Most of you who read my blog know that I love to work with people in corporate jobs who have a hot idea for a business but are perplexed by how to make it happen. That is the primary focus of my coaching work, and I try to stay clear on that, to follow my own advice of choosing a niche and sticking to it.
But I get quite a few (hundred, actually) emails from people who say they know they are not happy in their jobs but have no idea what to do next. Up to this point, I have said to most of them:
"Go buy Martha Beck’s book Finding Your Own North Star and go through the exercises. If, after doing that, you get clear that you want to start a business, call me and we can discuss working together. If not, I would be happy to refer you to great career counselors who can help you find a more rewarding job."
I point people to this book since I consider it a prerequisite to any kind of career work. It has fantastic exercises for deciphering your conflicting desires, clarifying what you enjoy doing, clearing out any crappy thoughts that get in your way and providing a clear framework for making it through a career transition successfully. I have read it many, many times, and each time have gained new insight into my own path in life.
So recently, my friend and fellow Martha Beck master coach Brooke Castillo gave me a great idea: she taught a 12-week teleclass using the book where each week the group would work through one chapter. She said it was an amazing and valuable experience for the participants. I got really fired up, since I think it would be a blast, and a great way to help a group of people who feel kind of lost.
So before putting anything "official" together, I wanted to test interest. Does something like this sound fun to you?
Dates: Start sometime in July
Meetings: 1 hour every week for 12-15 weeks (depending on if we cover one chapter a week or collapse a couple)
Format: Conference call, recorded if you miss. Private web forum available for participants for questions, sharing feedback, my coaching etc.
Cost: I’m thinking around $500, but that is not yet set in stone
If it sounds good, would you mind signing up on this list? That way I can gauge interest, and send information to those who want more. Feel free to email questions to pcs (at) ganas (dot) com.
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Thanks for your input! I am looking forward to it.