NYC Career Coaching
Often what we do best is so natural we don’t recognize it as being special. Many of us discount our talents as a result. Yet, awareness of your innate talents is key to reaching your full potential. Why?
Your Epiphany Is Waiting
Why are you unfulfilled in a job that seems perfect for you? Why can’t you figure out what you do want to do? Why aren’t you getting ahead no matter how hard you try? Why is communicating with colleagues such a struggle? Why is your work-life balance so out of whack? Answers to these questions (and plenty more) are waiting for you through strengths-based career coaching.
I’ve seen it time and again with hundreds of people I’ve worked with over the years – coaching sparks epiphanies that seem simple, yet, pack a powerful punch.
My own strengths-based journey began with an epiphany about Relator, my top theme, which drives close relationships with others especially related to goals. As a manager of many people this wasn’t always working for me, specifically when people broke trust or didn’t achieve results. The awareness led to insight on how I operated when I was successful, and what triggered unfavorable results . Examining my successes enabled me to truly embrace and honor this talent. Putting intentional strategies around this theme has enabled me to grow this strength and leverage it as my differentiator.
What epiphany is waiting for you? Let’s get started.
Strengths-based coaching for career development is just what it sounds like. We focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. It’s based on decades of research by American psychologist Don Clifton, recognized by the American Psychological Association as the Father of Strengths-based Psychology and Grandfather of Positive Psychology. The strengths-based approach to career development also has proven results.
According to Gallup, those who receive strengths-based coaching are 78 percent more productive at work…3 times as likely to have excellent quality of life…and 6 times as likely to do what they do best every day.
It’s no surprise to you or me that the experience women have at work is much different from that of men. But a major long-term study by LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company proves it.
According to Women in the Workplace 2017:
If you feel invisible, it’s time to be seen and heard. You have a powerful voice inside you – a voice that echoes your unique combination of talents that are the key to your success.
Landing the job is only the first hurdle. When you’re just starting out in your career, you have all sorts of challenges to overcome.
As a young professional, you may have trouble:
In my roles as both manager and career coach, I’ve spent 20 years closely observing the career evolution of thousands of young professionals. I know the common patterns in the career lifecycle, and I know how to forge a path through it.
You only need one good reason to pursue a new career. Unfortunately, many reasons not to could be standing in your way:
That’s enough to discourage anyone from changing careers but I don’t want that to happen to you. What I want is for you to do what you love.
In my roles as both manager and career coach, I’ve spent 20 years closely observing the career evolution of thousands of professionals. I’ve seen the challenges and I’ve seen the results that make the difficulty of the transition worth it.
And that’s just a brief overview of the basics. Our work together on your career advancement will be far more detailed, tailored to your specific talents, challenges, and goals. The point is, I’m more than a job coach giving career advice for short-term challenges. I’m invested in broad, long-term results.
By the time we’re done, you’ll feel more empowered everywhere, you’ll communicate better with everyone and you’ll do more of what you do best every day.
Just keep in mind, none of this is about perfection. The work is not to make you perfect but to aim your talents in the areas where you will get the biggest return. When you do that, you’ll see your talents showing up everywhere, even in your toughest moments. We all have it in us to do this. Sometimes we just need a little push. Not from just anyone, but from someone who’s pushing in the right direction.
I’d like to be that person for you.
As your career coach, I will listen powerfully, with empathy and objectivity. I will learn your goals and understand your perspective. I will bring courage to the conversation, ensuring we get to the root of what should be driving your direction. I will help you map the individualized career path leading to a lucrative career and personal fulfillment.
Who Needs a Career Coach? What are the Benefits? How Much do They Cost? All great questions and all questions our career coach gets all the time. Good for you for asking; we have some answers for you, but if you have more, we’d love to hear from you.