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Fall Back in Love with your Work

Updated: Jul 6

It is possible to fall back in love with your work, but it will only happen with a little effort and intention.

Who do you want to be?

What makes you an exceptional leader?

Imagine that you had one brave wish for your career; what would it be?

What happens when you read the questions above?

Your mind is probably drinking in the possibility of something ….more. It's either exciting or terrifying or a combination of the two. Pay attention. What do you feel?

As a coach who works to empower professionals from the various sectors, I am reminded (almost daily) of the significant challenges that leaders are faced with – coming at you from all sides.

Your work can be exhausting. That spark that used to drive you to want to do it all starts to flicker out. Now work is a ‘meh’ relationship that you’re not prepared to leave but isn’t really enticing you to stay.

So how do you move past all of that to become the leader you set out to be? Conversations that engage, inspire, provide clarity, and, most of all: re-ignite.

Today, with lean budgets and a disengaged workforce, people are combatting burnout and fatigue by investing in leadership coaching for team members – or their professional development for the year. Instead of enrolling in a course or workshop, people are choosing to spend their professional development dollars on figuring out who they are and what they want through discovery: initiating a courting process that will allow them to fall back in love with themselves and their work.

Why it works

For senior leaders or organizations who provide coaching services as an element of professional development for their team or individuals who want to make a case for investing in coaching for themselves, it is helpful to understand precisely how coaching translates to improved confidence, productivity, and professional fulfillment.

Thankfully, given the increased focus on the profession, research has finally emerged to make a case for coaching. The evidence of the value of coaching reaches beyond just improving productivity at work. Coaching facilitates psychological capital, a positive psychological resource that coachees can apply to their day-to-day work experiences. This psychological capital is the linking mechanism between coaching interventions and a host of beneficial outcomes, including job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job performance.

Across several recent studies, findings suggest that coaching facilitates what’s called PsyCap – “psychological capital .”There are four key dimensions of PsyCap: Self-Efficacy, Hope, Optimism, and Resilience. The coaching process supports all four dimensions and facilitates and encourages self-awareness among up-and-coming leaders.

I invite you to take control of your relationship with your work and how you see yourself as a leader. Test out the coaching process by booking a complimentary 30-minute session (speed dating for coaching). Learn about my professional development leadership packages, discovery sessions, or one-on-one sessions and how leadership coaching can work for you.

Together we can re-introduce you to the leader you are and the work that you love. It is possible to fall back in love with your work, but it will only happen with a little effort and intention.

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