I love jigsaw puzzles. Not wooden ones mind you but people ones. What on earth is she on about I hear you cry. I love the jigsaw pierces that make up someone’s new career. You need to have all the pieces to create a picture of their future, you know what the pieces are but not what is on them at the outset.
You know there will be a certain number of pieces but you don’t know exactly how many as everyone is different. First you create the border and then fill in the pieces, one by one. It is exciting seeing what picture emerges and it isn’t always what you think it might be when you start off.
The other day I even shocked myself when I came up with 21 career ideas for a client for how they could use their skills and interests, plus honour their values and motivations. They are now going great guns and their planning of their new business is getting off the ground really fast while they are working 4days a week – cunning plan.
If the only committee you are a member of is the escape committee, then read this inspiring example of a client who changed from & design and architecture to holidays around cheese.