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Do you really want to quit? Or could you love your job again?

Career coaching: It’s not just for career change

It’s probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of career coaching; that you only need a career coach when you want help to change your career. And yes, absolutely, it can help you do that successfully. However, I work with many clients who often come to coaching because they are simply feeling unhappy at work and just want to fix it.  

Unhappy at work?

Clients may come to career coaching with a variety of problems. These work dilemmas could be caused by all sorts of factors. Sometimes it’s to do with people at work, sometimes it’s about work culture or fitting in, and in some cases it’s about tasks or responsibilities. Perhaps the way they feel they are being treated or responded to in the workplace is causing a problem, or quite often, individuals may not be able to quite put their finger on what is causing their unrest. 

This is where career coaching can help

Having a safe, confidential and impartial space to talk about what you are going through with a professional can help ease the burden tremendously. Through the coaching process you are able to unpack the issues and work through them. This means you can explore new approaches to tackle the problems. You can then discover and try out new ways forward to navigate through your challenges. 

Start to love your job again

Many times I see clients who have been thinking very seriously about leaving their job. Through career coaching they start to feel more in control, settled and happier at work. And ultimately they may discover they did not want to leave their job at all.

Of course, some individuals, given the appropriate time and space to explore their work challenges – in a balanced and objective manner, may decide it is time to move on. On the other hand, I see so many clients who have told me they are starting to love their job again after resolving their work dilemma through career coaching. 

I guess what I really wanted to explain here is that career coaching is not just about career change or getting a new role. It can definitely support you through difficult times at work. The aim is to help you find a new way forward to a happier work life, and yes, perhaps you too could start to love your job again!

If you would like to find out more about how career coaching can help you, we’d love to hear from you.

Author: Zoe Hendricks (MA CEd & C, RCDP MCDI)  

Founder & Lead Coach at WorkClever Careers

Career advice, career guidance, career information

Helping your kids to make good career decisions

As a mum of two boys – one at secondary school and the other at college, I understand how tough making decisions around what to do after they leave school can be for them. As luck would have it.. I’m a qualified careers adviser, so my two are particularly fortunate in that sense. However, if I didn’t do this job, I know I would have felt very unsure how to truly help them to understand all of their options and make well informed decisions. So, where do you start to support your kids with the right career advice? Here’s a link to a blog I wrote recently for Ideas4Careers, a fantastic organisation I am associated to in my work at secondary schools. Here, I suggest where you might want to start if you are keen to help your own children make good career decisions Read it now .

If you or your child are feeling a little unsure or stuck with leaving school, sixth form or college, or career and study choices, I do offer private careers advice and guidance sessions for your child or you (or both of you together).

In the session I help your child to:

  • Understand all of the education and career opportunities open to them and what they mean for their future career
  • Think about what to study and careers that may suit them based on their preferences, skills and interests
  • Know how to take effective next steps in applications to college, sixth form, apprenticeships or university
  • Make well considered, personalised and well-informed decisions about their career and education after leaving school (and as a parent, you feel confident that they can do this for themselves!)

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