What’s Next?

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Ready for a life/career change but not quite sure what or how?

In order for you to go from confusion and uncertainty to clarity on your preferred future career and life, seeking a new job is not enough. Instead, you need to reflect on your past career choices and re-visit what’s important to you . . . and learn how to dream again. By re-framing your goals and identifying the obstacles, drawing the road map to execute on to re-claim your future is much easier, leading to a career and life that is both fulfilling and rewarding.

If you aren’t quite sure what’s next for you, here are a few things to consider:

Flexibility: Remote work is not a craze or fad; it’s here to stay. Is it for you? Or do you crave structure and routines? Thinking ahead a few years, what kind of flexibility will you need to enjoy your desired lifestyle?

Social Impact: Do you have a strong pull toward a cause? Looking into the non-profit sector, whether as a volunteer or as a paid career, is certainly something to consider.

Consulting: Do you possess strong problem-solving skills, communication, and relationship-building skills that could be valuable in a consulting role?  Does it really have to be in your current field? Maybe you have skill sets that cross over to other types of businesses.

Totally New: If you’ve hit the midpoint in your lifespan, you’ve acquired valuable–and varied–life and business skills. If you have an off-the-radar interest or think you may want to ‘level-up’ a niche service, Online courses, Masterclasses and podcasts are a great way to dip your toes into a new pond without committing to a 4-year degree. Maybe you want to totally re-brand yourself!

The quest to find your personal ‘What’s Next’ is your unique journey but there is no need to go it alone. If you are feeling stuck in your career or life, group coaching can be a great way to get unstuck and start moving forward. I am starting a group coaching program in September. We will re-visit what’s important to you today vs in the past.

DISCOVER: Start writing–Get out a piece of paper and list all of your past jobs, roles and volunteer activities.

DEVELOP: What are the 2-5 things you most enjoyed about each of those? What did you find you were better at than others? Answer these questions: What was it specifically that you enjoyed? Why did you enjoy that part so much?

DRIVE: To articulate some of your strengths, I suggest this free survey to identify your character strengths: viacharacter.org

The upcoming September group coaching course will focus on helping you identify what you want and then execute a plan to go after it. If you are ready to end the confusion and uncertainty, join me to create your “Personal Life Plan” to live forward and move from Career Confusion to Career Intention. Please email me at gford@bygeorgecoaching.com using the subject line: I want to know more. Let’s get to it together.

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