Career coaching and/or career related…
One of my clients recently had an incredible success…I’m going to share it with you (with his permission, and some of the details have been changed to protect privacy!)
My client, let’s call him John, works at a high-profile charitable organization. It’s a very prestigious and somewhat high-pressure place to work, but worth it!
I learned of a very practical, yet high level, personal success and leadership workshop. It includes excellent career exploration aspects.
You can take it in a self-directed fashion, or, you can conduct the workshop for others.
Steve Jobs delivered this commencement address at Stanford, June 12, 2005. It is definitely worth a read and serious reflection.
“You’ve got to find what you love.”
I couldn’t agree more!
A well-known study of Harvard students ten years after graduation showed that those who had specific goals made three times the annual salary of average Harvard graduates. However, this number was increased exponentially by those graduates who had taken an extra step. The graduates who had specific written goals made ten times the average amount in annual salary! Although money is definitely not the sole measure of success, this study illustrates the power of planning, focus and direction.
If you are an employee, one of the things that is most likely going to happen to you at some point in your career is that you will unexpectedly lose your job. In the fast changing job market, there are mergers, acquisitions, reduction in force programs, and internal politics that often lead to unexpected things happening. So, what do you do when you are let go from your position unexpectedly?
Oprah said some amazing things in her final show.
I especially loved this part, about what she knows for sure.
It reminded me a lot of the Vision, Voice and Vocation work I’ve been doing…
Do you find yourself being challenged to find a healthy balance between your career and life outside of work? The term work-life balance first appeared in 1986 in the US in response to the increasing demands of work and career and their effects on ones’ lifestyle outside of work. Many companies, as well as employees, have struggled with this concept since that point. There have been endless corporate programs, training sessions, and efforts to try and obtain an effective balance between work and life outside of work. Is the term work-life balance something that you should really be striving for, or is it a complete fallacy?
As a life and executive coach I do a lot of work with people around their goals. Setting goals puts you in the driver’s seat, giving you the power to transform your life or take a company to another level. Successfully setting and executing goals is not rocket science but there is a tried and true way that works for my clients and me. Sticking to this program guarantees success. It doesn’t matter whether your goals are personal or they are used to direct a large enterprise, the steps and the pitfalls are identical. I’ll take you through a quick tour. If you like, you can identify a goal of yours and do a test run of the system.