Listening for your Voice of Vocation

Published on January 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

 

I used to think that people hire me for career advice but the more I listen, the more I realize it’s neither my knowledge nor insights that clients value most.

Typically, I  coach clients through career decisions, or to be more effective managers, or to learn about interviewing and networking strategies, or to explore employment options, or to discover their strengths.  Whatever their checklist or agenda, it’s listening that matters most. What clients value above all is the opportunity to talk to an objective person who actively listens and responds with objectivity and empathy.

The best insights come from within us. We are the masters, the subject-matter-experts of ourselves.  One way to gain insight and wisdom is to be brave enough to experience ourselves mirrored by someone we trust and respect.

 


This post was written by Lisa Jacobson

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