Being British I had to look up the former as I had no idea. Basically it’s rather like a woodpecker! I’ll come back to this later on.
As a Career Coach of some years, I often get clients who are frustrated as they don’t know what they’re going to do workwise. They feel they haven’t got a ‘passion’. They often sense that something is ‘wrong’ as they ought to know what they want to do career-wise. This is even more obvious with those starting out on their careers. They are often asked by well-meaning family or friends ’so what are you going to do now?’ There’s often a huge expectation that they SHOULD know exactly what they want to do. Some people do.
Certain times of the year are really valuable for reflection and preparation for the year ahead. Here's the story of the two bricklayers which some of you may have seen before but it's a great one for observing how we see things and our purpose. Have you explored your own purpose? Take time to step away and think on it.
During recent preparation for a webinar about managing careers, I observed frustration from leaders about events, things that they had no control or influence over. This prompted me to reflect on overall serenity, both in the workplace and wider.
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Claire has enabled a lot of my career growth and aspirations. She is very good at listening and asking the right question at the right time which just makes you pause and go think...the power of this is huge.