Briana Riley, HTYC Career Coach
After unhappily bouncing around from industry to industry, Briana learned to recognize and prioritize her strengths which finally led her to work she truly loves as a career coach and facilitator.
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A lack of career clarity can leave you feeling directionless.
Luckily there is a practice that can help you discover what makes you unique, what motivates you, what you enjoy in your work, and can help you build a more intentional life and career: Reflection.
Reflection is a critical part of the career exploration process. Knowing yourself and what you want allows you to get very specific on what you’re orienting yourself towards.
HTYC career coach, Briana Riley has made more career changes in 10 years than most people have in 40. When she realized she was hopping from job to job with no true direction, she decided to work on gaining the clarity she needed to move into a more fulfilling career.
She went above and beyond and built her own reflection practice to find the common threads she enjoyed in all of her past roles. This allowed her to achieve career clarity and led her to her ideal career, career coaching, where she uses that exact practice with her clients.
What you’ll learn
- How to simplify your big career goals by figuring out how they can fit in your current situation
- An exercise you can use to gain clarity and build a more intentional life and career
- How self-reflection can help you define your ideal career
- How asking for help can accelerate your progress to a fulfilling career
My favorite part of the career change boot camp was actually having some of those conversations and getting feedback and positive feedback about strengths. And to me that was key, because in that moment, I realized that my network not only is a great for finding the next role, it also is helpful to… they help you remind you who you are and who you will be in your next role, even if the current circumstances are not ideal.
I see much better now how my five Clifton strengths tied together and the ones that I had felt were really not that much of a big deal, I can see better how they are innovative to me as a person and to my strengths and where they come from. And that was a kind of a new thing. What I love is new situations and learning, and I actually actively look for opportunities to push myself out of my comfort zone. So, and if I look back at past roles, I would tend to have to go back to go to the land and to run a major program that had been failing. And I didn't know a lot of the nitty gritty, the detail of all the different projects, but I had the organizational skills, I wanted to learn about the different projects. I wasn't fazed by the fact that I didn't know any of that detail. So I had the challenge of learning and the environment initially and also the challenge of language as I learn to. And that satisfied my learning.
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