Career Transition Coaching

According to the Labor Dept., the average worker can expect to change jobs ten times and careers 3-5 times in his or her lifetime. When is it time to consider a change? Are you running toward a better future or away from a situation that can be improved? What are you best suited for? Are you looking for a job or following a calling? These are the questions I can help you answer.

Not in his goals but in his transitions man is great. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Theologian Frederick Buechner defines a calling as “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” What a compelling motivation for a career direction! No matter your age, it’s never too late to seek your calling.

Whether in search of a job or a calling, there is a process to find your preferred future that will look something like this:

  • Career History: Summarize your work history and identify the pluses and minuses of your present situation. All new beginnings must start with acknowledging an ending.
  • Personality Strengths: Using a profiler such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strength’s Finder, or other assessments, strengths are identified and applied to ideal work environments and appropriate career search techniques.
  • Patterns of Aliveness: Documenting prior successes help predict where your preferred future lies.
  • Expanding Opportunities: Taking off the blinders in order to see the wide array of potential applications for your particular work passion.
  • Focusing Your Career Goal: Analyzing your strengths, skills, interests, experience and opportunities creates a focused objective or mission statement.
  • Symbols for Change: Developing symbolic representations of what you want to create in your new career will propel you towards your preferred future.
  • Marketing Strategy: Designing a resume which will represent your past successes and future goals and a marketing plan to make it happen.
  • Effective Communication Techniques: Role-playing sharpens your communication skills preparing you for tele-marketing and face-to-face meetings and interviews.
  • Living your Preferred Future: Assimilating all of your efforts to manifest your new way of being at work.

If you think you are ready to make a career transition, get the help you need to find truly satisfying work on your path to greatness. Nothing ventured…something lost!