It can be difficult to navigate a professional reinvention on your own. A good career coach can save you countless hours of frustration by sharing best practices with you and helping you avoid common pitfalls as you transition. But finding the right one makes all the difference.
When I ask the question – who is your ideal client? What I hear, after the long thoughtful pause, is “I don’t really know who my ideal client is” or “I want to help everyone.” Even considering the idea of having to say no to some clients in order to focus on others can be incredibly uncomfortable.
The thing about us coaches is many of us are optimists. We sincerely want to support many, many people and it may feel selfish, or that we are missing out, if we have to choose.
Robert Stamboliev, Institute for Transformational Psychology (ITP), The Netherlands This article was first published by the IJMC (International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching), Volume XII, nr 1, May 2014 (pages 66-76), see http://www.emccoun [...]
Claudia Crescenzi's insight:
A focus on a specific technique of Voice Dialogue called Stretching.
In order to be successful as a company, leaders and everyone involved need to constantly find better (and smarter) ways to be more efficient and to increase the level of execution. In this rush for optimal performance and strategy execution, it is easy to lose sight of the important stuff and to know where to focus our efforts. If we haste too much and are constantly in a rush, mistakes are made and long-term opportunities lost. In the middle of stressful situations, we tend to forget that we can actually increase our speed dramatically if we first slow down a bit.
How to turn a bully into an ally. Would it not be perfect if we, as human beings, would not hesitate to demonstrate our strength, and say wholeheartedly what we stand for in life, and would not be embarrassed either to show our sensitivities an [...]
What actually makes a great team? We've all been on teams, whether in school, in athletics, in our churches, organizations, and communities. We've watched great teams win championships, we've marveled at their ability to create amazing resources, new technology, and jaw-dropping experiences. There are lots of qualities that make up a great team, but thought I would point out ten that seem to be consistently evident across the board. 1. Humble yet confident leader- Humility and authenticity start
By: Robert Stamboliev A harmless joke from a client to ease the tension, the sarcastic joke from a client, in an attempt to feel superior, the cynical joke full of black humour that betrays someone’s hopeless perspective … Humour knows many fa [...]
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