It means a lot of things to a lot of people, that’s for sure. No two coaches are exactly alike, and no two clients want exactly the same thing. But at the end of the day, we’re all human, and that means facing the wide range of emotions and challenges that come with humanity.
And often, no matter who we are or what we’re doing, we get STUCK. Stalled. Trapped, blocked, fazed, jammed, stranded, overwhelmed, lost – however you want to call it. You know what I mean.
That’s where coaching comes in. That’s where I come in.
Coaching is a way to help people get unstuck. It’s that simple. Helping YOU understand where you are, and from that point, what the future could look like.
Options. Roadmaps. Possibilities. Growth. Development. Fulfillment. Change. These are much better words. Imagine living with them, instead of being stuck. Just think of what you could do in that life…
Are you where you want to be in your professional life? When was the last time you were promoted, or enjoyed your work, or felt like you’re moving ahead?
Career coaching might be the answer for you – 1 on 1 individual work focused on YOU and your career. Where you are, what you want, and what you need to get there. I mean, it’s your future, after all.
Let’s get you back in the driver’s seat!
We’re going to get a bit personal here, with your permission. Can I ask you a question or two?
Are you happy?
I mean it. Are you happy? Does your life make you feel fulfilled?
Did you choose the life you’re living, or did it just kind of happen?
When was the last time you really thought about it? I mean, most of us just move through our days on autopilot from the moment we wake up to when we crash into the sheets at night. Zombies, the lot of us.
Could be that you’re stuck, or feeling trapped. Maybe you know you want or need a change. Maybe you don’t even know what you want. It’s all good.
I can work with you, one on one. Your agenda, your goals, your life. Your purpose. It’s not that your life is broken, not at all. It just can be better.
What would you change, if you could? Because you CAN.
One of the most common business practices is also one of its most potentially damaging. Promotion based on merit. There, I’ve said it. Promotion based on merit!
Why, you ask? Because most organizations promote someone based on their ability to do their work. And that’s it, game over.
Let’s play pretend for a moment. Imagine that you’re a Graphic Designer in a marketing agency. Your work is amazing, and clients consistently love it. In fact, your work is getting the company new business all the time. Congratulations – we’re promoting you to Associate Creative Director and giving you some direct reports!
Feels pretty good, doesn’t it. At least until you realize that now you have to manage not only your work, but also the work of your reports. And work with them to develop their skills and realize their career goals. And help them with workflow, and conflicts, and day to day annoyances, and so on and so on. Until you snap big time, or they do, or something does.
There’s a better way. Coaching can bring out the best in you, not only as a manager but as a leader. I can help you manage teams and individuals in a way that fits your unique personality and style, and that suits the organization you’re with. Learn how to bring out the best in others by developing their skills and abilities, boosting performance for you and your company.
You can be inspiring, motivating, connected and empowering. You can lead your team to excellence, and fill your day with purpose instead of tasks.
What kind of leader do you want to be? What lies ahead for you when you’re working at full strength and realizing your potential?
It’s no accident that the most challenging times in our lives are the richest in potential and possibility. Whether it’s a new job, a move, significant illness, the death of a loved one or the birth of a new family member, transition can wreak a lot of havoc on our lives. Stress and anxiety, fear and uncertainty – change can be HARD.
Working with a Transition Coach through these times can help you keep your head above water – in fact it can help you swim like a goddamned Olympic athlete.
Don’t just survive it. Thrive in it. Great things await you.
Coaching can make a real difference