By Katy Caroan:
Haven’t we all met them – friends and acquaintances complaining about lost opportunities in their professional lives? Some of them even mourning bad previous decisions, leading to less challenging professional roles and a state of frustration, even dispair? Haven’t most of us been there at least once?
Looking back, what did we do correctly to move into the driver’s seat of our professional journey and become braver upon new opportunities? As a coach, I always ask my clients what they did right when looking back at situations when they were successful in encountering a career challenge. The answer typically matures over time, and suddenly a thinking pattern becomes clearer and clearer until they realize how their own success recipe may be replicated over and over again.
The most effective trigger I’ve come across when it comes to getting insights about a person’s professional assets is the analysis of the his or her professional reputation. The observations and reflections from other professionals help my clients gain insights and drive actions, initiating the self-drive required to successfully make new, vital career related decisions.
As a bi-product, the proud, energy and joy emerging from the career discoverer are easily recognized by the surroundings. It’s a true win-win-win, for the individual, the employer as well as for the people surrounding the opportunity taker. Is there anything more beneficial to do for people experiencing professional frustration?