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What do Career Coaches Do?
Career coaching is an interactive process of exploring work-related issues – leading to effective action – in which the coach acts as both a catalyst and facilitator of individual and, in turn, organizational development and transformation. Career coaches connect people with their passion, purpose, values, and other critical aspects of their ideal work. They equip their clients with career management skills that can be used in future transitions, in addition to enhancing their current work. They also facilitate their clients’ process of developing and implementing a job search or business start-up plan to activate their abilities. The desired outcomes of career coaching for their clients include enhanced self-awareness, clarity about life purpose and goals, increased self-management, and improved quality of life.
- Connect clients with a deeper level of motivation than “just a job” – clients discover their passion and purpose to guide their decisions, empowering them to choose work they love, make a good living, and still have a balanced life.
- Distinguish themselves from career counselors and consultants by facilitating clients’ development of career management skills, which enable clients to navigate present and future transitions.
- Probe for deeper levels of motivation that, when addressed, can cause a lasting internal shift – rather than providing just a “quick fix.
- Create effective coaching interactions by listening, providing feedback, asking powerful questions, observing, and modeling
- Remove blocks to career progress, such as self-limiting beliefs, incomplete awareness of marketable skills, lack of purpose, and so on.
- Improve clients’ ability to market and sell themselves in the job market regardless of economic conditions.
- Increase individual potential for career growth and future earning power
- Assist clients in becoming “career self-reliant,” taking control and ownership of their own career development.
- Enhance clients’ job satisfaction through the discovery of their strengths and abilities
- Help clients effectively manage change and transition and Enable clients to achieve their desired balance between work and personal life.©Marcia Bench, Career Coaching: An Insider’s Guide. Reprinted with permission.
Career Coaching Information
What is Career Coaching for?
Employees at all levels need to be proactive in managing their careers in order to be successful. Planning future moves today provides a level of security that is lacking in today’s career landscape.
Career Coaching is about coaching the organizations supporting cast which reduces turnover, improves productivity and provides greater collaboration which greatly improves innovation.
Career Coaching provides customized learning and development that can be applied within the organization or to the future organization that supplies gainful employment.
Career Coaching helps and defines individualized work and how it supports the overall organizational meaning.
Career Intelligence is about understanding the employment dynamic and career coaching enables the client to understand their place within this large ecosystem of complexity.
Career Coaching empowers our clients to become more competent in their abilities and to apply their capabilities appropriately to leverage their specialties and strengths to make a larger impact for their organization and within their life.
Who is Career Coaching for?
Establishing career vision, branding and marketing skills for the workplace, understanding the dynamics of the workplace, identifying strengths and how they relate to career placement, creating a job search strategy, preparing resumes and cover letters for applying to industries, preparing behaviors for social and team interactions, scripting interview skills for acing the interview, acquiring a new job, adapting to the new job and the new organizational dynamics, understanding organizational fit and finding rhythm within the job role, using assessments to provide third party perception to enable a greater sense of self awareness, apply the new information to increase productivity and influence.
Career Change / Career transition:
Reframing experience to apply to new career journey, understanding strengths and weaknesses and how they apply to the new landscape of specific industries, leveraging previous experience to enhance self brand, learn how to market abilities to negotiate a higher salary, implement customized job search strategy, understand motivations for career transition, mastering the interview process to obtain new employment, understanding organizational dynamics in target industries and how to become the fit they are searching for, use self assessments to enable a greater awareness of self and apply this learning to the desired goals, get target area employment, prepare to adapt to new employment and sustain effectiveness in new role, develop goals to increase success and reach desired levels of achievement.
Avoid burnout and create a more successful work/life balance, understand the organizational dynamics involved in the career process, co-develop goals to reach new achievements within current organization or how to apply these new goals for leveraging new employment in a more fitting job role, creating an enhanced personal brand that can be leveraged to negotiate a larger salary, identifying behaviors and they relate to the workplace and their affect on team cohesiveness, using professional assessments to identify strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and knowledge and how to enhance their effectiveness in relation to the workplace, having a confidential outlet to express suppressed details that affect performance and allow the negativity to release in order to lead a longer, happier, and more fulfilled life, created targeted goals to enlarge job role and increase influence within organization.
