Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Coaching your career

Posted in Thoughts.Coaching by Curatorview on April 22, 2008

Excerpt of article appeared on the Guardian, written by Lynsey Mellows:

If you are contemplating a change in career or feeling stagnant in your job, employing a professional career coach maybe just what you need to help you make an informed decision about your future.

Career coaching has experienced an explosive growth in recent years. Not to be mistaken for life coaching, which concentrates on personal development, career coaching is all about equipping individuals with practical guidance on how to move up, across or into a completely new field altogether.

Traditionally an employee’s career path has been left in the hands of a human resources department, but with more and more individuals taking control of their careers the role of the coach is becoming paramount […]
“Some clients want to move on from where they are now, but are unclear about what is the right move for them. Others know exactly what they want, but need help in convincing employers to hire them and some clients want help in managing a challenging situation at work,” said Corinne [Mills, managing director of Personal Career Management]

“We aim to help people understand what we call their ‘career capital’ – in other words, their transferable skills, knowledge, abilities and personal strengths. People massively underestimate their abilities. We use this knowledge to help them explore and decide on their options and then market themselves effectively to employers.”

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  1. Bill Dueease said, on April 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Most people WANT to enjoy their “work” and they want to be very good at what they do so they produce excellent results and be well rewarded both financially and otherwise. We call this the “Ideal income position, where people go to play every day because they do what they love and love what they do and they are so good at creating value and results that they attract excellent rewards both financially and otherwise” Virtually everyone has at least one if not a number of Ideal income positions. However, the trick is for each person to find the right ideal income position for him or her.

    The fastest, most efficient, least costly, most enjoyable, and most effective way for anyone to discover (it is a discovery process) and actually operate in their ideal income position is to use their own career coach. Otherwise, they will continue using the same old trial and error work selection process they have in the past that has a big emphasis on error, which can and does take many years even decades to possibly succeed.

  2. Tuberose said, on June 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Tuberose

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