Into everyone's career a little dissatisfaction must fall. It is very rare to work the same job for forty-plus years and be completely content with it every single year. If you have been working as a business executive for a few years now (or perhaps, more than a just a few years), you might be feeling a little lackluster about your career. It happens. It happens because humans crave variety and uniqueness, and working the same job and the same position at the same company for years definitely does not give you variety or uniqueness. If you are feeling this way, it might be time to hire an executive leadership coach. Here is what the coaches at a company like Innerworks Consulting LLC can help you with.
Examining Expectations Versus Reality
What were and are your personal expectations for your career? A lot of times, the dissatisfaction people feel toward their jobs has to do with personal expectations. What was it you had hoped to accomplish at this point in your life with your career? What is the reality? How far from the expectation is the reality? Your coach will ask you these questions and have you delve into them to discover what the answers to the questions are, and then examine those answers to see if there is something you can do to either change your situation, or change your attitude.
Making Short-Term Versus Long-Term Goals
Executive leadership coaching is about taking the initiative to becoming a rock-solid leader. To do that, you have to take stock of why you have fallen short in your current job, and then make short-term and long-term goals. The goals should be very attainable so that you do not do anything to sabotage yourself and your plans. It also helps to make attainable goals because then you feel more rewarded and fulfilled each time you complete a goal on your list. Long-term goals are just the end result of completing short-term goals, so keep that in mind as you make your goal list.
Shifting Gears and Switching Careers
Maybe you just do not like your job because of where you are and the company you work for. Maybe you need to do something else entirely. Going through this training process with a coach can help you discover and uncover all the big and little reasons why your current position and career do not seem satisfying. If you find that you completely need to shift gears and switch careers, more power to you.