Feeling the itch to change your career? You’re not alone! A recent study from LinkedIn claims that the average person changes jobs 3-4 times in the first ten years after college graduation. An ordinary job switch probably isn’t that scary, but a full-on career change can fire off a serenade of internal “DANGER DANGER” warning bells. Conventional wisdom says it takes time (and plenty of savings) to get the training and education required to jump the established career path in favor of starting a business.
The term “diversity” has become somewhat of a buzzword in the modern workplace, tossed around in company mission statements and HR manuals. And yet, studies reveal particularly slow progress toward a diverse balance of genders, races, cultures, and acquired traits across executive and professional teams globally.
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“I have so many issues of my own… if I can’t figure out how to take care of my own messes, how could I possibly coach someone else on how to clean up theirs?!”
There are few things as disheartening as working in an uncommunicative, oppressive work environment. Usually, as employees, we look to upper management to set the tone and provide solid, thoughtful leadership.
Many of the people I talk to on a daily basis want to enroll in coach training but push it off because of money. Financial concerns are some of the most burdensome limitations we face and they come in many forms:
You wake up, get dressed, and start the coffee pot. You eat the same breakfast that you do every day, say goodbye to your family (both the two- and four-legged), and head out for the morning commute.