I'm now offering career coaching!
Are you creative and driven? Then you may be discovering, as I did, that “build it and they will come” doesn’t quite cut it when you're blazing your own path.
A few years ago, I realized that my personal brand was kind of a mess. I wasn’t attracting the clients and projects I found most interesting, and I was generally feeling unsure of my direction. So I created a personal business retreat for myself. I holed up for a short, but focused, period of time and read, wrote, thought, strategized, and did some serious introspection. Making space to think creatively about the big picture allowed me to figure out where I should take my career and how I could get it there. I set concrete goals, and I charted a path to achieve them.
In the year that followed, not only did I achieve those goals and grow my business, but I also noticed a pattern: I kept having conversations with people in similar situations. People who knew they were ready to take the next step in their careers, but were at a loss for how exactly to go about it. And they kept telling me that it was really helpful to talk through their ideas with me and get my advice.
I really enjoyed these conversations! Which made sense in light of one particular statement that I had written down during my retreat: “my thing is helping other people do their thing.” These career conversations with friends and acquaintances made me realize that asking constructive questions is one of my strengths. That’s why I decided to turn my ability to creatively strategize into something that could help more people.