“What’s Next?” Group Coaching (via Skype)
Are you ready to get unstuck, get clear, and take action?
New Online Coaching Group Starting on Feb. 3, 2017
Is this you?
- You’re feeling “stuck” in terms of your career and/or your life
- Your job contract will end soon, and your next move is not so clear
- You know what you’re doing now isn’t quite working, but you’re not sure what would be better
- You’re unhappy with your job, your boss, your organization or location
- You’ve always had jobs fall into your lap, and you want your next move to be more strategic
- You keep asking yourself, “What’s next?”
If you’re nodding your head, then the What’s Next? Group Coaching program is exactly what you’re looking for.
You’ve been trying to figure it out on your own, but it’s not working. You keep fretting over the questions without getting anywhere. You talk about it with your spouse, friends, the work colleagues you can trust – but the conversations just go in circles. And the people in your life are tired of hearing the same refrain. Besides, you’re too busy keeping your head above water with your current job’s workload, your parenting or family responsibilities, and life in general. Who has time to think through this stuff?! You do have time to figure this out. In just six 90-minute group coaching sessions you can get clear on what your strengths are, what is truly important to you, what kind of future you want. And what to do to get you there, one baby step at a time.
I joined the group in order to find clarity about why I’m unhappy at work and where I should be going. The exercises, questions, and comments by Shana and the group really helped me to take ownership of my unhappiness, not feel guilty or apologetic for it. This feeling of empowerment and self-discovery has given me the tools to take the next step and move towards a happier professional environment. –K.L.
You can trade in the dread, guilt, and “yuck” of being stuck for a sense of confidence, enthusiasm, and excitement about the future. And you can do so in a supportive group of like-minded professionals who are all working on discovering What’s Next?
My name is Shana Montesol Johnson. I help international development professionals and expats get “unstuck” and get clear about what’s next. I’ve navigated my own career twists and turns, from international development volunteer to the Fortune 500 to career & leadership coach with international organizations and professionals. I’ve trained in the proven “What’s Next?” methodology developed by Master Coach Michele Woodward. I earned a graduate degree from Harvard and a coach credential from the International Coach Federation. I’ve coached people of 30+ nationalities, working in international development organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Population Fund, the US Agency for International Development, Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, The Asia Foundation, and World Vision. I’ve also coached leaders in the private sector, across industries such as financial services; fast-moving consumer goods; telecommunications; media; pharmaceuticals.
Together, we can get you out of that “stuck” place. Through the “What’s Next?” Group Coaching Program, we can:
- Address your unhappiness or restlessness head-on, before it starts to spill over into other areas of your life – poor performance in your current job, strained relationships with loved ones, a dip in your own self-confidence.
- Enable you to proactively create a future career or life that you truly want, rather than having to settle for whatever lands in your lap.
- Help you avoid making poor decisions, like jumping into a job that is not right for you.
- Keep you from wasting time looking for a job that you won’t end up liking or excelling at because it’s not aligned with your true strengths, core values, personality, priorities, and goals.
- Turn your sense of overwhelm, stress, and self-doubt into clarity, empowerment, and confidence.
The “What’s Next?” Group Coaching Program meets in a series of 6 intensive and supportive 90-minute workshops. These meetings are held via phone or Skype, so you can participate from anywhere in the world that you have a stable Internet connection. During each of the 6 sessions, you’ll get great coaching and support from me and from other group members. (Don’t worry, the group will be small, intimate, and most importantly, confidential.)
What you’ll get:
- A systematic, proven approach to thinking through your situation and getting clear about what you want.
- Laser-focused coaching to facilitate your process;
- Assessments, tools, and worksheets to uncover the best of you, your core values, strengths, goals, and priorities;
- Your StrengthsFinder 2.0 results and coaching on how to play to your strengths in the next chapter of your life;
- Homework and reflection assignments (don’t worry, they’re the kind you’ll want to do);
- Encouragement and accountability from a seasoned coach;
- Email support between sessions; and
- The great feeling that comes from working in a supportive group of like-minded people who are committed to making the most of what’s next in their careers and lives.
