AND FIND THE
Ready for a reset? Not feelin' your work anymore, but lost about what you'd rather do?
What if you could identify a meaningful, fulfilling, profitable new livelihood that's a fantastic fit for you—and confidently go for it?
As a graphic designer turned career change agent, certified life coach and host of the Women Who Went for It! podcast, I coach women whose line of work isn't working for them anymore. They feel stuck in unfulfilling careers, but don't know where to go from here. Plus, they're scared of risking it all for the wrong thing. I help them identify the work and lifestyle they'd love, redesign their career path and confidently go for it.
I do that now, but I wasn't born with a clear "calling," myself.
WORK ISN'T SUPPOSED
TO FEEL BAD.
I hear you, and you're not alone. In fact, I hear it, time and time again, from women like you.
Your work doesn't feel good, and it's taking a toll. On a decent day, some of what you do is fair. Other days, though? *Blech.* And you can't help thinking—I worked hard to get here! Isn't it supposed to feel better than this?
You may have jumped from job to job, hoping you’ll be happier with a new employer, or with a new title. But, once you get settled in, you’re not much more satisfied than you were before.
Or maybe the pay, benefits, status you've earned or the prestige of the company you work for have given you a sense of security. And until now, you've been telling yourself that there are enough ok days at work to stick it out.
THAT WAS THEN. THIS IS NOW.
There was a time you thought that holding out for the weekend could get you by. But now, that nagging feeling has become too loud to ignore: This can't be all there is. I can't keep this up. Isn't there more to life than this?!
It's possible you've been working so hard for others' missions and visions (maybe even those you didn't believe in) that you forgot to dream big, for yourself. But now, you're ready to identify meaningful, fulfilling work that's a fantastic fit for you & confidently go for it!
If you've been stuck on this "hamster wheel" for a while, try not to be too hard on yourself. Let's face it—so many choices and so much uncertainty can lead to "analysis paralysis."
I have good news: it's not too late, and you don't have to go it alone. You're here now, and I've got your back!
No more grinning and bearing it. It's time to live. Not just on the nights and weekends. Not just while on vacation. Every day. Because life's too short to keep doing work that isn't working for you.
Plus, how nice would it be to actually get excited when someone asks you, "What do you do for a living?"
So, are you ready to figure out what you want to be when you grow up?
Stalled out searching for your "passion?" Follow your curiosity, instead!
DO WORK YOU LOVE, AND:
Feel engaged and fulfilled.
Kick butt and make a good living!
Be the "real you," every day.
Work on something you believe in.
Contribute in a meaningful way.
Continually learn and grow.
Feel at home in your work environment.
Be respected and appreciated.
Have time to recharge, have fun and spend time with loved ones.
Look forward to Monday as much as you do Friday (seriously!).
THE SEVEN Cs
Decide to invest in yourself and in creating a life you LOVE. You're worth it!
Don't get stuck looking for that one, perfect job! Instead, explore and play around with your "outrageous" ideas.
Narrow down career ideas, experiment with a select few, see how they feel and plot your path, accordingly.
Notice the waves of fear and doubt, and keep moving forward, anyway.
Talk about where you're at on your path with power and grace (even when you're met with skepticism!).
Surround yourself with supportive, optimistic dreamers, go-getters and risk-takers.
Find the support you need—you don't have to go it alone!
Download my Seven Cs of Successful Career Change chart and find out how to take action on these concepts.
WHAT IS WHOLE PERSON COACHING?
As a Certified Professional Whole Person Coach®, you can think of me as a personal trainer for your career change-up. I’ll be your confidante and cheerleader, I’ll offer you insights and perspective, I’ll challenge you and I’ll help nudge you into action, when necessary.
Together, we’ll work through a number of enlightening exercises and deep dive inquiry, tailored for your learning styles and preferences.
QUESTIONS? ASK AWAY!
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Ready to dig in and discover—just what is your "life's work"?! Let's sit down for a half an hour and strategize.
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