“I know I need to make a change but I don`t know to what”, this is one of the most frequent situations I encounter as a coach.
My client is highly motivated, successful and is standing in the middle of her career. Everything seems perfect from the outside, but in the inside, something is asking “Is that it?”. Her job becomes either boring or does not align with her values and life situation anymore.
She would like to make a change. But to what?
To really get to the bottom to “What do I want?”, I go with the client through the entire past decisions and motivations of her professional life starting with “What was your childhood dream and why”.
When we grow up, we are more and more influenced by the thoughts, ideas and expectations of our surroundings which might put us on a path that is not exactly aligned with who we are and what we want. Going through the client`s professional life helps to pinpoint what the inner motivations, values and strengths. With that, we create a mission statement for the client`s professional life which is the basis for creating and pursuing a professional path and goal that is meaningful for the client.