TRANSITIONING PROFESSIONAL, Kate - Germantown, MD
Meet Kate, a stay-at-home mom who wanted to transition back into the workplace. Before becoming a full-time mom, Kate's career was in teaching. She used our coaching experience to confirm her career path in teaching, identify her innate strengths, re-examine her behaviors in the workplace, and prepare for interviews. Here's her story:
Working with The Wilbanks Consulting Group has given me insight to who I am, and the confidence I needed to rejoin the workforce. Before I was a stay-at-home mom, I felt "stuck" in my current teaching position; after taking the personality tests with WCB, I realized I was held back by limitations that were only set by me and my circumstances. After I took the first test and had a coaching session with Holly, I went on two job interviews for highly sought after positions in a very competitive school district. Both schools called me the same day as my interviews offering me the jobs. I can honestly say that the coaching with Holly really helped me highlight my assets, and speak honestly to my strengths during the interview. The interview panel was touched by my honesty. They were impressed that I not only knew the subject matter, but also spoke clearly about my passion for teaching, quoting phrases taken from my coaching session with Holly. Though I began the coaching with Holly hoping to realize that I was meant to be in a different career, it instead reaffirmed my passion for teaching, and has given me a strong foot to stand on as I begin a new job, hopeful for a future in educational leadership.