Are You in the Career You Want?
If you wake up dreading going to work, questioning what more you need to do to advance your career, have no clue about your career path, or find yourself at a career crossroads, you are likely not in the career you want.
Hard Work is Not Enough for the Career You Want
A few years ago I was at a turning point in my work life. I was coming out of a dark place in my career. Like many other people I met in their early to mid forties, I had no clue what I wanted to do, but I knew I wasn't living my purpose. I was also not doing a good job handling my inability to advance my career.
I began to understand what once worked for me wasn't working anymore. You see, my parents taught me you are rewarded when you work hard. Early in my career those lessons served me well. Unfortunately times changed. It later became abundantly clear that hard work was no longer enough. To enjoy the career I wanted, I was in need of something to get me out of my rut.
Practical Coaching Advice Creates Opportunity
My prayers were answered when I met Karen Watai. Karen came to the organization where I work to run one of her customized learning programs. Learning from Karen was an amazing and life changing experience.
She taught me how to come out of my shell, show executive presence, and manage my weak spots. Also, recall I mentioned hard work was no longer working? Karen taught me what does work.
Additionally, working with Karen afforded me with leadership opportunities and exposure to senior leadership.
Create the Career You Want
What I liked most about Karen's program is what we did on the last day. I will never forget that day. Each participant in the group selected an image that best depicted the career they wanted. From the image we created our career plan. The weeks spent with Karen prepared us for that moment. In fact, me sitting here right now typing is a small piece of my plan. I am doing what I want – helping others.
I want to help you further. You can get access to Karen, her research, and practical coaching to create the career you want. How? From your favorite place to read. Karen has taken her years of experience and put it in a book, Lead Your Way: Practical Coaching Advice for Creating the Career You Want.
You will want this book if you…
- believe you are not enough
- lost confidence in your abilities
- are ready to change careers
- hate networking
- want assistance crafting your career
- believe your race or ethnicity are holding you back
I've read the book. Trust me, the book is great and a quick read. More importantly, Karen has crafted the book to speak to you. She uses cases studies that resonate with the reader. I am certain you will find at least one story similar to your own.
Karen has made a huge difference in my life. I am certain her book will do the same for you.
What are the challenges you're facing in your career?