September; Time for a Fresh Start
September; Time for a Fresh Start – I find the beginning of September is a great time to take stock, look over what has happened so far in both calendar and financial years, and commit to a fresh start.
Here we are at the beginning of the academic term, when most organizations go back up to full power having got over the holiday break period.
This is a great time to get out those objectives you signed up to a while ago and see whether they are still relevant. How about writing some new ones?
It is also a great time to review your continuing profession development plan or your personal development plan. If you don’t have either yet, now is the time to set them up. There is still time to sign up for many part-time and evening courses at further education colleges. How about setting up a reading list of books to read between now and the end of the calendar year?
If you looking for work or thinking about a career change, now is the time to get organized and commit to the work you will need to do. Your networking contacts are likely to around now with some slots still vacant in their diaries.
If you have looked for work for a while now, perhaps it is time to take stock and see if there is something you should consider doing differently. Look at our group posts over the last few months – is there something useful to you?
If you are thinking about coaching, and we coaches really can add value to your personal and career development, I would love to talk to you.
Wendy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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