Lots of issues and questions come up when people think about making a change in their lives. Professional changes can include change in different areas of your life as well. Your financial situation can change in the short term. You may begin to question your professional identity "if I'm not a _____ than what am I? Lifestyle, leisure and geographical situations may change. In the short term you might feel disconnected from yourself and a bit confused but in the interest of your long-term change you persevere.
The good news is that change is possible. Moving from one job description/position to another doesn't mean "giving up" and it doesn't mean "failure" or a host of other words with negative connotations. It means change. It means moving forward to a new and better future. It means redefining yourself and your place in your career, profession and world. It means beginning with the person you are today, not the person you were when you entered college and were first deciding on a career choice. It's starting with the person you've become and taking it from there. It starts now. It starts with some questions you need to answer and then taking it from there.
Coaching Questions for today/this week:
* What is working? (besides you...)
* What isn't working? (besides everything else...)
* What do you see as obstacles to making changes?
* How badly do you want to make a change?
* What are you willing to do in order to make the change?
Copyright 2011 Rebecca Kiki Weingarten M.Sc.Ed, MFA
About the author:
Rebecca Kiki Weingarten M.Sc.Ed, MFA is an Education/Government/Web 1 & 2.0 executive turned Consultant/Coach & Developer/Trainer for Corporate, Executive, Career, Healthcare, Education, Transitions, Multi-industry programs/seminars and speaker, as well as personal coach and the Co-Founder and President of NYC based DLC Executive Coaching and Consulting/Atypical Coaching. She coaches individuals, corporations and educational institutions to enable them to transition and grow effectively and to attain their goals through individual coaching, workshops and seminars. She has been a featured expert in national publications including The New York Times, AP, ESPN on the Obama transition, Business Week, Forbes, the LA Times, Pink, Chicago Sun Times, Dow Jones/Marketwatch, MSN, WebMD, Yahoo/HotJobs, Monster.com, Better Homes and Gardens, Self Magazine, University Business, American Society for Trainers and Developers and others.