WHY YOU NEED A CAREER COACH
The problem with trying to run a career entirely on your own is you’re just not smart, or experienced, enough to know what you’re doing wrong. No, really. And these are exactly the things that an experienced career coach can spot in one sitting (note the moment they face-palm themselves listening to you). According to business mentor Natasa Denman, it’s imperative to land the specifc coach your career needs. “Ideally, you need someone who’s achieved the desired results, so they can help you, because they will have a certain formula and be able to share the shortcuts that will help you get there quicker,” says Denman. “So a good coach will help with strategy, but they’ll also suggest writing questions for yourself, and help you get out of any mental funk. A lot of people don’t know what they don’t know; they need help to tap into their own resources and get rid of limiting beliefs that are holding them back.” Someone who can offer an experienced, third-party perspective on those big moments in your career, or life (like when considering a job offer) is also invaluable. Whether you call them a life coach, a consultant or a mentor, they’re a resource with legs and one you need this year.