Why I Became A Coach

Why I Became A Coach

My career started in career development where I became the Director of Career Development for The George Washington Law School. As I followed my own advice and broke down the duties of my job, I discovered that what I enjoyed most was the one-on-one career coaching component. In career counseling and coaching circles, there is a thought that most people spend more time planning their vacations than their careers. It is much easier to plan a vacation because the possibilities are easily searchable and findable. To plan a career, we need to look internally and figure out our likes/dislikes, where our talents lie, set goals, do some market research and try to align our findings with the employment market. My role as a career coach is to guide lawyers through this process, help them go through the results of their assessments and informational interviews and work with them to look backward into themselves and then to move forward with what they find. When one of my counselees finds their dream job, I am thrilled to have guided them through the process.