Are you unsure of the next steps in your life journey?
Whether you are a young adult or a mature person, reflecting on your future should be a priority. A Career Coach provides a listening ear and asks pertinent questions that facilitate this reflection. Clients who benefit from this type of support come from different backgrounds. They are students looking for volunteer opportunities to identify their interests; they are young adults who need help defining their path; or they are women-in-transition such as stay-at-home moms looking to enter the workforce or executives ready for a career change. A Career Coach is their cheerleader and greatest supporter. He or she helps them envision their future.
While these clients are looking to narrow down their choices, their needs are unique to them. A Career Coach’s role is to actively listen and provide questions that guide them to successfully create and envision their career story. The process starts with a half-hour consultation which most career coaches offer for free. The purpose of this consultation is twofold. It is an opportunity for you (the Client) to meet and decide if the Career Coach’s expertise, experience, and style of coaching matches the approach you are seeking. The same goes for the Career Coach who will decide whether or not he or she can provide you with the service you are seeking.
What happens next will depend on the number of sessions that you and your Career Coach decide are right for you. Services are promoted either as one session/multiple sessions or as specific coaching packages that include one or more services. A single session helps you clarify a specific concern. A 12-months package provides you with in-depth services where the Career Coach becomes your guide and accountability partner. You schedule monthly meetings and together you use this time to envision your road to career success.
A career coach believes in your ability to succeed. However, career coaching is a collaborative effort where the Career Coach guides the Client, and the Client commits to put in the effort. With this commitment comes success. Are you ready to reflect on your journey?
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I am a passionate career literacy and gifted education advocate! If you like talking about either of my two passions, let’s chat.
For the past few years, I have been a career and educational coach. Before that, I wore many hats experimenting with every opportunity that presented itself and throughout it all, my passion and commitment was to help others succeed and make a difference in the world.
I have been working from home since 2013! In the past few years, I developed a private career coaching practice Right Career Fit, earned a Master of Education, a Doctor of Education as well as a career coaching certificate. The success of my private practice is a testament to my talent development and resource planning skills. I am a lifelong learner with a natural intellectual curiosity and I love challenges.
Presenting and attending conferences across North America (in person and virtually) reflect my belief in the value of advocating for my two passions. I am also constantly looking for opportunities to influence public policy and increase support for the teaching and learning communities with a focus on inclusive career practices in Canada and globally. This is why I am a Chair/Board Director on various Boards.
The past year has been a mix of significant losses and unforeseen challenges as well as amazing opportunities and unanticipated gains for many of us. I hope everyone is doing well...Despite all of this, each of us survived in our own way. Yet we continue to feel overwhelmed and concerned about the forces that the new year could bring. I encourage you to get involved in your communities, personal or professional. There is nothing like having the support of people who care about you during the ups and downs of this era.
To close, I strive to be a spokesperson for the importance of career education and continue to work with a variety of media to create awareness of its value. I am on a mission to have #careerliteracy trend across social media. If you care to join me, let’s chat!
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