Happiness Comes with a New Friend
Imagine opening your Fortune Cookie and reading, “Happiness comes with a new friend.” What would you think? A romantic relationship was on the way? A new co-worker might become a close friend? Maybe yourself as a friend?
Get happy with yourself first!
Let’s start with you as your friend? Often when we are happy with the direction of our life, career etc, we are happy with ourselves – we are our own friend. Coaching is an awesome option (I think the best option) for career pathing & development planning. When you are not happy with yourself, in my opinion it is harder to be happy with others.
Connecting with Others
You might meet a new friend at work, at the gym, by joining a book club, or even on social media (a friend of a friend, perhaps). New people come into our lives all the time, but as we get older it seems that making friends is more difficult. Most new people we meet are through work. Those people are ones we may have a lot in common with (similar interest in the work, similar educational background, and so on) and ones we share a number of hours with each day.
One way to make new friends at work is through mentoring. Reaching out to others, giving of yourself, is a way to make yourself happy, and make someone else happy. Maybe their fortune cookie said the same thing?
Or, perhaps you own a company and see potential among your employees; you see emerging leaders who you could connect with the successful leaders in your organization. Establishing a mentoring program could lead to some great friendships, and to some effective collaboration.
Another way Lead Coach Mentor could facilitate new friendships in your life is through Strengths Coaching. Strengths Coaching can help you focus on your strengths; this can help you feel more confident at work, and can lead to new friendships or partnerships. Becoming more effective at work can propel you up the ladder. Reach your goals and happiness will follow.
Meet Lead Coach Mentor
Let us help you make those new friendships; whether it be through a mentoring program that we help you organize or through Strengths Coaching where we help you develop your people strengths & your confidence.
Contact us today and let’s talk! Remember, happiness comes with a new friend!
And… Yes we realize Leadership skills and abilities don’t come from Fortune Cookies; sometimes they spark a thought! Leslie Mizerak is an experienced Career Coach, Executive Coach & Leadership Facilitator. Leslie began her career 20+ years ago teaching Fortune 1000 managers how to become leaders in their organizations. Leslie works in-person and virtually with clients from across the globe Contact Leslie to discuss Coaching & Training for your organization.