Modern advances in technology allow you unprecedented access to tools, resources and opportunities in your career.
Employers are offering telecommute options as a benefit, often allowing you to work from home or while traveling or living on the other side of the world.
As a result, instead of fitting your life in around your work, you have never been more empowered to build a career that fits your ideal lifestyle.
You can work a part-time job, freelance and make art on the side. Or work full-time for a company in New York and live in California. You can start your own business. You can make something and sell it. You can live in Bali and work with clients in the United States. You can solve big problems and make a difference.
Combine hard work, creativity, ingenuity and community and I believe you can achieve almost anything.
Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, authors of “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World” state,
Thousands of years ago, it was only kings, pharaohs, and emperors who had the ability to solve large-scale problems. Hundreds of years ago, this power expanded to the industrialists who built our transportation systems and financial institutions. But today, the ability to solve such problems has been thoroughly democratized. Right now, and for the first time ever, a passionate and committed individual has access to the technology, minds, and capital required to take on any challenge.
I couldn’t agree more.
Technology is moving SO FAST that most organizations are struggling to keep up, and as a result, human resources managers are faced with new demands and unprecedented situations when it comes to hiring.
And that means that as a modern day career woman, YOU are also encountering new challenges and opportunities when it comes to building your career.
Gone are the days of the traditional job search.
The democratization of technology has empowered you to approach your career in new and different ways, but it has also created new demands on your time and energy.
Now, you have to manage your personal brand online AND offline. You have to monitor to your email etiquette. You have to create connections with others, be able to tell your story and talk about what you offer as an employee or business owner in a way that meets the needs of your employer or customer.
And by the way, because you’re the type of woman who also wants more out of life, you have to figure out how to do all this while getting enough sleep, paying the mortgage, exercising, raising children or taking care of pets, looking stylish, staying mentally fit, and traveling. (did I miss something?).
To top it all off, if you’re like most of my clients, you want your work to have some sort of impact, you want to have opportunities to grow your skills, and you’d like to make a decent living, too.
I haven’t even mentioned all the challenges we face as WOMEN in the workplace, from discrimination to harassment and condescension. We aren’t supposed to apologize, we have to pay attention to our nonverbal behaviors, we have to demonstrate confidence, we should mentor other women and we need to get a seat at the table and speak up without acting like a man in the process.
Wow. That’s a lot to manage on your own!
This is why I approach career coaching from a holistic perspective - to meet the needs of you, the modern day woman.
I help you think through your financial situation, your life goals, your values, your strengths, your education and your emotional reactions to find clarity and direction. Then I guide you on how to communicate your messages to target specific opportunities in your career, like promotions, salary negotiations, new jobs, freelance opportunities or new businesses.
Ultimately, I help you tap into your confidence, intuition and inner wisdom to find greater satisfaction and alignment in your life's work.
I combine my communications degrees, my certification as a yoga teacher and my training as a life coach to help you brand and market yourself, be aware and mindful, AND tap into your creativity and innate wisdom to succeed.
I believe that work is one part of a whole that is this one life that you get to live.
Why not integrate your work into your life in a way that is holistic, satisfying and meaningful to you?
If the world of work is changing, then your approach to your career should, too.