Through my employment coaching and delving into Brian’s behaviour, I was able to identify that it was this part of Brian’s life that was severely un-balanced and contributed to his feelings of exhaustion, which in turn added to his daily feelings of guilt and neglect with his family at home.
Through exploring various possibilities that Brian hadn’t before considered, we began to move forward with how he could make his life more balanced and positive.
We looked at Brian’s key skills, level of experience and the current job market.
Due to working for the same company for over 10 years, Brian had never even considered the possibility of leaving, even though he was so unhappy with his current role – a role that now seemed to have changed numerous times in such a short space.
By using NLP visualisation coaching techniques with Brian, he started to believe that he could leave the company and find something more suitable that would reflect his current skills and what he was now looking for in a new company… he started to get hopeful.
I updated Brian’s CV to reflect his profile, key skills and other attributes and coached him with various interview techniques (mostly STAR) which is the preferred method used by many HR professionals and company managers/directors today. We started with some role play exercises that Brian later said were invaluable and after this, we began to contact a few trusted recruitment companies that I recommend via my own panel, who were helpful and understood Brian’s situation.
After applying for a few roles and attending interviews, Brian became very confident due to his experience and own abilities and quite quickly, secured a role that was a high match of his current skills and reflected what he was looking for.
At the end of our sessions, Brian is much happier as a person.
He was not aware of how much his work and the company he was working for had affected him and his overall confidence. He learned a lot about himself, as until this period of introspection, he had no idea how much he had to offer as a person in his own right.
Brian now earns more salary, but more importantly, his hours are flexible so he can spend quality time with his wife and children, which has proved to be invaluable to Brian’s overall health and lifestyle.