It’s one of those all-too-familiar thoughts: “Oh, I’d love to do that, but I don’t have the time”. Or maybe you feel that you don’t have the energy, or the money. You get the idea… those things that you really want to do, or might even need to do, can so often end up languishing on the backburner for weeks, months or even years.
It’s a similar thing when it comes to career coaching – and I know that, because I hear so many of these refrains from my own clients.
If you need coaching, you need coaching
Let me give you an example of what I mean. Just last week, I had a final session with a client who, after an uncertain start when receiving coaching – she felt overwhelmed by a heavy workload in her job – three months later, has all of the clarity she needs to transition into her new life after the Civil Service.
The transformation from her previous tentativeness to the self-confidence, well-formed plans and bags of energy that she has now, has been truly remarkable.
We spoke about how she finally realised she was ready for coaching, and here’s the advice she gave to those in the same position she was once in…
“You’re not going to feel any less exhausted two months from now. If I’d waited until I was less busy, I’d have never got round to coaching. You need to break the cycle. Having the discipline of weekly calls and deadlines for homework in practice enables you to do it – and resolve your issue. If you need it [coaching], you need it – don’t talk yourself out of it.”
Aren’t these great principles for not just career coaching for professionals, but also so many other challenges and opportunities that confront us in day-to-day life? I certainly think so!
Remember, you can always talk to me about your requirements
Do the above themes and excuses ring a bell with you? Have you been toying around with the idea of career coaching for a while, and are wondering whether you should just stop hesitating and finally take the plunge?
If so, don’t forget that you’re always welcome to get in touch with me to discuss which of our coaching routes could be right for you.
Simply call, email, message or Skype me today, and let’s talk about the exciting next steps for your career, and how I could help you to navigate them.