The Directive Coach

As executives rise to the top they discover that their success is no longer just about individual performance. During their climb to the top, they begin to encounter challenges that they had never before faced. Some executives rely on their own talents and abilities to navigate the often treacherous waters of an executive career occasionally…

Development Techniques and Methods

Clients can build skills using a variety of techniques and methods. They should review the following list of helpful activities with the Career coach to determine the best approach. On-the-job mentoring. One of the most widely used and most effective means of developing employees is mentoring. It is the day-to-day responsibility of the manager or mentor…

Adult Learning and Development

Three Learning Domains Career coaches should have a basic understanding of how adults learn and process information. To understand adult learning, Career coaches must gain knowledge in a few key areas including learning domains, learning styles, and how and why adults learn. Most adults, adolescents, and children learn best by experiencing a blend of activities…

Career Management’s Role in the Economy

Career management has been described from the consumer and corporate perspective, but it also plays a critical role in the broader context of the global economy. Career management facilitates preparation for dealing with other cultures, languages, work styles and global standards. It helps people understand the intricate relationship between people, education, global work, and employability…

The Career Management Process

Lifestyle Mission Clients enter the career management process for many reasons, but usually it is because of an event. These events could be a termination from work, downsizing, merger, divorce, health, or simply because they want a new life. They seek Career coaches to help identify their mission in life and assist them in achieving…

Spectrum of Career Evolution

Careers evolve on a spectrum ranging from career management to placement. Proactive careers would evolve from career management to organizational development to human resources to recruiting/placement, meaning clients are driving their career bus. Reactive careers move in the opposite direction, meaning clients have allowed their careers to drive them to their current location. Every professional’s…

Career Management is an Emerging Profession

Career management is an evolving field, so when does an occupation become a profession? A profession can be defined as an occupation that has gained certain important and characteristic features. It is important to remember that all professions started out as unregulated occupations that gradually grew into a profession, usually with a lot of turbulence.…