6 Ways A Career Coach Can Help Boost Your Career
Career Coaches are becoming more and more prevalent in our culture but many people don’t know what they are or what they do. The basic definition for a career coach is someone who will help you achieve your career goals. They provide the help by a mixture of resources, process and insight usually developed by experience. Like our career goals, Career Coaches can be as varied or specialized ranging from resume experts to executive growth coaching.
If you are happily ensconced in your career and wondering how a Career Coach might help you, here are some things they can help you with:
Develop Career Goals – Many times we simply get into our careers and let the flow of great performance move us along. That could happen or not. A career coach can help you connect with what is important to you professionally so you can create career goals and a plan to achieve them. No more drifting you now can be very deliberate in what you’re doing.
Manage Office Politics – All groups of human have politics. It’s the unspoken way of behaving in a group. It’s not always easy to know how to navigate the variety of personalities and dynamics but a Career Coach with a good background in business can help you with effective methods.
Develop Leadership Skills – The most successful professionals are those with leadership capabilities even if they don’t want to be the boss. A Career coach can help you identify those skills and find practical ways of developing them within the framework of your job.
Help you stay focused and accountable – One of the greatest aspects to a career coach is you now have a team of two to help you stay focused on what your priorities are, keep you on track and lend a voice of sanity when you need it.
Coach for Promotion – Most people do want promotion and recognition of some type. A Career Coach can help you identify and develop the skills that can put you on the fast track to a promotion or many promotions.
Help your Performance – Every once in a while we stray off of the path and our performance goes with it. A Career Coach can help you avoid that situation or if it has happened, they can help you pull yourself back on to the high performing road and help you restore your reputation.
You want to think of a Career Coach just like a gymnastic or baseball coach. They are there to help you develop your skills; give your feedback to “up your game” and to be the success you know you can be.
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