Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, Career Coach & champion advocate of enjoying life between weekends.

Monday to Friday is 5/7 of your life.

If you’re not happy between weekends, you’re not happy for more than 71% of your life?!

Enjoying life between weekends is not only possible, it’s a reality for many people, and it can be for you too.

 

 

 

discovered what I really wanted to do after a two year search (at this point I didn’t have a coach to accelerate the process). Once I found it, I then had the task of changing careers - from being an employed teacher, to being a self-employed coach. As I created that, I changed jobs to work part-time in adult education, completed a PhD in coaching, advanced my career as an adult-educator to lead a team of 20 teachers/trainers, and at the same time became a leader in the field of professional development in coaching. I now work for myself, and only teach or train when I want to, not because I have to. I can’t remember the last time a started dreading Monday on Sunday, and now even look forward to my working time. Needless to say, I had a series of coaches supporting me throughout my journey to enjoying life between weekends, and I encourage you to take on coaching to get over resigning yourself to the Mon-Fri grind too.

 

Life is too short to be dragging yourself out of bed to go to work…

or to be hanging out until the next weekend, for most of the week…

and to start dreading Monday already on Sunday!

If you thought Monday-itis was just an excuse for a day off, you might get concerned when you discover the truth that  “Monday is the most stressful day of the week when it comes to risk factors for heart attack”.

If you experience any of the above, you’re probably living with unhealthy levels of stress, boredom or dissatisfaction in your working life. That’s unhealthy levels of stress, boredom or dissatisfaction for more than 70% of your life!

My name is Kerryn Griffiths. I’m the career coach at enjoylifecareercoaching.com and I used to experience all of the above (ex-teacher). I want you to believe that you don’t need to settle for enjoying only 30% of your life.

Here are the kinds of career changes some of my clients have made as a result of career coaching with me (the examples are from real clients with names and details changed for anonymity):

  • Discover what it is you really want to do  e.g. Michelle worked in HR until she discovered she longed to be a teacher. She taught privately for a few years and now she’s a qualified teacher.
  • Change careers e.g. Nina worked in the finance industry. With the help of career coaching, she built up the confidence to re-train as a personal trainer.
  • Advance your current career e.g. David was bored and unrecognised in his job in an accounting firm , but after six months of career coaching, he asked for an received a pay rise and found himself in a job with a future.
  • Get a new job e.g. Peter worked as a lawyer in a corporate company that didn’t support his values. After getting clear on the kind of organisation he wanted to work in, he head hunted his new employer!
  • Start working for yourself e.g. Stacey was a public servant but had a hankering to open her own design business. When she finally launched her opening event, she realised a dream. 
  • Work-Life-Balance e.g. Janet was stressed out and often unwell. By coming to understand her own needs, boundaries and the impact of certain behaviours, she relaxed in her approach to work and felt well and happy.
  • Ongoing career/work-life fulfilment e.g. Simone was relatively happy at work, but wanted more. Each session helped her experience more success, more engagement and more enjoyment in her current work and life and also helped her identify and move towards a bigger dream.

When you take on coaching with me, not only do you get someone with personal experience in the career transition you’re about to go through, but you also get someone who’s successfully coached others through the same thing.  I have a PhD in the field of coaching and more than ten year’s experience.

 


 

Career coaching with Kerryn Griffiths happens over the phone, skype or skype video. Kerryn works with both national and international clients. If you are in Australia, you may also opt to have one or more face-to-face sessions, which are conducted either in the vicinity of Byron Bay, Northern NSW, or in Brisbane, Australia.

Career coaching begins with a preliminary session, which takes 1-1.25 hours and costs $125. It includes several coaching  tools which are usually completed prior to the session. Then, during this session, you will discover and define what it is you need to change to enjoy life between weekends. This first session will also help you determine whether career coaching with Kerryn Griffiths is the most appropriate means of achieving that goal. There is no obligation to continue coaching beyond the preliminary session.

If you are excited about what comes out of the preliminary career coaching session and want to move forward with your career coaching with Kerryn, you may then choose to have a series of sessions. The number, length and frequency of sessions depends on several factors including your career goals, the speed at which you wish to achieve them, your style of processing during sessions, your capacity to maintain momentum between sessions and, of course, your budget. This is something that is discussed at the end of the first session and tweaked throughout the coaching. As a guide, you can expect to pay a minimum of $65/session for a series of 30min sessions and $100/session for a series of one hour sessions. This includes the time before and after your session that Kerryn spends preparing for and following-up on your session so that your time together is most effective.

 


 

Dr Kerryn Griffiths  has been coaching for more than 10 years. She first trained to be a coach in 2002. Then, in 2008 she completed a PhD in the field of coaching. Kerryn has published numerous academic papers on coaching, and leads ReciproCoach, a global community of coaches in ongoing professional development. Not surprisingly, Kerryn is also committed to ongoing professional and personal development by engaging in regular coaching, mentoring and supervision through ReciproCoach. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, as well as a member of the International Association of Coaches. She is a committed coach and champion advocate of enjoying life between weekends.