Maybe you’re ready for a career transition – or maybe you’re still on the fence, thinking that your job is boring, stressful, uninspired, unfulfilling, or otherwise totally not YOU – but you’re stuck and don’t know what to do about it.
The truth is, it doesn’t matter where you’re starting from. If you’re ready to explore the idea that there might be something out there that’s better for you, you’re ready enough to undergo the SoulSearch & Research ™ Process.
What is the SoulSearch & Research™ Process?
SoulSearch & Research™ is a process I have developed based on both my coaching work with clients and my clinical training as a therapist. This process allows clients to quickly discover the career direction that would bring them the most fulfillment, and that will also be the most practical given all that they need to think about in their complex lives.
Who is this process for?
Clients who have successfully used the SoulSearch & Research ™ Process start coaching with questions like these:
- What do I want to do next in my career?
- I want to quit my job, but what I could do that would be more fulfilling?
- What do I really feel passionate about?
- I want to take my career to the next level. What are the right moves to make?
- I have a comfortable job right now, but I’m not challenged. I’d love to do X. Should I quit to pursue it?
- I’d love to start a business, but I don’t really know what to do. Can you help me think of something I’d be excited about?
- I love helping people/solving problems/being of service. How can I best use my skills to create a fulfilling career?
If you recognize yourself in one of these questions, or if the questions swirling in your mind sound closely related, you would benefit from this process.
Who are you, anyway?
I’m Jessica Sweet, Career Coach and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I coach creative people who are stuck in unfulfilling jobs, and my career advice has been quoted in places like Monster.com, CNBC, Business Insider, Brazen Life, The Huffington Post and more.
How is your process different from other career coaching that’s out there?
There’s lots of coaching out there that focuses on career aptitude tests, or other formulaic ways of figuring out what you should be doing in your career.
The problem is, you, and your life, aren’t that simple.
Sure, your personality type might give you a general direction to look when it comes to careers, but you already know enough about yourself to have a sense of what you want to do. Career aptitude tests can sharpen this focus, but it’s not enough.
You have to take into account your entire life – what you want, don’t want, are willing to compromise, are striving for, what’s meaningful to you, what you’ll find fulfilling, what your family’s needs are, your financial obligations and more – before you can decide what career path to choose.
You have to understand what type of career environment will make you thrive, where you’ll feel you’re making a difference, what you want to feel at the end of the day, the kind of people you want to be around and more.
You have to know what’s holding you back from fulfilling your true potential, your fears, your blocks, the traits that are unique to you that make up your career identity.
In short, it’s not just about understanding your personality type. It’s about understanding who you are more fully, what you want and need in your career, and understanding what’s holding you back – and which of those things you want to change, like fears, and which are realities, like financial constraints.
I am different because I can understand you and your situation quickly, and help you get to where you really want to be – without pigeon holing you the way so many others do.
How long does the process take?
Most people start out feeling really lost about their career direction or passions, and they assume that the process is a really long one. While every person is individual, generally, when people start coaching to figure out what they want to do next in their careers it can take 1-3 months to get clearly focused on their next steps.
However, career coaching is an active process. You need to show up and “do the work.” You wouldn’t start an exercise program and ask how long it will take to work while you’re sitting on the couch. The same is true for coaching. As they say, “It works if you work it!”
What is involved in the process? What can I expect?
What kind of results have you seen?
You can read some success stories here.
Here are some quick examples to give you an idea of the kinds of transformations that take place using the SoulSearch & Research™ Process.