Urgency is similar to art. It is in the mind of the viewer. What may be urgent to one person may not be as urgent to another person.
Now this is not about life and death – this is about business, career advice and family. In my practice as an Executive Coach a fair portion of my one-on-one clients are in career transition.
What does career transition mean?
Here is what it means to me. First is the person who has been let go from their position. They may be relatively young and new to setting themselves up in their career path, or they may be full of experience, knowledge and years with a company and in either case they are now out of work.
Second is the person who is feeling bored, unfulfilled and stagnant in their position. They are considering some other type of work which they are not certain of yet. This person may be relatively new to the work force or not. What they have in common is that they want to do something they feel is meaningful and satisfying to them.
Third is the person who has a feeling there may be a layoff or a takeover where they feel certain their position will be eliminated and they want to get a head start as soon as possible to secure a new position.
In each of these cases as we work together as client and coach we develop a trusting relationship. Typically the client accepts a new role in another company or begins a new entrepreneurial venture on their own or with others. In either case sometimes the client considers our work together to be completed. Quite a few recognize this is really not the case at all. These clients continue to invest in their personal growth and development.
Some larger companies refer to this next period as ‘onboarding’. The difference is when working with your Executive Coach who has a good read on what makes you tick, the onboarding process will highly likely go much smoother.
It is the clients who considered our work to be completed who most often contact me with great urgency. It is an urgent matter. We must talk – it is really urgent!
Now for my clients there is an opportunity to join the Captain’s Table. Where VIP Level access to me is secured throughout the year. This is an excellent way to continue to develop and additionally have the ability to have issues discussed, business, career and often family advice. Oh yes, family comes up often – you did know this right?
People will sometimes derail their opportunity to move up in an organization due to a family related issue, of which there are many, unless it is handled in an appropriate manner.
What happens when those former clients contact me with their urgent matter?
What do you think? What would you do? Place this in the comments area.
For me – we schedule time to meet or speak on the phone or Skype. There have been numerous calls of this type in the middle of the night in my time zone. This is not a complaint. It is what you do when your goal is to add value to others – first. The main issue is – let’s solve this urgent issue right now – first – we will figure out the details later of how to compensate me. When your car is running on fumes do you really want gasoline or are you driving around checking the price to fill up? Of course the best answer is to fill up regularly at the half tank mark. Is it half full or half empty Just wondering….
The best way to Set Your Course and to stay on track is to have a seat at The Captain’s Table. When given the opportunity – sign up with great urgency.
Mitch Tublin runs a boutique consulting firm with a main focus on leadership development, executive coaching and training in various areas such as effective time management, goal setting, and team building among others. Based in Stamford, CT. they have clients all over the world.
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