Feeling stuck in your career? Are you dissatisfied with where you are now but have no idea what next steps to take?
Or, maybe you have a vague idea of your perfect life but are struggling to make your dreams a reality.
Guess what? You’re not alone. A report by The Conference Board found that 53 percent of the American workforce is unhappy at work. More recent research conducted by the analytics and consulting firm Great Place to Work revealed that 60 percent of workers are dissatisfied.
But, what you choose to do about career dissatisfaction will dictate the nature of your life – and your sense of happiness – from this day forward.
The reality is, you have two choices. You can continue going through the motions of your current job and lifestyle. Or, you can take the first step toward your new life and reach out to a professional career coach.
Taking Action Is All It Takes
When it comes to making any change or accomplishing any goal, when you break it down, all you really need to do is to take action and make your first move. That first step is what puts you on the path to change.
For many people, the first step is the most difficult one. We’re afraid of where it will lead, or that we’re making a mistake by doing something different or outside of the box.
When it comes to your career, however, the only mistake you can make is to settle with something you’re unhappy with.
If you don’t like where you are, it’s time to do something about it. And, a career coach can be the bridge to taking action, guiding you to a path that will take you where you want to go.
The Benefits of Working with a Career Coach
As a professional career coach in Annapolis, MD, I’ve seen so many people overcome obstacles and find creative ways to forge a career path that works for their values, goals, and lifestyle. I’ve been fortunate to work with a variety of individuals, from business owners to politicians, who all have shared one thing – a desire for a more fulfilling life.
And, I can tell you from experience that professional guidance really does open up the doors of possibility. So many of my clients have said that the experience of working with a coach made a world of difference. If you’re considering taking action and working with a coach, take a look at the benefits a career or life coach can offer.
Define your goals – With a career coach, you gain an outside perspective of your situation. A professional can then help you step back, understand the unique advantages of your experience and background, and define what you want next.
Create a plan that works – Today, one of the most debilitating problems people have in taking action is choice. We have too many options! How in the world can one person figure out the best moves to make to reach their goals? A coach can help you to hone in on the best steps to take, helping you put together an effective roadmap to attain your personal version of success.
Build confidence – A lot of people procrastinate because they don’t have the confidence to move forward. A coach can work with you to uncover your strengths, to enhance your skillset, and to develop your personal brand. As a result, you’ll have the confidence and presence to do anything.
If you want to live a life without limits, get in touch today. I’m a certified coach based in Annapolis and a member of the International Coach Federation. Having used coaching myself to find my purpose, I’d love to help you find yours.