My article ‘Saying goodbye to the glitter’ has been published in the November 2019 issue of Coaching at Work.
When a very high achiever is obliged, or has chosen, to move on from the peak of their career, the experience can be akin to a bereavement.
A sense of identity, a sense of belonging, a sense of meaning and the knowledge that they are making a difference are all in the spotlight, and can be experienced as at risk, when a career is about to end or change. The loss of purpose and the uncertain sense of identity can be difficult to navigate, and it can be fruitful to facilitate a coaching client to step back (sometimes literally) and look systemically at their challenge. They need to recreate their sense of self.
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