Career Coaching

Career Coaching – Seriously Who Needs Them…. You DO

KateThere are countless definitions, concepts and terminology for career coaching. I am not going to argue the toss in terms of what it means, other than to say generally they assist to resolve various challenges and issues you may face in your career.

Having said this, if you are feeling stuck in your career and need help getting to the next level or maybe you are deciding whether to change course. You might be dealing with a specific challenge, whether it’s a new leadership role or a skill that you haven’t quite mastered.  This is the time a good career coach can help you, but it’s important you know what you want out of the relationship.

It can be hard to find the right career coach in a sea of available options. Ideally, you’ll get a recommendation from someone you trust, but even then, the right coach for your friend may not be the right one for you. In my view you should feel a connection with your coach from the first conversation. I look for someone with a combination of a behavioral science background, such as psychology or social work, and real-world career experience, ideally in your industry or with your demographic. 

As a coach I often first meet clients through your employer’s benefits or professional development resources. I am always explicit about whether this is a relationship just between the two of us or one that includes your supervisor or the human resources department. It can vary depending on the circumstances.

Remember, you are not revealing a fatal weakness by seeking coaching. If there’s an area where you need to improve, it’s just like working with a nutrition or fitness coach. Like all things in life, what you get out of the relationship is dependent on what you put in. Your coach is a partner, not a caretaker and lasting changes takes time and effort.

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About Eden Ritchie Recruitment

We are a Brisbane business developed with the needs of the Queensland market in mind. Being locally owned and operated ensures that we are committed to playing our part in growing the Queensland economy. Eden Ritchie Recruitment was established in March 1996 by Kim Ritchie and Justine Eden, whose combined recruitment industry experience exceeds 40 years. Since its inception Eden Ritchie Recruitment has gone from strength to strength. Why? For the same reason all good businesses succeed; ability, commitment, dedication, self-belief and tenacity. However more important than all of these necessary attributes, there exists the innate understanding that to succeed in this competitive market, we must constantly adapt and recast ourselves to ensure our continuous alignment with the needs of both employers and candidates. We believe that ‘focused’ is the word that best describes our approach to all aspects of the recruitment profession. Our mission statement: To provide a professional, individually tailored recruitment service to both employers and candidates through the development of long term relationships and an understanding of market demands.