When it comes to career coaching, whether the client is trying to transition to a new job, or increase responsibility in their current organization, I will often pose some trigger questions.
The answers should not be quick and of the cuff - rather thoughtfully articulated with much consideration, and best answered by shifting your perspective to that of the organization you want to be a part of.
If you are in transition, I encourage you to give pause to the above inquiry, write it down, and revise your findings as you consider it more. Moreover, this 'value statement' should always be accessible to a professional, serving as a reminder of why they started along their professional journey to begin with.
Scott Howard is a professional executive coach and leadership coach focusing on human empowerment and maximizing potential.