Imagine that it is one year from now and your life is exactly as you want it to be. What has happened between now and then? What did you do to arrive at this place? That is where we can help. Through structured reflection, you will decide what areas of your life need focus. Then we will establish priorities and goals to help you get from here to there.
Please know that you CAN have more of what you want out of your life and career. Working with a trained coach is a game-changer. Here are some of the challenges where we have helped clients succeed::
You know that you want to make a change, but aren’t sure where to begin. This seems like a huge step. You have been doing your job for years and find yourself restless and unfulfilled. The money is great, the people are great, but like the song says, you “can’t get no satisfaction.” You find yourself daydreaming about where the grass is greener. This is where a coach can help you get clear about your goals and priorities. We will explore possibilities that will allow you to choose a plan of action that fits your goals and dreams. This allows you to move forward in a positive way. You will also find more purpose and fulfillment by aligning your values with your work.
Early Career and Recent Grads
This time of life can be exciting and adventurous, while at the same time leave you feeling uncertain. Perhaps you have started your career only to realize that you aren’t prepared for the day-to-day challenges of full-time work. Maybe you have a boss who is overwhelming you by constantly asking you to juggle competing priorities and deadlines. Or perhaps you have discovered that what you thought you wanted to do isn’t fulfilling. Then comes the overwhelming fear of admitting you’ve made a mistake and acknowledging that you are unhappy…plus you still have those big student loans to pay off. To top it off, going back to school means more debt and possibly even moving back home.
If you find yourself at a stage where you are unsure about what to do next, coaching can help. You are not alone. Trust that with time and reflection, it is all going to work out fine. We will work on a plan to clearly determine where your career aligns with your values and where it does not. Then we will explore other possibilities and dream big. What do you want your life to look like in 5, 10, and even 20 years? We will work towards building more values alignment into your work life.
Emerging Leaders and High Potentials
You are a high achiever who is always on the fast track. You have climbed the ladder of success. Yet, you find yourself at a point where you are stuck. However, you are self aware…you know that “what got you here won’t get you there.” We will work together with those who are critical to your success to create a comprehensive view of your strengths, as well as the areas that are holding you back. This isn’t a shortcut to success, more of a boost in self-awareness to help you overcome what are perceived or real obstacles. We’ll create a plan to help you get to the next level with real accountability and support built in.
You have worked hard to get where you are, but you also have a family you love and value. You could be a new mom or dad struggling to meet the demands of having someone totally dependent on you, or maybe your children are older and having different challenges. Perhaps, your own parents are at a stage in life where they need your support and care. Or you could be struggling because you are one of the growing number of people sandwiched between two generations with your children and parents living in your home. As a next step, we will get crystal clear about your values and dig deep to help you align them with your choices. We will work together to create a life where you are happy and better able to juggle your priorities. We will also create goals to ensure that you continue to grow in the areas of your life that have been overlooked in service of others.
You just got the nod…it’s official, you got the promotion. Now what? You worked hard to get here, so slowing down and working with a coach will help you identify and do the right things and avoid doing things you shouldn’t. We will work together to create a few lists…one of things to do, and one of things to NOT do.
We will also work together to develop one of the most important skills of leadership, listening. Listening at deep levels will serve you well in your leadership journey. Not only will you learn how to focus on what is being said, but also how it is being said, and by whom. You’ll also learn to build your own “personal board of directors” that you trust to give you sage advice and wisdom. Together, we will create goals that are relevant to your new role and help you grow as a leader through continuous learning.
You are lost or simply stuck in your job and you don’t know why. No one will level with you and share the truth. You feel like you are on a dead end road to nowhere without a compass. However, you are resilient. You’ve had setbacks before that you have overcome.
If you are ready to meet this challenge head on and conquer it, then coaching is for you. We will spend time looking at your saboteurs and self-limiting beliefs. We may even interview some of the people you work with to get their insight. Often times, they are willing to share your blind spots with a coach in service of helping you. We will create a plan of action with concrete steps that will put you in a position to get back on track.
You find yourself struggling with the balance between your responsibilities at work and at home. You are giving everything you’ve got to your job and it’s sucking the life out of you. You have unhealthy boundaries with your cell phone. You find it comforting to keep it with you at all times, never really turning it off. You find yourself exhausted and you have created distance between you and the ones you love. You are not engaging in things that you enjoy. In short, you are experiencing burnout and possibly on the road to depression. If this describes you, we will work together to find a way to bring more happiness and joy to your work and life. We will create healthy boundaries and establish work-life integration goals so you get back on track.