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.
“Jeff is a real pro at career coaching. I’ve personally recommended him to many close friends and colleagues. He coached me during a transition, was great at interview preparation but also available on short notice during every critical juncture. Jeff also listened to what I said…and had the experience to get what I didn’t say, helping me through sometimes complex negotiations. He had my immediate respect – he brings so much valuable experience to his work. Hire Jeff. He’ll make a real difference at every step.”
“It is hard to find a career/life coach like Jeff. He is always ready to have candid conversations and most importantly he is a seasoned coach who understands the global corporate recruitment dynamics.Jeff listened and carefully helped me identify subtle changes that helped me to break through a job opportunity I was interviewing for in Europe. The real game changer was that he knew how to provide directional feedback in realtime coaching throughout the entire process from the initial conversations all the way to in depth interviews with the senior leaders. Working with Jeff was an incredibly valuable experience and he will continue to be my first go-to person throughout my career.”
“Jeff is a remarkably astute and intuitive advisor. Whenever I want insight into dynamics, I turn to Jeff to read the tea leaves. He is five for five in predicting behaviors of others and very helpful in clarifying actions that I should take. He’s also very plain spoken and upfront, which I much appreciate. He helped me a lot and I do recommend him to others.”
“Jeff assisted me as I reentered the work force after a year of non compete. He assisted me in organizing my networking for employing social media as well as advising me on career direction strategies, including resume construction and compensation. Overall a tremendous help!”
“I met Jeff at a time when I needed some great advice. I had been looking for a new position and kept running into the same issues. After a single session with Jeff he was able to identify a few specific points I needed to address. A month later (and 4 more sessions) I was confident, prepared and more valuable to prospective employers. Within two more weeks I had an offer and then another. Today I am working at my dream job and I sincerely believe that Jeff’s counsel is what made all the difference. In the future I will be using Jeff to help me grow and achieve even greater heights for my company and myself.”
“Knowledge and Wisdom. That is what you develop working with “The Big Game Hunter.” Many thanks to Jeff for his expertise and ability to be a guide through tough life decisions. Just by watching his YouTube videos, I was given the power to take the drivers seat in all aspects of the job search process. Most importantly, it gave me the ability to critically assess my interviewers through the process and see through the smoke and mirrors in order to find the truth of the work environment. His one-on-one counseling keeps you on focus and targeted to your goals, while minimizing distractions along the way. I have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so. This is a guy you want in your corner.”