College graduates in the beginning stages of their career paths are challenged. Those who thought they wanted to go in one career direction realize after a few years in a job there is another area where they would like to use their education, experiences, and expertise.
College seniors who go to job fairs to meet recruiters feel lost on how to make the most of these encounters by effectively communicating in person and through e-mail.
As a mentor coach, I work with young professionals to fill in their gaps of knowledge and direction on their career paths. My role is to listen to their needs and to assess their goals, encourage new behaviors, offer direct advice, recommend resources for professional development, and, when appropriate, connect them with colleagues for informational interviews.
If you're ready to move forward with a mentor coach and cheerleader, contact me at Leigh@LTR-NYC.com, to discuss how I can help you level your career playing field.
Lead with your best,
1. You want to find a job in your chosen career.
What follows is a general overview of the Leigh's mentor coaching process.
Psychotherapists refer clients to Leigh so that she can complement their approach with her expertise at helping individuals increase their workplace intelligence and develop strategies to navigate emotional landmines in a corporate environment.
Coaching is not psychotherapy; coaching is a process to help individuals set and attain professional goals while making the most of current jobs and seeking new ones. Young professionals and college students realize the value of a two-prong support system that can help them realize their short- and long-term goals as well as emotional well-being.
After a referral and commitment to working with Leigh, she asks her client's permission to contact their psychotherapist. Given this permission, Leigh and the psychotherapist can share their perspectives and insights on what are the best and most effective approaches to help in their shared client's progress.
Leigh respects the field of psychotherapy and has benefited from the services of outstanding psychotherapists. Her own experiences plus the fact that Leigh has coached many psychotherapists gives her a strong understanding of the differences of approaches used by a a coach versus that of a psychotherapist.
Leigh has coached many psychotherapists on developing into effective leaders within organizations, expanding the reach of their private practices, and positioning themselves in the marketplace. Leigh volunteers as the Co-Chair of the Women's Issues Committee of the New York City Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professional Association to keep her up-to-date on current workplace issues and effective ways of addressing these challenges.
Call Leigh at 646-373-4321 or e-mail Leigh@LTR-NYC.com to set up a half-hour complimentary mentor coaching session.
When I am famous, you will know that it’s because of you; can’t tell you enough how helpful you are and how grateful I am. — Broadcast journalist
At first, I couldn’t see the playing field. I was always looking up at the mountains where agents perched. Now I’m leveling my playing field by seeking out my own platforms to perform that will gain their attention. — Actor, producer/writer/performer.
Thanks for putting me in touch with your colleague. The informational interview was very helpful in clarifying my career direction. --- Professional seeking a new career direction.
Reading the Harvard Business Review article put my issues within my organization in an entirely new perspective. I'm glad that you challenged me to read the article and move outside my comfort zone. Your encouragement and direction complemented the growth I've made with my psychotherapist. I feel more confident now about a bright future. --- Vice president at small global business.
Leigh is a wonderful career coach. She is well versed in the finance industry and teaches you how to relate better with your peers. Her help in working with me to prepare for an interview has been instrumental in my development. Leigh is useful to everyone, especially those who need guidance on their career track, or have questions about how to succeed in a professional environment. She is especially helpful in teaching students how to communicate in a workplace setting. I highly recommend Leigh to my fellow students and professionals alike. ---Angela Mondragon, soon-to-be graduate, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York