Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Security Career Coaching - It’s here - Come Get Some!

In your future, how would you like to be able to call a recruiter or maybe call an employer directly to tell them in a short, concise and confident manner what you’re great at?  I don’t mean with embellishment of your skills. I’m talking about speaking with confidence, focus and conviction because you’ve gone through a process to zero in on exactly what you were built to do.

I love it when as a security recruiter, my phone rings and the person on the other end speaks clearly, is confident in what they’re saying, they’re focused in the message they deliver and there is no doubt in my mind that I’m listening to a rock star.  I love working with successful people and I love to help people who want to be successful to get to where they want to be.

Why Does This Matter?

When you learn what it means to invest your professional time into work that aligns with what you “should” do rather than just settling for one job after another that you “can” do, you start to build a career.

When you build a career and you don’t just move from job to job, you’re attractive for a recruiter like me to call on when I’m recruiting for a client who has also built a career and they expect me to deliver candidates whose resumes show strategic career moves as opposed to constant job changes.

Maybe part of the reason you can’t build a career is that you should be doing something more entrepreneurial than going to work in someone else’s company every day.  I know a little bit about that. I’ve been starting businesses since I was 7 years old.  If this is your problem and you can’t seem to stay in someone else’s job very long, let me help you figure out if you have the natural hard wiring to become an entrepreneur.

Don’t just go out and start a business because you can.  Do it because you know you should and you know that you’re equipped properly to succeed.

Increased Job Satisfaction

Not only do you build a career, your personal job satisfaction increases in direct proportion to the amount of time you’re spending doing what you “should” be doing rather than settling for what you “can” do. 

Increased Accomplishments, Contributions and Value

The more your job satisfaction increases to doing what you were designed to do, what you’re really great at doing, the more impactful your output will be to the organization you work for and to the people you serve.  This is the stuff that great resumes are made of by the way if you want a corporate career path.

Increased Personal Stock Value $$$
As the quality of your work increases and your output increases, someone may notice and they’ll pay you more money.  I refer to this measuring stick as your “personal stock value”. 
Do more of what you were designed to do, I mean what you were naturally hard wired and gifted to do and you’ll get closer to that thing you’ve likely heard about when someone suggested that if you do what you love to do, you’ll never work another day in your life.  This sounds a little bit corny until you actually get everything aligned properly.

Leave Average Behind

How bad would it be to trudge along in life for 20 years having average days, doing average work and getting average results all because you never learned about your natural hard wiring and you never aligned your professional abilities with activities that could make your output deliver at a level of greatness? That’s what my career coaching is all about.  When the light bulb goes off for my clients, it’s a really cool moment for both the coach (me) and my coaching client.

My Passion

A couple of years ago, in the span of one week, a very bazaar set of circumstances came to me.  An HR Director client of mine, out of the blue, asked me if I’d ever thought of offering professional coaching services.  I asked him what he meant and he proceeded to tell me that I’d been coaching for 20 years.  He thought it was time for me to create a service and a business model around what I was already doing.

Then three more people who had no connection whatsoever to the HR Director approached me with similar suggestions and requests.  One person suggested that I should pursue coaching.  The other person asked if they could pay me money to be coached.  A security professional from Canada sent an email asking if I’d ever considered offering coaching services.

This was my light bulb moment. 

I studied different coaching training offerings on the Internet.  I knew that business coaching was what I wanted so I focused in on coaching methodologies that were designed to deliver business results.

I completed two certifications in executive coaching. This means that I learned business focused coaching methodologies that are already proven to deliver results.

How I’m Wired

Because I’m a Futuristic (Visionary) person myself according to some really powerful assessment technology I use in my coaching practice, I had no choice but to take what I’d learned from others about coaching and to push it to the next level. 

My other top traits are Strategic (Naturally Sharp), Activator (Naturally Eager), Maximizer (Naturally Excellent) and Relator (Natural Friend).  I didn’t come up with these labels by the way.  Someone else did and when I was educated in-depth around the meaning of the labels, my understanding of myself became crystal clear.

If this blog weren't already long, I’d explain my traits to you so that you could be confident that I’m naturally hard wired and gifted to coach.  I’m stubborn sometimes so even after the message that I should coach came to me from several different angles, I still went out and found scientific evidence that all those smart people were right.

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