Category Archives: Career Crossroads

Career Transition

Who am I? Discover your true purpose

Knowing who you REALLY are, and being able to answer that question in an informed and honest way is the key to fulfillment and inner peace.   We live in a society that is constantly clamoring to tell us who we ‘should be’ what we ‘should aspire to’, what stereotype or expectation ‘we should emulate’ that will build our self-esteem and enable us to ‘fit in’. There are so many issues, inward and outward that impact our perceptions of ourselves – it can be like a minefield. Many do not do the inner work required to reveal who they really are, but have been carried away on the tide of expectation, and the mask of ‘acceptance’. It is so easy to get sucked into this, believing you should fulfill trusted people and society’s expectations of yourself, to cement your belonging… More

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Unlock your Secret Passion

As a coach, one of the questions I ask my clients in their intake questionnaire is; ‘If there was a secret passion in your life, what would it be?’ The answers usually reveal a prevailing passion or talent that they haven’t had the courage of belief to pursue. They usually explain this away as something that is out reach, so they ‘settle’ for far less than they are capable of. But from my perspective as a coach, their ‘secret passion’ is usually something that is achievable if they harness their vision adopt the right mindset, make a plan and add plenty of passion and motivation. There’s never a perfect to time to make a change that will greatly benefit the quality of your life. It may seem daunting, but this is just a state of mind, not the reality of… More

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Create a Vision Board to Design your Future

Three weeks into the New Year, are your resolutions are already being compromised? Are your goals that were set with high energy and virtuosity beginning to fade away? Or are you struggling to locate your true identity, your wants and desires that have been put on a back burner in the busyness of life – and dreading yet another year rolling around with no change in sight? Creating a vision board is a great way to begin to articulate and clarify what motivates and energises you, and can be the first step in setting meaningful goals aligned to your true values, in addition to exploring the age old question: Who am I? A vision board helps to clarify and maintain focus on your aspirations. It is any sort of board where you display images and items that represent your passion… More

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Find a Mentor to Turbo Charge your Career

Starting out on a new career or business venture can be daunting, particularly if you are new to an industry, or a career switcher at the beginning of the steep climb towards your career goals. Having a mentor throughout your journey to guide and support you can make a significant difference to your success. Learning from those who have already trodden the hard fought path with success, can save you time and wasted energy – if you adhere to their relevant ‘golden nuggets of wisdom’, and take the necessary action that follows this. The Benefits of Good Mentor A good mentor can provide a range of benefits, that can’t be learnt from a textbook. They have a combination of detailed industry knowledge and can give you personal introductions to their contacts, which have often taken them many years to establish… More

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Discover your Strengths and Unique Purpose

It’s time to stake your claim on the next rung of the career ladder, the only trouble is, you’re not sure which building to position that ladder against. But “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got” (Anthony Robbins). When looking for the next career move, or in a state of career transition, most people usually look at what they’ve already done to determine their future choices. This is all very good if you are 100% fulfilled in your current line of work, and don’t yearn for the elusive ‘something else’. But what if you want to do something new and desire more fulfilment and purpose? And if you are brave enough to ask yourself, ‘what would I really like do in the future?’ This can immediately be erased, by the habit of limiting your… More

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Be the Round Peg in the Round Hole, Find Clarity and Purpose in your Career

We spend a third of our waking hours at work, so it makes sense that we are doing something that makes us happy and fulfilled as well as being financially rewarding. But how many of us can say our jobs fit us like the finest couture dress or bespoke suit? Unfortunately many people go through their careers being sure of what they don’t want but unsure of what they do want. And those who dare to dream about their ideal job or career can find themselves stuck on the “someday I’ll…” treadmill unable to fit the missing pieces into the jigsaw of their lives, that will create the balance and fulfilment they crave. Have you dedicated years to study and qualify to fulfil an early career goal, only to find when you get there that you are the square peg… More

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What’s Your Story?

  You have just convinced yourself to take a leap of faith and pursue the career you REALLY want.  You’re venturing into unchartered waters…….so how do you convince potential employers that while you may be out of your comfort zone, you ARE up to the new challenge?  It’s time to craft your story.  A credible and compelling story is the key ingredient for success when you are going through a career transition. It can make the difference between potential employers warming to you and believing in your untested capabilities or writing you off as a ‘chancer’. Ever wondered why biographies are so popular? We are fascinated with the voyage of people’s lives, particularly those who have experienced a diverse journey, filled with twists and turns, with major struggles that were overcome. This combination can be captivating. That person becomes relatable, we… More

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