by Faith Monson
Laser coaching refers to short-term coaching of one to three sessions, often focused on a single theme or goal. It can be especially useful for those who are making a career transition and are undecided about the direction they want to go, or are considering several alternatives.
Here are five ways laser coaching can help you succeed with career transition:
Image awareness. Laser success coaching can provide candid feedback on your in-person, on-paper or online image, along with proven tips to look your best and represent yourself well. It’s hard to get that kind of honest advice from friends, partners or colleagues.
Personal branding tips. Whether you’re looking for a new job or planning to start your own company, you are now your own brand. A laser coaching session can help you pull the pieces together so that your personal brand conveys the message you want others to see.
Reframe to find options. A laser success coach can help you get a fresh new perspective on whatever obstacle is getting you down. Maybe it was an interview that didn’t go well, or a loan application for a new business that didn’t go through. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, a success coach helps you see the opportunities for growth and formulate a new plan of action.
See yourself in a new light. Sure, you’ve made a “greatest achievements” list and a “skills inventory.” But have you seen new and exciting ways to match skills to achievements in order to reach your goals? In one laser coaching session, a success coach can help you see the gold in what’s been in front of you all along.
Recognize your wins. It’s easy to get so fixated on the big goal that you miss out on the positive feedback you deserve from the incremental successes along the way. Laser coaching can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and burned out when the process to get from here to there takes longer than you expected.
Laser coaching is a small investment that pays large dividends in self confidence, new perspectives, and awareness of new alternatives. Start with a single session, and you may find that the results demand an encore