In today’s episode I delve into when you should seek out a career coach. I will share the benefits are of hiring a career coach and what a successful interaction with a coach can look like.

Here is what you will learn: 

  • Janine shares a story of a mother she met that was returning to work.
  • What are the common negative feelings that mothers may have when returning to work?
  • How did career coaching assist the working mom Janine met?
  • How can a career coach help you if you feel stuck?
  • What can a career coach do to help if you lack clarity of how to move into your career?
  • When you feel unsupported, hire a career coach.
  • What types of career mother clients has Janine worked with?

3 Key Points:

  1. Common feelings of a mother returning back to work include: negotiating flexibility, how her colleagues will view her, depleted confidence, and worrying about the balance between work and family life.
  2. If you are lacking clarity on how to proceed in the workforce as a mother, working with a career coach can help.
  3. Working with a career coach is a great way to feel supported.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Many times, people feel stuck in their careers particularly after a huge life transition.” – Janine Esbrand
  • “The average person is said to have 60,000-80,000 thoughts a day. And research shows that 95% of those thoughts are repetitive.” – Janine Esbrand
  • “One of the really huge benefits of working with a coach is that you will have somebody who can bring a different judgment-free perspective and help you to snap out of that usual train-of-thought and that way that you think.” – Janine Esbrand

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