It’s Never Too Late
…for a career change. If you’re thinking I’m too old, or too inexperienced then think again! Whilst the majority of my career change clients have been in their 30’s – there’s something about turning 30 that makes a lot of people want to jump start their personal or professional life; however, I still have been blessed with a large number of successful career changers in their 40’s and 50’s. Closing in on the former decade myself I know that it’s definitely NOT too late!
Career changing in your 40’s
With the pensionable age now being 67, if you’re feeling stuck in your career do you really want another 27 years stressed, unfulfilled and unhappy? My career changers in their 40’s have been in careers they chose, have been well-paid – extremely well in certain cases, they’ve reached excellent heights in terms of status and level. However, they’ve become disillusioned through internal politics – not being able to secure the changes that have been so desperately needed, that their current career has become so untenable it’s led them to some serious career re-thinks. This scenario, I believe, out of all the career ‘slumps’ people find themselves in , is the easiest to move on from. Why? Your skills and experience make you sought after and your current salary level makes the new career search so much more refined; not so desperate, leaving you with the time and space for your to make the right decision on your next career move.
Career changing in your 50’s
See above re pensionable age, still another 17 years to go! The baby boomers generation. The original hitting of the mid-life crisis; which by the way, I believe people are now hitting much earlier in life. 50 is the point when you most believe it’s too late… It’s not and here’s the proof. I’ve had career changers at 50 who come and see me, probably with the belief it’s too late, but are still curious enough to double check. Needless to say they have left the coaching process more than elated with the results. From setting up their own freelance business to successfully taking their existing small start-up business onto great new heights to rekindling their love (which had been previously totally lost) with their existing career.
So, whatever your current career change dilemma there’s always an answer and a way forward. Get in touch to find out yours.
Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve. She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching. Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles. A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business.
Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob.
Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease.
To find out more about my small business coaching programs click to download here or to have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free one hour business strategy session.