What Can A Career Coach Help Me With?
What Qualifies You To Offer This Kind Of Help?
I have worked a variety of careers spanning four decades, all with communications as the common thread. My broadcasting career spanned a decade and a half-dozen radio stations as an announcer and program director. I dabbled in movie extra work, improv and stand-up comedy during that period.While the communication thread persisted, in 2016 it began to emphasize the listening component. I initiated my training to become a coach, completing my studies the following year. In 2018, I obtained my designation as Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2021, I received the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation. This involved 500 hours of coaching more than 70 clients, 129 hours of coach-specific training, 20 hours with a mentor coach and other continuing education credits
Most of the past 30 years has been in the communications business, predominantly in media relations, often as a spokesperson. I also provided crisis communications advice to executives. During these three decades, I did side hustles as a narrator for radio and TV commercials. In this period, I completed a degree in Ministry and did some speaking on the side, including officiating weddings and funerals.
In 2019, I was accepted at BetterUp, where I serve as a Premier Fellow Coach, a Communication Specialist Coach and a Navigating Uncertainty Coach. BetterUp only selects eight percent of the applicants to join the BetterUp team of coaches.I’m happy to have been selected during my first round of interviews.
What Are Sessions Like?
Sessions are via Zoom and are scheduled for 30 minutes, but can sometimes be up to 40 minutes in length. The emphasis is on you. You decide on what you want to work on. My role is to support you in reaching your desired outcomes.
The people I work with are highly motivated for change. All my clients who sought a clear career path or a promotion with their current organization have been successful in obtaining it. I did not promise such results to them, nor can I to you. I am here to ask questions, challenge your thinking and support you in a safe and confidential space. Ultimately, you are responsible for creating your own decisions and results.
What If I Need Help With Soft Skills Like Communication Or Executive Presence?
I’ve helped several of my clients with these challenges. Often, it’s fine-tuning these skills that can help you attain the competitive edge you’re looking for in your career. You can read more about my approach to executive presence
Do You Offer A Consultation To See If We’re A Good Fit?
Of course! You’re welcome to book a Discovery Call on my calendar. This is informal and absolutely free of any obligation whatsoever. It’s an opportunity to get to know one another so I can gain an understanding of where you are and where you’d like to be.