9 Reasons Why a Career Coach is for you
- Career Awareness
Are you unhappy or frustrated in your current career role and desire something more prescriptive for your abilities? A career coach can skillfully support your discovery concerning order of importance and hold accountability for concretely implementing your specific talents, abilities, skills, and strengths to gain the desired position that you deserve.
- Understand and Leverage your Strengths
A career coach will identify your strengths through reflection, conversation, and professional assessments which will design a co-created path to leveraging for greater potential. This process increases self-awareness concerning abilities and aids in important career decision making. It will highlight areas you may not have considered before and you can address any weaknesses that may be holding you back or use them to your advantage.
- Co-creating Career Vision and Design
A career coach will co-structure a progressive career plan for future success. Understanding your decision making and instinctive preferences will guide you towards the ideal position that will fit your needs. Game theory provides a strategic understanding of the choices we have made and what choices are needed in order to get to the desired destination.
- Co-Develop Self-Confidence
You may have a plan for your future, but you may be consciously or subconsciously holding yourself back. A career coach can help you to develop greater confidence through honest constructive feedback aimed to support and motivate intensions that target developing a stronger self-awareness. Fear provides a strong road block for most people that stifles development and prevents the unlocking of pure potential. A career coach will support you in overcoming these self-created self-defeating beliefs.
- Job Support
A career coach can assist you during the various stages of your job search. From helping you to develop your resume and cover letter, to locating the ideal position, and then implementing mock interview sessions to get you to ace the interview – You will receive support throughout the process.
- Ready for Promotion
Are you climbing the hierarchal ladder? Are you expanding your job role? Are you transferring from a technical position into a leadership position? A career coach can help you succeed at the transition. A high percentage of high potentials fail during this transition and a career coach dramatically reduces failure by identifying barriers and obstacles associated with career change. Change brings stress and a change in the work environment can negatively affect all areas of life including your family and friendships. A career coach is the optimal choice for winning at this transition and making a difficult situation seem easy and help set you up for the next promotion.
- Workplace Support
How is your organizational climate? Is there a gossiper trying to get the inside scoop on everyone? Are you having trouble managing an associate? Are you in a position of managing up? A career coach will assist you with difficult situations concerning co-workers. A career coach will co-develop tailor-made strategies to enhance your managerial competence. A career coach will help you achieve success in the workplace by increasing your leader profile, enhance relationships building abilities, and improve your personal and professional effectiveness.
- Work-Life Balance and Goals
Do you have a loving family? Do you have friends that provide an outlet for your busy work routine? Do you want weekends off for self-care and relaxation? A career does not exist in a vacuum and your support system is integral for your success. An important component of career coaching is to make certain that client goals fit succinctly with other aspects of life. For example, if work/life balance is mostly work, then this will create conflict that will corrupt all aspects of your life. A skilled career coach will acknowledge your development in keeping balance and provide valuable feedback to create awareness when balance is off.
- Develop the all-important Skill of Self-Awareness
Self awareness is defined as someone who knows their outward behaviors and actions as others see them. This skill identifies great leaders and should be a goal for everyone. Being self-aware provides a better understanding of the self, creates stronger relationships, and increases effective communication. Psychometric tests such as a multi-rater feedback and other techniques are used to develop greater self-awareness. The one gift you will receive when working with a skilled professional career coach through the coaching relationship will be a sense of greater self-awareness.
ElitePro Coaching Diamond Model
The Diamond Coaching Model Framework created to define the EliteProCoach Engagement allows for the client to reach Actualization.
This process allows the coach and client to cohesively identify the correct situational challenge through targeted research, self-leadership introspection, resolving barriers that create negative conflict, and identifying the proper actions that leads to meeting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.) Goals.
