Are you ready for a new career, but are you still holding on to your current profession?
Do you want to make the best of the rest and plan for your second act?
Career transitions are not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become. The process is not linear or fast, but it can be easier with a coach on your side.
You don't need to make the perfect decision at 15 or 60 years old! Just make a few assumptions. Take a breath and focus on how great it is even to have decisions to make. Choose a better career adventure!
Self Exploration – You will complete a combination of personality and career assessments, feedback from others, readings, and self-reflection activities to clarify your interests and skills. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and a better perspective on your interests and abilities.
Context Exploration – You will zoom out to learn about various jobs and career options that you may find interesting. During that exploration, you will collect new information that will allow you to screen in and out different options.
Networking – You will tap into your current network and expand your network to get a realistic preview of your career possibilities. This information will guide your final choice. Plus, you will get back to this network later during your job search.
Focus – You will make a deep dive into the most promising careers/jobs. That might take the form of shadowing, volunteering, taking a side project, or a part-time job.
Make an Informed Decision – The point of all this work is to make sure you make the best decision you can make with the information you have. Before investing more time and energy, make sure you have the right career goal.
Upskilling – Once you have the answer about your future career, you could either update your resume or update your skills. You might need to explore certifications, traditional degrees, trade schools, or other alternatives.
Resume and LinkedIn – We will tailor your experience to show up strong in your resume and LinkedIn profile and help you stand out. We will find the right keywords and qualifications that will attract recruiters and hiring managers to you.
Interview Preparation – We will role-play various interview questions and set you up for success so the world can see the value you bring. We will do 1:1 mock-up interviews, and I will give you balanced feedback that will ensure you make progress. In addition, you will learn how to show up strong (formula for answering interview questions), sell yourself without being pushy, and relate your experience with the company and job description.
Offer Negotiation – We will go through the negotiation process together until the offer is signed and you get the highest percentage of your targeted compensation package (salary and other benefits).
Strong Start – Now that you have a new job, let's make sure you make a great first impression and establish yourself strong from the beginning.
"I would highly recommend working with Irina if you’re considering a career change. She’s very resourceful and provides great insights and ideas. Any time I hit a wall in my journey, Irina would help me push through by providing another perspective or option to move forward. She’s also easy to talk to and is a great listener. Developing small goals at the end of each session helped motivate me to stay accountable for my long-term goal. I tend to overthink but Irina simplifies the process which makes it less daunting and more efficient."
"Irina has brought such clarity in my intention of changing the career path. I have started to work with Irina with the unique goal of finding what will be my next career, after 14 years in the marketing field. Irina has a unique method that helped me tremendously not only finding the path but, also, to instill optimism in my future endeavors. Every meeting with Irina is full of optimism and support in accomplishing dreams, that sometimes, I forgot I had. I strongly recommend Irina for career changes and finding a personal career path."
"Irina was awesome with preparing me for several job interviews at the last minute. Irina went above and beyond. She was positive, honest, and creative in her approach. She provided great constructive criticism and feedback after the interviews. I will continue to use Irina as my coach to assist me with furthering my personal and professional goals. She is on my team for life!!"
"Irina has been a fantastic source of insight, ideas, and much-needed positivity. She is empathetic, a fantastic active listener, and has really helped me to pinpoint what my goals are, and the steps needed to reach them. She has stayed accessible throughout my career journey, and checks in often to assess my progress. If you're floundering in your desire for a change in careers, I cannot recommend Irina enough."
"I was struggling with finding a job in my profession. Irina helped me to prepare my resume, we found my mistakes in a job search process, she gave me much professional career advice. After her sessions, I started receiving more interview invitations and more next steps interviews. Eventually, I found a job and I am feeling very happy that I invested in working with Irina"
"I've been working with Irina for the past two months to identify my interests following high school graduation. She is challenging me to dig deeper and figure out the schooling and carrier path I am most interested in pursuing. She is a valuable resource in this process."
"I had the pleasure of spending several sessions over a few months with Irina. She takes the time to learn who you are and what your goals are and puts in a tremendous amount of effort and care to help you understand yourself better and achieve your goals. Would highly recommend Irina to anyone looking to get better at what you do."
"Irina was a great source of ideas, development possibilities, and know-how into understanding my resume and possible career path. During consulting, I felt understood and safe, which is an incommensurable value to me. She offered professional insights and recommendations and now I have a clear insight into my future plans and as a result, my resume is much better."
"I worked with Irina to talk out some of my reservations and concerns with starting a new career path. She was very patient with me and eager to help. She gave me the structure I needed to begin taking the first steps towards my goal. I appreciated her willingness to look over my resume and give me tips on what an employer might look for."
"Irina did an amazing job with me! She definitely love what she does and she is only interested in helping you and making you grow into a better, more self actualized individual. I loved working with her and I am still amazed by how much progress I had only through phone conversations! Thank you so much Irina for your help! "
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Career and Executive Coach