finding purpose (aka what do we actually talk about?)
Clients will often have a topic in mind and after a session or two, we realize that what's happening in their lives isn't even about that topic. The topic they first thought of was just the top of their iceberg, so we dig in and figure out the real issue and the real goal - the one that will have real impact- together.
For reference, here are some of the very real topics and goals I've worked on with my clients:
Presence and impact. Managing others, multitasking habits, and its effects on direct reports. Breaking through self-created barriers to success. Creating legacy after they've reached the top. Identifying values and how they are being represented- or not- in their current life. Interviewing for a coveted role and how to do that while being authentic and in touch with their value. Preparing for tough conversations (with their boss, peers, employees). Office politics and how to hold onto their 'powerball'. Busting assumptions. Career transition. Job transition. Changing well established stories that are no longer serving. Body image and self love. Gaining clarity about what it is they actually want from life/work/career. Reaching their career mountaintop (now what?!). Becoming an executive. Building self awareness. Retirement transition. Identifying behavior patterns across life and work. Changing thought loops and the language used about themselves. Understanding patterns and turning off autopilot.