As a Certified Career Transition Coach, my coaching philosophy is based upon two basic premises:
- We all deserve to be happy and your career should enhance your personal life, not detract from it. It is never too late to discover your life’s purpose and you owe it to yourself to make it happen.
- I truly believe that there are “best fit” careers for each of us – roles that align with our natural strengths, interests, values and preferred work style. When we are in these roles, we perform better with less effort and are ultimately more successful.
Career coaching focuses on where you are now and the future – not the past. The right executive coach will help you identify your personal and professional goals and guide you to a successful outcome. Within the coaching process, I will help you assess where you are in your life and your career drivers. I will help you create an action plan and provide feedback to keep you focused and on track to move from point A to B.
The career coach/client relationship is one of collaboration between a trusted advisor and a person who needs their professional expertise and industry insight to help them achieve their goals. I don’t just write resumes and LinkedIn profiles. I strategically develop them after first getting to know each of my clients, their career drivers and personal goals.
Coaching can only happen when both people are actively engaged in working toward the same goals. There must be commitment on the part of the client to go beyond their comfort zone, step into the unknown for the sake of change and persevere when it is difﬁcult. To enable this positive forward motion, as your coach I offer a safe environment where you can explore, grow, learn and take the risks.
Combining the best aspects of several different coaching models, I apply a solutions-based coaching approach that turns problems into goals. This positive change methodology uses a person’s own strengths and resources to deliver results quicker than problem-focus approaches. I strive to build a balanced Co-Active Coaching Environment and use the OSKAR coaching model to maintain our focus on solutions to the challenges.
I use the WISE Framework for career change to help my clients clarify their career goals and identify their next desired role. I share the William Bridges Transition Model to help my clients navigate through change and put the process into a manageable perspective.
To help my clients achieve successful outcomes, I customize my coaching process to the individual. I use a variety of assessments depending upon each client’s needs. Interests, Skills, Values and Experience Surveys facilitate the exploration process, as do Appreciative Inquiry-based journaling questions and “Picture This” exercises. I administer the MBTI® to people who are looking for a deeper level of self-awareness. Continuing through the coaching process, we utilize a variety of research and decision-making tools and bridging strategies to prepare you for your next chapter.