Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What's the #1 reason to hire a career coach?

Accountability is often stated as the number one reason to hire a career coach, but let’s be clear, for many of us that just does not ring true. After all, you’re the master of a check list, or your love to network and do it regularly, or you’ve been directing successful actions for years – it’s your nature. Daily accomplishment is natural to many that thrive in the workplace. We have a skillfully written resume to prove it too! You wake up every day and accomplish many goals that move you forward quickly.

Or, do they?

If what you’re doing isn’t getting you where you want to be, you’ll find that coaching may help.

The trick to a successful career coach experience is action. A good coach will listen to you and ask you to take action in areas that may feel uncomfortable. A good coach will urge you to take steps toward accomplishing things that don't come naturally.

This is the place where magic happens. Playing to our strengths is solid advice in many realms of the workplace, however, challenging ourselves to go beyond what we know when we seek to achieve something we aren’t accustom to having in our lives, can be the step that creates the success we are looking to acquire.

In a nutshell, the #1 reason for hiring a coach is “accountability to the least desirable tasks”.

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