Career Coaching

Your Career Need an Energy Boost?

Does it take three cups of coffee for you to get ready to face work?
Are you unsure about the next move to make on your career path?
Apprehensive about the job market and how to position your skills?

Our Goal Imagery™ Certified Coach can help.

You may be wondering...

The International Coach Federation (ICF) “defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” The coaching process is directed and driven by the client; the coach is a collaborative partner who actively listens and contributes reflection, powerful questions, and resources.

A coach creates and holds a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential space for you to identify, express and clarify your goals, as well as define and structure action steps to achieve them. As a support system, a coach will help you explore your values, beliefs and character to help you more fully understand and contextualize yourself in all of your life experiences.

Our Coaching Philosophy

As an ICF certified coach, I hold the belief that you are whole, creative, and resourceful. As such, you are capable of

  • understanding your own drives and motivations
  • defining your own dreams and goals, and
  • walking your path to personal success and fulfillment.

You are the captain of your own ship. You may not be able to dictate life’s current or waves. But, you can set your destination, chart your course, and steer in the right direction for you. You can also course correct as necessary along the route, with the full prerogative to change your mind along the way.

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How Can Coaching Help You?

Problem solving is a skill, but difficult to do in the dark. Coaching can help turn on a spotlight. My goal is to help you identify the road blocks between you and your desired path, then support you in creating a plan to go over, under, around or through those barriers. In partnership, we can help you:

  • Identify and breakdown the issues that have you stuck
  • Brainstorm corrective actions
  • Create an action plan
  • Execute plan

Taking a broader view of your career, we can explore where you are now, where you would like to be in the future, and what it will take to get there. We might explore questions like:

  • What are your values?
  • What is your professional character?
  • What makes your professional heart sing?
  • What does work/life balance mean to you?
  • What role do you want your career to play in your life?
  • What would you like your life to look like in one, three, five or ten years?

In a process directed by you, we can uncover your motivations, goals and desires to identify clear steps that you can take to work toward the professional you want to be.

Sometimes we also refer to this as dream surfing. Together we can open a space in which to brainstorm and explore  opportunities. Expanding the mindset from “either/or” to “and” allows us to accept the possibility that there are many potential opportunities waiting to be discovered. When we nurture this “and” mindset, we start to see solutions and options that were not apparent before. This is a useful skill in defining dreams and translating them into achievable goals and benchmarks.  

Activating your imagination. Nurturing talents and growing skills. Expanding perspective. These are activities that create a new landscape of possibilities under your direction.

Additional Services

Once you understand the next step to take in your career path, you’ve got to go through the job hunting process. In addition to our resume services, KEMPS can assist you in:

  • Course correcting your job search to figure out the best career fit for you, and
  • Gaining clarity on the companies, industries, and jobs to target.
  • Developing a strategy for success in applying for jobs.

The job hunt will inevitably lead to interviews. This can seem like a nightmare of a process. Interviews are intimidating, especially when you aren’t prepared. Mock interviews can give you greater clarity on:

  • how to market your talents and skill set
  • how to elaborate on your qualifications and proficiencies, and
  • how to pitch your career goals and objectives.

Together we will discover your professional brand and package it to help HR understand why you are the best candidate.

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