What is a career choice? The definition for most is an ‘activity pursued as a livelihood’.
In exploring your career options, an in-depth career assessment of skills, values and potential (to name a few) will define where people can best use their skills and abilities while at the same time expressing their values and attitudes.
The theory of career choice is based on the premise that people who choose to work in an environment similar to their personality are more likely to be successful and satisfied.
Has the career you have chosen or about to embark on been based on what you love doing, or what is expected of you? Family or peer pressure can often push you into a career choice that does not meet your career objectives. What do I mean by this?
Individuals many times take on the opinions, likes and dislikes of others. They become locked in by trying to please those around them until they completely distance themselves from their real selves.
Burn out, resentment, anger and illness eventually begin to manifest within the individual because subconsciously they feel trapped in a mental cage. Their chosen career has become a burden and the individual finds it increasingly difficult to find meaning in life.
Playing victim serves no purpose though. Attitude determines altitude, so liberate yourself one step at a time with a career coach who is trained to help people identify and achieve their goals.
In many cases a little momentum is all an individual needs to re-direct their career situation.
A career coach assists individuals to discover what they really want to do and then develop a strategy to achieve it. I always encourage people to do something they are passionate about, something that they love. I’m passionate about helping people play full out and helping them move forward with purpose in their life, helping people realize their true potential.
A career coach will help you to:
• Discover and understand who you really are
• Identify and clarify what you most want
• Create and develop strategies for how you will achieve your goals
In the words of Guan Yin Tzu: “Don’t waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin.”
Contact us today at: www.helenroberts.info and register for a FREE coaching session.
When last did you look forward to getting up for work in the morning? Better still, when last did you not experience that knot in your stomach on a Sunday evening as you began to dread the Monday grindstone?
Is it just me or do you get the feeling that something is wrong with this picture?
Many of us have been brought up to believe that work is not meant to be fun. It’s a place to earn a living to support your family. Fulfillment… what fulfillment? Rub the sleep out of your eyes and wake up! Or at least that’s what our grandparents would have drummed down our throats.
Times have changed though. We realise that life is short and we want to make the most of the time we have, every minute of the day. So where do we go from here?
Get ready for change! You’re going to learn to live your best life, NOW!
Career Development Coach, Helen Roberts, believes that the success of career coaching is founded on a change of mindset. “Career and life coaching is all about discovering one’s unique purpose. To achieve this, one needs to identify priorities and seek career choices that help them to find balance while at the same time attain their goals.”
Career coaching experts take stock of your current situation, and weigh it up against your dreams and aspirations, and most importantly what will make you feel fulfilled as a human being.
In order for them to learn how you tick, they deal with significant issues in your life so that you can effectively face up to the misplaced thought processes that originally created this career crossroads in your life.
Have you ever felt that you’ve been doing the same things day in and day out, either because that was what you were told to do or because that was expected of you? And in all that time, you lost sight of yourself. You failed to check in with you and what makes you happy.
A career coach in essence then is a guide to help you discover the inner-person trapped inside, that little voice inside your head getting louder and louder, the one you lost track of a long time ago.
Written by Liezel Niemack
On Friday evening I finished work and headed out of the City to my house in the country. It’s about a two hour drive. Along the way I thought about the week I had and the people I worked with and the changes they were making and the impact it was having on their life. I felt incredibly satisfied. I felt blessed to be apart of it. I thought back to when I was 15 /16 I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do when I ‘grew up’ however when anyone asked I would always say with certainty “I’m going to make a difference” I didn’t really know which field I would be in or how I was going to do it, I just knew and would always say “ I’m going to make a difference” On that drive home on Friday I realized that I was doing it, that I was the difference in a number of people’s lives. Sometimes it takes one person to give you the confidence, to be an inspiration, to believe in you, to help you on your way to make all the difference for you in your life. I was seeing evidence of it all around me, I was seeing the results.
It then made me look at every other aspect of my life and what I realized was that I approached everything else in a similar way. My family, my friends, running, gym work, health, charity work – I wanted to make or be the difference.
Every Sunday evening I review the week just gone by and plan for the following. I always like to know where I’m headed and to make sure I’m on track and the way I do that is through careful planning, setting objectives and checking in with my goals. It’s always great to review the previous week; to look at what was achieved, what went well and not so well and to understand what needs work.
I am so inspired with the week just gone by; I’m so incredibly grateful to do what I love. I am working with fantastic people all hell bent on changing their circumstances and doing whatever it takes to create the life they feel they deserve. It is incredible to work with individuals that are committed to making a change, prepared to play full out. You know you deserve more and know the only person keeping you from it, is you. I am so proud of the individuals I am working with, you made a decision, and by making that choice you’ve set things in motion to change things. You are prepared to take small steps every single day to help you realize your true potential and fulfill your dreams. The people I work with come from all walks of life and are at varying stages in their life however most commonly across all, they felt stuck in a rut, going nowhere fast and felt there was so much more to life and they wanted to create more for themselves.
Coaching is about taking people from where they are at, to where they want to go. One of the greatest things it has given me is clarity, clarity in every aspect of my life. I have a deep understanding of who I really am and what I’m about. I know I have unlimited potential and can create anything that I set out to.
Where I am at right now is exactly where I’m supposed to be… I feel like I’ve grown in to my body and my mind perfectly.
That’s why I do what I do. I want to make a difference or be the difference in someone’s life.
Why do you do what you do??
How can you make a difference??