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The Golden Career Strategies Advantage!

The benefits of coaching have long been recognized in the world of sports. Coaching also has a powerful impact on the lives of people desiring greater business and personal success. From executives in need of confidential sounding boards for their most critical business decisions to individuals seeking a greater work/life balance, coaches are helping people achieve results beyond their own expectations. A Golden Career Strategies career coach can help you achieve enduring career success and satisfaction!

Why does GCS career coaching work? Our track record shows that the most critical keys to the effectiveness of a Golden Career Strategies Career Coach lie in the fact that GCS is: customized, individualized, and localized.

GCS coaching is customized.

  • You choose the program that is right for you.
  • We offer many different programs that can be tailored to fit your needs.
  • Our programs are designed to add structure and accountability to your campaign through weekly coaching sessions.
  • Executive Roundtables offered Monday mornings at 9 AM also provide valuable career tips and networking contacts in a supportive group setting.

GCS coaching is individualized.

  • You receive one-on-one coaching geared toward your future goals.
  • Sessions are confidential.
  • Private office setting.
  • Flexible hours to work around your schedule.

GCS coaching is localized and global.

  • You have access to “The Golden Network” comprised of many top-level decision-makers in the Upstate.
  • You can develop strategic connections through smart networking.
  • Coaching provided by highly credentialed and experienced coaches
  • A nationwide network of coaches and consultants

Specifically, Golden Career Strategies can help you:

A GCS career coach helps you design a powerful networking plan. In a recent poll conducted by the Society of Human Management (SHRM) and the Wall Street Journal’s executive career site, 95% of both HR professionals and job seekers use personal contacts or networking to find candidates or a job. Most candidates are not aware of the network they have at their disposal. A GCS career coach can assist you in developing strategic connections through smart networking.

A GCS career coach will enable you to think of new ways to transition your skills, interests, and abilities. They can also help you explore a career path you have not considered or perhaps one that will be much more rewarding.

A GCS Career Coach energizes your search campaign by giving personal support. Job searches can be overwhelming and sometimes depressing. Having a good support system will keep you motivated and focused. Finding employment is a full-time job and falling into the depression trap can be avoided by working with our certified/credentialed coaches to help you build your capacity for resilience.

GCS career coaches provide good sounding boards. If you left your last position as a result of downsizing, restructuring, or even a bad fit, you can vent your frustrations with your career coach. Carrying around a load of grief, denial, and anger will sabotage your efforts. To avoid “shooting yourself in the foot” you need to get past negative experiences and present a positive attitude. A GCS career coach will help you shape a positive message and articulate answers to tough questions regarding your last position.

You can share your strengths, weaknesses, and uncertainties about your professional goals. Your career coach will help you discover how to maximize your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. You can also discuss the pressures you are feeling with your career coach to help and learn powerful methods to relieve your anxiety.

GCS career coach or consultant help hold you accountable for how you spend your time. Yes, you are wasting your money if you made commitments at your last session to call 15 contacts, and you show up at the next session without having made the calls. Having someone to hold you accountable will most likely lead to landing your next position more quickly and efficiently than working on your own.

GCS career consultants can help you negotiate your best compensation package. Most upper-level positions require an employment agreement with a bonus plan based on preset goals and objectives. A career consultant can offer suggestions and ideas that will create a “win-win” situation.

The higher the employment level, the more sophisticated your compensation plan will likely be. Quite often a GCS career consultant can earn his/her fee with good coaching in the negotiation phase of your career transition.

GCS career coaches and consultants are available to help after you’ve found your desired position. Many GCS clients have found that continuing a coaching relationship enhances their job performance and accelerates further development of their careers.