Four signs you need the help of a career coach

If you’re wondering why on earth you would need someone else to help you make a change at work, here are four signs you need the support of a career coach.

Independent career coaches can provide a safe space for you to explore your work options even if you haven’t decided that you definitely want to make a change. We can help you feel more in control of your career and working life, and to make the right move (not just any move) if you do decide to look for a new job.

If you’re still unsure, here are the four signs to look out for:

You are feeling stuck in a role you don’t enjoy anymore

Your work can be going just fine (which, as an aside, can sometimes in itself be a clue!) when all of a sudden you have a ‘moment’.  There can be a hundred different reasons that trigger the ‘moment’; anything from aspiring to get a new job through to the ‘dread’ when you just don’t want to go to work anymore because you’ve stopped enjoying it.  This moment or sometimes the gradual nagging voice at the back of your mind started to help you realise that all is not well with your current job or career.

You feel you want a change of direction

You have reached a point in your career where you just want a change, this may be a hunger for a new challenge in a new industry or maybe a pivot into something completely different and you can see it may be useful to talk through your rationale, evaluate the risks and benefits and establish a plan to help you transition.

You recognise fear is holding you back

You acknowledge that your own limiting beliefs or negative self-talk are holding you back from taking action and moving forward in your career.  It may be that you know your aspirations but poor self-belief or lack of confidence is hindering action. It may be the fear of moving outside your comfort zone where everything is safe. Or it could be your fear of failure that is getting in the way of progress. A career coach can help you explore ways to manage your imposters and keep negative thinking to a minimum.

You want to be at your best in your current role

You want to perform brilliantly in the role you are in and want to have the space and time to think through some of the challenges and issues you are facing and help you navigate your way around and through these developing your confidence and helping you achieve success in your career.

All of these are great reasons to work with a coach however, the need is often triggered by something out of your control.  This is when the professional perspective of a career coach can really help you straighten out your thinking and help you make your next move with a much greater level of confidence in yourself, your ability and your decisions.

All of these are great reasons to work with a coach however, there are many more triggers.  Sometimes having the professional perspective of a career coach can really help you straighten out your thinking, help you build your confidence in yourself, your ability and your decisions.

If you recognise any of these four signs you need the support of a career coach, get in touch today to book a free chemistry session to see if we can work on your career together.

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