In my decade plus of coaching all types of creative people, the one thing that seems to flummox everyone at some point is what I call the crooked ladder. What is the crooked ladder?
Well, let’s say you want to be a doctor or a lawyer. We all know those are challenging career paths. It takes years to get through medical school. And then you’ve got your residency, and on and on… But, it is straightforward. You graduate from med school and you will get a job. It might not be the exact job you want, but you will get one. The world always needs more doctors!
When you graduate from art school or drama school or film school, there is most likely no job waiting for you. Nor does booking your first job automatically mean you’ll then get another job. This holds true for people at the beginning of their careers, in the middle, and toward the end. Even people who have “made it.” By this I mean people who have created and worked on huge hits, won awards, and earned the love and acclaim of the public and their peers. I start talking to them and come to find out… most of them are still hustling.
Getting to one rung on the ladder does not mean you’ll be able to get to the next rung. Not at all. Sometimes you can’t even see the next rung.
Career Coaching is the antidote to the crooked ladder.
Working with me in one of my programs is the way to give yourself structure, strategy and support. Together we will articulate your goals, strategize how to accomplish them, and get to work.