All of us, healthy or not, are more likely to thrive when we face change with a sense of resilience. When you live with a debilitating chronic illness, change is typically a constant companion. My coaching programs emphasize developing a strong Foundation that promotes your resilience so you can create positive change.
All Coaching Programs are tailored to your situation and the changes you seek.
STAY AT WORK
Do chronic health problems make it difficult to continue in your job or to stay at work? If this is your experience, in this program you will identify what you want to be different, explore where change is possible and find out what it will take to achieve it. Working in a safe space with a coach who understands your situation and will support you along the way, you will:
Develop the capacity to know what you need to do to protect the career that you have worked hard to achieve.
Identify the barriers you face and the opportunities that you can use.
Learn new skills and improve on existing ones so you can manage your health and your work life to the best
of your abilities.
The Stay at Work Program Includes:
|“When you are diagnosed with a chronic disease, it changes your life. Rosalind worked with me to create a career plan for the next phase of my life. This has enabled me to remain employed in a position where I can thrive. I now have the skills to develop my own strategic plan. This was an outstanding experience that helped me elevate my career and develop personal assessment skills that I use everyday!” Ginny M., multiple sclerosis
|“I found that the day-to-day navigation of a chronic illness was tricky and assumed I would have to muddle through on my own. Then I heard about Chronic Illness Career Coaching. By the end of the first session with Rosalind, I was hooked. She knew the questions to ask, but more importantly, she knew when to listen. A year later and I still use the skills and techniques I learned in coaching on a daily basis.” Dan L., pyoderma gangrenosum
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BACK TO WORK
Do you want to return to the workforce but worry that bad health will get in your way -- or make it impossible? You know that you face impediments but they don’t have to be obstacles. Working in a safe space with a coach who understands your situation and will support you along the way, you will:
Develop the capacity to view your situation through a different lens so you can identify the challenges and opportunities.
Establish realistic goals and design a roadmap that will make your goals achievable.
Develop the skills you need to improve your situation, e.g., job search, business development, networking, etc.
The Back to Work program includes:
|“When I started my transition back to work, I was 'fighting the illness'. The techniques and strategies we worked on taught me to slow down and follow a process versus rush through so I could just find a job. The result is that I know how to work successfully again while living with illness.” Sue M., mitochondrial myopathy
|“Working with chronic illness is as much about managing energy as managing time or tasks. Rosalind taught me to be intentional about my actions at work, always being mindful of pain and energy levels. Pain has caused me to quit three jobs. I gladly report that I've now worked full-time for three years, certainly a relief as a young professional with a toddler.” Jeffrey K., fibromyalgia
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Ready to get unstuck? Contact me now!
JUST IN TIME CAREER COACHING
Are you stuck trying to figure out a specific career issue because of chronic health challenges? Are you trying to figure out what to do regarding a specific question or issue in which your health is impacting your successful performance at work?
This three session program is carefully crafted to explore a single issue topic and give you the information, tools or skills you need to improve the situation.
|“I do not believe I would have been able to manage a very troubling situation at work without Rosalind’s guidance. Her clarity, empathy and commitment to my success were exactly what I needed.”
Sam P., crohn’s
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KICKSTART YOUR CAREER
Living life as a 20 or 30-something with chronic illness is not easy, is it?
While your friends are 'living the life', sky-rocketing their careers, starting families, and taking vacations, you are falling behind. When your days are filled with managing medications, and fitting in the countless medical appointments, you are feeling like you are barely getting by. It looks so easy for everyone else. Why not you?
|"Thanks to this, I will always make my health a priority by making career path adjustments as needed without abandoning my ideas or dreams." Teneisha A., multiple sclerosis
To learn about my value laden program that will turn your situation around click here!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Coaching With ciCoach.com
Q: WHY HIRE A COACH?
A: As someone living with a chronic illness, you're dealing with so much. It is a constant struggle to balance your health needs with expectations from others both at home and at work. Coaching is a safe, supportive place to focus on you and what you need in order to succeed.
Q: HOW IS WORKING WITH CICOACH.COM DIFFERENT FROM WORKING WITH ANOTHER COACH?
A: At cicoach.com, we are passionate about giving people living with chronic illness the support and tools they need to do more than survive, but to thrive, in their professional lives. We have coached hundreds of professionals, senior managers and leaders with chronic illness. Our founder, Rosalind Joffe, is a recognized expert on chronic illness issues in the workplace, who also lives with chronic illnesses of her own. She knows, first-hand, what it takes to wake up daily and confront the unique challenges that you and millions of others face trying to work successfully while managing their health.
Q: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?
A: Living with chronic illness and working with a coach are a powerful combination that yields positive change. At the minimum, you can expect to:
- Examine your chronic illness at work and what you can do about it.
- Explore new behaviors and develop new competencies
- Cultivate strengths you already have
- Develop new strengths and competencies for desired outcomes.
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY COACH?
A: Coaching is a relationship of equal partners. We bring many years of experience living with chronic illness, working in organizations and coaching individuals. As your coach, we will ask questions, create exercises and share our knowledge to help speed your development. While you have many years of experience developing your skills and knowledge, you probably have limited knowledge regarding your illness as it relates to your career. As a client, you will be ready to fully commit yourself to learning, testing and reevaluating what works for you with honesty and integrity to the process.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IN COACHING?
A: We coach on the phone which saves your time and physical energy, keeps the cost down and allows greater flexibility in our meeting times. Each session follows a similar format: we review your homework exercises, identify what you want to focus on today and your desired outcomes from the call, explore this issue and how it relates to the overarching theme and desired outcomes that you set, design practice homework.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A COACHING ENGAGEMENT LAST?
A: On average, people work with us for 6 months but we’ve worked with clients for one month and others for years. We have found that it takes a minimum of three months for you to get comfortable and another three to implement change. Finally, our work together isn’t limited to our scheduled phone calls! Following each call, we will email you a summary of our meeting and we are available between calls for emails or brief phone calls.
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