Career Exploration: What’s the Career of Your Dreams?
Finding work that has meaning, work that doesn’t feel like work, work that is energizing: that’s the goal of the career exploration process.
We all have gifts—things that we do naturally, effortlessly and well—but we often have a hard time recognizing and owning those gifts. My strength is helping clients to recognize their favorite skills, and how those can be leveraged to find a satisfying career.
Career Exploration is:
- A step-by-step process to untangle and work through all the questions involved in a career change: What do I REALLY want to do? Do I have the right skills? Can I make enough money? Do I have to start over?
- A holistic approach that takes into account the realities of life, including responsibilities to spouse, children and parents, health limitations, geographic constraints, self-esteem, and all the other issues that people have to contend with in their complicated lives.
- An in-depth exploration of who you are and what you want, so that the answers that you carry inside you surface naturally in response to our focused work together.
People often have questions about the length of the process. It depends on many factors, including how much time and energy you can devote to the process between sessions, how much flexibility you feel you have to make a change, and how big the jump is between your current job and your new career.
The most important thing to realize about career exploration is that I don’t have the answer—you do. Our work will be focused on helping you unearth the answers that you already possess. Sometimes people come to career counseling hoping that I will be able to tell them what they should be doing. Career exploration is a journey of self-discovery.