“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

Wise words from one of the brilliant minds of this century. Is it true, though, in order to feel accomplished with your career, you must be passionate about your work? For this iCN edition, I hope you have found our choice of articles useful either as a coach to use to your clients or as someone who is in the midst of career progression. Inspired by the many people who are making leaps and bounds in their careers.

This edition is loaded with content on a variety of relevant topics such as helping people assess talent and make critical decisions about career choices and directions. It is also focused on helping business professionals make well-thought out  choices on how to manage career transitions, how to source the support they need to progress up the corporate ladder, how to cope with redundancies, and even how to approach retirement.

The ICN is proud to have collaborated with several renowned international columnists, expert coaches and best-selling authors to provide insights on relationship coaching. In this edition our Coaching Tools Section contains some unconventional content definitely worth a read, ‘How an all-night-out alumni party changed my life’ by Vasuvaden Thrikkazhippurath, which describes how Vasuvaden created a solution to his dilemma in finding a suitable coach by creating COATOM, the world’s first marketplace for professional coaching. In ‘The Business of Your Career’ by Kim Sawyer, Kim, reminds us that to be successful in our careers, requires constant evaluation and re-establishment of objectives and actions across all three time horizons simultaneously – short-term, middle-term and long-term. Another noteworthy article is in the Book Review Section New Guide Helps Turn Trauma into ‘Post Traumatic Success where Diana Barden explores how past trauma affects people and even those who have been severely traumatised can work to turn their trauma into success. ‘Career of your choice!’ by Barbara J. Cormack, draws on how master your retirement planning. Each of our columnists, too numerous to mention, have taken some really interesting perspectives, and I would encourage a thorough read-through this edition.

Just like all our other editions, this edition is not just an interesting read, but it provides  you with helpful coaching  tools, personal development ideas and professional development techniques. To download our latest issue, just go to http://www.international-coaching-news.net/subscribe/ and subscribe, for our returning subscriber go to http://www.international-coaching-news.net/members-area/

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