By Steve Preston (UK)

Why is it that some people seem to make a seamless transition, whether progressing their careers to the next level, changing careers, transitioning following redundancy or setting up a new business? Maybe you may know people like this, but they are in the minority. Most people who have reached a career crossroads struggle to navigate their way through the career transition maze. Finding your way through to the other side can be a real emotional roller coaster ride, as it is hard to see the wood for the trees.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Having analysed the common themes for success, several years ago, I established there are key factors which make the difference. The result is the creation of a proven 6 Step Career Navigation Cycle process.

The process works because people like having some form of framework to follow. It gives people confidence and practical hope there is a proven way to achieve a successful career transition, rather than shooting in the dark and you can’t hit a target you can’t see! Also, being able to clearly measure your progress, as you move through the 6 steps of the Cycle helps build confidence, motivation and momentum.

Source: iCN Issue 18 (Career Coaching); pages 12-15

About Steve Preston

Recognised as ‘The Career Catalyst’®, Steve has transformed lives of thousands of executives and professionals. Leading career coach, Steve thrives on inspiring people to unlock their potential and fulfil their talent. His Career Catalyst website features breakthrough coaching programmes and inspirational Career Development products. His company SMP Solutions, provides a range of career and people development services including quality outplacement/career transition support for organisations downsizing. An internationally acclaimed author of Winning Through Redundancy, Winning Through Career Change, Portfolio Careers-How to Work for Passion, Pleasure & profit, Steve is also a keynote speaker at major career events, conferences and professional associations.