Many times, I have been asked by clients and friends, “What is executive career transition coaching?”. A simple and straight answer would be the International Coaching Federation (ICF) definition “coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. This definition is elegantly simple, but it is packed with many complexities. Two of those complexities, especially when coaching high-level executives are related to the driver/objective and the length of the engagement.
These are NOT the MOST important questions for you to ask during every job interview and in every interaction with an employer, but they are essential to your success in your job search. Gather the information you need about each employer’s hiring process so you can plan your activities, gauge your chances at landing the job, and understand how things are progressing (or not). Don’t assume all employers use the hiring same process — they definitely don’t! And, while some employers will tell you about their process, many will forget or just not keep you informed.
You know those times when we feel stuck? When it feels like no matter how hard we push, nothing seems to go quite right, or at least not how we wanted. When life seems to lock up at the wrong time. And it’s all unplanned. What do we do when our computers or devices lock up, get overloaded, stuck? The first method of trouble shooting: Hit Control, Alt, Delete. Somehow, it actually works. And I thought about restarting in life.
When Should You Hire a Career Coach?
Many of you are able to see the value in investing money and energy into lessons, training or coaching for your hobbies like golf, tennis and skiing. You should also consider the high-value of such an investment for your career. Face it, you will make your next career move one way or another. Wouldn’t it be better to find the “right job” on your terms in the shortest amount of time?
Hiring a Career Transition Coach can be a wise investment for your immediate career situation and for your future, especially when you are already in career transition or job-search mode.