Using HallieCrawford.com’s extensive knowledge, expertise and a tried and tested process, we have carefully developed a collection of career coaching packages designed to meet your specific needs, goals and budget.
We offer group and individual career coaching beginning with a one-hour consultation, expanding to monthly programs, which include two to three coaching sessions, supporting materials and tools, and unlimited access to your career coach between sessions. Coaching is conducted over the phone or virtually using video conferencing tools such as Skype and GoToMeeting.
Throughout the process, you will work one-on-one with a certified coach and/or participate in small group coaching that covers a range of topics including:
- Career direction
- Professional resume development
- Work performance
- Job search strategy
What to Expect From and How to Choose a Career Coach
What comes to your mind when you think of a career coach? Do you think it’s just someone to turn to as a last resort, for college grads who are confused about their future, or for those who have extra money to spend? Really, that kind of thinking really minimizes what a career coach does and how much you could benefit from having a career coach.
All of us want to succeed in life, whether it be personal or professional. But for personal areas many of us have friends or family to confide in when we need help or encouragement. On the professional scene, many times we may not feel we have the support we need during difficult times. Really, achieving professional goals or any kind of career change can be difficult and overwhelming stressful. In those stressful moments we need a support system as well. According to businessman Vivek Wadhwa, “A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.” When it comes to your career management, having a professional career coach at your side is a key element to your support system. A career coach can be the difference between achieving your career goals or falling short. But, surprisingly there are many professionals or executives don’t know the benefits of having a career coach.
There are three basic areas a career coach can assist you with in achieving your goals:
To ensure you find the right kind of coach for you, follow these steps:
Research Career Coaches
Talk to others who have used career coaches
Contact your choices
Ask lots of questions
A career coach should provide you with several things:
Personalized Self Assessment & Discovery
Development of Clear Direction & Specific Plan
Develop Skills, Tools & Confidence
While you will want to interview your potential coach as much as possible, remember that you will be mainly responsible for the success of their program. Although a career coach can have a great plan and be very experienced, they can’t do the work for you. You have to be prepared to invest the time into the exercises and assignments. Ask your potential coach how much time they would expect you to spend on their assignments per week. But remember, having a career coach is much more than just accountability. It is an investment in your most important asset- you!