How I Help Series Part 1 of 3: Laid Off or Hate Your Job?

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How do I help someone who gets laid off or hates their line of work? Hello my name is Christopher Lawrence. I’m a career and Whole Life Coach with Change My Life Coaching. I’m going to give you one example of a client who actually meets both of these situations. Kim came to me in her early 20’s, she was in her first career in a not for profit organization. Her area of speciality was communications and marketing. She was pretty unhappy with her job and regretted her degree. Kim and I worked together for about 6 months. Being millennial her expectations were quite high, and to feel significant is important to the millennial generation.

So what I mean by that is millennials want to know they’re contributing to something meaningful, they don’t want to do work just for work sake. It’s not about the pay check anymore. So as a generation we generally want to feel like we’re contributing to something, we want to feel significant, and we want to feel important. Now because of the stage that Kim was at in her career, and because she recently had a degree, it didn’t make sense for Kim to leave her position just yet. Through coaching she learned that she could make this job work for a few more years, so we taught her how to fall in love with her job all over again. Just as we got there Kim was laid off, so the market tanked and Kim was laid off. Her company gave her a small severance and a few more weeks to work, just to give her some time to prepare. This was difficult for Kim because she’s highly introverted, and lack self confidence in her skills.

Not that her skills aren’t there, just that she didn’t see how amazing she was yet because she didn’t have the experience to do so. So, we did some crazy but gentle things. Things that challenged Kim, but made her stand out above other job searchers and networkers. As best I could I opened doors for Kim, and connected her with people in my network to help her learn from them, and expand her practice of networking. And also to learn about her industry, to learn a little more about her industry. I can’t open doors for all of my clients but where it’s appropriate, and where I have connections I try to do so. Using the skills that Kim and I talked about for networking, like doing these crazy challenging but gentle things, Kim actually had 3 interviews lined up within a 2-week period. Then she was able to get herself into a position that she enjoyed just as much, as she learned to love her last job.

This is how I help someone who gets laid off or hate their line of work. Again my name is Christopher Lawrence; I’m a career and whole life coach with Change My Life Coaching. Remember come for your job, but change for your life.

 

Christopher is the CEO and Founder of Change My Life Coaching —  a fast growing whole-life coaching company, and the only one of it’s kind.  He is also the author of “Go Beyond Passion: Discover Your Dream Job”. Christopher spent 15+ years working in the corporate world with a plethora of industries and companies. His focus was primarily in planning, strategy, and leadership of change management and communication. Christopher is a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP), trainer and facilitator, and a passionate public speaker who truly cares about the success of each and every single person he comes into contact with. You can reach him at Christopher@ChangeMyLifeCoaching.ca.