Whether you’re at a career crossroads, are an inquisitive recent grad, or someone who loves their career but finds themselves at odds with their boss, career coaching could be a great solution. But for many, they let the fear of investing in themselves get in the way of immense growth! In reality, without investing in yourself in some way, no matter where you’re at in your career, you’ll likely remain lost, stagnant, or frustrated.
The Institute of Coaching reported that 86% of those who invested in coaching recouped their investment and then some. So, in many cases, taking the plunge will have you questioning why you didn’t do it sooner!
Career coaching is an investment in yourself—arguably the most important investment. So, we asked NimblyWise’s Lead Coach, Leslie Mizerak, for her top tips for making the most of your career coaching investment. Today, we’re sharing her recommendations.
Get Clear on Your Goal
- I want to identify where my personality and passions may have the most significant impact in terms of a career. At the end of coaching, I would like to have a target role in an industry that aligns with my values, complete with a resume and pitch to land that role.
- I want to identify the skills gaps that are holding me back from achieving the promotion I’ve been going after for a year. I’d like to build those skills with my boss and team through real-time application. At the end of coaching, I’d like to be prepared and confident to apply for the next promotion when it becomes available.
- I love my job but not my boss. I don’t want to leave my current role, so I’d like to identify ways I can communicate with my boss effectively, to overcome the tension and issues that are making my days at work unenjoyable.
Be Open & CommunicateIn Leslie’s words, “Coaching is a conversation, not a monologue.”
You also need to be unafraid of trying new things. After all, Einstein’s famous quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” became well-known for a reason. Stepping a bit outside of our comfort zone helps us to learn and grow differently to help you achieve success beyond what you’ve dreamed of!
Take Your Blinders Off
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Our talented and professional team is prepared with years of experience and real-life work scenarios that help our participants achieve more than they thought possible! If you want to learn more about working with our NimblyWise coaches like Leslie, let’s chat.