Have you ever stopped and thought about identifying your value in relation to your career? If you choose to focus on a career that is congruent with who you are, identifying your value is a fundamental platform to explore and discover. The overarching question equates to ‘who am I’?
People realise the answer(s) to this question is complex and in order to explore and define it, the services of a Career Coach makes all the difference. At Position Ignition we support and challenge clients to focus and get clear on understanding themselves. The capability phase involves embarking on a holistic approach beginning with the client’s early life, their schooling, family, friends, activities and choices. Examining their early life, we identify where their energies stood out, in other words what did they love to do, where did they spend their time, what are their values, strengths and interests? The result of this process is to notice a client’s assets and align their energy, values and strengths.
The result of the capability phase supports the client to gain insights, awareness and understand them self. As a result of this analysis, clients become clearer and increasingly focused on what they want and what they can do, their options. Insights, understanding and answers acquired during this phase of the Career Change Model provide a fundamental platform in support of the career change process.
The capability phase is a journey of discovery and working on identifying our values is one part of the overall process. Values are defined as ‘one’s judgement of what is important in life’. Identifying values is a vital component of this phase. Some people describe values as a compass or beacon or part of a person’s DNA. My experience is that on more than one occasion I’ve witnessed clients experience a light bulb moment as they work through identifying and defining their core values, along with examining the behaviours that bring their values alive.
Exploring one’s values is a critical piece of understanding ourselves, deepening our awareness in order to identify informed career options that are in alignment with who we are. I’ve noticed a distinct difference between people working in a career that they are in flow with as opposed to battling against. It is brilliant for the client, the organization and for Career Coaches to observe the former as opposed to the latter.
About the author:
Stephanie Mount is a Position Ignition Guide. She is profoundly interested in people and their potential. Stephanie engages with individuals to discover their most authentic self (the positive energy, their passions and strengths). Stephanie’s diverse career in the helping profession spans two continents. She uses her international experience, professional knowledge and living as an expatriate to enable others to create a fulfilling and balanced life. Stephanie is an adventurer, passionate about the ‘great outdoors’ and travelling to far flung places on this beautiful planet.