Here are a few of the common thoughts people have when they’re considering making a career change. Are any of these familiar to you? (Please share in the comments!) “I’m too ___ to make a career change.”“Changing careers means starting at the bottom.”“No one will hire me.”“I’m lucky to have the job I have.”“Who am […]
What happens after the summit? This is what I’ve been exploring with some amazing clients for the past two years. Because success can bring us to a crossroads. —Like the CEO who’d climbed long and hard for a top career ladder rung and was tired of breaking herself against a path she’d never really wanted. […]
Finding yourself at a success crossroads can be tricky. By virtue of your success, you’re more isolated in terms of who you can talk to about what’s going on. And from the outside, it looks like you have what so many people would want to have. Why would you throw that away? But on the […]
After 9 years of running my career coaching business, I was at a crossroads. Did I keep doing what I was doing (that I was good at) or did I reach through the unknown to expand into my next level? I’m an explorer, so I jumped into the unknown. I’m so glad I did. What […]
“What’s wrong with you?”“If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”“Everyone would want what you have. Why would you throw that away?” When you’re at a success crossroads, there’s a lot of pressure to STAY PUT. Keep fulfilling the role that you’re so familiar with. Keep meeting the expectations of those around you. Keep doing what […]
Sometimes it’s hard to know who we are and what our gifts are.
Am I a bird? A mountain? A tree?
What is my place in the world?
One of the amazing coaches on my team reflected recently that our career coaching clients often feel that they don’t fit into the world.
They are told in many different ways, “It’s not safe to be you. Security lies in this other direction.”
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem
It’s all too easy to get on a career path that isn’t connected to who you are and what you enjoy. A career that takes you away from your true inner strengths, dreams and passions.
“Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” – David Foster Wallace
It can be hard to let go. Of things, people, ideas. Old concepts about who you are and what your place in the world is. Of a career path that you don’t love, but one that feels safe and familiar.
This may be a shock to hear from a Career Clarity Coach, but there’s no such thing as a 100% perfect, accurately predictive vision of our career futures. There are too many factors beyond our control at play, and none of us are all-knowing or all-seeing.