You may not like your job, but you love the company you work for.
Your boss is awesome and you respect your colleagues.
You know that something needs to change, but you don't know if resigning is the answer.
If you could have things your way, you'd stay at the company, but you'd switch departments or do something different within your own department.
Here's an idea: Write a description of what you would want to do instead.
I stopped working office jobs in 2015.
In my current parallel career as a dance educator in a K-8 school, I decided that I wanted to bring more of my experience as a life coach into the workplace.
In August 2020, I participated in optional after-hours race and equity discussion sessions.
I volunteered to facilitate some of those sessions.
I asked to get paid to do this regularly.
They told me no. At first.
A few months later, I received an email about a handful of newly created DEI leadership positions.
I applied. I got one of the positions.
In 2021, I became the DEI Lead Teacher, where I get paid to research race and equity history and best practices. I get to work with a team of respected colleagues in other departments. I get to co-create and co-facilitate much-needed workshops to a staff of over 100 people.
I get to bring more of my expertise and skills as a life coach into the workplace. Just as I had desired to do in August 2020.
With YOUR clear description of work that lights you up:
Keep being a top-notch employee.
Keep being a leader.
Practice believing that you can create the career you desire.
You don't have to settle.
I'm available for one-on-one coaching to accelerate your dream career and steer it in the direction you want to go. Become the confident professional you want to be.
My name's Valerie and I'm a Certified Life Coach with a background in teaching dance as well as facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development conversations and workshops.