What support do you need in crossing the unknown sea in your life?

Storm at sea.
Storm at sea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A young woman’s sensing the need for change after working at a Swiss bank in Zürich has decided to transition into a career in sport management. The inciting incident or trigger event for this woman was that the bank is not doing well and retrenchments are on the way.

Life or career transitions can be provoked by external or internal change. Yet, as we know, transition happens internally and can often be traumatic, difficult and painful. It can mean a shaking up of your equilibria or status quo. The need to change places additional stress on you. Even if the need for transition is initiated by yourself, you still may feel uneasy, uncertain and adrift like a small rowboat on a vast stormy ocean. Continue reading “What support do you need in crossing the unknown sea in your life?”

What are the five stages of crossing the unknown sea?

John M. Fisher’s Process of Transition
John M. Fisher’s Process of Transition

People face making important transitions in their careers and lives. It doesn’t always have to be a painful process if you know how to handle a transition in your life or career.

One of the important tools in managing personal transitions or inner journeys is to understand that transformation follows a definite stage process. It is useful to have such a model because it allows you to understand what is happening and enables you to make sense of your world. Continue reading “What are the five stages of crossing the unknown sea?”