Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
Have you reached a “personal crisis” when it comes to your job or career?
Many people feel this way when they have been laid off, are unhappy with their company, boss or co workers, or are at the point where they want to make a change to their career entirely.
I know the feeling because I’ve been there. After 18 years in a very stable job with a Fortune 500 company, my crisis arrived when I knew I had to make a change in my lifestyle and career. After a lot of soul searching, I embarked on a personal journey of leaving my corporate career to becoming a therapist, which is what I was designed to do. I have never looked back.
Are you struggling at your current job, but you don’t know how to leave?
For many people, it’s not your entire career that is unfulfilling, but it’s your job that you’re unsatisfied with. There are so many reasons why this may have developed. For instance, maybe you are not getting along with your boss or coworkers, or you feel your job is limiting in some way to your growth.
If you’re reading this, you probably know you want to make a change, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start. It’s actually very common to feel this way. If you come to me for help with this process, you can expect to:
- Reach a decision about your job that’s BEST for you.
- Process the emotional aspects of leaving your current job, whether that’s the special connections you’re leaving behind to some degree, or the sense of a
- stable career path and paycheck.
- Learn how to face your fears and anxiety about stepping out of your comfort zone.
- Gain access to valuable resources for the actual job search process (researching, updating your resume, submitting applications, etc).
Changing Careers and New Beginnings
Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement address 2005
Deciding to change your career is a daunting process. It means you have reached a point where it’s time to let go of the familiar and embark on a journey. It involves redefining who you are and what you do for work. Just know you are taking steps to change your situation so that you can stop stressing about the day when you wake up in the morning, and you can love the fact that you have another day of work ahead of you.
In order to process a career change in a conscious way so you don’t end up in another job you don’t want to be in, there are a number of very specific topics we will need to address.
In our time together, you will:
- Experience a safe place to work through the emotional impact of your career change, such as any sadness, guilt, fear, or anxiety.
- Look into any changes to your personal identity or sense of self. For years, you’ve identified aspects of who you are with your career. You will focus on re-
- connecting to parts of yourself that have been lost or forgotten.
- Overcome fears to help you get out of your comfort zone.
- Learn the steps you can take to make sure you’ve made the right decision before you leave your current job.
- Identify your skills, experiences, passions, strengths and weaknesses, that will lead you to the right career for you.
- Gain access to resources to more in depth career assessments, if needed.
Laid off! I can’t believe it happened to me. What now?
It can be devastating to be laid off from a job and find yourself unemployed. You may feel complicated emotions you have never experienced. Often people are very angry at their employer, and can’t stop thinking about how unfairly they were treated. This time of uncertainty can be a very stressful time.
I would be honored to be able to help you:
- Work through the complicated emotions that you may be feeling, such as anger, sadness and confusion.
- Process your negative feelings so you can leave them behind and move on.
- Gain closure, especially when you may not have had a chance to say goodbye to coworkers. It’s hard to look forward to your next job until you have worked through what has happened.
- Structure your life during unemployment so you stay as positive and productive as possible.
- Access resources for the actual job search process (researching, updating your resume, submitting applications, etc).
Whether you want to change your job, your career, or are simply between jobs, know that you do not have to go through this alone. I would be honored to help you navigate this difficult time in your life.