Do you dread going to work? Do you feel burnt out like you never truly clock out? Or, maybe your work-life balance is out of whack and you can’t enjoy activities or attend to friends and family. Are your difficulties with managers or coworkers compromising an otherwise fulfilling occupation? Are you looking for fresh challenges? Perhaps, you have been feeling stuck in a career for a while, but worry that changing careers would risk your financial status, lifestyle or relationships.
You frequently worry about people finding out that "you are not that good" even though you consistently show competence and success.
Despite your qualifications and achievements, are you still reluctant to take on leadership roles and greater responsibilities?
Maybe it feels exhausting to worry that you will “fail” or you aren’t “good enough.”
Or, perhaps the stress of always needing to appear competent and credible to your colleagues and clients due to your managerial position outweighs the joys of your success.
Almost everyone fears making a wrong career decision. Difficult relationships at work and uncertain career trajectories can often create overwhelming work stress that seeps into our personal lives. Even the task of balancing personal desires with cultural obligations and family expectations can create tension and anxiety.
You know that something needs to change in your career or work environment, but chances are, you don’t feel empowered to move forward. Wouldn’t it be comforting to have a supportive, non-judgmental space to talk about the unique challenges your position presents?
Our career is a big part of our confidence and happiness. It provides stability, purpose, joy and a sense of wellbeing. Here are some common career challenges:
Finding the right career or changing career paths can be daunting because we often feel like everything has to happen now. This can be especially true if you are an international student or immigrant who is facing restrictions related to your visa.
It is also hard to harmonize family pressure and personal desires.
Given that we spend on average one-third of our lives working, it’s understandable that career issues can take a toll on our emotions.
Sometimes, the greatest challenges even originate from within ourselves. In fact, most high achievers feel like an impostor and doubt that they have the knowledge, skills or experiences to advance to the next level of their career.
Self-doubt obscures people’s potential and can stop them from pursuing a new role or job that they may otherwise be qualified for.
Whether you are starting your first job or you are a seasoned professional, it is normal to encounter all sorts of challenges throughout your career. Collaborating with a career coach allows you time to identify and understand the possible barriers that are standing in the way of your career development. Working together, we can explore all the possibilities your qualifications and talents generate so that you can enjoy the process of shaping your future.
As a career coach and licensed psychologist, I understand that feeling dissatisfied, undermined or underutilized at work has a negative impact on your overall wellbeing. It’s frustrating to see how work-related problems can take up so much of your mind space, even when you’re with loved ones. During one-on-one sessions, you can explore why you’re unhappy at work, recognize changes that need to happen and develop actionable strategies.
My coaching style is supportive, practical and solution-focused.
My background also allows me to understand the unique challenges faced by international students, expats or immigrants.
For people who need a clear picture of their career, we begin by drawing a roadmap to a successful career path and acknowledge the reality that the choices you make don’t always have to be permanent.
I can provide a career assessment to help you understand your core values, skills, interests, strengths, confidence and preferred work environment.
Once we identify what you truly want, we will practice skills that can improve the effectiveness of job searches, interviews or negotiations.
As part of my service, I review and provide feedback on networking strategies, resumes or cover letters.
We then follow those steps to help you land a desired job or make a smooth transition to the next step. If family expectations or an unhealthy work environment is a source of friction, I can offer you support from a solutions-focused approach. We will explore cultural and family factors and work through the conflict between multiple stressors. We can also focus on improving your work-life balance, building relationships at work and strengthening communication skills with coworkers, managers and clients.
So, whether you want guidance to finding the right career, empowerment to improve your job or pursue a career change, coaching can help.
My passion is to help you build the career that you’ve dreamed about. The career we choose can be so much more than a paycheck. It can be an illustration of who we are, a testament to our will and diligence and a reflection of hopes and dreams.
Our jobs not only provide us with financial security, but also a sense of identity, mastery and purpose. People who feel satisfied and fulfilled at work often have a job that meets their financial needs, enriches their personal interests and makes them feel valued for what they bring to the table—whether it is their skills, knowledge or diverse perspective. We are naturally happier when we work with like-minded people or in an environment that aligns with our personality and values. Career counseling can help determine what skills you need to excel at work, whether your current job is suited for you or if you need to change course.
Poor management practices, lack of support, stressful relationships or harassment can all cause stress at work. It is also normal to worry about endangering your job or promotion when you want to make changes at work. Trying to ignore problems at work only ensures that the problems will persist in affecting you. An experienced professional can help you identify the stressors in your workplace and develop actionable strategies to create positive shifts in your work environment.
It’s understandable that we don’t want our work stress seeping into our personal lives—and that’s exactly what our time together can help prevent. Many people consider counseling an investment in their long-term career success and overall wellbeing. In our meetings, you can learn to prevent burnout and reconnect to your job so that you are not operating on autopilot. In turn, you can feel more energized, prepared and motivated throughout your day.
If you want to feel confident and happy in your career, please schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me by clicking on the button below. I am happy to provide professional guidance or address any questions you have about my practice in New York City.