Con­sider ca­reer coach­ing if look­ing for a change

Weekend Witness - - Scene Around -

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.

— Fin24.

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