This is what a client said to me today. And, this is not the first time I have heard this...
"I couldn't have done it without you."
Their kind words mean a lot; it means that they are reaching their goals.
It's hard to make your goals happen by yourself. I joke that Adam had Eve and Peanut Butter has Jelly. We are not meant to reach new heights solo. It's a journey you take with someone else.
Coaching works because you have someone who helps you when life gets in the way or your thoughts get in the way. Once you are able to clear these things out, you become un-stop-able.
And, who doesn't want to be un-stop-able?
I help people find work and jobs they love. It is the reason I get out of bed everyday and the reason I do what I do as a career coach.
I share this not to say “look at me,” but because I see what people go through in the workplace today and it breaks my heart. What happens in your career carries over into your life, so if I can help in some way, I am honored to do so.
Here's another thank you I recevied today from a client:
"Deborah, I want to thank you. I got a JOB OFFER and have accepted the job! It is an exciting role where I will get to learn a lot. Thank you again for all your help!"
“Wanted to give you an update...I accepted a new job yesterday! I used what you taught me; what to look for in a position, and it is a really good fit. It is a leadership role, and there is lots of opportunity for growth. Thank you again for all your help.”
“I wanted to let you know that I got the job! The offer is extremely good in terms of benefits, salary, and job responsibilities. I will be leading a much larger team and will have much more critical responsibilities than I have now. The experience and exposure I am about to get is far superior than I would have gotten in my present position if I stayed where I am. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the preparations and guidance you gave me that helped me succeed in this process.”
And a few more:
“Today, I interviewed for the position I really wanted. Overall, I felt very prepared for the interview. I am confident that you provided me with great tools for success. I am grateful to have worked with you!”
"My husband hugged me after the session he had with you yesterday and he thanked me for making it happen. Thought you should know."
The reason I do what I do....
They thank me, but I want to thank them for trusting me with their career.