Are career coaches effective?

Leaving any profession after several years is particularly daunting because suddenly one has many choices to ponder unlike before. What do I want to do? When you change towns, you also have to consider Where you will live and who will be part of your new network. Even figuring out what I wanted to wear after putting on a nurse’s uniform for so long felt overwhelming.

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Personal Branding – 3 nuggets to get you started.

In the interesting world of product development we stop and check if the product is working as it should, if our customers like it and if there are bugs. When we find bugs we go back to the drawing board and find a solution and build new code. Our creativity also drives us to find new features to add to “product me” and with every “software development sprint” we will have new features and bug free code to add and a new version is born.

With that I will go ahead and ask you one last question; after a 360 degree self-evaluation, and a long hard look in the journal or mirror, (or even the ceiling) – what new features will you be adding to “Product Me, v2.0” and what bugs will you be correcting as you prepare to relaunch yourself? Just remember it is not a single day’s journey and all you have to do is start.

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