I found today an article about Linkedin again, but among the thousands you will find, I think this one is interesting to read. The article points out again why everyone should get an online profile. Linkedin is probably the most global and popular. But most of all, how important it is to have a professional, non-arrogant, truthful profile. I have started using Linkedin in 2003, in its early beginning. As an Executive Search consultant, I was desperate to get my hand on a reliable professional global database to look for new candidates. I googled: director of sales and the first results turned out to be on Linkedin. I quickly signed up and did not anticipate that it was going to become an essential tool for me and THE headhunter go-to database! I have probably found more suitable candidates that I have successfully placed in my clients company on Linkedin than by recommendations or even by market research. Nowadays, Linkedin has become much more than just a headhunter tool or a colleague connector, it is your presentation to the business community, to your potential clients, your real you to potential employer but also to your current company colleagues and boss. It is more than just a CV. Also, People tend to lie less on Linkedin because it is online, checkable by everyone, ex colleagues, boss, friends who know you were the VP and not the Executive Director, for 2 years, not 5! I tend to trust the information on it and urge all my clients in career transitions to get or dramatically improve their linkedin profile. More in the Forbes article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/robasghar/2014/02/12/your-linkedin-profile-go-big-or-get-lost/
Are you a good listener or more importantly, do you feel listened to? During the first years of my training in psychotherapy and coaching, I realised how everyone was in need and entilted to be listenned to. But not only listened to be talking again in turns again. Who needs to be listened to? From board level executives to sales managers, entrepreneurs in need of inspiration, or stay at home mums, as long as they wish to move to the next level up of their potential! A listening ear, in itself, has a dramatic impact on us, because that’s how we feel cared for, nurtured and relevant. Beyond any other Coaching techniques, this is the most important part of the process. It gives us the confidence to think of things one has not imagined before and to achieve one's most desired goals. A listening ear with the technical tools to empower is what I do.
This is a collection of some of the questions I usually receive about how I work and how my Coaching can help: 1- Who is getting coached? Nowadays, everyone and anyone. From board level executives to sales managers, entrepreneurs in need of inspiration, or stay at home mums, as long as they wish to move to the next level up of their potential! A listening ear, in itself, has a dramatic impact on us, because that’s how we feel cared for, nurtured and relevant. Beyond any other Coaching techniques, this is the most important part of the process. It gives us the confidence to think of things one has not imagined before and to achieve one's most desired goals. A listening ear with the technical tools to empower is what I do. 2- How long before one sees results/change? It depends but self awareness does often occur from the first sessions and change can happen very quickly and sometimes even before we notice it consciously. Profound changes take generally 5-6 sessions. 3-How long does it take? Coaching is not therapy so meetings every 4-5 weeks sometimes less often even, meaning Coaching sessions can take place as often as required to enable the Coachee to implement something we talked about. But 6 sessions over a period of 5-6 months are the norm. 4- How much does it cost? I tailor my prices to individual needs but in all cases, I offer a first session for free (via Skype, telephone or face to face), to get to know each other and make sure there is a fit. This is a kind of assessment and taking stock of the situation as well. 5- One of my personal achievement [...]
I found this article on Project Eve. It resonates well if you are a woman and worked in the corporate world or have worked in it while struggling internally about your next career move and felt you needed to choose between promotions and career-life balance... Find the article here: http://www.projecteve.com/the-guilt-volcano-why-women-need-women-mentors/