I found this program to be immensely helpful in my own career journey. The tools and exercises used in the program were extremely useful in helping me to clarify my own priorities in finding meaningful, fulfilling career directions. The group element was a huge plus – the experiences, insights, and support of the other group members were critical to the success of the program overall. Shana provides an open, relaxed, and very supportive environment which inspires sharing and growth within the group. — Robin Bush
At the end of the 6-session program, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself and what you want, and will have taken solid steps forward to make powerful changes in your career and life.
Dates: In Asia — Fridays: February 3, 10, 17, March 3, 10, 17 at 9 AM Singapore time (GMT +8)
In North America — Thursdays: February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9 at 8 PM Eastern and March 16 at 9 PM Eastern
Location: Your computer
What’s Next? group coaching sessions will be held via Skype, so you can participate from anywhere in the world where you have a stable Internet connection.
Investment: One-Time Payment of US$895 or 3 Payments of US$335 Each
Space is limited to six participants for maximum impact.
Registration deadline: January 27, 2017 at 8 PM Singapore time (GMT +8)
If you participate in the first 2 group sessions and do the “homework,” yet find that the “What’s Next?” process is not working for you, I will gladly refund 100% of your money.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I like the idea of getting clear and figuring out what’s next, but I’m not sure I want to share and talk in a group.
Many people have doubts about a group coaching process. Past participants in my programs have shared that despite their initial skepticism, they found the group aspect of the “What’s Next?” experience to be one of the most valuable and helpful parts of the whole process. Rest assured, no one is forced to say or share anything they are not comfortable with. As the facilitator, I create a safe space for people to share if they so choose. I also ensure that participants have equal “air time” in the discussions. Participants often find that simply listening to others’ experience and thought processes helps them tremendously. As one group member said after completing the program:
When I heard about the What’s Next? program, I knew it was exactly what I needed to get clear on my career goals. The only thing I was not really excited about was the “group” aspect of the program. I was afraid the other participants would talk too much and it wouldn’t allow me to reflect on my own career questions. Thanks to excellent facilitation by Shana, this fear was completely unfounded. On the contrary, the diversity of the group was a great added value and I believe the program has brought me more than individual coaching would have. — M.B.
For those who are truly not interested in a group setting, I can refer you to a qualified coach for individual, one-on-one coaching around “What’s Next?” Simply email me at shana (at) developmentcrossroads (dot) com.
Will this program help me to revise my résumé, prepare for job interviews, and give me advice on job leads?
The “What’s Next?” program helps people get clear on what is important to them, who they are and what they have to offer, what type of work role and/or environment would best suit them, and what specific actions they can take to move forward (whether their goal is full-time employment, part-time consultancies, meaningful and résumé-enhancing volunteer work, further studies, or remaining outside of the workforce for the time being). The program does not specifically deal with résumé revisions, job interview prep or job leads. For those participants who are looking to apply for jobs in the future, their participation in the program does equip them with a much clearer and stronger message to prospective employers about why they would be a great hire. They also are able to eliminate many jobs they otherwise may have applied for, because the “What’s Next?” program has helped them identify what is a good fit for them and what is not. If group members need assistance after the program to implement a job search, revise their résumé, and prepare for job interviews, I am happy to refer them to qualified service providers who specialize in this area.
I’m interested in this program, but the timing doesn’t work for me.
Thanks for your interest! Click here to be added to the interest list and let me know what time zone you are in, as well as any other comments on your desired timing. I’ll add you to the mailing list so you’ll be sure to receive updates about future groups.
I have another question that isn’t covered in your Frequently Asked Questions.
I am happy to answer any questions and help you figure out if this program is the right fit for you. Please email me at shana (at) developmentcrossroads (dot) com.
The “What’s Next?” program sounds like just what I’ve been looking for. How do I sign up?
Great! Please click here to let me know what time zone you’re in, and I will send you information on how to register for the program.