One of the building blocks that each of us builds our own happiness is a sense of professional fulfillment. We spend a third of our day at work, and in many cases, we stay there even longer, not only physically but also mentally. We think about our duties, problems, or deadlines even when we close the office door or turn off our business laptops. We bring them home and we cannot separate them from our private life. So if work does not bring us satisfaction, it affects our whole life. In such a case a good solution may be career coaching.
In what situations is it worth considering career coaching?
Career coaching sessions may be undertaken for a variety of reasons. Below are some of them:
in your daily work you are accompanied by a sense of stagnation, you have the impression that you are standing still
appearing at the place of employment is a source of great stress for you
Your job doesn't give you a sense of satisfaction, it's just a chore
you are not sure that the chosen career path is right for you
you are considering a career change
you do not want to change employment, but you have difficulties finding yourself in the current situation
you struggle with chronic fatigue or burnout at work
Of course, the list is not complete – if the problem you are struggling with is not listed on it, it does not mean that career coaching is not for you. Don't hesitate to seek help and advice.
How to deal with burnout at work?
Burnout at work is a phenomenon that can happen to anyone. It is a physical and emotional state that arises as a result of prolonged exposure to stress in the work environment. Its symptoms are individual and may vary slightly from person to person.
The most common symptoms of burnout are chronic fatigue, lack of motivation to work, difficulties with memory and concentration, and sleep disorders. It is estimated that on an annual basis up to 30% of people employed in Poland begin to feel them. If you suffer from these ailments and do not know how to get rid of them, a career coach will come to your aid. Coaching is a service for which demand is constantly growing.
Career Coach - Who is this?
A career coach is a person who supports employees in the implementation of their daily duties, and also helps in choosing a new career path. It is worth turning to him when we experience symptoms of professional burnout - thanks to career coaching, in cooperation with a specialist, you can effectively get rid of them. How?
The support of loved ones is essential
One of the best ways to feel better about burnout is to talk not only to your coach, but also to your family and friends. It is good to break the isolation that often affects burnt out people and share their experiences. It may turn out that your emotions are extremely difficult - maybe it's worth giving up coaching for a while and turn to a psychotherapist for help?
Work schedule - small change, big difference
If you decide to continue operating in your industry, it may be a good idea to try to change the way you work. When you plan the tasks you do during the day well, you will start to feel less stressed. Together with the coach, you can choose the order and way of fulfilling your daily duties to improve your well-being.
Don't be afraid to act
One of the things career coaching can help you with is a change of employment and acclimatization in a new company - sometimes it's the only and best solution. Do not hesitate to use it and reach for the support of a specialist!
Career coaching - rules
During the coaching session, we will talk about your situation. If we jointly decide that there is such a need, we will conduct psychometric tests and discuss their results - they will help in assessing your qualifications and potential.
The first session is free. I do not give a specific number of meetings that will be enough to solve your problem. Each situation is individual and requires such an approach.
Also, the duration of a single session is a matter determined within an individual contract. The basic unit is one clock hour, and the cost of such a session is EUR 100+VAT. Meetings are held in the online space with the use of popular messengers.
Career coaching - first tips and hints
If at this stage you do not feel the need to take advantage of career coaching, but there is something that bothers you or you are simply interested in the topic of career development and setting yourself professional goals - we invite you to take advantage of the first tips, inspiration, and hints.
Find a spare moment and read a few texts that help you to look at the topics of professional development, career planning, and "career" in general from very different perspectives.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson has said, "The field cannot be well seen from within the field".
So in order to properly analyze and plan such an important topic as career development, it is worth first changing your current perspective and looking more broadly, differently. Only then will you have a chance to see opportunities that you do not see right now. Only then will you have a chance to ask yourself other questions.
And the answer is as good as good the question was.