Finding/Designing/Creating the perfect career. Have you found the career you really want? These days it is not uncommon to find that a person changes his or her career once, twice or even three times in the course of their lifetime. For many people their work is not something they look forward to every day. Many people are bored, stressed, frustrated, or perhaps under-performing, these dissatisfactions cannot fail to effect the rest of their lives in some way. It may seem that the only reward for continuing in the current career is financial, and for many, if this is the case, the question arises, 'is this enough'? We have to work to pay the bills, and hopefully find a way to enjoy some of the good things of life, a beautiful home, a nice car, holidays etc. As work is such a large part of our lives, finding a career which can bring us fullfillment and happiness, as well as a suitable income is obviously very important. No matter where we are in life, and no matter what age, if we are prepared to spend the time and energy required to aquire necessary qualifications or skills in order to work in such a career, then there will be a way of finding, and working in the career of our dreams. (we must obviously stay within the realms of possibility, we cannot all become rocket scientists or ballerinas.)
Career coaching can benefit you by:
- Helping you to recognise what you really want.
- Assisting you to set realistic goals
- Guiding you to see the value in what you have to offer
- By assisting you to access your values, which will give you direction and assist in decision making.
- Helping you gain more clarity in who you are as a person
- By supporting you in your efforts
Working with adolescents. When working with adolescents in the domain of Career Counselling/Coaching, it is often to help them find the career which feels right for them, as well as assist them plan a way to work towards having the right qualifications, or any other necessary skills necessary to help them move towards, entering into their desired field of employment. Adolescents also come for counselling/coaching to:
- Learn how to prepare to tackle the job market.
- Discover how to conduct interviews
- Learn communications skills
- Be guided as to how to conduct themselves in the workplace
- Work on and preparing a professional C.V.
- Work on self esteem issues
Problems in work environment. This is probably the most frequent area I work in within the Career domain. This area in itself has a very wide arena. Some of the problems I have dealt with in the past are: (1) the client becoming unsure of whether they have chosen the right career. (2) Problems in the workplace, for instance, conflict with work colleagues, or with management, (if in management, problems with staff or other managers). (3) Self Esteem issues which are effecting performance, for instance problems in communicating, fears of not being good enough, difficulties in setting boundaries. (4) Time Management issues.
Deciding if Self Employment is the way to go. Deciding whether or not to become self employed is not always easy, there are many issues to be considered and it can be beneficial to discuss ideas in order to gain clarity and focus. Good planning is essential for any business to become successful and a professional coach will be able to assist you in many aspects of planning for your new business, as well help you recognise the impact of this venture on the rest of your life, ( family, friends and other areas of your personal life) and find ways of making sure the journey into the Self Employment Arena is as smooth a transition as possible for all concerned.