Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Become a High Performing Individual whatever your career

How would you feel if you knew that you are working you way towards being your best self?

Happy, right? Perhaps the most cited life goal by most of us.

For me, like a lot of you out there, being my best self and being happy is good for me and others because I have the optimal resources to help me and others.

So how do I become the best version of myself, I hear you ask.

We can provide a complicated answer to this question or a simple answer. The simple answer is the starting point that will lead you on to all the other things that you do as a result of this simple trigger. And by doing all of those things gradually you will be walking through life building on the best version of yourself.

The simple answer is to develop your confidence. Your confidence is directly linked to what you tell yourself, what thoughts you pay attention to, what thoughts you choose to invest in.

So, if you tell yourself negative stuff like 'I feel anxious...worried...fed up' then that is how we are going to feel. Those unwanted negative thoughts and feelings generate unwanted emotional and physical responses in our bodies. Ultimately the result is a negative impact on what we do, such as moaning to a friend.

Whereas if you tell yourself that 'I am going to feel calm, relaxed and in control of myself and my life' then that is how you are going to feel. Ultimately by focusing on this affirmation/mantra in the now each and every day, you will begin to notice and enjoy the positive changes in your life.

For example, you may find yourself dealing with problems better, taking up an enjoyable hobby or achieving better results at work.

Try it for yourself and let me know how you get on via enquiries@westofenglandcoachingandcounselling.co.uk

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Career Transition Blog

If you are considering changing your career somewhat or radically then this blog is for you.

I would like to invite you to take 5 manageable steps to kick start your career transition.

I invite you to consider your thinking on changing your career as a hopeful opportunity rather than something to fear. This alone will help you to take the first steps on your career transition journey.

What would I recommend that you do next?

1. Make a true assessment of what you are good at. My tip here is to ask people that know you well, to include work colleagues and people in your personal life.

2. Fit what you are good at to possible careers. Use google, careers sites, ask others and use your own knowledge.

3. List your achievements that you can use in the future career options.

4. Step out of your comfort zone and move into the learning zone. Research the career options that come up at 2.

5. Take one step a day towards your new career. For example the first step may be to hone in on 2-3 career options. The second step may be to assess the 2-3 options against what is important to you, For example you may rule out a career with high travel requirements/a long commute due to your health.

My role as a coach is to provide you with my full attention, to ask you powerful questions to help to raise your self belief and achieve the outcomes that you want. We will clarify your direction, help you to overcome obstacles, raise your motivation and achieve your action plan.

If you would like help and support in moving your career dream to a reality or if you would like help in deciding what that career might be, please get in touch via enquiries@westofenglandcoachingndcounselling.co.uk or call 01761 237400.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Career Development

Are you thinking about reviewing where you are with your career and wanting to develop it?
If you are then please do read on.

Early in the year is a good time psychologically to do a  career review. For your own learning and growth as well as to achieve progress in certain areas such as financial, are often good drivers.

How do you go about this?

I provide one tried and tested approach here.

Step 1: Brainstorm your key achievements over the last 18-24 months. Did you set career objectives and to what extent did you achieve those?

Step 2: What are your insights and learnings from these achievements?

Step 3: Have you been focused on the right things over the last 18-24 months in order to achieve your career goals and objectives?

Step 4: What is outstanding from previous objectives set? Perhaps develop an action plan with resources required and timescales to complete these.

Step 5: What are your current goal and career objectives? What is driving these?

Step 6: Develop a plan for the next 18-24 months for your career including actions, resources and timescales.

This 6 step career development review approach will help you to clarify your career direction ad provide you with some motivation and stricture to make it happen.

If you would like help and support on your career development journey please contact us on 01761 237400 or write to us at enquiries@westofenglandcoachingandcounselling.co.uk or fill in the contact us form on our website www.westofenglandcoachingandcounselling.co.uk

Friday, 30 December 2016

New Year, New Job

If you are thinking of making a career change in 2017, please read on.

This post is designed to help you to reflect on your wanting a new career this coming year.

Please reflect on the following questions to help you to ratify your decision to change careers.

What are you looking for in your new career that is either absent or in short supply in your current career?

What skills do you enjoy using that will be optimised in your new career?

What values will your new career satisfy?

Are there any of your top five work values that are unlikely to be satisfied in your new career?

Who will you be working with in your new career and how do you feel about this?

Where will you be working?

When do you plan to make this change?

What actions do you need to take in order to make this happen and when does each action need to be done?

How will you be working? For example, with a clear job description or something more fluid?

Why are you wanting this new career? What will it give you?

Answering these questions honestly will help you to make your final decision.

If you would like support in this process or with your career research or with CV and application writing and interview preparation, please get in touch:

01761 237400
enquiries@westofenglandcoachingandcounselling.co.uk