Category Archives: Career Change

Career Change: Is this the right time to quit your job?

Are you daydreaming about quitting your job, leaving your boss behind and gaining a new sense of freedom?

I know that’s a recurring thought of those who feel trapped in a meaningless job.

But figuring out if this is the right time to do it or not, it’s trickier than it seems.

In this blog series, you’ll find some ideas to help you make a wise decision. Continue reading

Career Change 101: The 3 Basic Pillars to a fulfilling and financially viable career

 pillars career changeAs a coach, I’ve become a bit obsessed with finding the perfect questions.

Questions are powerful tools since they help our minds to focus. And when we focus, inspiring ideas and powerful insights can come to us that have the potential to change our lives for the better.
That’s the beauty of coaching.

But at times, questions seem to “find” me.

Recently, a friend asked me this:
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Career Change: Top 3 lessons I learned from my own career change

change career lessonsIt’s about time for me to tell you a bit more about my own career change journey; when in 2002 I found myself so physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted that I finally had to admit to myself that something had to change…and quickly.

So let me share with you the top 3 lessons I got from it, since they will help you navigate your own career transition and avoid some of the pitfalls that you will surely encounter along the way. Continue reading

Career Change Ideas: 5 Universal Laws of Career Fulfillment

5 universal laws of career fulfillmentYou want to enjoy fulfilling work, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article, right?
But when you are planning a career change, how do you know if a the new career you are considering moving into, will be fulfilling for you or not?

Either if you are planning a career change or if you urgently need to feel better in your current job, knowing these 5 career fulfillment laws will help you. Continue reading

Career Change: How to avoid making a career change mistake, again!

How to avoid making a career changeFor those of us changing careers in midlife, choosing our next career path feels like we are making the ULTIMATE decision.

We are well aware of the time, effort and money we devoted in our younger years to become an expert on the field that is no longer fulfilling for us.

 

So if you ask me, “Is there anything worst than staying in a meaningless job?”

I’d say: Continue reading

3 Questions that will keep you stuck in career confusion (and what to ask instead)

When dealing with matters that affect our future, happiness and safety, (and making a career change will influence those three) our rational minds tend to go into overdrive.

The mind, in its attempt to make things safer for us, can easily over complicate things.
We do that by asking the wrong questions, questions that will keep us stuck in analysis paralysis.  I know that’s typically true for me.

There are 3 questions in particular that need some tweaking Continue reading

Career Change: The 3 step process for a peaceful career change

peaceful career changeInner peace is one of my most cherished values. Maybe because I feel things too much, I’m all about doing things with the least amount of emotional pain as possible.

But when it comes to making a career change, you know as well as I do, we are up for an emotional roller coaster. So what can we  do?

In my experience as a career coach, and simplifying things a bit, I’ve noticed that there are 3 steps than, when followed sequentially , ease away lots of our career change fears.

And interestingly enough, Continue reading

Do what you love: How to figure out what you want to be doing with your life

How to figure outWhen it comes to finding clarity about what it is you want to be doing with your life, there are two major lines of thought.

And interestingly enough, noticing which one resonates the most with you will tell you things about your personality.

Are you curious to know more? Let me share Continue reading

Career Change: Is this one of your biggest career change fears?

career fearsWhenever we make a career change, we’re confronted with the need to let go.

Maybe it is the need to letting go of your current role, so you can embrace a new one at a different company; but it might also mean letting go of a more cherished part of who you are.

I’m talking about your Continue reading

The Inner Process of Making a Career Change Part 1

Inner process 1In every career change, there is always the wish to improve, to find ourselves in a better situation. We might be longing for a higher sense of meaning, or more freedom, or whatever.

However, we don’t know that before we are fully ready to embrace our new career, we need to let go of the old role we’ve been playing. And surprisingly, that’s harder to do than it might seem at first glance.

Letting go is part of the inner process of making any change.

Author William Bridges says in his book “Transitions” that most people are reluctant to admit Continue reading