Helping you navigate your career

What exactly is career coaching? I get asked this question a lot. Below are some commonly asked questions people consider before contracting to work with me to reach their career goals. We always start wherever you are at, so start here!

So what is career coaching??

Career coaching is a partnership between the coach and you the client, to help you maximize your personal and professional potential. As your coach, I focus on an action-oriented outcomes with you and we can work on short-term and long-term commitments. In many cases, our sessions are broadened to also impact your over-all wellbeing and professional growth. It’s a confidential process tailored to your specific needs.

How do we work together?

We sit down together to figure out your objectives and priorities. After that, we set up an action plan for you that focuses on a pre-determined goal and timeline for meeting that goal. We then meet in person or over the phone on a scheduled basis to reach your goal within the agreed-upon timeline. We may continue to keep in touch after you’ve reached your goal, so that I can provide continued support.

What is the coach’s role?

My job as coach is to provide an impartial assessment of your activities and help you stay focused on what you want to achieve. I’m there to support and guide you, act as a sounding board, and bring forward ‘gentle challenges.’ But at the end of the day, I’m your committed ‘cheer leader.’ Read my previous post, Coaching vs. Mentoring and Therapy [LINK title to previous blog post] to learn more what coaching is and what it is not.

What is your role as ‘coachee’?

You’re in the driver’s seat. You have control over what you want to accomplish and how you want to be coached. What it takes from you is the right attitude, commitment, and willingness to be uncomfortable some of the time. With this combination and regular work with your coach, you will be guided to accomplishing your goals.

Is this the right time for you?

If you’re looking for someone to help propel you forward in your career, let’s talk. As a certified coach, I can work with you to take the right action, at the right time, for maximum results.

Our initial 30-minute phone consultation is free

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