Like to Change Career? Yes, but........

Stories from a Career Coaches' Couch

Like to change career? What are your "Yes, but's?'

During 2018 we have worked with many clients who have approached us for career support. As we move towards 2019, I would like to share some of the responses we have received this year when we have asked this question, "Would you like to change career?"

"Yes, but....:

  • I don't know what else I could do

  • I don't know where to start

  • I'm too old

  • I'll just stick with what I am doing

  • The benefits where I am are good

  • I'll never earn what I earn here

A favourite has been "Yes, but I work from home and I take in all the neighbours Amazon deliveries. What would happen if I had a job where I couldn't work from home? What would the neighbours do?"

For some of our clients, these reasons can appear, and are in fact, concrete and impossible to change. For other clients, once given focus and explored, they have recognised that they have also been strategies for avoiding the issue of change and can be addressed.

In the majority of cases, not addressing the "but's' has had a negative impact on both our clients, and in some cases the people close to them too.

If you would like a career change, do you have any "Yes, but's..." that you need to work through?

Before 2019 arrives, give yourself permission to spend some time exploring what they are & look to see how real these are and how they may be impacting your life.

We would love to hear what your 'Yes, but's...' are. Can you do better than our Amazon one?

If you have any Career Change "Yes, but's....." that you would like to explore with our professional and skilled coaches please contact Eva on 07901 517012 or email

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