Looking for Work is Tough

Looking for Work is Tough

Looking for work is tough. Job Search means you are in a process of change. And all change comes with some degree of pain. Even changes for the better come with some degree of loss – something gets left behind. 

Looking for work is tough. Even if you are looking while you are employed you will have doubts and uncertainties. You will need confidence. It is tough at any level and at any stage in your career. But in some ways I think it gets tougher as you move further up the professional or management hierarchy. The reputational risk is higher. You have more to lose even though you usually gain confidence as you rise. I provide life coaching as well as career coaching to my clients and I know that helps them be more successful in job search.

For most of us changing roles has implications for those close to us.

You may have the opportunity to earn more but perhaps the family will have to cope with you travelling a lot more and/or working longer hours. Some families may feel the extra money doesn’t make up for losing you. But how do you reconcile their wishes with your own professional ambitions and the kind of work you always dreamed of doing?

And then, of course, circumstances can change. Suppose someone close to you suddenly becomes much more dependent on you.? Say they develop a long-term illness. Yes, you can now pay for their physical needs to be met. But how do you now make time to meet their need for emotional support?

I’ve been thinking about what all this that means for me as a coach and kind of work I do. And I believe life coaching combined with career coaching can help you, as a client, deal with the kind of situations I describe above. If you want to get the best outcome for changes in your life, get in touch.

Wendy Smith is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career. Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book your free, no obligation, trial coaching session with Wendy Smith now at this Link

Benefits of Personal Coaching for Senior Executives

Benefits of Personal Coaching for Senior Executives

Benefits of Personal Coaching for Senior Executives! Looking for work means you are in a process of change. And all change comes at a cost. Even changes for the better come with loss – something gets left behind. 

Looking for work is tough. Even if you are looking while you are employed you will have doubts and uncertainties and you do need confidence. It is tough at any level and at any stage in your career. But in some ways I think it gets tougher as you move further up the professional or management hierarchy. The reputational risk is higher. You have more to lose even though you usually gain confidence as you rise.

For most of us changing roles has implications for those close to us. For example, you may earn more but perhaps the family have to cope with you travelling a lot more than you did and working longer hours. Some families may feel the extra money doesn’t make up for losing you. But how do you reconcile their wishes with your own professional ambitions and the kind of work you always dreamed of doing?

And then of course life circumstances can change. Suppose someone close to you suddenly becomes much more dependent on you. Say they develop a long-term illness. Yes, you can now pay for their physical needs to be met. But how do you now make time to meet their need for emotional support as well as dealing with work?

Personal/ life coaching can help you explore just the kind of situations I describe above. Those are the kind of things that challenge you to find your own solutions that best enable you to achieve the balance you want.

Benefits of Personal Coaching for Senior Executives! I provide a coaching service to help executives, senior managers and senior professionals to deal with family issues and life’s more difficult events at the same time as handling a busy workload.  If you find yourself getting stuck in your job search or career development, or need just the kind of support I describe, please get in touch.

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link

         

Phone Coaching Works

Phone Coaching Works

I’ve been coaching successfully by phone and Skype for a while now and clients have found it a very positive experience. It always amazes me just how powerful and effective coaching by phone can be.  But lots of people seem to have reservations about trying coaching by phone. So here are some thoughts on why it works well and might well be right for you.

What phone coaching can do for you!

First of all phone coaching delivers all the benefits that coaching by other methods delivers. 
This includes an opportunity to gain; 
•Fresh perspectives on personal and career challenges and opportunities, 
•Improved thinking and decision-making skills, 
•Better interpersonal skills and communication
•Increased confidence at work and in your personal life.

There are some special advantages specific to phone coaching.

