Tutor • Mentor • Coach • Neurochange practitioner/mentor • Mindset Coach specialising in overcoming addictions
Career coaches help to identify our personal goals, develop leadership skills and plan employment moves. This involves assistance in locating job opportunities, reviewing resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and preparing for job interviews.
Here at NextThought, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I don’t just want to help you find a new position in your current field – that would be moving sideways. Instead, I want to catapult you to the position you’ve always dreamed of, one you perhaps believed to be unattainable.
Changing employment requires various steps. There’ll likely be obstacles along the way, and at times this can be an overwhelming process. However, it’s my goal to support and guide you as you strive for more satisfying work. I’ve been there, so I know how it feels to be disenchanted and disillusioned about the future.
There is a common misconception that this form of mentoring is just for students deciding what their post-school vocation will be. While this is a valuable form of employment mentoring, it differs significantly from what I offer at NextThought.
When developing a plan, I adopt a holistic approach and consider all aspects of your life. You have to take a step back, look at the big picture, decide what you want and put together a plan to get you there, your job being one ingredient. I will guide you through this process and help accelerate your career – and your life.
A counsellor uses an educational, directive approach to develop the tools necessary for acquiring a job. A personal coach will listen to your concerns and help you determine how to resolve them.
I will help you identify and set your goals then, crucially, take action toward achieving them using various tools, exercises and activities. Here at NextThought, you can take advantage of all of these services.
I’ll work with you to find the best approach to landing that dream job or promotion, developing your small business and building your brand personality. My services are available in-person in Brisbane or via Zoom from anywhere in the world.
Career coaching is designed to assist both individuals and organisations in recognising and achieving professional goals. A career coach works with clients to assess their skills and interests, set realistic career goals, and develop actionable plans to achieve those goals. Career coaching can help individuals make a successful transition into a new career, advance in their current field, or simply figure out what they want to do with their lives.
Working with a career coach can offer an array of benefits. The most obvious is perhaps how a career coach can save you a lot of time and energy in focusing on your goals and creating a plan to achieve them. This includes valuable insights & feedback to help you improve your performance at work.
Career coaches also help to develop better communication skills, which is key in any workplace. Here you learn how to better connect with your managers, co-workers and even customers or clients.
Overall, career coaching helps you to develop the necessary skills to manage your own career. This involves how to set goals, creating plans for achieving them, and staying on track when things get tough. A career coach can also help you troubleshoot any problems that may arise along the way.
While there is no standard path to becoming a career coach, many coaches have a bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field. Some coaches also have master’s degrees or certifications in coaching from professional organisations. In addition to formal education, many career coaches have years of experience working in human resources and counselling roles, providing insight into the challenges that people face when making career decisions and helping them better understand how to aid their clients.
Career coaching is most effective when tailored to an individual’s specific needs. As such, the frequency of your sessions will vary, and can be flexible enough to increase around more pivotal events in your career path, such as in the lead up to interviews or opportunities for change.
At NextThought, we provide a range of solutions to suit both your preferences and lifestyle. Individuals can receive their sessions via virtual communication tools such as Skype & Zoom to help you wherever you are located. We also deliver coaching workshops for organisations, helping employees and wider teams to create a more productive and rewarding environment.
The career coaching process is different for everyone. Some of our clients only require a limited number of sessions that are customised to help with a specific event, such as when transitioning into a new role, whereas others will prefer more regular, ongoing sessions to keep their skills and mindset sharp.