Whether your goal is to get a job or get ahead in the one you have, defining your goals, creating a strategy to reach them and staying focused on your ‘why’ is essential for success. True fulfillment comes when you’re doing work you love because you love the reason you’re doing it. Even if you don’t love what you do, why you’re doing it matters.
In today’s world you can’t afford not to invest in soft skills development. Hard skills are the qualities you need to get your job done, soft skills are the qualities you need to get your job done well.
- How to present yourself
- Stay motivated
- Work in teams
- Demonstrate confidence and capability
- Manage your emotions
- Navigate relationships
- Solve problems
- Set goals and create strategies to reach them
- Communicate effectively – whether in person or online – with colleagues or customers
should be top of the list priorities for you. If you’re thinking that these skills aren’t your strengths, don’t worry, they are absolutely learnable. So if you want to move forward in whatever work you do, you’re in the right place. I’m glad you’re here and look forward to supporting you.
Building soft skill development into your [job] goals will ensure your success. The problem is that a lot of the people who could benefit the most from career coaching are often the ones who can’t afford it. Typical career coaches charge anywhere between $75 to $150 an hour. I have always cut my rate in half for clients who are in career transition. But, after nearly a decade of coaching individual in these areas, I realized that even half my rate is unreachable for a large portion of working (and unemployed) adults. Knowing how essential coaching is to moving ahead in all areas our lives, it just didn’t seem right to me to only offer it to those who can pay premium fees. So I designed JobGoals.
JobGoals is $10 to attend. No matter who you are. No matter how many workshops you attend. That seems reasonable to me – and takes “I can’t afford it” off the table of reasons why you aren’t investing in yourself. Now you really can.
Attending a JobGoals workshop is the perfect way to focus on your soft skills, connect with other people who are on the same path and feel supported in your journey. And it’s affordable. The firstJobGoals workshop you attend is a wide-reaching, broad overview of soft skills, we talk about what you are experiencing, what you want to know more about, what you want to achieve and explore ways you can achieve it. You will hear what other people are going through, relate to their challenges and learn the different approaches they take. There is no set format for the first JobGoals workshop. It is dependent on who is in the room and their unique circumstances. Sometimes we talk in depth about interviewing and other times we talk about confidence and communication. My goal is always the same however – that you leave with purpose and a plan.
I offer JobGoals workshops at a variety of locations around Central Pennsylvania. If you are interested in bringing one to your community or to learn more about JobGoals, please reach out to me here.