Have you noticed that all great athletes have coaches? LeBron James has coaches including a coach to help him with his nutrition. Baseball players have coaches. Tom Brady has a coach to help him prepare. Have you noticed that great entertainers have coaches, too.
Talent is not enough. Knowledge is not enough. Experience is not enough. The skills needed to find a job are different than the skills needed to do a job.
For most of you, your knowledge of job search, no matter whether you are a fairly junior person or in the C-suite is fairly thin. For junior staff, you just haven’t engaged in many searches.
For those of you who are more senior, it is very different to be on the other side of the phone, the video interview or the desk and fielding questions.
By now, you probably realize that recruiters and search firms work for the employers who are paying them and not for you.
Your wife-husband-partner may be valuable advisors. If you have a professional mentor, they may be terrific . . . but not completely impartial.?
How do you get advice that is designed to help you and not just earn a commission for you taking a particular job? Who outside your organization can you speak with as a sounding board for your ideas and your struggles
As someone who worked in search for more than 40 years, I have intimate knowledge of the search process and can translate its ambiguities and offer real life explanations for what is going on. In addition, as a leadership and executive coach, I can help you sort through professional challenges, options and opportunities with great questions to help you come to your own conclusions.
Unlike a recruiter or headhunter, I work for you, not an employer. I don’t have a financial interest in you taking a particular job like recruiters or headhunters do.
I work for you.
That’s why people also hire me to help them decide between different job offers they have. They know I will ask powerful questions that help them decide what is right for them without having a fee interfere with my thought process.
If the idea of making a career change has been rumbling around in your subconscious for a while, it is time to let it out and see the light of day.
DON’T quit your job today
DON’T immediately act on your impulses
LET’S start exploring different options that will help you have the career and life you want.
Once someone is on board in a new role (or at any time) during their career, a person may recognize they need someone to support them with their leadership.
What are your strengths?
What is the issue and how did you become aware of it?
How can you respond to it and change things?
What can you learn from it?
Everyone makes mistakes. No one makes all decisions or handles all situations perfectly. With coaching, you’ll make even stronger choices, integrate well into an organization and lead effectively.
Over time, you will see a change in yourself and how you approach your decision-making and how you are seen internally
Each victory you experience can help you change for the better.