A guide to finding more meaning in work and life
Free e-book by Loretta Brown
Of all the questions clients bring to me, one of the most painful and wonderful is “I don’t know what I am going to do next. The “What next?” question can be triggered by an event like a redundancy, but often the question just sneaks up with no prompting from the outside. It can begin in a fleeting moment whilst grabbing a cup of tea in the midst of a busy day.
What should I be doing next? Is this the right work for me?
Those moments can then become a constant nagging awareness that things are not as settled or satisfying as they might be.
I think I need a change. I am not really that happy, I feel so stagnant.
Before long, the “What next?” question snowballs into a burning preoccupation.
I don’t know what I really want to do, but I know I want more meaning in my life.
This is not a career book. Anyone who finds themselves in the grip of the “What next?” dilemma understands that it is never as simple as “What is my next job?”. There are no quick and ready answers. A genuine “What next?” process is a passage from one chapter in life to another and will involve reviewing of every facet of current reality; how we see ourselves, our past, present and future. It brings everything into the spotlight!
Without a clear answer to “What next?”, an uncomfortable void opens up. Nothing seems to fit any more. Most of us would rather snap shut the box of questions and get back to comfortable routine as fast as possible. But the questions won’t let go. It is the start of a period of feeling adrift. To some, it can feel like a crisis, sapping confidence and focus. At its most extreme, it can create a crushing sense of impotence and confusion.
When the “What next?” question arrives with a force, it is usually a signpost for the beginning of a significant junction in life. The portent of real change. It is a catalyst to grow and a call to become more active in creating lives that we can love. It can be the beginning of a profound period of expansion. I call it the “What next?” journey.
Loretta works with professionals in every sector when they are facing important career or leadership transitions. She has provided unsurpassed Leadership Coaching for executive level leaders who want to be more passionate about their lives and their leadership. She is one of the highest trained, qualified and experienced leadership coaches in Australasia, providing coaching for successful people for over 25 years. Loretta has an unrivalled understanding of the realities of senior leadership in any sector
Clients who work with Loretta say that they have newfound confidence and courage to break away from habitual routines, get free of the restraints of the corporate environment for more creative ways of working. They say working withLoretta helps them feel more passionate, that they can break new ground and overcome their own limits.
Loretta is driven by seeing how the wider world can reap the rewards of a leader who has dared to do something different.