About To Graduate College, But Don’t Know Where To Go From There?
Are you a young adult who is just out of college or about to finish college, but you’re not sure what to do with your life? Perhaps the major you chose no longer suits your current interests, but you’ve already worked too hard to make any changes it at this point. Or maybe you feel confident about the major you chose, but you have no idea what to do with it professionally.
You may feel like you’re being pulled in multiple directions, torn between what is economically feasible and what your heart wants. Perhaps you are exceptionally talented in a certain area but don’t know how to turn it into a career. Or maybe the career direction you want to pursue is something your family doesn’t approve of, and they’re trying to talk you out of it. You’re unsure how important it is to conform to your family’s expectations because you don’t want to disappoint them.
Do you wish there was a way to know if you are making the right decision with your life? Would you like to talk with a professional who can help clarify your uncertainty about the future?
You Are The Only One Who Can Direct Your Future
Many young adults have an idea of where they want to go in life, but are afraid of stepping away from the expectations of their families. You may have absorbed an expectation that you have to have a job right after graduation, get married and have kids, or have some other solid plan in place. But this simply isn’t the case for everyone.
This paralyzing feeling of not knowing what to do with your life is what I call being a “hostage of expectations.” There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to please people, but ultimately, you have to make the decisions that are right for you. It’s okay to fearlessly pursue your own dreams. If you let other people make decisions for you, then you may never find the satisfaction and fulfillment that your heart craves.
Working with a certified life coach can help you make these decisions: where you want to live, what you want to do. You can learn not only what it is that you truly want but also how to be a resilient self-leader.
Life Coaching Can Help You Decide Your Future
If your future looks like a blank slate, you’ve come to the right place for help. A holistic life coach looks at your entire being and situation, which includes your mind, body, spirit, environmental factors, behavior patterns, and more. I can provide you with the right tools to shape your destiny, no matter who you are or where you came from.
Life coaching offers you the opportunity to figure out what you want out of life without shaming or judging. It provides a safe space to explore what it is that you envision for yourself. Life coaching opens up opportunities for change and helps you learn to accept possibilities and outcomes that may be different from what you expect—and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
My role as a professional life coach is to show you how to honor yourself and listen to your inner self as a guide instead of judging it. I can show you how to embrace all the different emotions that you may feel and allow things to unfold naturally rather than have all the answers immediately. While there may be a temptation to have it all figured out, you don’t have to do that right away. And if your passions don’t easily translate into a sustainable career after college, I can show you how to incorporate aspects of what you truly want into your life and career, even if the job that pays the bills isn’t your true passion.
My approach to life coaching involves looking at your mindset patterns, as well as behavior patterns to see which serve you and which don’t. This modality is tailored to each client; I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all method. Some people want tools to practice outside of sessions, while others want to feel their way through things by exploring questions. And so, our sessions will make use of the approach you’re most comfortable with and focus on your situation and your goals for your post-college life.
You don’t have to have all the answers. My coaching and mentoring techniques are not about giving you the answers or telling you what to do. And it’s okay to change your mind and go down a different path than you expected—that doesn’t make you a failure. When you allow space and time for exploring, you can make a decision that is best for your life. No matter what you choose, there is no right or wrong way to live—but personal life coaching can help you figure out the right way for your life.
You May Have Some Concerns About Life Coaching…
Is life coaching expensive?
We invest in many things to feel better about life: new clothes, lattes, massages, etc. But what is more important than investing in your future self? Investing in yourself today will bring priceless opportunities in times ahead. Not only that, life coaching is a more effective way to feel better about your post-college life than a shopping trip or vacation.
I’m embarrassed that I need personal coaching.
Don’t be! There are so many voices and influences speaking to us every day, trying to influence us in some direction or another. When you were younger, you didn’t have things figured out; you had people in your life to help guide you there. Just because you’re older now doesn’t mean you can’t still benefit from guidance. Figuring out your life plans is hard work! In fact, reaching out for help is a sign of maturity. The wisdom from someone who has been in your position can help illuminate the solutions that are right for you.
Will people judge me for asking for help?
Some people may wake up knowing exactly what they are supposed to do with their lives after they graduate. But, in my experience, such people are rare. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. And if you have doubts, ask yourself this: Are you here to please others or live your own life? Life coaching can help you learn how to live up to your own expectations, not those of others.
Let A Life Skills Coach Help You Figure Out Where To Go Next
If you’re ready to meet with a life coach to help plan your future, I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation. You can reach me at 919-355-2289 or through the contact page on my website. I look forward to hearing from you.