What are some typical reasons someone might work with a coach?

Career coaching can be helpful at all stages of someone’s career. A few common reasons for working with a coach include:

  • There is something at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity), and it is urgent, compelling or exciting or all of the above
  • There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources
  • There is a need for a course correction in work due to a setback
  • An individual has a style of relating that is ineffective or is not supporting the achievement of one’s personally relevant goals
  • There is a lack of clarity, and there are choices to be made
  • The individual is extremely successful, and success has started to become problematic
  • One has not identified his or her core strengths and how best to leverage them
  • There is a need and a desire to better organized and more self-managing
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