What is Career Coaching?
Coaching is a relationship between a trained coach and a client aimed at helping the client learn more about herself to enhance her quality of life.
What is Stacy’s Approach?
To start, it helps to think about the coaching relationship as similar to a personalized exercise training plan at the gym. A good fitness trainer will base your workouts on your current fitness level and what you hope to achieve. The direction is determined entirely by you, but the coach guides you and provides you with a variety of opportunities to achieve your personal goals. My coaching services are very similar! We figure out your current situation and what you hope to achieve. My role is to then help you achieve that goal by providing resources and career workouts (homework).
The great news is that my coaching sessions are conducted entirely over the phone and internet. This means that you can take advantage of my services wherever you are stationed now and wherever you PCS to.
What is a Typical Career Counseling Session Like?
A one-size-fits-all approach will not work for the majority of us, which is why I tailor my career counseling to the needs of each and every military spouse or fiance I work with. This means that not all coaching will follow the same format. There is, nevertheless, a general flow of our discussions:
- Career Reconnaissance – This is the very first step in the coaching relationship. At this point, you will have the opportunity to experience a free 30-minute introductory coaching session. We discuss what you want and the goals you hope coaching will help you achieve. After spending time learning more about you, I suggest some possible coaching options. The decision to continue with coaching is yours.
- Coaching Plan – After the completion of your initial, complimentary coaching session, we set up a plan for the frequency of appointments. The appointments from this point are entirely designed by you. You may choose a one-time coaching session or ongoing appointments.
- Accountability and Progress – We often need to reassess where we are in the process. While we will do this continually throughout our coaching sessions, it is important to also reflect as we get closer to and eventually achieve our coaching goal.