Reinventing yourself in mid-career (40+)

Career transition Group Coaching

Being in transition is tough; it can be lonely, and sometimes frustrating, because you’re not sure how to proceed, and/or you don’t know when you’re going to arrive at your desired destination.  You need emotional support to sustain the journey!  Having a group of peers, and a coach, can be invaluable to helping you maintain your self-worth and mobilize you to take action.

 

Purpose of the group: 

·       to support people during transition: peer support and coach’s support to help you get clear about where you want to go or steps to get there

·       to give guidance about resources 

·       to create an intact group where participants act as an accountability structure for their peers

·       to get coaching to help you get unstuck or to free you up to take action.

 

Intended audience: Mid-career professionals, age 40+, who think of themselves as being “in transition”, whether it’s between jobs, trying to change industry or focus, or people who want to set up their consulting practice. 

Content:

·       The participants will determine what they want to discuss or focus on, before and during the program, so the topics will be generated organically by the group.

·       Possible topics might include how to stop getting in your own way, or how you make sense of success or non-success ;)  or how to make your self-talk more positive. 

·       Participants might ask each other for their experience with specific approaches, or knowledge of resources; or it could be a topic that Abby can deliver content on. 

·       This group is not designed to help you rewrite your resume or to teach you how to find a job. 

·       You will identify what you want to get out of the group and what you want to be held accountable for. 

 

Structure:  

·       6-8 people, intact group.  People in mid-career (40+). 

·       6, 75-min. sessions, every 2 weeks, over a period of 3 months.  First meeting will be 90 minutes.  March – May 2018. The frequency is meant to address the urgency – you need to generate income!   (unless the group decides on every 3 weeks).

·       First meeting TBD, once we have a critical mass (at least 6 people). Let me know if you have a friend/colleague who’d like to participate.

·       15 min. pre-program phone conversation to identify your learning needs.

·       15 min. post-program conversation to assess your outcomes.

·       Virtual meetings over the computer.

 

Format: 

·       Participants will identify before the program and at each session what they’d like to focus on in the session.

·       We can use breakout groups for pair conversations.

·       Abby will provide coaching (15-20 min.) during the session for 1-2 people who have an issue they’d like to address. 

·       Abby will be responsive to the group’s feedback if we decide to refine the format as we go.

·       Participants will have their self-developed action steps to take between meetings.  Participants can provide articles or resources based on the group discussion.

·       We’ll have a LinkedIn or a Facebook group dedicated to this group.

 

Cost:  As this is an R&D group, I’m offering this for a nominal fee.  Fee: $275 for the program (6 sessions) paid in advance. 

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