If you’re looking to make a change in your work, and nothing you’ve tried to improve the situation to stay seems to be working, then it’s time to get help. A career coach can be your answer. A career is not just about your job but more about the work you do and the lifestyle you create. One that has passion and meaning, that keeps you motivated to perform your best, and that gives you personal satisfaction. These are the keys to career success.
By definition, a career coach is ‘a trained professional who will guide you through the… complexities of long-term career management;’ included in this are skill assessment, job search planning, career marketing, strategy, planning, and accountability. The coach can get you digging deep so you have a clear idea of the end-goal you want to reach and then walking with you to get you there.
Often, it can seem as if you are up against a wall in your current job. Perhaps you are bored with job tasks, perhaps you are struggling to keep up as the job changes, or you may be in conflict with other aspects, such as with your boss/coworker, the culture of the organization, or work-life challenges. You feel divided between working and earning money with wanting to be happy in the job.
You’ve tried to make improvement in your work and attitude, you’ve networked internally, you’ve looked at open positions within the organization but nothing seems to be working, leaving you feeling more discouraged. Either you give up and concede that this is your lot in life or you keep looking for a job. All of this leaves you feeling hopeless and anxious and your performance suffers.
If it’s gotten to this point, then it’s time to get help from an outside source. I suggest a career coach; this is someone who is knowledgeable about industry practices and the latest in job search strategies.
A career coach does not always help when only looking or changing jobs; they can help you uncover the true source of your current job dissatisfaction and help you develop a plan to turn things around. The biggest help is with mindset – the coach can help you look for any ‘roadblocks’ that might be standing in your way, i.e. fears, and help you gain new perspectives on your situation. The best asset they offer is they will be your cheerleader and accountability partner to keep you going.
Why continue to struggle? Why go on another day feeling dread and frustration, and not feeling in control of your life. Don’t delay – pick up the phone and get the help you need. A career coach can be the answer you’re looking for.
Whether you are in the workforce or are in transition, we will help you to design a career that is right for you. That is why we allow you to choose the method of coaching and the length of the sessions. Coaching can be done in person, by phone,, email or Skype. Sessions can vary from 30 minutes or more, depending on your needs. With absolute confidentiality, you are free to explore issues and ideas with complete safety and security. Call today to get started!
What is Coaching?
According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), coaching is a relationship that honors the client as the expert in his or her professional life and aims to help a client to:
- Discover, clarify and align with what the clients wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client as responsible and accountable
“I hired Dr. Barbara Seifert as a career coach when I lost my job as a result of restructuring. I found her to be a much more impactful career coach than I ever expected, even with just a few coaching sessions. After working with her, I now see actions I can take and pathways to success that I didn’t see before. My search is more productive now and I’m interviewing actively I would gladly recommend Dr. Seifert to anyone seeking a career and/or success coach.”
Coaching Services Offered:
Career Coaching – working on a 4-step model, we help you to self-assess, set goals, develop action steps and design a job search strategy that works for you and your life. We offer assessment, resources, and tools to help you design your ideal career path. We can help you with identifying your skills, values, and personality that are your “brand” and then help you design a job campaign to highlight your brand.
- Jobs search strategies
- Resume review
- Interviewing skills
- Salary negotiation
Retirement Coaching – we will assist you to make the decision to leave the workforce and what to do with your “next life”. We will help you to leverage your skills, design a life plan, and leave the workforce on your own terms.
Business Coaching – we can help you take your ideas to develop and grow your business with proven strategies, as well as give you the tools and support to overcome any blockages to keep your focused and motivated, to help you along the way while your business grows.
Work stress is prevalent today, so we provide services that address stress and other related issues that can lead to burnout, poor performance, depression, to name a few. It’s important to recognize that work and life are not separate – what happens at home affects work and what happens at work affects your personal life. We can help to recognize the symptoms leading to stress and provide you with useful coping skills that will help you deal in all areas of your life.
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