Define your Best Career in four months

By: Batiyah Lampl

Do you have a secure job, but feel stagnant and long for a career that is a better fit? Have you reached a pinnacle at work, but still feel dissatisfied? Have you retired, and long to get back to work? Or do you NEED to get back to work because the money isn't stretching as far as you hoped? Not sure which vehicle is best for you? Now what?!

If you don't feel fulfilled and satisfied in your present situation, it's usually because your career isn't an appropriate expression of who you are! But of you are like most people in this position, you aren't alone. Many don't discover a new career path because they don't know how to go about it. They lack a strategy. They are confused about which steps to take and what questions to ask. And they often lack good timing when it comes to taking action.

A career clarity coaching program gives job seekers the strategy, steps to take, and questions to ask. And once the ground work has been laid, it also supports them in taking right action at the right time.

An effective career coaching program consists of two stages: information gathering and assimilation. The goal of the first stage is to identify your own personal style. And it does this by taking you through a series of activities and discussions that will help you look at where you are today, your ideal life, your ideal work environment, and your unique interests and passions.

In the second stage you identify two or three viable career alternatives. During this stage, these ideas are investigated, refined, and used to formulate a plan that you will act on.

Some end results of a good career clarity coaching program include:

&bull Finding a new job

&bull Refining your present job

&bull Starting or modifying your own business

&bull Enhancing your skills through a career development program

Exploring new career options in a group setting will end any feelings of isolation you may have. There is wisdom in the collective, and this wisdom helps you widen, deepen and enhance your dream. You will find that you achieve more because you make commitments to your coach and to each other. And this commitment becomes personal. You'll enjoy the confidentiality and the anonymity that occurs over the phone. And you'll appreciate the collaboration and sharing of resources that is natural in a group setting.

It is the New Year. If you are ready to explore new career options and would like support, call 877-395-Jobs (Toll-free) or 602-626-8026 (Phoenix). Batiyah Lampl, Ph.D. of A-Power Career Services, will be starting a career-clarity coaching group on Tuesday, February 6, at 6 P.M. PT/9 PM ET. It will meet three times a month for four months. Best of all, it is convenient because the group will meet by phone over a bridge line. So you will participate from the convenience of your own home, sans travel; and at $177 a month it is affordable, costing less per month than one-on-one coaching.

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