Posts tagged life coaching
Being a technical expert in your field will have got you to a certain level in your business or career, however the more successful you are the more it is necessary to demonstrate a wider portfolio of skills. Often you may find you are doing less of the job you are a technical expert in, and now maybe you are leading a team? Or needing to be more strategic? Or building client relationships, etc. Maybe you want to get to the next level with your business or career but something is holding you back?
The skills required are often referred to as “behavioural” skills. Being aware of your strengths and development needs with these skills will help you progress and become a more “rounded” strategic operator.
We live in uncertain times where budget cuts are impacting on job security. If you are an individual you may feel your job is under threat. If you are a business owner you may be having to restructure and downsize. Change impacts on people in different ways. Some people just pick up the pieces and move on. Some people get in a panic and don’t know what to do. Some people are completely immobilised.
Whether your job is under threat, or you are a business owner coaching / group coaching can help.
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If you’re going through a period of uncertainty either in your career or your life, or thinking of making major changes, it is a good opportunity to identify your values and what is important to you. Identifying and being clear about what is important to you is an important foundation stone in creating a life and career that gives you satisfaction and motivation.
So how do you go about identifying the “values” which are important to you? More >
Time to reflect: Where do you see yourself in 20 years time? Are you working towards this right now?
Although this question may seem a little out of reach right now, thinking about where you ultimately want to be may actually help you to decide what you should do in the short term. Have a go at answering the following questions to see how much clarity you have about where you see yourself in 20 years. More >
What options are available to you?
There are many choices to be made when you are facing redundancy or restructuring. Some may be financial or emotional, but there are also some practical options you can consider where your career is concerned. You could even view your position as a chance to take stock and consider some wider choices. More >
Time to Reflect:
Are you doing all you can do to take control of your working life?
Ten ways to get a new job in difficult times More >
In a time of change and often a time of stress sometimes it is useful to focus on what needs to be done at that moment. For most people this means looking at the practicalities of your situation. This is sometimes called the survival technique because it’s about looking after yourselves and your family.