Do you only pay attention to your career when you have a problem? Or should you constantly be working on it? And what, exactly, are you supposed to do to create the career you want?
In this workshop, nationally known executive coach and Stanford GSB alumnus Michael Melcher (MBA, ’94) challenges the current “medical model” of careers, in which you only take action when you have a problem. Instead, he offers a “wellness model” for career health, in which you regularly and consistently follow practices that will result in long-term career fulfillment and success. These practices include both internal explorations on personal values and vision, and external concrete actions like relationship building and competency development.
Melcher helps us understand how to stop thinking about career development and career change as big, dramatic topics that require great insight and high-risk actions — and how to start thinking about them as small, consistent actions you can take in as little as 20 minutes a day.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Become familiar with the key drivers of career fulfillment.
- Understand the advantages of building regular practices for career development.
- Practice breaking down larger goals and inquiries into smaller, achievable steps.
- Gain tools for self-reflection and experimentation that can be applied right away