With the self-realisation from assessment, it is often vital to follow up with career coaching. A very important starting point is the understanding of an individual’s own strengths and fit to the different demands of different career paths. This could be when setting out on a new career, at an early stage after encountering some underperformance or lack of promotion, or could be at a major career turning point.
Features of a typical programme could be;
- Developing a shared understanding of things that are enjoyed, activities that are successful and the importance of other factors such as environment, working hours, technical complexity and social aspects
- Applying a scientific approach to validating the strengths and compatibility with career alternatives
- Defining and gaining commitment to some realistic and measurable career objectives with a defined period of fulfillment
- Identifying the steps and actions needed to pursue the plan
- Monitoring progress, ensuring continuing commitment and helping support any changes of plan
Career Coaching FAQs
Yes, you don’t have to sign up to a lengthy programme – you can simply have 1-2 sessions to explore your profile and interests then put together a career development plan.
A deep understanding of how you like to think, work and interact with people at work can help an individual gain clarity over what type of job and working environment they are most suited for as well as how to enhance their performance in their current role. For example, someone who likes to operate in a very organised process-driven manner would work best in a structured environment. Furthermore, this tendency could limit them in certain aspects of work such as coming up with original ideas or dealing with ambiguity.
Austen Advisory has different types of executive coaches, each with their own specialist areas so we would match the right coach for your needs to ensure a good fit.