Not sure what to do with your life?Believe it or not, the answer is already within you. It's just hiding. You need to discover your core values to help you uncover what you should be doing with your life to be fulfilled.Knowing your core values is like polishing your compass.A core value, by the way, is a particular value that you need to honor regularly. Not honoring your core values creates that nagging feeling that something is "off" about your life.There are two problems that most of my clients deal with:Core Values are specific and difficult to pin down. Once you know your core values, it's hard to determine what specific actions will help you honor them effectively in your life and career.Here's how I solve these two problems.Solution #1: I use a multi-step process when I'm coaching to help uncover someone's core values. We can do it in one afternoon. Solution #2: Once we come up with a list of your core values, we determine the next action you will take, without any hesitation, to move toward the life and career you want.
You have value. You know you do.The problem is that as you consider moving into a new industry or company, you feel like an impostor.You have thoughts like these when you are scrolling through job listings:I'm not good enough to apply.I don't have enough experience.Nobody would want me, anyway.I bet I'd be at the bottom of the pile of resumes.It's simply too late for me.That little voice inside your head? It's something that lingers from childhood. And that little voice is a liar.And its sabotaging you from getting what you want.It's keeping you from even attempting to put yourself out there!There are two problems my clients experience regarding this lying little voice:They think by ignoring it, the voice will just go away at some point.They think that the voice is their own logic and rationale (spoiler alert, it's not).Here's how I solve these problems:Solution #1: My clients learn how to identify this tricky, sabotaging, lying voice when it arises. It's very sneaky, so we learn its unique personality, and how to anticipate its very predictable tricks.Solution #2: My clients create a customized "taming strategy" that diminishes the voice's power.
You look at where you are now and wonder how you got there.Maybe you had a parent or relative or friend who convinced you that this was the right career path for you (a path that you now regret pursuing). Maybe you didn't know what you really wanted back then, so you took someone's advice.Here's the problem with advice.It's well-intentioned. It feels like love. But it's not.It's someone else, projecting their values onto YOUR life.The trouble else, unless you understand your own values, you will constantly be seeking advice from others.And their advice won't satisfy you forever.These thought patterns are toxic and difficult to break. They don't always appear as straight-up advice, either. Sometimes, they appear as recurring self-talk.It's time to tune into your intuition and think about what you really want.My clients deal with two important problems before they work with me:They depend on other people in their life to give them direction.They aren't sure of what they really want (as a result of #1).Here's how I help solve that problem:Solution #1: We uncover your core values (the values that you can't live without honoring). Core values are specific and take some digging to uncover.Solution #2: My clients learn to tune into their gut feelings, the ones they've been ignoring. They use this skill on every step of the career change journey.
You spend lots of time scrolling through job sites, like Indeed or LinkedIn.You fantasize about taking some really cool position you've found, but never actually hit the apply button.Or, if you do, you give up halfway through the process as you think to yourself, this company would never hire someone like me.Or perhaps, you feel that you aren't perfectly qualified to do the job.It feels like you're stuck in the mud. You want to move forward but it seems physically impossible.Here's the truth: you don't need to be perfectly qualified in order to apply for a job.My clients come to me with two problems:They can't seem to hit apply on anything, even if it seems interesting.They don't know how to adjust their application materials (cover letter and resume) for a new career that isn't perfectly aligned with their current one.I solve this two problems like this:Solution #1: My clients sharpen their just-do-it muscle through easy-to-do activities between our sessions. I call these "radical actions" - which means taking action on something that is technically easy to do, but a little bit scary. I've got your back. Solution #2: My clients can tailor a resume/cover letter in just a few minutes using keywords from any job description. Applying for jobs regularly is how you get practice applying for jobs.But, for this level of action, you need direction and accountability.
You send out resumes and cover letters frequently. You network with whomever will talk to you.And yet, no opportunities seem to come your way.When my clients come to me with this kind of problem, there are usually one of two issues at play:They've mostly talked about themselves and what they want.They're applying for jobs they aren't qualified to do.It's that simple. If a potential employer feels that you can bring value to their team, they'll give you an interview.All it takes a simple re-framing. Here's how I solve these two issues:Solution #1: My clients use different language on their application materials. They change the words they use to focus on why they are the solution for the organization. Solution #2: My clients talk about how they will add value rather than what they're interested in doing (because no one cares about what you want; they care about what they want).
You feel like there isn't enough time in the day to do all the work it takes to pivot your career.Not only that, you wouldn't know where to begin. After all, you've got the job (that you hate), the kids (that you only get a few hours with per day), and perhaps a small sliver of time at night to watch your favorite show.And don't even get me started on weekends. Especially if you have kids.But there's good news: it's not about a lack of time. It's simply about how you are currently engaging with your time.My clients come to me with two key problems related to time:They engage with time in a way that hinders progress. They live in a reactive way and don't have a system in place to handle important projects.I solve this problem in two important ways:Solution #1: My clients learn how to manage their time in ways that connect to their core values (the values that they can't live without). They end up with a "mind like water" - a mind that is ready to handle whatever comes its way.Solution #2: My clients learn to take even the most minor project and identify the next do-able action to move forward. Time is a currency, just like money. And, just like you would engage with a financial planner, consider me your personal time advisor :) I help you invest your time in the right activities to move toward the life you want.