The coach and client research the background information associated with specific situations that are in need of change or development. Introspection involves creating self-awareness concerning feelings and beliefs associated with the addressed situations. We are sometimes blind to situations because we unconsciously allow our emotions and underlying beliefs to inhibit us from discovering the answer.
The coaching conversation revolves between research and introspection before action or conflict resolution can take place depending on the abilities of the client. Beliefs, values, and feelings can be very strong motivators and need to be fully understood before moving forward. After dealing with and uncovering known and unknown criteria – Conflict resolution is when the client starts to develop strategic action-oriented procedures that could potentially be implemented into immediate action. The coach provides a sounding board and an honest constructive feedback loop to clear the thinking zone for focus and co-identify the most successful, efficient, and appropriate line of action possible.
This is innovation at its best (seriously) – ideas begin to take shape that were once only a distant thought, but now become reality. Creating conscious awareness around achievement and enhancing inner motivation to succeed becomes a focal point where the client excels from the inside out.
Harmonization concerns a concentrated focus on specific actions that will return optimal results that feel and behave fluidly with the client. The client has a sense of commitment to themselves and the process of meeting their needs through deliberate effort. They co-develop a strategic game plan that they take ownership of and develop a single-minded nature about accomplishing the actions needed to meet their goals.
Self-actualization is the feeling when the action is complete and the client reflects on their level of commitment, skill and precision on taking action, and the inner strength they exhibited when targeting their ultimate goal. The loop continues to the next Challenge because life is a never-ending string of challenges.
If you are interested in applying this process into your life for enhancing your success then give us a call and set-up a coaching consultation to see if we are a good fit for your style
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External Barriers to Success:
- Competition is fierce
- Interviews are hard to get and then win
- Globalization and Poor Economics are holding back even the most qualified
- You need to develop a system that gets you the success that you deserve
- The job market has hit an all-time low point
- 40% of American workers are either unemployed or under-employed
- Potential employees are applying to jobs that are beneath their education, experience, and skill levels.
- These factors have influenced the perception of the way employees are valued and assessed. One key to getting the job you deserve is to possess the correct attitude and mindset that qualifies you to gain proper employment.
- A skilled professional career coach will co-develop a winning plan that will get you the position you deserve by leveraging your strengths and targeting specific areas for application.
- A career coach will support your personal and professional development with proper assessments, constructive coaching sessions, mock interviews, strategic support, identification of goals, needs, values, and abilities and more.
You need a Strategy:
Employment is a supply and demand issue at this point because there are more people from around the world competing for the same position. The demand is high. Companies are using computers to outsource jobs and using off shoring as a tool to lower labor costs. This is reducing the supply. This combination has been deadly for the American economy and its workers.
There is hope:
Not all jobs can be outsourced and not all jobs can be done through a computer. You are still needed. We have entered a new type of economy. The knowledge economy – you have to leverage your abilities and show your value to potential employees.
This economy is about relationships:
Technical abilities are still needed but on a smaller basis. Relationships and innovation are key for economic development. Companies want employees that are going to contribute. Our career coaching process will work with you to develop your skills to fit the new mode of employment.
Confidence and Application
employing the right professional career coach will allow you the ability to have multiple perspectives on each situation and you will afford the ability to acquire another set of skilled eyes to help you understand the difficult process of overcoming adversity.
The right professional Career Coach will enable you to clearly view blind spots and enhance your positional effectiveness. Our transformational coaching process incorporates practical action steps that enable faster success.
The difference between our career coaching process and other professional career coaches is that we have a unique ability to transfer knowledge cutting edge industry knowledge, accurately understand perspectives without judgement, create an extremely comfortable confidential atmosphere for optimized awareness and solutions.
We implement customized mock interviews that will securely prepare you to conquer the most challenging interview.
We provide cover letter and resume makeovers that represent your first impression extremely well and provide you an opportunity to interview for your dream job. The difference between a job today and a job next month is a month’s salary = est. $5,000 for a $60,000 job.
Career coaching is an investment in developing your personal and professional abilities which will provide you with a successful outcome when compared to a competitor without a career coach.
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