Almost everyone experiences career pain at some point. You might experience it as:
An unhealthy workplace conflict that jeopardizes the career future you thought you had with your business colleagues
A health condition that reveals your need for very different work arrangements
A daily discontent with your employment that reminds you that you were made for something better
When career pain persists long enough, it forces us to question our direction in life and confronts us with the prospect of making a change.
It’s at points like this that we naturally ask ourselves: how best can I make a positive career move?
WHY YOU NEED CLARITY
In my experience, the best answer to that question is: get clarity first.🔍 Clarity is the basis of any successful career move. Without it, your efforts are likely to fall flat.
Take job searching as an example: most people jump straight into job searching before getting crystal clear about the type of work they want. “Jumping in” feels like a quick win, but in the long-term you’re probably going to feel the pain of:
A confusing and inefficient job search prolonged by the fact that you aren't really sure what they want
Risking precious time and money preparing for a new role you aren't even sure you’ll like
Finding yourself in yet another unfulfilling job, and now you are back to square one!
The solution to this problem is to get clarity first. But how exactly does that work?
HOW YOU CAN GET CLARITY
In my own coaching practice, I guide my clients through a three-step process that you might find helpful in your own life:
Step 1: Identifying your career wants and needs - this requires self-awareness skills
Step 2: Designing career ideas based on your needs - this involves creative thinking and innovation skills
Step 3: Verifying those career ideas for a good fit, then mapping out your next steps - this requires investigation & planning skills
You’ll notice that each step depends on specific skills: self-awareness, creativity, investigation and planning skills, to be exact.
The good news is that these skills can be learned. And as you’ve probably guessed, I’m pretty excited to show them to others!
A CAREER CLARITY PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR YOU
Given how important clarity is for addressing career pain, I’m excited to announce the launch of a new program that I’ve been working on for the last 6 months!
It’s a 12-week virtual one-on-one coaching program specially designed to help professionals, managers and executives discover new career paths that are rewarding and fulfilling for them. I’ve appropriately named it “The Career Clarity Program”!
I’m excited about this launch because it incorporates the best of my 7+ years of coaching experience working with clients navigating their own career transitions. The program distills all of my experience into a schedule that produces rapid results in just 12 weeks! These results include:
Clarity about who you are and what you want, so you won’t be overwhelmed by all the career options vying for your attention
Confidence in knowing how to identify career opportunities that match your skills, personality and values
Courage to face your fears, knowing you are following a career discovery methodology that really works!
HOW THIS APPLIES TO YOU
Most of us have family members, friends, colleagues or networking contacts who are going through career pain. Or maybe you are experiencing it right now too?
If that's where you are at, please don't hesitate to contact me so we can talk about it. I'm always happy to help, to listen to more of your story, and to offer resources in any way I can!