A Career Coach serves many functions. One of them is to help you find a career path that will make you a happier person. Many people don't like or worse can't stand their jobs. This doesn't have to happen.
This often is because they have ended up working somewhere that is not compatible for their personality type. Your career should make you happy.
Are you getting traction with finding a job. Do you have the satisfaction you want at the job you currently have. A career coach can help you with employment success by coaching in these areas and more
First and foremost that depends on why you are there. But often the coach will start with a discover session or consultation as mentioned early. During this first session, you will know enough about each to determine if there is a match. In other words. If the coach doesn't think you are a match or you don't think the coach is a match, you shouldn't consider not working together.
I you do want to work together, you move forward in setting this up or setting up the first paying session.
Find out what you would like to address
Bounce conversation back and forth helping you gain insight, consider options, find solutions that would look like progress to you.
Set a specific goal to work toward.
Define the actions that you will take in order to make progress.
Define what is deemed being a success.
Schedule follow up meetings and support calls to check up on your progress and keep you motivated.
A career coach will ask you questions to find out what type of personality you have. What makes you tick? Will most likely give you a personality test if you have no interest in a career path. What type of work could you see yourself doing for free, if you didn't need to collect a paycheck?
Relax, you won't be told to go work for free!
The point is, whatever you enjoy doing that much, would certainly give you joy when you also collected a paycheck for doing it. People typically don't go after jobs in this way.
Happy would your life be if you enjoyed work every day. Supposed you looked forward to it because it is something that you loved doing. All of us could live that life if that was our goal and we had the support to take steps needed to make it a reality.
What people often focus on is money. The money will come if you do what you love. There is a way to make that happen.
Well, if you are wondering if you need a career coach you may need one.
However, with a little reading and research, and self reflecting you could either avoid seeing the career coach or at least go in with questions and ideas instead just know that you need to see someone. Which is fine too by the way. I know some people (like me) like to know something about what is about to take place.
Here are some indicators that you might need a career coach.