Consider Career Coaching to Elevate Your Personality!

Career Coaching Lily Yuan

Why should you consider career coaching?

Picture this: Sometimes we’ll hit a roadblock or detour through a lay-off, rough career patch, or major life change. The paychecks may be adding up, but our mental health isn’t.

Stress piles up, and motivation dies down. How can we overcome these emotion and gain control of the situation?

Other times, burnout sneaks in like a truck, as we find ourselves passed out, exhausted. Many questions can arise:

Where did my sense of direction or purpose go? What can I do right now? How can I explore potential career options without wasting time?

The job you seek isn’t out there in some job description, it’s already inside you, acting to get out.

– John Tarnoff, Career Satisfaction Author

Career coaching is for everyone: students looking for career direction, professionals who need a change, senior-level managers on the brink of retirement.

People who want to better understand their unique values, motivators, and strengths. In a nutshell: anyone who values self-reflection and discovery!

It’s more than a checklist or a series of steps to follow through to get to an “end destination” or career milestone. It’s a lifelong process—and an ongoing, ever-evolving relationship with yourself.

Without further ado, here’s how I can help you:

Lily Yuan’s career coaching services:

  • Strong Interest Inventory®
    • RIASEC hexagon
    • Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), Conventional (C)

  • Extended DISC® profiling
    • Communication styles: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), Compliance (C)
    • Personal, Team, or Work Pair Analysis

  • Ikigai philosophy
    • What you love (interests)
    • What you are good at (strengths)
    • What you can be paid for (market demand)
    • What the world needs (philanthropy)

I strongly recommend using both tried-and-tested inventories (i.e. Strong Interest Inventory® and Extended DISC®) as they provide different (and jargon-free!) perspectives to an individual’s identity and personality.

Ikigai is unique as it’s an overarching, self-development framework that meshes well with the two inventories above. It has helped me tremendously over the years, and I’m confident it’s got the right mindset to incorporate into career coaching!

Both assessments are user-friendly and take around 30–40 minutes each to complete.

Through a combination of video/audio calls, written self-reflection activities, and ongoing communication, we can work together to guide your career satisfaction to the next level (and perhaps discover new parts of yourself).

Together, you can boost your natural strengths and interests to new heights. Successfully overcome blurriness, procrastination, and the impostor syndrome.

Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes.

– Rick Pitino, American Basketball Coach

Consider career coaching now to reap its rewards in the future!


Ready to elevate your personality and career?

Shoot me a message and book a call today!

Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

– Confucious, Chinese Philosopher & Politician

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