What Is Your Work Philosophy?
As a Professional in Career Management (PCM), you will encounter ethical and professional situations that will challenge and frustrate you. It is important to understand the types of clients you want to work with, what your personal biases are in life and how those may impact your work. Consider the questions below as you begin to craft a work philosophy that will guide you in your profession.
- What do I believe about career counseling/coaching?
- What types of clients do you envision working with? Why?
- What do I believe about advising? Why? How is that played out in sessions?
- Why is advising rather than “telling” clients important?
- How is this played out in the session?
- What do I still struggle with in terms of coaching and client transition?
- What motivates me to learn about this subject?
- What are the opportunities and constraints under which I learn and others learn?
- What do I expect to be the outcomes of my coaching?
- What is the client-coach relationship I strive to achieve?
- How do I know when I have coached successfully?
- What habits, attitudes, or methods mark my most successful coaching achievements?
- What values do I impart to my clients?
- What role do my clients play in the session?
- What have I learned about myself as a coach?
- What excites me about my discipline?
- How has my research influenced my coaching?
- What does coaching mean to me (leading, guiding, telling, showing, mentoring, modeling)?