Career Development 2018-09-19T21:40:44+00:00

Career Development

If you are early on in a career, at a crossroad questioning a career shift, or if you feel like a late bloomer, this Choice Point is common. At this juncture, many are ill-equipped with just how to explore all their options—especially in combination with their whole life needs – to achieve the satisfaction they seek. The successful development of a career is dependent on more than just ambition, productivity, money or drive. However, it’s a do-able and worthwhile undertaking with the right guidance, tools, and strategies focused on confidently shaping a long-term future.

  • Are you receiving so much praise it feels like you should stay, but your gut says something’s missing?

  • You know exactly what you want, but just don’t know if it’s realistic or how to get there.   How will you know if this next job or career path supports your values and other life needs?

  • Are you confident in the work but not the people you work with? How do you decide if this is just a bad fit or if there are ways to overcome lack of connection that leads to disengagement?

  • Your company has groomed you, you’re on a fast-growth track, yet you see lots of options. Some are beyond the company. Some look bigger and more satisfying. The question is “Should I stay or go?” And how do you make the decision?

  • Maybe you need a career toolkit to interview, network, make an “ask” and negotiate, so you don’t just settle for the way it is. “How will I know I’m making the right choice? I’m not even sure where to begin.”

  • You’ve been successfully doing one line of work for a number of years, but notice you get bored at a certain point. How do you assess if it’s the job itself, or if the boredom is a key to your strength and you need a new role? Once you make that discovery, how do you strategize and take the next steps?

Confidently strategize your future.

Don’t let your career grow stagnant or become sidelined for too long when your goals aren’t clear, feel stagnant or unmet. Choice Points along your career path affect the direction and growth of your life all along the way.
It’s a matter of taking the time to recognize the cues, then strategically identifying the options, aligning them with your values and purposefully seeking the career and work environment where your needs are more fulfilled. You’ll be quicker to recognize Choice Points when they come up, so we can come together again, enabling you to go further, faster.

Success Stories

I was lucky to have a resource like Jan early in my career – straight out of graduate school while working independently for a green building start-up. Jan helps her clients develop actionable plans befitting of lofty goals and motivations. I gained a lot from the work we did and am better positioned today as the result.

A.V., now Senior Program Manager for energy engineering company in L.A.

I’ve coached with Dr. Jan through career change and building my business. Jan’s been there along my career path as I discovered the field of psychology, attended graduate school, and developed my business in two different states — all while having two small children! It’s been a lot to juggle in a short time. I couldn’t have done it so well without Jan!

M.H.P., Career and Business Start-Up, Career and Business Development, Relocation

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