What is career coaching?
Career coaching is supporting the development of your career. This can be new career steps in a current organisation or steps in another career. A career coach can be very helpful in this process to give control and direction to the coachee and to find out with the coachee what is important. Values and ambitions play an important role during the coach trajectory. It helps the coach to make concrete steps and to help fulfill its needs and ambitions.
Career coaching and job coaching are officially not the same. Career coaching is targeting on the development of the career, where job coaching is support from a coach to get people with distance to the market back to work.
When can career coaching be used?
Career coaching can be used when someone wants to get more out of his or her career. In practice this may differ. It may be that someone wants to discover his or her qualities and wants to learn to apply them or that someone wants to map ambitions and goals. A career coach can help with all these questions and can give direction and challenge the coachee to work on personal development. Work is an important aspects in life for many people and a career coach can help you to get more satisfaction out of your career.
What needs to be taken into account?
As with any form of coaching, it is important to realize that a career coach cannot and wil not determine for the coachee what he can do best in terms of career. The aim of the coach trajectory is to guide and challenge the coachee in the search to find out what he or she wants and how this can be achieved.
To have an effective coaching process, it is recommended to work with a certified coach that fits your preferences. At Gingermood we use our matching tool and a personal intake with a psychologist to find the coach that suits you best.