Whether you’re starting out in your career or have spent years climbing the ladder, working with a coach provides an opportunity to achieve both short-term and long-term goals, as well as improvement in other areas. Wherever you stand in your job right now, chances are you’re wondering what the future holds in the next year or five years and beyond. Let’s start with a few questions that everyone should ask himself or herself, from entry level to executive:
- How do you feel about your career? Do you like going to work?
- Do you feel you’ve reached your full potential or do you feel like there’s something better for you out there?
- Is your career in alignment with your values?
- What areas do you feel could use improvement? Are there skill areas you’d like to learn and/or develop?
Maybe you feel like you’re too busy and just trying to deal with the day-to-day to really answer these questions. That’s where coaching can help. Here’s how:
Coaching for Entry Level Employees: You had such optimism and excitement starting out, but maybe that enthusiasm is starting to wane a bit. Your confidence might be a little tattered and you’re wondering if there’s potential in your career (or if you’ve even chosen the right field in the first place). Working with a coach provides guidance and accountability, as well as tools and strategies to help you build a fulfilling career that actually makes you excited to go to work!
Coaching for Middle Management: You’ve been working for a while and you’ve reached a management position. Now what? This is often the time where you can feel “stuck” and wondering if you’ve made the right career decision. You’ve invested a fair number of years in your present career, so would it make sense to make changes now? And what does the future hold? Is there potential for more and how can it be achieved? Coaching really delves into these areas and provides clarity and accountability for your future.
Coaching for Executives: Perhaps you’re thinking, “an executive has reached the pinnacle of his/her career. Why would coaching even be needed at this level?” Executives face a number of challenges that make coaching an effective and necessary component to unlock leadership potential. It not only maximizes an executive’s skill set, but it also develops a stronger team. Leadership is a skill that must be honed and working with a coach can help executives build a work environment that emphasizes employee trust and loyalty. And that’s just the beginning. There’s also building emotional intelligence, learning impactful communication and establishing a work/home balance, just to name a few.
Whether you’re just getting started or have been at it for years, working with a coach can benefit you at any level. Leah M. Joppy and Associates is ready to help you at any stage of your career. Call us at 301-670-0051 or email us at email@example.com and let’s get started.