Who Chooses A Career Coach?

Let me share with you about two of my current career clients. Then, you may want to click on my Linked In icon and see comments placed there by former clients.  Linked In is a website all working people should know.

One current client is a woman in her twenties, college grad, who went straight to graduate school and soon realized she was headed in a wrong direction. She knew what career she wanted, but she had no support from those in her life to do that. She had begun down their path, not hers.

This young woman is lucky. Let’s call her Nancy. Over many years of providing career guidance, I have worked with many people who were mid-career before they understood what Nancy realized. They had invested a lot in the “wrong direction” and it took considerable courage for them to call and say “I want help”.  My job was to partner in reorganizing an established but unsatisfying work life.

Nancy reached out for support and guidance. We examined her alternatives together, and we saw that she had long known what she wanted to do. She simply needed the professional help to get there.  We are making wonderful progress.

We are clarifying ways to accomplish her goal(s). We are working on resume(s) and applications. She has lots of initiative and uses everything I offer. She inspires me!

Another current client falls into that mid-career group. Without benefit of a degree, she is in a six-figure job. Clearly she has achieved financial success. And for years, she enjoyed her work. That has changed. She wakes up dreading work. Day after day. Let me call this client Lila.

Lila needs work that provides more than a six-figure paycheck. Even six figure pay does not make up for at least 40 hour weekly of boredom. The long weeks become long months and then years.

Lila and I are exploring whether she is better off pursuing formal education, perhaps college, for a new career or better off seeking similar work in a new environment. Should our focus be career exploration or should our focus be a job search? Important questions.

This client also inspires me. There are those who spend lifetimes in work they dislike or even dread. They stay only for the paycheck. Lila clearly wants more.

To schedule your complimentary appointment, please call 404-897-1766 or simply contact me.  I will ask about your work situation and reply to your questions. You will leave our talk with the information you need to decide whether my services are a good fit for you. I hope to hear from you today!