So you want to change career, you’re feeling stuck and you’re considering getting some help from a Career Coach.
Now here’s the thing.
Not everyone is ready or willing to make the commitment for a coaching programme. Coaching is only as effective as the effort you’re prepared to put into it and as I say to all my clients, at some stage along the way, you’ll hit a mental or physical (usually mental) block that can hinder your progress. Only those who can answer yes to the 9 questions below will give themselves the best chance of making a successful transition.
1. Do you want to clarify and achieve what is important to you?
2. Are you prepared to invest in yourself?
3. Can you make and keep appointments to work on your goals?
4. Is there a gap between where you are now and where you want to be?
5. Are you fully willing to do what is required to get you to where you want to go?
6. Are you willing to try new things even if you are not 100% convinced they will work?
7. Do you have the patience to take consistent action towards your goals, regardless of how immediate the results are?
8. Do have the support you need to make significant changes to your career?
9. Are you committed to make lasting change and improvement to your career?
Of course, there is some wiggle room and we can always discuss any matters that you are not sure about. However, I would say that if you answered ‘no’ to two or more of these questions, you will need to make adjustments before the coaching can be effective.