The benefit of career coaching tools is you can test out where you’re flaming hot and where you’re as cold as an iceberg. Coaching tools help coaches peel back the onion on their client’s dirty secrets and berried strengths. Like a hot yellow onion, you may get some piercing feedback that’ll knock you to your knees because you really don’t want to hear bad news which makes you’re eyes water and your nose tingle, but it’s best to find out now before you launch head first into a new career.
Do you know yourself? Does your breath smell like day old onions? Do you know what your family, friends, and colleagues know about you that you don’t know? Are your hands as cold as ice?
One of the best career coaching tools is the personal 360° survey. It’s a strategy for identifying your situation for what it really is. The way it works is you ask people who know you well enough that give you valuable feedback to help you improve personally.
Do a personal 360° interview with at least 3 people who know your strengths and weaknesses. You can select from your colleagues, friends, and family to get a clear sense of how they perceive you. They can see what you can’t, because you have your own blind spots. As a career coach, you should be constantly asking for advice on how you can get better because when the blind lead the blind, both of them will fall into a ditch.
Career coaching tools: personal 360° feedback.
This is a strategy for discovering where you already are. Anytime you want to make a serious change in your life like a career move, you’ve got to start from where you are currently. What good will a map do you to find your way home if you don’t know where you’re right now? You need to select a starting point before you can get going using this career coaching guide, and then you’ll be able to strike out on your journey.
Here are the simple 360° questions to gage your career temperature:
1 ) What are my strengths?
2 ) What are my weaknesses?
3 ) What does everyone know about me?
4 ) What can I be counted on for?
5 ) What can I never be counted on for?
6 ) Is there anything else you would like to tell me or anything that you have never told me that you would like to now?
Personal 360° strategy for discovering where you already are.
If you’re really a brave soul, you can get this brutally honest career advice by interviewing each person face-to-face. You may want to get pointers from someone who lives far away, so email them these 360° career questions, and then ask them for their honest opinion.
Career coaching tools can arm you with valuable insights about how you show-up with those who know you well. These responses will help you face the real truth about your strengths and weaknesses. You want to pay close attention to the areas where you get the same feedback over and over. These can be your biggest areas for personal and professional growth.
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Donald R. Hunter, MBA, Certified Financial Planner
JTS Certified Accountability Coach