Updated: Nov 8
Have you ever wondered about the direction of your career? We all do.
It can be overwhelming to juggle personal life and career advancement and be confident in the process. We also have to consider our intersectional needs and challenges as we are first-generation professionals navigating spaces that are not welcoming to equity mindsets.
There might be at times where you feel defeated in your work field. When is it the right time to invest in a career coach?
What is a career coach?
A career coach is a professional who can help individuals develop their skills and career goals. They provide advice and direction on how to make the most of a person's career prospects. They can offer guidance on career paths, job search strategies, career development, networking, and job satisfaction.
A career coach can provide advice on career transitions, such as moving from one job to another or switching industries. Ultimately, a career coach can help individuals build a successful and fulfilling career long-term.
Here are 5 signs that you need a career coach:
You feel stuck in your current job and don't see a clear path to advancement.
You feel overwhelmed or confused when it comes to deciding which career path to pursue.
You feel like you're in a rut and need help getting motivated.
You don't have a clear understanding of your skills, strengths, and weaknesses.
You're struggling to find your passion and purpose in your current job.
What to look for in a career coach?
When looking for a career coach, it is important to consider factors such as qualifications, experience, and coaching style. Qualifications can include client satisfaction, educational background, and someone that you admire or respect. Experience is important to look for when choosing a career coach, as it can demonstrate their ability to help you reach your goals. Finally, it is important to consider their coaching style. Do they focus on goal setting, provide feedback, and are they supportive? Finding the right coach for you can make all the difference in achieving your career goals.
For example, I work predominately with first-generation Latinas from baby boomers, gen X to millennials in helping them build career confidence and a pathway of fulfillment. My clients feel comfortable with me because we have those hard conversations of how to navigate different work issues in a safe and supportive environment.
Why did I become a Career Coach?
I am "that" friend that you will call when you are interested in a job. As I have my Bachelor's in Public Relations, I have learned how to market individuals toward their dream job. I also furthered my education by earning my Master's in Educational Counseling and have experience with goal setting, time management, and career exploration.
I started to mentor and supervise first-generation college students and started to see how a lot struggled with self-esteem and finding their voice. I have the knowledge and experience to help people identify their strengths and weaknesses, develop strategies to overcome obstacles, and create plans to reach their long-term career goals.
As I climbed the career ladder, I developed a passion for helping others reach their career goals. I enjoy the challenge of motivating and inspiring people to take steps to achieve success in their professional lives. I specialize in working with first-generation professionals and helping them overcome imposter syndrome and find their voice within their career.
The most important reason you need a Career Coach...
You deserve to be fulfilled on a daily basis and not sell yourself short. You have a lot to offer, and it will take a commitment to invest in you! It's not easy, but you aren't alone!