Consider career coaching if looking for a change
ARE you tired of working for someone else and want to know how to change careers or start your own business?
A Fin24 user writes: I am looking to start my own business, but I am still confused about what type of business I would like to start.
I am a qualified pharmacist, but I am no longer interested in pharmacy.
I do not know much about other industries, but I would like to learn. I do not have any capital either. I want to go into business primarily because I feel suffocated as an employee and I want to work towards my own dreams instead of building someone else’s empire. Where and how can I start? Kirsten Cohead, industrial psychol ogist and integral coach of Kirsten Cohead and Associates, responds.
Consider career coaching. The purpose of coaching is to assist individuals with expanding their “ways of being” so that increased possibilities become available professionally and personally.
Coaching is about shifting clients so that you are able to generate new ways of being in and engaging with the world.
Individuals who are more fulfilled and content in the work place are more productive and are able to contribute more meaningfully to the achievement of professional and personal objectives.
A thorough career assessment will assist you with identifying your strengths, your development areas, your personal preferences, your interests, your values, as well as what drives and motivates you, all of which are important determinants of career fulfilment.
Coaching assists clients with gaining selfawareness and insight into themselves, which in turn generates enlightening paradigm shifts and motivates action in terms of goal achievement.
Coaching also liberates individuals from selflimiting and restricting beliefs, and navigates channels that lead to the opening of new possibilities.
Clients are able to redefine and recreate themselves and they feel motivated and inspired to initiate action and viable change in their lives.
Career coaching is typically futureoriented and goaldirected. It focuses on enabling individuals to prioritise and solve problems creatively.
It is developmentally based in such a way that relevant and powerful learning occurs.