A Coaching Model Created by Robin P. Pajot
(Career Coaching, UNITED STATES)
Career Ignition, LLC Insight. Ideas. Ignition: A Career Coaching Model
Part of succeeding in a career (and life!) depends on knowing who we are. Understanding our strengths allows us to use them fully and to assess why some jobs are a better fit than others. For many of us, traits that make up who we are are difficult to recognize. For instance, if Jane is attuned to helping others, she may not realize this as a strength and assume that everyone is like her. It’s not until someone else comments on it that she recognizes it as a strength. My job as career coach is to help clients uncover their strengths and find ways to use them that are personally meaningful.
Part 1: Developing Insight
- Administering the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and/or the Strong Interest Inventory to clients age 14 and older.
- Comparing results with the clients’ experience in school and work.
- Understanding why previous jobs or experiences felt like a good fit—or not
- Asking open-ended questions as clients explore their gifts and talents
Part 2: Generating Ideas
- Using the insight gained to explore what types of careers clients might enjoy
- Reviewing resources where clients can find more information about specific careers
- Thinking through what education might be needed
- Developing questions to ask when talking with professionals in clients’ fields of interest
- Picturing what it would look like to work in those jobs
- Determining clients’ values and how they fit into various career paths
Part 3: Sparking Ignition
- Planning next steps with clients
- Returning to sessions to review what’s been learned
- Finding out what progress clients want to make next
- Holding clients accountable, as they wish, for the steps they envision
Career Ignition comes with clients understanding themselves, learning more about their natural gifts, envisioning how their talents fit into different career paths, and planning how to get where they want to be.