Updated: Aug 30
There's no shame in admitting that you need some help pursuing your career goals. In fact, it's one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself!
As a career coach, I recently taught a course on Imposter Syndrome to a group of small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. In that course, I explained that when we doubt our abilities, we often leave money, opportunity, and our own happiness on the table.
One major takeaway from this lesson is that it isn't just for small business owners. This applies to anyone who has ever allowed their self-doubt to get in the way of their career dreams.
Do you have ambitious goals but feel uncertain about how to achieve them? Are you struggling with self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy that prevent you from taking that next step? If so, it might be the perfect time to hire a career coach to help you tap into that powerhouse of talent that's waiting to be unleashed.
What is a Career Coach, and Why Should I Hire One?
A career coach is a professional who can help you identify your goals and create a plan to achieve them. They can also provide support and accountability throughout the process.
When to Hire a Career Coach
Here are 3 times when hiring a career coach can be especially helpful:
When Starting Your Own Business
If you'd like to start a business, a career coach can help you assess your skills and experience, set realistic goals, and create a roadmap for success. They can also provide invaluable support and encouragement as you take the leap into entrepreneurship. Think of your career coach as your personal cheerleader!
When Preparing for a Salary Discussion
This could be during the salary negotiation for a new job, while negotiating a promotion at work, or anytime you're planning to ask for a pay raise. In my experience, clients often don't know where to start with salary research which can be your most powerful negotiating tool.
That's where I come in! In the past 6 months, I've coached my clients to negotiate an average base salary increase of $25k. They leave our sessions armed with facts about their industry, knowledge of the local market and prepared to ask for a reasonable offer they deserve.
When Applying For a New Role or Promotion
Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to brag about your friends than it is to talk about yourself? It's totally normal because our culture encourages us to be humble and grateful. While there is nothing wrong with that, being overly modest does make it harder to land that new job or secure that promotion.
As your career coach, I'll help you realize your potential, build your confidence, and equip you with the necessary tools to show up to the interview with your head held high. I also help you identify the valuable skills you bring to the table so you can continue to grow and master your craft.
If any of this resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out and schedule a free consultation call with me. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if coaching is right for you.
Let’s pursue your goals together!
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