Prospective coaching clients sometimes ask me if I give personality assessments to help them determine their next steps in their careers.
“Assessments are a bit like reading your horoscope,” I reply. “Fun, but not as helpful as maybe you’re hoping it will be for your career development.”
Some coaches swear by assessments, but that’s not how I coach. I don’t think career development works that way.
“But wouldn’t it be helpful to know what career my personality type is best suited for?” clients ask hopefully.
“I know you know this,” I tell them. “But there is no magic wand; there’s no road map…”
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