Robert was in a VP level role, earning great money and enjoying life and work. He was well known around his industry. He was great at what he did.
Things were pretty good overall…
Until they weren’t!
Robert got laid off. No big deal right. A great opportunity to take some time and get a way. (Thanks soft landings and severance!)
Except when it came time to go back to work: 8 months passed. Then 10, 12… 18 months passed and he’d had a few interviews but nothing had panned out.
He and his partner were pulling their hair out a bit trying to figure out what was going on. He’s a smart guy, he gets results, why wasn’t this working?
They had been through everything, was it his interview style? Simply unlucky? Was he coming off as desparate?
That’s where I had the opportunity to meet Robert. As he was trying to figure out what was working and what wasn’t.
It turns out Robert’s answer wasn’t what you’d think it would be.
We’re sharing a rare opportunity to listen in to an actual coaching session with Robert as we systematically uncover what’s working for him and what’s not.
As a disclaimer: I’ve been coaching for over 15 years, there are very subtle pieces in here that sound much like us simply having a conversation but I’m pushing and testing to find where Robert needs the most help. What this means is that the advice in this conversation is perfectly tailored to Robert and although I promise you’ll hear things you might resonate and identify with in this coaching session, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should do exactly what I’ve advised Robert to do. Your situation may be very different.
Take a listen as a fly on the wall to Robert’s coaching session on the Happen To Your Career Podcast.
As you listen to this session ask yourself this question:
Are you making the mistake of trying to do what you think you *should* vs what you’ve seen work for yourself? (Robert was doing this and it wasn’t working)
Robert was making 2 of the 3 biggest mistakes we see for “High Performers” who are in the midst of a career change.
BTW if you want to know all three mistakes high performers make, check out this training here.
Listen to the entire coaching session by downloading or clicking the player above (or on your favorite podcast app) or read the transcript below!
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