Professionals may experience career challenges that may seriously impact their success at the company and their lifetime happiness. If these difficulties go unresolved for a period of time they are likely to impact their ability to cope effectively on the job. For senior-level professionals, the impact can be even more devastating because their work usually has a direct impact on overall business strategy and direction.
Career coaching is a strategic service that people can use and employers can rely on when work performance, career transition, personal conduct in the workplace and/or culture fit becomes an issue. It encourages people to seek career assistance early to prevent small problems from getting out of hand and creating greater barriers to success. It’s also a way to help a diverse group of people reach higher career aspirations so that they continue to build on their interests and skills and add significant value to their company.
Career coaching has captured the attention of small businesses, major corporations and the media. It is estimated that 60% of people are unhappy with their work and are seeking to do something that will make them happy. Organizations are asking themselves what career services they can provide to employees that demonstrate a return on investment and help them reach their career aspirations. Conversely, people are asking themselves what they can do to find success in their career if their organizations are unwilling to help them connect their skills and passions to available roles internally.