Another great story to share from a Syzygy Coaching Client as she left her long-term career in the high tech and followed her passion around wellness. The full story follows. (Names in this story have been changed to maintain confidentiality of the Syzygy client.)
A Coaching Client Success Story
The Client: Kathy, a veteran marketing director in high tech industry.
The Circumstance. Kathy, in her 25-plus year career had worked in a range of small start-up companies to large global organizations. Within that path she had experienced the spectrum of cultures that had come along through the high tech boom to the bust, to the market challenges of the past several years. After a couple of difficult layoff experiences, Kathy was starting to rethink her high-tech focus and was ready to explore new industries.
Kathy’s most recent layoff – one of three in six years – was a call for her to look at her career path in more depth. Kathy reflected, “In all three layoffs, it felt as if a black cloud came rolling in – the cultures shifted, budgets tightened and teams disintegrated.” But after experiencing three layoffs in a row, Kathy had hit a low point in her career. “My confidence was pretty low and you start to question your capabilities and ask what’s wrong with me?” She was about to rediscover that indeed, nothing was wrong with Kathy – it was merely a sign of the times. But she was going to choose differently this time around. It was this intent that led her to Kami Guildner at Syzygy™.
Shifting Sand: At the time Kathy first met with Kami, Kathy was working with another job coach. Kathy’s prior coaching work had been fairly tactical – such as how to rewrite your resume, how to network and how to use LinkedIn. “Kami took me back to a much deeper foundation starting with, ‘Who am I,’ helping me explore my background, and examine my strengths. Her approach was much more holistic and helped me connect back to who I am as a person.” (more)