I find it curious to that even as clinicians, we ourselves have training in the process of helping our clinicians make positive change—quitting smoking, losing weight—we don’t see the process of our own career transitions as similar.
Change involves addressing both the emotional and practical aspects and implications altering our habits.
And whether it’s smoking or changing career focus, unless you address both in a “best practice” manner, the chances are being successful are small—with all the implications to self-esteem and depression that brings.
If you’re seeking to make a career change or just feeling a certain ennui in your current position, an effective path forward is a coach.
They’re someone with both experience in and knowledge of the change process—-and it is indeed a process.
If you want to quick smoking, you go to a physician for advice. If you want to quit drinking, you may pick up an AA sponsor.
If you want to alter your career trajectory, you get a career coach.
Here are three below (presented without any financial conflicts) who I strongly recommend as the absolute best.
If change is in the air for you, don’t do it alone—like the alcoholic who goes cold turkey without support, the chances you’ll succeed are low.
Contact a coach instead.
it will be the best investment in yourself that you ever make.