From individuals recently out of college struggling to find their first professional position to those looking to develop leadership skills or advance to a more senior role, career challenges are completely normal. Countless managers, executives and entrepreneurs have also struggled with career obstacles and uncertainties. However, many of these same individuals discovered the value of career coaching and were able to meet and overcome their challenges.
You likely already possess many of the skills to be successful, but anxiety, uncertainty, confusion and other challenges, both personal and professional, can be limiting your growth. The good news is that career counseling provides the strategic approach, guidance and support you need to feel clear, confident, fulfilled and motivated about effectively managing your career direction.
Career challenges often extend to your personal life, and relationship struggles, or lack thereof, can quickly impact your professional performance or satisfaction. At Dynamic Transitions in New York, we are licensed psychologists as well as career counselors. We realize that your career and your personal lives can impact each other, and that you are a whole person trying to find a sense of happiness across your entire life.
We also recognize that our society doesn’t always encourage us to identify and pursue careers where we will feel satisfied and fulfilled. You may have been told to look primarily for security and stability in a job, but we want to help you feel connected to, proud of and passionate about your work.
To that end, we bring a warm, empathic approach to our work together. We are goal-oriented, solution-focused and interactive in our sessions. Unlike traditional talk therapy, we are not passive participants in your career counseling. Your circumstances, challenges and goals are unique, and we tailor your career counseling experience to your specific situation. By taking a strategic, supportive approach, we can help you identify your challenges and develop practical, effective solutions and career action plans that you can apply here in New York and wherever your career takes you.
In order to realize meaningful change, we help you set and manage practical goals with realistic timelines, as well as to utilize proven strategies to respond to a variety of career and personal challenges and reach new milestones. You can be confident, satisfied and successful in your career and we can help you figure out what tools, network connections and actionable goals you will need to get there.
We understand your concern about becoming reliant on our help. We don’t want to engender dependence either. That’s not a success to us. Therefore, we work in a collaborative, supportive fashion, helping you find solutions and develop strategies that are yours for a lifetime. In some cases, clients do choose to keep us as a long-term resource, but their professional and personal lives are continuing to move forward and we are regularly setting new goals and assessing growth.
While you may have held the belief that a career is solely designed to earn money rather than personal gratification, it is possible to feel happier and more satisfied in your professional life. You may not love every day of work, but when your job fits with who you are, it is easier to push through difficult or exhausting periods. You can learn to turn challenges into temporary, manageable obstacles, allowing you to focus on the parts of your career that you love.
The relationship between client and coach is extremely important in career counseling, and it could be that there was a mismatch between the coach and your friend. Additionally, career coaching isn’t regulated, and the individual your friend worked with may not have been qualified to offer career coaching. We are both licensed Counseling Psychologists with intensive training specifically focused on career development, counseling and testing. The career coach that you choose should be able to understand and help you identify goals to move forward.