Is Career Coaching Right for You?
The best coaches guide their clients to look at situations differently, they ask questions to open the mind to new answers, and they challenge the quick answers or excuses that most people fall back on when asked difficult questions.
Oftentimes, clients go into a coaching program without knowing what to expect. This misunderstanding can lead to an unproductive coaching program. Before entering a coaching program, you should understand what’s in it for you. What should you be expecting and how can you begin the coaching process as prepared as possible to get the most out of the experience?
To answer these questions, we have provided a detailed guide on what coaching is, what it isn’t, and how to know if it is right for you in this stage of your career.
Coach vs. Consultant
To tackle these problems, a consultant would bill hourly to fix them. A coach will guide you through the process of implementing action plans to resolve the issues within yourself or your environment.
Coaches serve as partners through the discovery, solution, and implementation phases. They guide their clients through the proven steps to take control of their personal or professional situations to unlock and implement solutions that work best for their unique lifestyle, personality, and experience.
How is our program different?
Our approach at Elevated Resumes is a little bit different than most coaching programs. Our program leverages a two-pronged approach where we work one-on-one to identify goals and create action plans, but we also take it a step further. Along with our coaching program, you will also receive Elevated Resumes’ full service approach which includes professional content development, LinkedIn strategy, resume design, and more. We combine career coaching with our most popular personal branding services to deliver not only the coaching tools but also all the professional tools that you will need to accelerate your career.
So let’s ask the question: Is career coaching right for you?
1. Do I feel stuck or unable to identify my dream job?
If you feel stuck and haven’t been able to take action on the first steps toward your goals, a coach can help you get there. They can also help you identify your end goals that align with your personal and professional values. A coach will then help you to see the clear action plan that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.
2. Are you willing to take on outside work?
Coaches can guide their clients through proven methods that get results. However, as a client, you have to be willing to implement those methods outside of the coaching sessions. If you are not willing to do work on your own, coaching may not be the right solution for you.
For example, if you know exactly what you’re looking for and you just want someone to create the content needed to get you there, you would probably be better off with our premium package to have a writer and designer polish your professional documents rather than pursuing a coaching program.
3. Are you open to being challenged?
A good coach will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. Of course, it is up to you to follow through with these plans. When going into a coaching program, have an open mind and a willingness to try new strategies that may feel challenging at first.
4. Are you ready to work towards your goals?
Identifying your goals is a great start! But then putting in the time and effort to make those goals a reality, is a whole new ball game. If you are going to spend resources on working with a coach, you should be ready to take the action steps that will move the needle. Go into the coaching program expecting to dedicate some time and effort to taking real action.
To learn more about our one-on-one career coaching program, visit our website here.