Why you need a career coach

Michelle Velan, Founder of Wondersource

Let’s be real, we all need a little guidance sometimes. It’s how we grow and learn. As kids we received that guidance from teachers, parents, and even sports coaches. As we age and expand in our career path, we still need that support. If you’ve ever thought about coaching, but never pulled the trigger, it’s important to understand that studies have shown 70% of individuals who receive coaching benefited from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills.

Still on the fence? Here are 5 reason you need a coach:

1) Your strategically written résumé isn’t going to help you conduct a successful job search
Simply improving your CV will not cut it these days. With so many applicants vying for a single position these days, you have to be strategic in your search. Have you identified what company size and industry you want to work in? What about specific roles/job titles? Do your skills match the requirements and can you articulate your strengths and value proposition? Coaches support you through all these steps and force you to think differently when it comes to making yourself stand out.

2) One webinar isn’t going to solve your job challenges
According to Donna Sweidan, a certified career coach, it takes around 8-10 hours of coaching for the typical client to begin internalizing the key benefits of coaching. Understanding your key strengths, shifting your mindset, and learning how to talk about yourself are not things you learn overnight, but they are deep transformative insights that will make you stand out to any employer.

3) High performance execs all ask for help
Have you heard of Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Jobs, Oprah? Guess what, all these top performers have had many career coaches throughout their years in business. From learning how to communicate more effectively to creating a long-term strategic plan for your career, coaches work with hundreds of other clients and can help you make plans and decisions that enable you to reach your long-term goals.

4) Career coaching is an investment in your future
Investing in yourself builds confidence and empowers you. Haven’t you found yourself wanting to be mentored by people who seem to have it all together, who have accomplishments you admire? People are hesitant to spend money developing themselves and their careers instead spend money on things like dinners out or vacations. Guess what, when career coaching helps you earn your next promotion or dream job, you’ll be able to eat out a lot more.

5) Working with a coach results in life fulfillment
Career coaches help you set and achieve your goals, but a little known secret is that what you learn from a career coach also can apply to daily life. We spend so many hours at work. If you’re able to find greater fulfillment here, it translates to great fulfillment in life.
With the right coach you’ll grow, thrive, achieve your dreams, and best of all, feel more empowered.

Wondersource offers coaching for both individuals and companies. Schedule a call with us today to find out which is right for you.

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