Simply put, Career Coaching is guidance, while it’s technically not counselling, it most certainly can be therapeutic. It’s getting the help you need to figure out what career is most suited to you, and the support and help you need to get to where you want to be.
A career coach is there to assess, challenge, question and then coach you through any and to overcome whatever challenges you’re facing in your career or job identification and ultimately your search.
A career coach works with you in setting realistic ‘SMART’ goals, help you identify and develop action plans, build confidence, motivated.
If you liken it to sports coaching where an athlete’s or teams are looking at the end goal of winning an event, league, trophy etc. The coach sets out a plan for the season ahead and coaches the team or athlete through the season and helps them to the best of their ability in achieving their aims or goals.
You, however, are the one in charge; in charge of your decisions, actions and career by changing what way you approach or act, from what it is today to something you’ve always wanted or dreamed of…. your definitive career and goals.
To benefit from career coaching, you must be willing to be coached, open to new ideas, willing to make changes, welcome constructive feedback, and ready to act. Results come from doing, making sure all your hard work and efforts pay off.