Margaret Fredrickson, Senior Manager, Consultant
Margaret was seeking a "quick fix" role, but realized she needed to slow down and do the deeper work to discover what she really wanted.
on this episode
Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing – especially during a career change – but you can learn to minimize and overcome that fear.
Margaret Fredrickson learned how to overcome her fear of admitting who she was and what she wanted.
We get really deep into how a career search is so much more than just a job search – it’s finding a career and a lifestyle that fits your needs. Margaret was able to get a great role that she, quite frankly, wouldn’t have earned otherwise.
What you’ll learn
- Why the term “quick fix” will be removed from your vocabulary
- The benefits of humility and vulnerability in your life
- How to actually become a different person (and stop eating all those donuts!)
- Why you’ll tell your coach things you never thought you’d say to another human being
"When I started I was afraid of making the wrong decision! My career was incredibly important to me and I didn't want to screw it up or waste time making a move I wouldn't enjoy! Scott helped me learn what my strengths are and what is most important to me… but more important than that I learned about what I can't stop doing that I have to have in my work to make me happy"
With Phillip's help, I was able to believe that this is the area that I should be in because I just feel a lot of passion towards it. And the aspects of "what if I'm not paid enough, after transferring into this new field?" HTYC motivated me to not be afraid of those things, and just keep looking and connecting with people.
I realized early on in that career transition that if I was going to be able to find a job that was rewarding and in an area I liked, even to just pay rent, I would need help because I wasn’t getting the results I needed I know how to get introduced to people and talk to folks. I’ve done this remote job search thing a few times. What made it different for me though is that it’s not just an opportunity to change location but to change position. It could be not just a lateral move from one city to another but it could also be a promotion. I was moving my career and experience to an area where I went from leading projects to potentially leading teams… Sometimes you can stretch yourself and sometimes you need a team to stretch you beyond your best. I think that’s the biggest value from coaching. You have someone in your corner looking out for your best interests. If they are doing their job as good as Lisa did they are pushing you to be the best version of yourself.
I stumbled across HTYC through an article and it gave me hope again. After a Strengths Finder review session with your career coach and the Figure Out What Fits course, I've finally admitted to myself what I really want to do, what I really want out of life, and have made a decision.
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