A good career coach?

lego man with megaphone flickr hazzat ccLiz emails:

I'm in the midst of exploring brand new career paths and I'm looking to work, ideally in person, with a career coach. I was wondering if there are any great career coaches, life coaches, or career consulting firms in the area that perhaps you or the AOA community could recommend.

It seems to us that this sort of thing could a few different ways. One way, the good way, would be finding a person who can help you work through figuring out what you really want to do, whether there's actually a job doing that, and how to get there. The other, less good way, would be someone who just tells you to follow your synergies while leveraging your enterprise solutions to find your cheese. Or something to that effect.

So, have a suggestion for Liz? Please share!

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I don't always believe that good coaching services need to be local. With the right attitude, and a skilled coach, you can profit with someone in any corner of the globe, although I'd recommend American for cultural and economic understanding.

That said, I'd recommend Brooke Vuckovic, who lives in suburban Chicago. She's one of the best at what she does, and has helped me despite the distance from Vermont.

Her website: http://brookevuckovic.com/

I've often though about using a career coach. Anyone have any idea on cost?

Or for someone closer, I can assist you in anyway that you need. I have been a lifecoach/counselor for almost ten years. I am based out of Clifton Park & I would love to help you in anyway that I can. Please email me at jamesreyl@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Just go to culinary school. You know you want to!!

If you have a college degree, check with the colleges career office. They might work with alumni for free.

Please consider Thomas Warner from The Thrive Vibe. He has a uniques method and helps you examine your life from all angles. He is not local to you but does most of his work with individuals and groups over the phone and SKYPE.
He is also leading group excursions now to various locations around the globe.
He has been my life coach on and off since 2008. Whenever I need to work through something, we is there. Low pressure, great sense of humor, and definitely results oriented.
Maybe he is for you? Good Luck!

My career/life coach is my father. I can give you his number and he can berate you over the phone.

When ever I failed English (and social studies and French) in school. - "Well, someone has to be a bus driver."

When I majored in Archaeology in college - "Good luck getting a job."

When I complained about work. - "Work isn't supposed to be fun. If it was, they'd call it 'play.'"

I would encourage you to look into a skills assessment test called the Highlands Ability Battery. When I was looking into changing careers this assessment and included coaching from a trained coach to interpret the results was amazingly insightful as to what I needed to look for (and avoid) in picking my new career, and then specific career choices that were well suited to me. It was an amazing process and much different from the personality tests I have done so many times over the years. Really Highly Recommended.

I've done a lot of business training with Shaun Mahoney. http://www.shaunmahoney.com/. He's not a coach specifically, but I know he could refer you to one.

http://www.coachinsiya.com/

She is awesome.

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