These include: 
  • Concentration – it if often much easier to concentrate in complete privacy in an environment of your own choosing!
  • Convenient and Relaxing –  you can be in your own familiar surroundings.  Coaching by phone means I can work with my clients pretty much at any time of the day or night – we can fit coaching flexibly into their lives.  
  • Clients find it easier to be open on the phone– there can be a nice blend anonymity and intimacy and people tend to be more open
  • Time Efficient – there’s no time (or money) spent travelling and coaching can be fitted more easily into a busy schedule
  • International Coaching – it really doesn’t matter where you are in the world, so long as you have agood phone connection and can speak English.

I’m based in the UK but I’ve coached clients from a number of other countries including the US.  But you don’t have to be far away – it is convenient wherever you live. I find it helpful to clients to have both US and UK telephone numbers and of course I’m on Skype.  

If you would like to try our coaching by telephone, please get in touch – I offer a free trial session.

 

Wendy is the The Career Coach – helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.

Book a free trial/consultation to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home 
  • Job Search – Mistakes to Avoid in Your Telephone Interview
  • Managing Your Career – Getting On With People At Work!
  • Career Development: Confident Public Speaking – A Technique To Help

 

Why Telephone Coaching Works

Why Telephone Coaching Works

I’ve been coaching successfully by phone and Skype for a while now and clients have found it a very positive experience. It always amazes me just how powerful and effective coaching by phone can be.  But lots of people seem to have reservations about trying coaching by phone. So here are some thoughts on why it works well and might well be right for you.

What phone coaching can do for you!

First of all phone coaching delivers all the benefits that coaching by other methods delivers. 
This includes an opportunity to gain; 
•Fresh perspectives on personal and career challenges and opportunities, 
•Improved thinking and decision-making skills, 
•Better interpersonal skills and communication
•Increased confidence at work and in your personal life.

There are some special advantages specific to phone coaching.

These include: 
  • Concentration – it if often much easier to concentrate in complete privacy in an environment of your own choosing!
  • Convenient and Relaxing –  you can be in your own familiar surroundings.  Coaching by phone means I can work with my clients pretty much at any time of the day or night – we can fit coaching flexibly into their lives.  
  • Clients find it easier to be open on the phone– there can be a nice blend anonymity and intimacy and people tend to be more open
  • Time Efficient – there’s no time (or money) spent travelling and coaching can be fitted more easily into a busy schedule
  • International Coaching – it really doesn’t matter where you are in the world, so long as you have agood phone connection and can speak English.

I’m based in the UK but I’ve coached clients from a number of other countries including the US.  But you don’t have to be far away – it is convenient wherever you live. I find it helpful to clients to have both US and UK telephone numbers and of course I’m on Skype.  

If you would like to try our coaching by telephone, please get in touch – I offer a free trial session.

 

Wendy is the The Career Coach – helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.

Book a free trial/consultation to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home 
  • Job Search – Mistakes to Avoid in Your Telephone Interview
  • Managing Your Career – Getting On With People At Work!
  • Career Development: Confident Public Speaking – A Technique To Help

 

Poor work-life balance?

 Poor work-life balance?

Do you think you have a  poor work-life balance and is it stressing you out? I’ve been there and got the tea-shirt in coping with work-life balance problems and I know that I can help you.
You know you have a work-life balance problem when you
  • Don’t have enough time for everything and spend what time you have handling scheduling conflicts,
  • Feel stressed and overwhelmed by trying to balance your different roles.
Find out more on  WiseWolf’s Your Happiness Factor Blog at this link

Are you stressed-out by your poor work-life balance?

Working with a coach really can make your life zing! Get in touch at the email email address below.
Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business CoachWendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

Are you stressed-out by your poor work-life balance?

I’ve been there and got the tea-shirt in coping with work-life balance problems and I know that I can help you.
You know you have a work-life balance problem when you
  • Don’t have enough time for everything and spend what time you have handling scheduling conflicts,
  • Feel stressed and overwhelmed by trying to balance your different roles.
Find out more on  WiseWolf’s Your Happiness Factor Blog at this link

Are you stressed-out by your poor work-life balance?

Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at wendymason @wisewolfcoaching.com