What will you gain by hiring a Career coach?
26th July, 2013
Do you ever come across difficult colleagues or bosses?
Do you feel your networking skills are top notch?
Do you shine at interviews?
Do you feel you are a master of negotiation?
Do you demonstrate assertiveness in the work force?
Do you possess self confidence and high self esteem?
Do you stay calm and serene when persuading and influencing tricky clients or colleagues?
Do you love your job and feel happy within your role?
Do you have lots of tools for creativity?
Do you have leadership skills?
Does your CV stand out?
Do you feel confident in your presentation skills?
These are just a few of the reasons clients hire career coaches.
Being technically good at your job these days isn’t enough. Interpersonal skills, confidence and self esteem are also essential. In order to enhance relationships at work and improve business you have to win others trust by making an impact and come across in a credible way, whatever the situation.
Gone are the days of command and control management style. Career coaching will help you become empowering, think and perform independently and develop effective communication skills. You will be shown how to develop and improve the strategies and tactics you use to help you influence and persuade others and become more productive and influential.
It cannot be overstated how important it is to smile with confidence and conviction. By believing in yourself and demonstrating a quiet inner strength, self-assurance and high self-esteem, people will be attracted to you and swarm around you as you will create an impact.
Career coaching can also help you learn the art of body language as you need to look relaxed and comfortable at all times. Having a powerful, physical presence signals confidence and competence. You will learn how to build on your personal strengths, rather than dwelling on your weaknesses. You will be shown how to become more liked and respected by being assertive without being aggressive, and your business interactions will improve profoundly and create real change. Having career coaching will show you how to be more confident in your speech, ask powerful questions and be an effective listener.
Many struggle with colleagues constantly interrupting them or/and delegating. Career coaches can offer techniques to help you get smarter with your time and explore what time robbers derail your workplace productivity and discover what organisational skills could be improved for peak efficiency. Many people over-commit too and don't set clear objectives daily or an agenda, and coaches can offer strategies to help improve organisational skills.
Another area career coaching can help with is exploring your communication style in the work force to discover if you are coming across in as aggressive, bossy, intolerant, opinionated way, or if you are being passive aggressive by speaking in a sarcastic, ambiguous, manipulative manner or even perhaps being passive by moaning or being indecisive or constantly apologetic. Whilst having career coaching session the coach can guide you on how to become assertive and communicate in a direct, honest, responsible, succinct style.
You and your coach can together discuss a bespoke specific, measurable, realistic action plan and a strategic plan to clearly define goals, immediate and long range.
Why hire a career coach? Because it is your time to shine!
About the author
Annie is a successful corporate trainer, speaker, master hypnotherapist. Clients include household names in the corporate and celebrity worlds. She is author of 'the confidence factor', an expert on TV and featured in press. Annie runs regular workshops and coaches groups online, whilst working with a select number of one to one clients.
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