Are you ready for a career change?

By Carolyn Couch

18-The-Next-Step-(Meet-Carolyn)-Resized47 hours a week. That’s the average time Americans spend working.

It begs the question: Do you enjoy how you are spending the majority of your time? If not, it might be time for a change.

If you’re looking for a new job, thinking about a career change, or re-entering the workforce, it can be difficult to do it alone. Many people turn to the guidance of a career coach, since professional advice provides the know-how and experience to make the best use of your time and resources to expedite your search.

You can benefit from a career coach if you:
• need support deciding on a career path
• need help finding a better career fit or job
• want to position yourself for promotion
• want more confidence in communicating what you have to offer an employer
• need an accountability partner to help you take steps toward your goals
• want to figure out why you aren’t getting the jobs you apply for

What a career coach offers:
As a career counselor and coach, I help you assess your values, interests and skills to find the right career for you. Working with me, you will also gain job search strategies, effective resume writing, interviewing, and salary negotiation skills, and a clear career path. I can assist you in building your life and career the way you want it, and moving toward your goals easily and naturally.

Match your talents with your career:
I help you discover and bring forth your gifts, talents and true desires – and help you find places to use these talents. Using both creative and logical frameworks, we’ll develop action plans and create strategies to align your dreams with your career goals and gain additional fulfillment in your work and personal life.

When you work with me, you can:
• Find a better job or get a promotion
• Improve work/life balance
• Move past self-limiting beliefs

Other benefits include:
• Shorter job search or career detour
• Personalized action plan to achieve goals
• Knowledge of a certified, experienced coach

I truly look forward to hearing more about your personal situation and desires. I will take the time to understand your goals and chart a course to meet them. If you’re thinking about a change or need help with your job search, please contact me today.

“Working with Carolyn was invaluable to me. When I re-entered the workforce after raising my children, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get a job – and I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to do. Fortunately, Carolyn was a life saver and guided me with useful resources, resume skills and lots of encouragement. Not only did her personality assessments help me hone in on my abilities and passion, but they showed me what types of careers were possible, as well as current statistics about people in these careers. It was eye-opening! As soon as I decided what I wanted to do, a job was offered to me. It’s a perfect fit and if it wasn’t for Carolyn, I never would have considered this line of work. I would absolutely recommend her!” – Marjorie

“Before I met with Carolyn, my situation was quite perplexing. I had been out of high school for two years and was still undecided in what career I wanted to pursue. Working with Carolyn helped me start the process to pave the way for a brighter future. I was able to identify goals and define what I wanted out of a career. My experience with Carolyn has been extraordinary. I would recommend anyone that is undecided to contact her and learn what their next step is!” – Elizabeth

Meet Carolyn Couch

With over twenty years of experience in career counseling and coaching for students and adults, Carolyn Couch is the owner of The Next Step Career Coaching LLC in Clemmons. Previously, Carolyn served as the Associate Director of Career Education and Counseling at Wake Forest University. She also serves as an Online Career Counselor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolyn has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is also a Master Certified Coach.

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