A Career Transition Coach Can Help

Although this page gives information on Colorado Springs in particular, many in the Springs do commute to Denver to work. As it happens, Denver is where all the job fairs are for the month of May.

Now more than ever lawyers are in a stage of transition. For some lawyers, transition has happened without them seeking it out. Meanwhile, other lawyers have taken advantage of their education and strengths and have created directory for themselves. Whether life pushes a outplacement firm on you or you feel it’s time to begin creating a new way to find fulfillment while using your education, experience, and strengths, there is no better time than now.

The point of Connor’s story is an example of how someone can visualize the working conditions of a team. He knew that change in their environment was necessary, but was unable to implement the upgrade.

The old adage that “an image is worth a thousand words” is especially true when you are grappling with an elusive future. Your Vision Board is a broad symbol-filled picture of what matters to your heart, soul, and spirit. Some people get stuck in words and over analyzing. The process of creating a nonverbal, image-packed Vision Board can be freeing, allowing you to express things outside your awareness, formulate deep desires, and get to what is central. A completed Vision Board can be effective by inspiring you to take the steps necessary to move your life forward into the future of your dreams.

About the Author: Jean Baur is a Senior Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, a leading outplacement firm, and has also worked extensively as a writer, coach, and corporate trainer. She partners with clients of all functions and levels to help them identify and leverage their strengths, develop structure for the search process, create effective implementation plans and identify measurable success factors. Baur’s trademark is her energy and creativity. She likes nothing more than helping job seekers realize their full potential.

Network your way into those organizations using LinkedIn, your alma mater and any other networking opportunity that comes to mind. Make sure you meet people outside of your professional domain or industry, because the odds are good that it’s one of that person’s friends who will add the greatest value in your network.

The more you are in contact with them, the easier you will find it to have new things to contact them about and to keep your relationship alive. Send cards and postcards. Not for birthdays, Easter of Christmas, when everyone else does. Send them at random times throughout the year. Send a card if you know they have a big project they are working on or just to let them know you are thinking about them.

Do you have tuition reimbursement or some plan where the company has a payback clause if you leave? Since you’re being laid off, it’s reasonable to ask that they don’t try to take it back.

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