Joan developed a unique, proprietary approach that works! It is based on her experience launching and reinventing hundreds of people to new career heights. Naturally, it has 8 aspects!
1. READINESS + OPPORTUNITY = SUCCESS
We ensure that you are fully prepared. self-aware, and that your intentions are aligned with your actions, before you reach out to any contacts or influencers. You often get just one chance to make a great impression!
We build structure, with assignments and deadlines into your process to ensure your forward momentum. We’ve found that ALL clients need and benefit from a structured plan.
3. IDENTIFY BLIND SPOTS
We identify and create awareness of your blind spots and provide work-arounds and skills, where necessary. It’s vital to become aware of your knowledge and skill gaps so they can be adequately addressed and not hold you back.
4. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
We employ the powerful, research-based principles of positive psychology, based on the work by noted psychology professor Dr. Martin Seligman. We identify and build on your proven capabilities, reinforce and leverage your strengths throughout the coaching process. And a positive, optimistic approach is Joan’s natural and chosen style of coaching!
5. CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO BUILD YOUR CAREER TOOLBOX
We include assessments and training on relevant knowledge, strategies and skills you need to gain career perspective, practice and momentum.
6. PROCESSING CAREER EMOTIONS
We help you work through negative past experiences so they will not jeopardize your career growth and/or bring any unhelpful negative emotions to your future opportunities. Yet, Joan is not a psychologist, and for any serious emotional issues, she will refer you to a mental health professional.
7. BEST PRACTICES IN ADULT LEARNING (including the 4 quadrant learning process)
This is the teach, practice, feedback loop which is always employed in any skill-based training and role playing. We also only focus on topics and strategies that are relevant to you in reaching your goals.
8. ONGOING DEVELOPMENT
We create ongoing development plans for you in the areas of lifelong learning and people-network management. To be competitive in today’s world, every successful professional needs to have a disciplined commitment to knowledge, growth and people connections, ongoing.