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The SMART Way: Career Coaching and Mentoring

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A short module on coaching and mentoring focused on guiding career development conversations using our SMART approach. The focus is on SITUATING the client - as a starting point. You'll learn how to:
Evaluate a career SITUATION
Evaluate the 3 key drivers of career decisions
Conduct a SWOT analysis (your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)

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The SMART Way: Career Coaching and Mentoring

  1. 1. SMART Career Coaching Guide! Career Coaching & Mentoring: Looking Within DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM © 2015 ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes By the end of this module, you will be able to: • Evaluate your career SITUATION • Evaluate the 3 key drivers of career decisions • Conduct a SWOT analysis (your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) • Evaluate your vision, mission, attitudes, skills, knowledge and experience that are likely to affect your career decisions and fulfilment © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.
  3. 3. © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC. Copies of this book are available via www.amazon.com Search for “Virtual Mentoring” Order the eBook Order a Paperback (in black and white) Resource Guide for Coaches & Mentors
  4. 4. Describe Your Situation © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC. Leading Questions What is your career situation? What are your environment’s needs? What are you seeking to change? What are your vision for yourself? What is your brand?
  5. 5. Individual YOU Organization (Employer or Contractor) Job Market (Society) Drivers of Career Decisions
  6. 6. Level 1: Self-Analysis YOU THE BRAND
  7. 7. Level 1: Self-Analysis (YOU) Manitoba Career planning guide. (n.d.).
  8. 8. Your Personal Vision Where to you wish to go? What do you wish to accomplish? What does a fulfilling career look like?
  9. 9. Your Aspirations Mission ◦ where you wish to go or your aspirations Aspiration ◦ Strong desire, craving, deep longing, or aim; ambition Complete this sentence ◦ My professional mission is………
  10. 10. Your Aspirations ◦ What do I aspire to be? ◦ What have I always wished for? ◦ What is my life’s mission? ◦ What am I here on earth for? ◦ What do I envision for myself? ◦ What makes my life and work meaningful? ◦ What do I really love to do? ◦ What do I find myself pulled to? ◦ What keeps coming back to you as worthy to pursue? ◦ What is the one thing that captures my attention daily and for hours?
  11. 11. Your Values Values ◦ Values are a person's principles or standards of behavior - one's judgment of what is important in life. www.dictionary.com Complete this sentence ◦ My values are……… © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.
  12. 12. Your Lifestyle Preferences ◦ What are your desired working conditions ◦ What is your geographical preference ◦ What kind of people do you prefer to work with ◦ What do you think you are worth? © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.
  13. 13. Your Experiences ◦ What special knowledge do you possess? ◦ In what areas have you gained experience? ◦ In which area(s) do you consider yourself an expert? © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.
  14. 14. SWOT Analysis © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC. S W O T
  15. 15. S = Strengths Strengths identify the capabilities and assets that make you stand out Strengths may include: ◦ Superior talent ◦ Intellectual property/patents ◦ Credentials ◦ Your Personality ◦ Strong branding
  16. 16. Strengths: Portfolio Entry Self-Assessment Exercise • What am I good at (talents)? • What have others told me I am good at? • What comes naturally to me? • What keeps coming back to me? • What do I love to do?
  17. 17. W = Weaknesses Weaknesses are areas where your brand may not be as strong or inferior to others or where there are resource limitations. Examples of weaknesses may include: ◦ Weak brand = no experience ◦ Poor employee evaluations (from your past employer) ◦ Limited intellectual property ◦ High cost of accessing resources ◦ Limited talent ◦ Low self-esteem ◦ Poor communication skills
  18. 18. Weaknesses: Portfolio Entry Self-Assessment Exercise What are my limits? What do I know are not my strongest areas? What have others told me I need to work on or improve? What do I struggle with at work? What keeps coming inhibiting me from making progress?
  19. 19. Develop Your Personal Brand “Developing your personal brand is essential for the advancement of your career and development as a leader.” “Personal branding is no longer an option; it’s a powerful leadership enabler.” Glenn Llopis, Forbes Contributor
  20. 20. Reflection & Course Evaluation © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC. In your learning journal or portfolio, write 3 things that you have learned as a result of reviewing this module. 1 2 3
  21. 21. Contact Us © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC. Coach/author of Virtual Mentoring book penina@elearninginnovators.ca All rights reserved Dr. Penina Mungania Lam eLearning Innovators, Inc. © 2014
  22. 22. Photo Credits http://www.pixabay.com License: CC0 Public Domain © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.
  23. 23. © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC. Copies of this book are available via www.amazon.com Search for “Virtual Mentoring” Order the eBook Order a Paperback (in black and white) How to Order Your Copy
  24. 24. Connect! Penina Lam, Ph.D. CEO, eLearning Innovators, Inc. © 2015 #peninalam https://www.linkedin.com/in/peninalam www.elearninginnovators.ca penina@elearninginnovators.ca
  25. 25. How to Cite this Slide Deck – Please Credit the Author Please do provide credit to the author should you wish to cite any of the content cited in this module. Lam, P.M. (2014). SMART Career Coaching Guide. Retrieved on ****(add date when you accessed module) from http://www.elearninginnovators.ca © 2014 DR. PENINA MUNGANIA LAM. ELEARNING INNOVATORS, INC.

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