I help people figure out what they are here to do in life and then DO it. I have over fifteen years' experience in the area of career coaching assisting clients in identifying their life's work. My clients' needs can be summarized as fitting into one of the following categories: Exploration, Enhancement, and Enrichment. Exploration covers the possibilities for the next position you would hold. Enhancement focuses on having the skills needed to secure that position including networking, interviewing, and training. Enrichment applies to clients who are currently working in a job they function well in and are interested in broadening their opportunities in the workplace.
I find that clients in the Exploration phase are looking for ways to find a deeper satisfaction in what they do in life. I often hear stories of not feeling challenged, not utilizing their skills and talents, and not seeing much opportunity to grow professionally. Many of them have faced recent layoffs and need time to work through this loss before moving forward. My degree in Counseling is helpful in dealing with making the transition to a new chapter in their lives. As new options are identified, there is a new sense of hope and direction for the next position they pursue.
Clients who have identified what occupations and positions are right for them are ready to take the next step in the Enhancement phase. They fine tune their skills to research potential employers, revise their resumes, and prepare to interview. This phase may also include considering the many types of training available related to their work and what would be the best model for their needs.
For those clients who are currently employed in a satisfying position, they find value in concentrating on the Enrichment phase. This includes tracking accomplishments, seeking opportunities for advancement in the company, and identifying ways to contribute to the growth of the employer. It may also involve planning for a future job change of their own making.