Career change? Coaching checklist for successful transition

Are you looking for a new job? Or do you want to pursue a new career? Or maybe you’re searching for new challenges and true purpose in the professional sector of your life? No matter what brings you to that crossroad, you can benefit from working with a Coach during your transition journey. Via business coaching, you can get clarity, direction, support and a clear plan to move forward.

How you can benefit from coaching sessions?

1. Creating your Vision – “Where are you now in your career/life? Where would you like to be after this career transition?” Coaching can help you identify your longer-term career vision, values, passion, strengths, interests, and preferences and discover career options aligned with them. The intersection between your passion, experience, and skills is your next ideal career. Coaching can trigger a reflection process that can help you increase your self-awareness and provide better clarity around success indicators and next steps.

2. Strengths and Skills assessment – The Coach, via psychometric tools and coaching techniques will assess your strengths and positive characteristics, but also will help you assess the current situation; your weaknesses/ challenges/ struggles, plus the external environment and ways to benefit from it or get better prepared. With all these valuable insights in place, you can then come up with a plan to get you where you want to be.

3. Developing a comprehensive strategy – Having a clear vision in place and having identified your unique skillset, we can then develop an effective strategy that will take you from where you are to where you want to be in a structured and meaningful way.

4. Personal & Professional development – Your skills are valuable assets and during your professional transition, they become a top priority. Despite how skillful you are, you would need to improve or further develop skills required for your new role. Also, networking skills need to be extensively enhanced during this phase. In parallel, coaching sessions can help you adopt an empowering mindset that will allow you to be more resilient, overcome drawbacks and build self-confidence.

5. Accountability – Being accountable is key during this professional transition. The Coach can support you being accountable and focused for the goals you have set and facing each new challenge and struggle with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.

6. Recruitment process – The Coach can support you during the whole lifecycle of the recruitment process, such as preparation, interviewing, salary negotiation and contracting, working on any aspect you need the most work and development.

7. Onboarding into your new role – During the first months into the new position/ career, you may need support with embedding and securing the success of the new role, relationship with new colleagues and team members, but also with providing a confidential environment to discuss new objectives or any potential issues that may arise.

In conclusion, you must remember that the role of a Coach is to facilitate you to acquire different perspectives to get more out of work and life. The true value of the coaching process is gained from the work you put in between sessions. I look forward to assisting you in creating a new meaningful career and finding enjoyment and purpose in your life.

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