REDISCOVER YOU with a Career Coach
The one expression that resonates with many persons who are unemployed, underemployed or looking to transition into a new career is, “I can’t see the forest for the trees!”
Meaning: They can’t see the whole situation clearly because they are looking too closely at small details, or because they’re too closely involved.
If this describes you, then rest easy because the Richland Library Business and Job Center has Career Coaches who can guide you through the various steps of the career process. How?
First, we ask lots of questions to assess where you are using our 4 step career process:
Discover – You are the CEO of you!
Define –You are the Product!
Demonstrate – You are Valuable!
Promote – You are Competitive!
Then, once your step has been identified, we begin to advise and guide you with a customized “prescription,” better known as an action plan to move you forward in an efficient, effective and empowering way!
That being said, this leads me to mention another expression we have all heard, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him/her drink.” Career Coaching is a collaborative opportunity and because of this you have to be.... ready, willing and able to be coached! In her book, “Take Yourself to the Top. Success from the Inside Out,” Laura Bergman Fortgang suggests the following:
I have the time to invest in myself
I can make and keep appointments with myself to work on this material
There is a gap between where I am where I want to be
I am fully willing to do the work required to get me where I want to go
I am willing to stop or change the self-defeating behaviors that limit my success
I am willing to try new things even if I am not 100 percent convinced they will work
Coaching is the appropriate dicipline for the changes I want to make
I have the patience to take consistent action towards my goals, regardless of how immediate the results are.
I have the support I need to make significant changes with ease (ie, family, friends, support and networking group like Richland Library’s Career…Encore!)
To learn more about the Career Coaching Process join us for an engaging presentation: This Thursday evening, January 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Bostick Auditorium @ Main
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