You’ve accomplished much to be proud of. But there’s a nagging doubt that makes you question if you’re on the right path.
It may start as a fleeting thought. You may dismiss it thinking you’ve had a bad day, but then a pattern appears.
You dread going to work.
You daydream about doing something new or different.
You even catch yourself scanning the Internet for better opportunities.
You know you’re ready for something bigger, better or different.
And it’s become an obsession.
Something’s got to change, but you don’t know exactly what it is, where to start, or the process to follow.
You can break the cycle. It all starts with a simple decision to do so.
Does this statement sound familiar?
“I’ve been doing this work long enough. I’ve proven myself. I wish I could do something else, but I’m not sure what steps I would take or what I would do.”
Many people like you have made the changes they need to make to move in a new, rewarding direction within or outside their business, and they are seeing dramatic results.
Working with leaders and executives over the years, I see their fears.
“What if I jeopardize everything I’ve built over the years?
“I can’t possibly have the same lifestyle if I pursue what I really want.”
Other people you know seem to be content with where they are and what they’re doing. But there’s a restlessness that’s stirring inside you.
It feels like there’s a hidden talent that needs to be exercised – maybe an entrepreneurial spirit emerging or even a higher purpose that’s calling you.
There’s nothing wrong.
You simply don’t want to settle for status quo.
If you’re like others with whom I’ve worked, you may feel “work” has completely consumed you. It’s a gradual process. You don’t realize how tight the grip is until you start thinking about other alternatives.
You’re used to taking charge at work, but you’re not taking charge of yourself.
Some executives admit:
- “I don’t like who I’ve become.”
- “I’m not sure who I really am anymore.”
- “I don’t know what to do.”
We’re talking about bright, high performing leaders. They exude success.
But they get to a point where something stops them in their tracks that makes them question their current path. And they just stop.
Now let’s turn the tables.
What’s stopping YOU?
It could be a tragedy – like an illness, death or divorce. It could be an unexpected opportunity that appears out of the blue. Or it could be middle age or some other milestone in life.
But the real question is…
Maybe you see clues that something is wrong: Perhaps you don’t feel like yourself. You have to drag yourself to the office. You’re losing focus.
You long for more meaning in your life or work while trying to accept that, “work is work.”
It doesn’t have to be.
Perhaps you have a creative spark that needs to be ignited or a new business idea that needs to be launched, but how – especially when you’re concerned about making a change that could disrupt everything you’ve built.
You don’t have to turn your world upside-down.
There is a better path. But finding the time or courage to figure it out seems daunting.
That’s why I created the Catapult Your Career Self-Coaching Program.
It’s designed specifically for leaders like you who know there is a more rewarding, more exciting life just waiting to be seized. You may not know exactly what the possibilities are, but you want to look for them.
Through the program you can find the clarity, direction and confidence you need to redirect your path – without turning your life upside-down.
As an experienced executive coach, the self-coaching program reflects a unique combination of expertise based on my work with clients like you, insights from other experts as well as my own personal experience transitioning into work that is aligned with my natural strengths, talents, interests and purpose.
WARNING: This program is not designed for job hunters with an urgent need to find a job.
It’s not for those who are looking for a list of executive recruiters in hopes they’ll be discovered and replanted where the grass is greener. (I’ve been there myself.)
Instead it’s for those leaders like you who want to take charge of their own career growth – who want to do something only they were meant to do. They don’t want to leave their future to chance.
Through the self-coaching program, I can help you navigate or create a new path that gives you more of what you really want based on who you really are and the unique impact you want to make.
Do the work now to position yourself for new growth and opportunities that align with your gifts and highest aspirations.
You can take small steps now to make a bigger leap when you’re ready.
Some of these modules were included in the Catapult Your Career Virtual Bootcamp – a live comprehensive 6-week online program.
You’ll gain more clarity and momentum as you go along. In fact, you’ll even want to pause from time to time to mark your progress, take note of milestones along the way.
Just don’t rest too long!
I was on a fast-track career, managing a team of financial consultants with one of the largest and most respected organizations in the industry. I became a Delta Million Miler before I turned 30. The travel was taking a toll on me. But at the same time, I longed for something more, or different. I felt myself plateauing — giving the same kinds of presentations, talking about the same kinds of issues.
To anyone else, it appeared I was thriving, but inside, I was dying.
Although the organization had a noble mission, I questioned whether I was really making the highest impact that I could. What might be next for me? The more I considered options within the same field, the more I began to rule out possibilities of continuing on the same path.
Like you, I wanted answers, direction, guidance. I wanted someone or something to tell me what to do. Wasn’t there some kind of test I could take to give me the solution? Who could I confide in? I needed to think more clearly.
My interests were varied and included: life/work planning, coaching, mentoring, personal and career growth, leadership development, among others.
During my own struggle, I became very interested in how people make successful transitions in their work. I wanted to understand how people do what they really want to do in their work.
How do you get beyond the frustration, self-doubt, lack of clarity or fear of change?
What if you’ve achieved a level of success that you might have to give up?
I learned from global experts in my fields of interest.
One of the most memorable experiences was my training in life/work planning under Richard Bolles, author of the classic book, What Color is Your Parachute? I was one of about 40 people from all over the world who gathered for two weeks to explore what they ultimately wanted to do in their life and work.
The experience confirmed that the issues related to change and growth are universal, and that people have extraordinary potential beyond what they realize.
I knew I wanted to help people do or pursue the work they really want to do – whether that’s finding the right fit or creating the best new opportunity – within or outside their organization.
Eventually I took an entrepreneurial path.
I started WorkMatters.
I left a management role representing external success to create a new role that uniquely fits who I am and how I choose to work. It gives me the intrinsic reward and success that matters most to me.
After doing career coaching in the early stages of my business, my work evolved into leadership development and organizational development. I have not had the opportunity to work with individuals (apart from organizations) like I did in the past – until now.
Now I am bringing you the Catapult Your Career Self-Coaching Program so you can access content easily on your own from wherever you are.
It blends practical strategies with inspiration to help you catapult your career with clarity and purpose.
You’ll land exactly where you need to be to achieve what’s most important to you – now.
I look forward to working with you to help you gain the momentum, support and perspective you need to get you moving in a new and better direction – doing the work that really matters to you.
Work really does matter…When you are ready to move forward in your career — if you are seeking a radical change or if you simply want to explore the dynamics necessary to lead your team to new heights, Gayle provides objective feedback and quickly gets to the heart of the matter. I highly recommend her programs to catapult your career to the next level!–Sherry VanPelt, Glenwood Executive
Gayle is a great energizer, and asks all the right questions. Engaging with her work is a great way of making the best of your working life.–John Lees, Author
How to Get a Job You’ll Love (McGraw – Hill)–United Kingdom
Commit to taking the first step to put you on a new or different path. New opportunities – sometimes those you least expect – will begin to emerge.
It all starts now.
I’m excited about what’s possible for you!
If you are not satisfied with the Catapult Your Career Self-Coaching Program for any reason, simply contact us within 30 days for a full refund.