The world of work has changed significantly. Spending your entire career in the same company and performing the same tasks day after day is a thing of the past. Nowadays, your career path is much more likely to be subject to changes and reformation – and no business sector or level of management can escape this trend. Sometimes the only option is to overcome these obstacles by striving to adapt to keep your job. When this is the case, many people feel that they’re falling behind in their professional life. Professional retraining or a significant career change isn’t seen in a favourable light when it’s compulsory – however, it’s not as damning as it seems. You can take the initiative to take part in retraining and take the future of your career into your own hands to rediscover your professional well-being.
At some point or another, anyone can arrive at the decision to change career, either by choice or due to reasons outside their control. However, even if the details of this change aren’t quite clear yet, it can be the ideal opportunity to breathe new life into your career and reinvent yourself professionally. A career change requires motivation and organisation, as well as the ability to ask the right questions in order to become familiar with your aspirations and to be conscious of your talents and skills. It’s also necessary to not disregard certain steps that will be vital in your success in your new career.
There are many myths circling around about career coaching. Many employers try to discourage career coaching, or do not provide their employees with an opportunity to take it, out of fear that they will quit their current job. While this may be true for some, for the majority of people the coaching process doesn’t convince them to completely change careers. Career coaching does however give them more self-confidence and motivation, as well as the ability to better understand their talents, passions, strengths and weaknesses, with which often also comes a change of perspective that allows the person to continue in their current job, albeit in a happier and more productive manner.
In this video, Pieter Laenen shares his opinion of Career Coaching and how it helped him to take action in his career. Pieter came to OrientaEuro as he was not completely satisfied with his job. For Pieter, the coach always asked the right questions, such as “what are the other possibilities?”, and “what are your passions?”
Jean-Marc was feeling lost in his job search. He didn’t know what direction he should be going in or what the next steps were to reach his future employment opportunity.
“If you’re looking for the next step in your professional career, contacting and working with an OrientaEuro coach is definitely something that will help you take action and use your passion and energy in a way that makes sense – so come to us!” – Charline
Often Lea-Valérie finds that when the clients arrive at the Personalised Career Coaching they feel frustrated and lack self-confidence. Usually her clients only know the institution where they work, and hence they don’t know all the options available to them. Through Career Coaching they manage to uncover hidden talents and realise their own strengths.
Axelle, one of OrientaEuro’s ICF accredited coaches, explains why most of her clients decide to come to OrientaEuro’s Personalised Career Coaching, and how she uses her own talents and passions to help them. Axelle believes that her strongest talent is listening and understanding the situation of others, and that combining this with her passion of relating to others is what makes her a good coach.
“You’re always going to be so much more successful if you pick a career that you want to do” – Nicolas
Nicolas had just finished college when he decided to do Career Coaching, as he believed it’s a very important time to make a wise choice. The coaching sessions helped him find the right path by letting him know himself a little better and to have a clearer picture of the full range of careers available.