Case Study on Career Coaching

Career coaching is a valuable tool to use in all spectrum of career development. Recently one subject found the value of this service so rewarding that he gave his permission to use this study so others could benefit from his experience.

The subject name is Wilbert so as to protect his identity. He is a director of a wilderness program for challenged students. He sought the service of Aria Career Development Services because he had an immediate need to increase his job productivity. At the initial meeting with the coach he indicated that he wanted to improve his job. He was managing quite a few tasks simultaneously, which interfere with his productivity. As a result, he felt overwhelmed.

One of his main problems was time management. This was evident when he showed up late for his first meeting with the coach. He appeared stress from the pressure of his job.

During the intake session, Wilbert indicated that he wanted to prioritize his task, work on time management, develop communication skills with his superiors and field directors and lessen the workload. These were his short-term goals. His long-term goals were to start and own his own wilderness business, have a family, balance work and family life and take care of himself. He described himself as being creative, abstract thinker, and service oriented.

In addition, Wilbert stated during his first meeting, "I am interested in working with a career coach because I need some tools and guidance in areas that I don't have."

He further mentioned that he would like to receive these benefits:
"I want to know how to handle stress on my job, how to create balance, and do my job more effectively."
At the end of the session, he was given the opportunity to express his feelings and how the session helped him. This is what he said:
"I found the session to he helpful. I appreciated your calm tone of voice, and the questions you asked. The cards were very clarifying; I felt resolved and calm."

Wilbert received three assessments from the KNOWDELL