Personal Career Coach, the responsibility it entails

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You may think that the job of a personal career coach is easy, but it’s not. The truth is you have a big responsibility on your hands. As a personal career coach you help your client find out what he wants to do with his life. What he wants to be, specifically what career he wants to pursue. This decision of his will make a great impact on his life that is why it is very important that you don’t take this responsibility lightly.

To help you perform your job more effectively, here are some steps you can follow to ensure that your clients are following the right path in finding the right careers for them.

Let us begin by as a personal career coach you must realize that the career of your client is his life. His career is not just the jobs he has been employed with for the past years, but his career may be his passion, his calling or his purpose in life. The easy part of your job is identifying his skills and matching them to jobs. The challenging part is discovering what he would like to do with his life and how he can achieve this.

The next step in helping your clients is making them come to terms with their purpose and passion. I believe that every person knows what his purpose and passion is in his life. We just need to sit still and reflect and most of all listen to what our hearts and minds say. Coming to terms to what is our passion and life’s purpose is sometimes difficult because we are afraid of the responsibility that is brought about by this calling of ours.

As a personal career coach it is your responsibility to help your clients accept the power that has been brought about by his actions in following his purpose. With each purpose comes a specific action and with that action your client may make a big change in his life which will affect himself and others. It is up to you to guide him in the right way.

The last step in your quest to become a great personal career coach is assisting your clients in making their goals concrete. Your clients may go through a series of career changes, business ideas, but this is all part of the process of realizing one’s purpose and passion. Your mission is to help them take the first step and follow through with their actions in achieving their goals. 

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Jeffrey T. Sooey is the CEO of JTS Advisors and the founder of Coaches Training Blog community.

Helps new and developing coaches with coaching skills and client acquisition by training and mentoring them in good coaching, sales, and marketing best practices.

Works with employers on eliminating hiring mistakes and implementing best practices in hiring employees commensurate with the job attributes.

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This article was published on 2012/03/02