Where Dream Careers Become Reality.
Accomplish Your Goals
Are you tired of going around in circles but getting no where
with your career goals? Do you feel lost in a maze of choices but
aren’t sure which one is right for you? Feeling stuck, helpless,
and ineffective are feelings that you need not experience in your
career development. If this sounds familiar, it is past time you
consulted with a career coach.
A career coach works with you one on one to accelerate career planning and development, resulting in a satisfying career that meets your specific needs, interests, and speaks to your passion. A career coach can help you experience career development as an amazing journey that helps you tap into your purpose and offers insight about who you are as a total person. A career coach supports you in stepping into and finding your momentum in a career that is fulfilling, resulting in a job that feels joyous!
Career coaches use a variety of models to guide their clients during the coaching process. I use the Success Unlimited Network® (SUN) model for coaching that asserts that, with guidance over time, using a process designed to help individuals focus in on personal discovery and choices, individuals will consistently obtain the results that they are looking for. I use this model as a framework to help you figure out what you want, commit to an action plan, overcome obstacles, take action steps, maintain focus, and maximize your results through follow-up and accountability. You directly benefit by uncovering more job leads, successfully navigating a career change, discovering a career that fits you, and marketing yourself more effectively during an interview.
Career coaches help you to clarify what you want most. Are you seeking more career satisfaction, a better salary, to better market yourself, or to improve your productivity? In order to have something you must first name it. When we don't name our desires in a specific and intentional manner we become distracted and confused in our attempt to reach our goals. Our career goals then seem impossible to attain and we are tempted to give up. A career coach will help you to clearly and intentionally name your goals and make sure that you are working toward a measurable goal at all times.
Having a clear goal for career development is only the beginning. You must then figure out how to make your goal a reality. Taking action steps is the best way to get there. A career coach partners with you to take those critical action steps that make a difference. In coaching you will learn to take the steps that matter most and will get you the most satisfying results.
Humans are complex beings, and because of this we are not always able to look objectively at our situations and determine what is holding us back from being successful in our career development. A career coach employs the strategy of powerful questioning to get to the root of what is holding you back from having the successful career you desire. Those intangible thoughts or ideas that hold you back are referred to as internal barriers. These internal barriers present obstacles to forward movement. Internal barriers are rooted in our ways of thinking about life, our negative (often unconscious) internal dialogue, and beliefs about ourselves and others that sabotage our ability to get what we want. These hidden ways of thinking show up as procrastination, resistance, and stagnation, causing a vicious cycle of counterproductive behavior. A career coach uses proven methodology and techniques to help you move past obstacles and to reach your goals. When you can overcome obstacles you can break out of the cycle of stagnation and finally attend to what matters most in your career search: taking the needed steps that will give you the results that you want.
Before working with a career coach make sure that the coach is certified or credentialed through an accredited training program that is governed by an independent credentialing body. I have been coaching for more than 5 years and have a coaching certification courtesy of Success Unlimited Network®, a coach training program accredited through the International Coaching Federation, the largest governing body in the world for professional coaches. My career coaching experience is enhanced by 15 years specialty work in helping people with career issues of all sorts, including re-entry to work, transitioning from one career to another, career exploration, professional advancement to higher levels of responsibility, and consultation with professionals on how to market themselves. To learn more about my background, click here. To experience what it is like to partner with me and to get results, click here for your free coaching session.
Make Empowered Choices
During career coaching you may find that getting information
in a particular career related area is an action step that will
empower you to move toward your career goals. If so, career
consultation is recommended. Career consultation is a service
where I offer career related information to my clients and advise
them to help them make informed decisions relevant to their
situations. It covers a variety of areas related to career
planning and development.
In coaching the conversation is focused around clarifying goals and defining action steps. In consultation you already have clearly defined goals and/ or a career development plan that is already getting you results. You pick the topic and then we will engage in conversation to expand your knowledge on the topic. I recommend that my clients participate in at least one career coaching session to make sure that they have a clear goal that they are working toward before consultation takes place.
I handle consultation as an open forum. You get to voice your thoughts, ask questions, and brainstorm, all while I provide feedback in a conversational format. Consultation will provide you with the "inside scoop" which will aid you in making educated decisions when planning and developing your career, saving you time, money, and resources in the long run. You can move away from the “trial and error” method and go straight to what has been proven to work. If you need information in order to take your next action step in career development you will find consultation to be an invaluable tool.
Know Where You Stand
“Which career path is most suitable for me?” Many people ask
this question in the early stages of career planning, generally
when they are re-entering the job market after an extended
absence, are changing from one career to another, realize that
they want a career that is more fulfilling, have difficulty
gaining employment due to shrinkage of jobs within their current
industry, or want to use their skill sets in a different way.
Career assessment is a form of self assessment and is an
important and very powerful step in defining your work-related
skills, abilities, interests, and values. Career assessment helps
you to hone in on work that you find purposeful, known as
“vocation”, enabling you to better select a track for this
purpose, which is known as “career”.
Career Assessment involves putting your individual interests, strengths, work values, personality traits, and skills under a microscope, examining them, and determining for what field of work that they would be best suited. Assessment also gives you information about the type of work environment you would most likely enjoy, the management style that will help you to be most productive, your work values, and related industries to which you can transfer your skills.
After you take the assessment, I will discuss your results and help you consider how they might relate to your career planning. I use the assessment results to help you move from confusion about your career to clarity for planning a career of your dreams.
Understanding your assessment results helps you to know your current position and to make empowered choices. You can then answer questions such as, “What type of career is best suited for my interests?”, “What do I most value in a career?”, “Why do I find this work satisfying?”, “Where do people with my skills sets generally work?” and very importantly, “What do I need to consider to get started on my career path?”, with confidence.
As your career coach, I will help you navigate the assessment process from beginning to end, helping you to understand the details of your results and their relevance for your situation. I firmly believe that there are no “good” or “bad” results as results are only a reflection of who you are and what you need to consider when charting a course for your next action steps. Clients that work with me in the assessment process finish with a sense of enlightenment, more confidence, and with a clearer idea of where they belong and where they want to go with their careers.
Live Life Now! is an Excellent Solution for Boosting Your Career Development!
Are you looking for solutions to advance your career? Whether
you are seeking long term support to develop your ideal career or
need short term guidance to take your next step, you have come to
the right place! No matter where you fall on this continuum, I am
here to help you skyrocket your career by helping you to discover
your vocation, which is the greater purpose behind your career,
teaching you to tap into your true potential.
The philosophy at Live Life Now! is that life is not a stage rehearsal, it is happening now. Your life is too valuable to put your dreams on hold. Each individual can realize success in the present with clear action steps and individualized support to take those steps. I seek to establish a meaningful coaching relationship that will help you to understand that you are a powerful individual who can have what you want through meaningful choices. You will also gain valuable insight for propelling your career planning and development to new levels and a partnership with a coach who will nurture your individual growth, helping you to unlock your potential so you can give the best of yourself in career and life.
I specialize in creating a safe space for exploration and planning during our sessions, something that is nearly impossible to achieve in many relationships outside of the coaching experience. As a result, you will come away with a clearer understanding of where you stand on your career path and how to take the actions needed to get to where you want to be, increased confidence in the ability to get what you want, and how the pieces of the puzzle fit together in your career picture. Let me show you how your career can soar to new heights while teaching you the keys to unlock success in any life situation.
“I am extremely happy with the service provided by Live Life Now! The service from start to finish was exemplary and professional yet friendly and far exceeded any expectation that I had. I learned so much and the coach guided me in making some critical career decisions that benefited me tremendously”. C. Redd, Atlanta, GA