Hello and welcome to Millennial Coaching, a resource to provide career help for young professionals. My name is Gord Aker and I am a Professional Executive Coach.
Of all of my clients, I have to say that I enjoy working with young professionals the most. Why? Firstly, people under 40 seem to be very eager to see themselves and their situations differently so we are able to get a lot done in a short period of time.
Secondly, I just love working with people who have a 25+ year career runway ahead of them. I know that in working with me, the change in their career trajectory will cause them to end up in a much better place over the course of their career than would otherwise be the case.
In my work, I have had the honour and privilege of supporting young professionals at various faculties at the University of Calgary and the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. As a result, I have noticed a number of common themes which has led me to develop this website as a resource for young professionals who want help in advancing their careers and contribution. I hope you find it useful.
Building a career that makes sense to you can be a huge source of frustration.
For one thing, you may not be in a career you enjoy and are now feeling stuck or on a path that leads to a future you don't want.
Often organizations expect you to be the champion and advocate for your own career but rarely do they provide guidance, insight, or feedback to help you manage your career.
Perhaps even more common is the reality of an overly busy, disinterested or unskilled boss who doesn't have the time or inclination to mentor and coach you to be the best that you can be.
As a result, feeling a sense of career satisfaction or fulfillment
can seem an impossible dream.
Millennial Coaching is a career progression services company that will help you design and build the career you want for yourself…so you can relax, knowing you are in full control of your career development plan and progress.
With Millennial Coaching, I'll help you to better understand the kind of work you enjoy doing, the sort of environment you prefer to work in and encourage you to discover your personal direction if not ultimate destination or purpose.
Imagine being valued for who you are and what you bring to the table because your interests are aligned with those of your organization. In general, people spend way too much time and effort trying to be someone they are not, instead of embracing their own character, intellect, capabilities and potential. It is no surprise that when you get to be who you truly are, then your contribution increases along with your of purpose and fulfillment.
And...when you are engaged in and excited about your career, a lot of the other things in your life get better at the same time because you are less stressed, less frustrated and happier. Your relationships are better. Your health is better. Financially you are better off.
But perhaps the best thing of all is that this is not something that is done to you. My service is a partnership that honours who you are and doesn't "impose" somebody else's idea of success on you. Your career is yours. I will help you discover it and own it.
how Millennial Coaching can take the angst, anxiety and frustration out of your
career, fill in the contact form below and let's get started on helping you
design the future you want for yourself.
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