Close your eyes (after you are done reading this paragraph), and imagine: "If I could have my dream career, what would it be?" How far are you from that dream? Do you know the steps you need to take to get there? According to the latest unemployment data, over 11 million people in the United States are out of work. Are you doing the same things they are to get ahead? And is it worth getting ahead in a job you don't want?
What do you want to do when you retire? Close your eyes again, and picture it. Are you on the right path to get there? Does the journey to retirement feel like it is weighing you down, or do you feel joyful every day when you wake up, excited for another day on the job?
All coaching is the ability of a trained individual to help you see the greatness inside yourself. Career Coaching adds an approach that helps you to see what concrete steps you can take to achieve career objectives. The core of career coaching is to help you assess your professional potential.
Of course not, there have been many people who have awesome careers without them. But a career coach can definitely help; One way to know if a career coach can help you is to take another look at the two picturing exercises above. If you do not have a clear picture, or it seems like something is keeping you from accomplishing those images, it would be well worth contacting a career coach.