Having a trusted partner to help you navigate the biggest moments in your career can be a life changer. Whether we realize it or not, we're constantly being faced with decisions and opportunities that make the difference between achieving our career goals and missing out. Do you ever wish you had someone to give you advice on how to:
- Build a great 30 60 90 day plan
- Start a new job strong
- Build an awesome resume to help get a job
- Run through some really tough interview questions
- Figure out the best way to handle a difficult co-worker
- Get more comfortable talking with senior executives
This is why so many people have started using a career coach. Its a comfort to know you've got someone on your side who can help you make the best career decisions and capitalize on opportunities when they arise.
Here are the question I get asked most about career coaching:
I like the idea of career coaching, but how does it actually work?
A coach is like a partner in crime for your career. Coaching sessions are typically 60 minutes and done using Skype. But even though we have structured sessions, I'm also available to you via email, phone and text to help you deal with the things that inevitably come up in between our scheduled meetings. The first step once you've decided you're interested in career coaching is to email me and i'll give you all the information you need to get started.
Who have you coached and what makes you a great coach?
I have been coaching for 5 years and I've been leading teams for almost 20. What separates me from most career coaches, is that I am still actively working at a company. I'm a senior executive at a billion dollar technology company and I lead a large team. Unlike many coaches, who are former recruiters or have been out of the game for a while, I'm still in the middle of it all. I've made every mistake in the book for 20 years and I've managed to rise from a Junior Associate to a Senior Vice President. I can help you do that same. Because I have a full time career, I'm not able to take on a ton of clients, so the ones I engage with, I get extremely invested in.
What will we talk about? I'm not really sure what to expect.
Every coaching relationship is a little bit different. The most important thing is that we work on the things that will help you achieve the goals you have for yourself. Sometimes a good starting point is actually working through what those goals are and what they could be. Here are some examples of common coaching session topics:
- Building a killer 30-60-90 day plan when starting a new job.
- Navigating a difficult or contentious relationship at work.
- Working on how to communicate with your boss and other executives.
- Advice for negotiating a new job offer or salary increase
- Building a plan to get promoted or get a raise
What's different about your approach to career coaching?
As a senior executive myself, I have a unique perspective to share. I can help you understand what your boss and other executives are thinking and build plans to make a real impact. If you're already a senior executive, I have shared experiences with you and understand what you're dealing with. Most of my clients have been with me for years - we're partners. If they have a problem on the weekend, in the middle of the night, on a holiday - I'm available to them.
How much does it cost?
Coaching is $500.00 (USD) for a 60 minute session with discounts available for 4 and 12 session bundles. Each session includes pre-work and post session follow-up. Some clients like to do one session per month, others do one session per quarter and many do one session per week. Many clients have specific needs like building a great plan or preparing an important presentation. We can create a package that works for whatever you need.