I wanted to share some thoughts I have as a man and a career coach. I’m well into my winter years and my conditioning was instilled in me many years ago. However, I have also grown as a result of marriage and the lessons of life moving on.
The old paradigm, Men put forth a strong masculine front (I can handle anything). No release of feelings, except, perhaps, for ‘legitimate anger.’ No asking for help. No opening to reveal vulnerability.
The new paradigm. Negative emotions take their toll. Keeping stuff inside produces pain. A need for sharing, a need for non-judgmental listening from another. Open to coaching or, yipes!, therapy.
News flash: We all need validation and support. You choose a sports coach, a business coach. Why not a career coach?
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