Career coaching is very dear to me because of my exposure to it, both as a client and as a coach. Fear is rampant at his time; catastrophic thinking and an attitude of scarcity tend to prevail. Anger and resentment are also part of the process and need to be addressed. Hopelessness and despair are also common and manifest in anguish and depression.

 I have been through all of that and I have learned so much in the process. I  took the hardest way and decided for a career change instead of staying in my field of expertise. The risk taking and following my newfound passion gave me the energy to re-create a new future and myself. I have found that the best way to coach people in career transition is a multifaceted holistic approach. 

MIND
Becoming aware and identifying the saboteur inside is the first step. Discovering and defining the gremlin’s work (the saboteur) and its deleterious effect comes next.  Moving to positive thinking is the last step.  The most important result in this process is shifting from worrying about the future and regretting the past to live in the present focusing on the task at hand understanding that finding a job is a process made of small steps and projects.At this stage negativity and failure are not options. Positive attitudes will bring positive outcomes; it is possible that those will turn out to be different from the client’s original expectations but none-the-less positive. There are no failures, only learning experiences. Opportunities are everywhere and, there where those are lacking, positive attitude will create new ones.

BODY
There is a tendency to neglect the body and its health when overwhelmed by the preoccupation of “income”. It is easy to succumb to disease if bombarded by negativity and a sense of worthlessness both from the inside and the outside. Regular checkups, various forms of exercising, healthy foods and good habits are part of the coaching process to ensure that the body is strong and a sense of physical well-being is maintained.

SPIRIT
Heart and soul is the realm of emotions which are fueled by thoughts. Emotional detachment from the final outcome is crucial because so often the job search is filled with rejections. When taken personally, these kill the client’s confidence and are looked at as failures. The ability to reframe those “bad” experiences into “learning” opportunities is a lifesaver for the client. As I often say to my clients: ‘it is the best thing that could ever happen to you”. I coach their greatness and show them their new developed traits and strengths.
 


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