Sometimes your career plan is not just about landing your next role. Our career change programmes have been carefully tailored using research into best practice in career change and career transition. So what can it do for you?
Simply put, we will work with from a ‘blank sheet of paper’ in terms of career exploration. This is about thoroughly exploring your career options, which could include a step change. We have helped many client to forge meaningful careers, and we can help you too.
Our coaching will provide a framework or road map to help you answer the question “How do I find a career?”, and will bring out that creativity and resourcefulness in you and direct it toward discovering the right next step for your new career. We debrief and discuss these exercises during the coaching sessions as we move forward through your coaching programme.
We like to think of this process as covering three phases, each of which has been named after an inspiring quotation from Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails…
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Research shows that those who are most satisfied and motivated by their work are in careers which reflect who they really are; careers which reflect their true nature and their real passions, strengths, skills, and values.
Because of this, the foundation of our executive career coaching programme focusing on a change of career entails an in depth look at who you are. This is the EXPLORE part of the programme.
By the end of the EXPLORE phase you will be very clear about what you must have in your career to be satisfied and motivated.
A parallel process begins in Week 1: you will open an Ideas Bank. This is a space where you can capture any career possibilities which come up throughout the early weeks of the programme, including ideas that you may have in mind before beginning coaching. However mild, however wild the ideas – do not judge them but just place them in the Ideas Bank.
This is a very creative part of the programme when together we generate a number of possible new career choices. We call it DREAM because the idea here is to be expansive, to think outside the box, not to be constrained at this stage by traditional notions of what’s possible. In truth, almost any new career is possible if it’s right for you. And we will deal with making it possible in the final phase, DISCOVER.
This is the point where we investigate the top possibility that was generated in the DREAM phase. We will use a creative and empowering process which lets you turn your vision for an exciting new career that’s right for you into a soundly based action plan to make it happen.
This programme is delivered over three to six months, depending on your availability, and how fast you want to complete.
We’re looking forward to helping you create an inspiring and motivating next stage in your working life, by using this thought provoking process.
Contact us to arrange an informal confidential chat.