“I’m stuck” is a pretty typical place to start a coaching session. People hate their jobs and their careers when they feel stuck and trapped. The first step to getting unstuck is to, well, take a step. This is from my Seattle Times column: When you hate your job, but don’t know what to do next
I had a new coaching client in my office the other day. “I hate my job,” she told me as she sat down, barely holding back tears.
“I fell into it 10 years ago. I’ve been promoted and I’ve moved around to different companies,” she said, naming a couple of premier Seattle employers. “But I just hate the work and I feel stuck in it.”
We talked in detail about what she’s interested in: product management, teaching middle school, UX design, corporate communications, freelance editing and copy editing — “I’m all over the place!” she exclaimed.
“It’s great that you have a lot of ideas,” I reassured her… (Read the rest of story at The Seattle Times.)