer and how we can present with confidence to others our uniqueness, our skills and experience. Working with a Career Coach you will identify your value proposition, articulate why you would make a good hire, and stand out from your competition.
Along with defining your personal brand your Career Coach will help you align your CV and your social media profiles effectively. A career coach will help you to position yourself, your value and your offering (skills and experience) in a way that is more strategic and planned.
Working with a Career Coach is a smart way to plan and achieve what you want out of life. Accepting professional advice and guidance from a Career Coach is a proactive and clever way to obtain what it is you want.
“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.” Michael E. Gerber
A Career Coach will help you design a life in a deliberate and meaningful way. The results can be transformative and set you on the path to a fulfilling and fun life.
At Blue Sky Recruitment we offer career coaching. Kathryn specialises in career guidance, advising on how to build your personal brand and one-on-one coaching to advance your career. If you are looking for direction and advice on how to reach your goals, get in touch with Kathryn.
In our next blog piece on career coaching we explore how to build your personal brand.