Are you confused about your career? Are you a professional who is confused about your career? If so, you are not alone. Many of my clients are highly skilled people in “successful” jobs who feel like something is missing. They are finding their schedule too regimented, or they are wondering, “Is this my passion path? Is this what I really want to be doing with my career? What changes do I need to make to feel more fulfilled?”
If you are also facing these questions, you may be interested to know about my unique career coaching process. It is specifically designed for professionals between the ages of 30 and 55 who want to get to the bottom of their career questions and make positive changes.
During the process, we work with you to clarify what is important to you and what you want. Through this process, you take stock of your career, you identify your passions and strengths, and you break negative career patterns. By the end of the process you will have a plan of action that truly fulfills you.
About the process
Our coaching process is designed to go “deep” with you from day one because if you are like most of my clients, you don't want to mess around. You want a valuable process that gives you new insights and gets results.
We begin an engagement with six foundational sessions. Each session has a clear focus and is accompanied by a career exploration workbook which takes about two hours for you to complete. It is filled with reflective exercises which will have you think about your career, talents, vision, and history in new ways. By the end of the foundational sessions people tell me that I know them better than their closest friends. Of course, this puts me in a great position to offer you career insights and to support you.
Although we customize the foundational sessions for each client, they typically include the following format.
Getting Started with the Welcome Workbook
- Before we meet, your first assignment is to complete a Welcome Workbook. The exercises are an opportunity for you to define what you want, and to evaluate where things are working, and where things are out of balance.
Session One: Welcome Session
- In the first session, we will talk about how we can best work together, define the process, and debrief on the workbook and brain dump. At the end of this session, we will be on the same page about what is happening in your life and what you want to create.
Session Two: Your Values
- Using two values identification methods, we will clarify your values. We will also identify what questions you need to ask yourself when assessing whether career opportunities fit with what is important to you. We put this information into a Guiding Compass - a tool that you can put on your wall as a reminder about what is important to you when making career choices.
Session Three, & Four: Life and Career Autobiography
- Next, you will write your life and career autobiography over two sessions. This is a semi-guided writing exercise where you write about your career and life to date. The purpose of this exercise is to take stock of your career and life; to identify positive and negative patterns which you either want to repeat or avoid; and to identify outdated beliefs and emotional triggers which stem from your family of origin and past experience.
Session Five: Strengths
- Using three assessment tools, the fifth session is about uncovering what your strengths are. This is critical information for making career choices that fit with your unique abilities – your distinct talents which come naturally to you.
Session Six: Defining your vision.
- Now, it is time to further define your vision and to clarify what success means to you. Using right brain creative techniques, you will craft your vision of success.
After we have completed the six foundational sessions, we can co-create what to do next. Typically the coaching follows a more organic process depending on your goals.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of this career coaching process are:
- An opportunity for you to take stock of your career and life so far.
- Clarity on what is important to you as you move into this next phase of your life.
- A clear understanding of your strengths.
- Identifying what is really important to you and how you need to use this information to make career decisions.
- A vision that will carry forward you and a clear action plan.
Want to learn more?
If you want to learn more, give me a call or email me and we can have a confidential conversation about your career situation. firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-227-8717. http://www.karmichaelgroup.com