The Entrepreneur’s Source® reviews 4 top myths (and truths) about career coaching
Do you find yourself waking up each morning unhappy about the thought that you have to go work for a company and perform a job that doesn’t excite or satisfy you? Well, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, a whopping 53 percent of Americans are unsatisfied with their careers. If you find yourself in this majority, it’s time to take your career into your own hands and create a more satisfying future for yourself.
A great first step on this journey to career fulfillment is consulting with an alternative career coach to help you discover your Possibilities, Options and Dreams for what your future can hold. Career change can be scary and complex, and an alternative career coach can help to guide you through the process so it doesn’t have to seem so daunting. Working with a career coach has many benefits, but many professionals are still afraid to take the leap due to common myths that clout the industry. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source reviews four of the most common myths surrounding the career coaching industry to help uncover the truth.
The Entrepreneur’s Source® Reviews 4 Myths of Career Coaching
Myth #1: Business Coaching is a Short-Term Process
It’s important to keep in mind that coaching is not about having to make fast decisions or about changing everything at once. Coaching is about is about helping you gain clarity about your Possibilities, Options and Dreams so that the next step in your career transition is logical. Sometimes this insight takes but a moment to develop and sometimes it takes a longer amount of time.
It’s important to go through your career transition at your own pace, and a coach will be there for you no matter the duration. Coaching is about self-discovery, no matter how fast or slow you need to go. Depending on the individual who is seeking a coach, the amount of time spent working with a coach can vary greatly. Career coaching is something that can be tailored to the individual, and during the Discovery Process at The Entrepreneur’s Source clients have total control over how long this process takes.
Myth #2: I Don’t Need a Coach Because My Friends and Family Can Advise Me
Although family and friends can be a great resource to turn to when making big life decisions, they oftentimes aren’t objective in the advice or opinions that they give you. In fact, family and friends oftentimes unknowingly hold us back from reaching for and achieving our dreams by providing one-sided, self-serving and biased advice due to fear, uncertainty or simply lack of knowledge. On the contrary, there is value in engaging a third party perspective, like that of an alternative career coach because they’re likely more objective since they are detached from the outcome.
At the end of the day, it’s a career coach’s job to help their clients uncover their Possibilities, Options and Dreams – no matter how radical they may seem. Coaches are there to guide you through all of these possibilities to zero in on the one that will lead you to your ultimate goals. Coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source are trained professionals in this process. Allowing them to guide you through your journey of discovery can be a great resource in addition to what your family and friends can bring to the table.
Myth 3: I Tell My Coach My Career Frustrations, and They Give Me A Solution
This is one of the most popular myths of the career coaching industry. Yes, clients express their frustrations to their coaches, but it isn’t a coach’s job to tell someone exactly what to do. You may find yourself at a point where you want your coach to tell you exactly what to do, but this most likely won’t lead to empowerment. Coaches can’t and won’t simply give their clients all of the answers or tell them what to do. There isn’t one set way to go about solving career frustrations because we are all unique human beings with unique goals, needs and expectations.
Instead, the client and coach work together to collaborate and come up with the best choices for that unique individual and his or her situation. Alternative career coaches are trained in helping ask their clients questions to allow them to better to explore their dangers, opportunities and strengths and learn about vehicles that can help them accomplish their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity™ (I.L.W.E.™) Goals. From here, the client will answer these questions which will help set them on their path to career change.
Myth 4: Coaching Is Too Expensive for Me
Coaching can be very expensive, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. It really is about return on your investment. At the end of the day, investing in a coach is only expensive if there is no ROI. However, the ICF Global Coaching Client Study found that clients that seek career coaching as a method to get ahead report a median ROI of 3.44 times their actual investment in coaching.
At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, alternative career coaches will never charge for their time. There may be a book or a resource they suggest you invest in, but that is entirely up to you. All they want is your commitment to be coachable and open to possibilities.
Are you ready to turn your career around? Contact an alternative career coach today at The Entrepreneur’s Source® to get started on your journey to career fulfillment https://entrepreneurssource.com/blog/contact/.