Be a Great Career Coach

BE A GREAT CAREER COACH

The Career Coach: Enabling clients to succeed in the world of work

“A career coach is a person who works with clients to help them achieve their career and employment goals. Career coaches provide advice on employment, career change, job searching, and other career related activities.” – About.com Job Searching

Career Coaches come in many shapes and sizes. We are leaders, mentors, trainers, and facilitators. A diverse group of practitioners, we have one thing in common. No matter what our specialty, our work revolves around enabling clients to succeed in their vocation and in the labour market. As such, we require a broad range of competencies. Be a Great Career Coach – embrace lifelong learning and continuous career development as a Certified Career Strategist.

Want to become a great Career Coach? Learn more about Canadian Industry, Standards, Guidelines & Core Competencies for Career Coaches.

“Career Strategists hold a very special role in the development of humanity. Our work revolves around enabling our clients to achieve personal and professional career success.” – The Canadian Career Strategist, Certified Career Strategist eGuide

 

BE A GREAT CAREER COACH TRANSCRIPT

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 Career Coach Tip #1

NOBODY WANTS TO FEEL ALONE

EMPATHIZE with your client’s situation
Become your client’s STRONGEST advocate
Find your client OPPORTUNITIES and LEADS

Career Coach Tip #2

NEGATIVITY STUNTS FORWARD MOTION

Help your client become more OPTIMISTIC
Identify POSITIVE attributes from past situations
Enable your client to ENVISION a bright future

Career Coach Tip #3

LACK OF CONFIDENCE STIFLES GROWTH

Help your client identify CAREER and PERSONAL achievements
Listen attentively to“ PROUD MOMENT STORIES”
Frequently celebrate your client’s GREAT VALUE

Career Coach Tip #4

FEAR BLOCKS PROGRESS

Build a TRUSTING relationship
Let your client ARTICULATE how she feels
Explain how to deal with anger CONSTRUCTIVELY

Career Coach Tip #5

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Give homework assignments to PREPARE your client well
Perform INTERACTIVE role-plays
Institute new behaviours through PRACTICE

Career Coach Tip #6

PROCRASTINATION IS A PROBLEM

Set REALISTIC goals and expectations
Start with SMALL steps
Set MILESTONES and TIMELINES

Career Coach Tip #7

STRESS CAN BE A KILLER

Handle YOUR own stress first
Provide RELAXATION techniques
Enjoy LAUGHTER to relieve stress

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