Why You Need a Career Transition Coach?
In the last blog post, I explained some of the first steps of career transition coaching. In this post, I am going to take a deeper dive and talk more about the process and why having a coach can be so helpful. My career transition coaching clients come to me for several reasons. While they may be accomplished and in senior positions, as they approach the uncertainty of a career transition, they feel vulnerable and unsure of themselves. They may also be looking to make a ch
An Action Plan to Build Your Self-Confidence
Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about the importance of taking action. Let’s apply what we’ve learned to creating an action plan to build self-confidence. Perhaps you have been reading and learning about self-confidence - this is a good investment in yourself, but only if you apply the strategies you’ve learned. Otherwise nothing will change. There’s a big difference between knowing how to do a push-up, and doing 100 push-ups every day. Simply knowing what it t
How to Network like a Boss!
Effective networking can be an important tool in many ways, including giving your career a boost. Many employment opportunities are never published, but are filled by someone who knows someone who knows someone else. It’s important to put yourself in that social chain. With all the social media channels available, it is now easier than ever to cultivate a large network. But what are your networking goals? How will your network help you and what value do you bring to your ne
Simple Tips to Build Self-Confidence
A lack of confidence affects every area of your life, from your job performance to personal relationships. How you perceive yourself, powerfully impacts on how others treat you. Use these simple no-cost tips to help reach your full potential as a successful and confident person. Dress confidently. When you look good, you’ll feel good. Be intentional about how you dress. It is not about expensive clothes, it is about thinking about what you are going to wear, and then wearing
Ten Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt and Fear
Fear and self-doubt are crippling. It’s not easy to enjoy life, or achieve great things, when you’re afraid, or doubt your capabilities. It may seem easier to find excuses to avoid situations triggering these emotions, but that is a limiting approach to life. The best things in life lie on the other side of fear and doubt! Banish fear and self-doubt with these strategies: Tackle smaller fears first. The way to become good at handling big fears is to first tackle smaller fears
Strategies to Overcome Perfectionism
Perfectionists feel they have to be the best at everything they do. This doesn’t sound like a bad thing, and many perfectionists excel in their fields. But perfectionism has a downside. When a tiny setback feels like a major personal failure, that’s when perfectionism becomes a problem. Perfectionists often hold themselves, and others, to unrealistic standards that can be the source of conflict and problems. Let’s delve a little more into the reasons behind perfectionism. Per
The Importance of Self-Acceptance
If you have been working on building your self-esteem and confidence, but feel like you aren’t making progress perhaps you need to take some time to reflect on how you think and feel about yourself. How much work have you done on self-acceptance? Accepting yourself is the first step towards building self-esteem. You cannot feel confident and self-assured if you can’t accept yourself. What is self-acceptance? It is: the awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses, the realis