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Career & Professional Coaching

with Mark Bancroft, MA


Professional Life Coaching


Career and Professional Coaching by Mark will take your career to a whole new level and beyond. In addition to providing you the mechanics of effective goal setting and achievement, Mark gives you the opportunity to empower your career in creative and transformative ways. Whether you already know the outcome you desire or you are considering new career possibilities, the coaching you receive from Mark will streamline positive results, thereby saving you tremendous effort and perhaps even years of unnecessary struggle.  



Mark began studying personal growth and professional development in 1989. In the coaching you receive from Mark, you will be getting over two decades of relevant knowledge and expertise that will directly move you toward successfully realizing your professional career goals. No longer having to reinvent the wheel through trial and error, Mark will help you focus and direct your time, energy, and personal resources in ways that accelerate positive, lasting results.


Career Direction

A recent Gallup poll survey found that worldwide only 13% of people actually like going to work. In the U.S. and Canada, only 19% of those polled reported being satisfied with their jobs, while 16% reported being somewhat satisfied. Almost two-thirds of the people responding were not happy at work. Twenty-one percent were somewhat unsatisfied and a looming 44% of all respondents found themselves unsatisfied in their work. 

From a holistic perspective, the presence of work and career satisfaction in a person's life is especially important and deserves to be looked at closely. If you work a 40-hour week, you invest approximately 22% of your time and energy into work each month. And that only covers the time you actually spend at work. It does not cover the many hours spent thinking about work, such as coping with work-related stress, interpersonal conflicts, personality clashes, co-worker drama, uncertainty, change, and matters of job security. When you take these factors into consideration, it can been seen that people spend more than 50% of their time and energy on work.


Life Coach Career Direction


With so much being invested in work, it should come as no surprise that work exerts a strong influence on all the other important areas of life, such as relationships, marriage, friendships, physical health, and one's overall sense of well-being. A person's interior space is influenced as well, with work not only influencing, but in some cases determining, an individual's degree of self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-appreciation. Work is often a determining factor to a person's self-image and self-concept, where it shapes and influences the perception of themselves and how they see the world. Given the strong influence work has, most people invest more of themselves into their work than they know. Whether you realize it or not, much of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and well-being is determined by your work—it's determined by how you spend our time and energy.



If you find yourself dissatisfied in your job or your career, one of the healthiest and most productive things you can do for yourself and others is to develop clear direction for yourself in this key life area to ensure satisfaction. Holistic Life Coaching with Mark gives you the insight, guidance, and direction you need to attain the clarity and understanding needed for you to enjoy true career satisfaction that is an authentic and successful expression of yourself in the world.


Career Direction life coaching covers many areas, such as:  

  • Career path exploration 
  • Deciding what type of work or career is best for you
  • Career planning and holistic strategy 
  • Decision making and the courage to take risk
  • Finding your purpose and passion in the world
  • Letting go of fear, worry, and doubt
  • Developing courage, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Accessing the power of your subconscious mind for career direction and support
  • Right-brain solutions and creative problem solving
  • Ending procrastination, self-sabotage and non-effectual habits and patterns
  • Self-empowerment and self-image enhancement 
  • Discovering your hidden talents, skills, and abilities 
  • Creating and attracting new opportunities for yourself in the world of work


Career Change and Transition

Life Coach TransitionCareer change, getting laid off, retirement, business readjustment, change to a different line of work, and change in working conditions are all ranked in the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale as major life events that produce stress. When under stress, our ability to effectively deal with challenging and complex situations is greatly diminished. It becomes hard to focus and to think clearly. Motivation is decreased, a positive outlook becomes difficult, if not impossible, to maintain, and procrastination often pays an unwelcome visit. This is especially true when dealing with job loss, be it through downsizing, layoff, or termination. Looking to your spouse or significant other for the needed encouragement and support to help you through this difficult time often produces limited or mixed results. This may be due to the fact that simply having a spouse or partner starting or stopping work is, in itself, a major life event that causes stress.

Fortunately you don't have to go it alone when it comes to dealing with career change and transition. This applies even when the change you are making is by your own choice and not the result of forced circumstances, such as being laid off. Working with a career coach will provide numerous benefits to you during the time in your life. Having a coach on your side to keep you focused, productive, motivated, accountable, positive, centered, and maintaining clear perspective throughout the career change and transition process can prove invaluable. 


Career Change & Transition life coaching includes:       

  • Career crossroads, endings and new beginnings 
  • Job search motivation
  • Interview, communication, and body language skills 
  • Job search success, including non-conventional methods to attract opportunities
  • Getting past fear, worry and stress
  • Avoiding burnout and despair
  • End self-sabotage and procrastination 
  • Freeing yourself of job loss anger and depression 
  • Enhanced perspective and clear thinking
  • Maintaining health and balance in other key areas of your life 
  • Finding new opportunities in the midst of crisis and setback
  • Retirement transition (all stages and aspects)


Career and Professional Development

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Holistic Life Coaching for career and professional development is designed to deepen and empower positive change to your career and profession. The coaching you receive will guide you into a strong, proactive space of clarity, confidence, and positive expectation. Developing and going into that space of inner certainty and clarity naturally gives rise to inspired action, which then produces powerful, successful, and lasting results.

Holistic Life Coaching for professional development will guide you in focusing and applying your whole-self potential to the development of your career, in a healthy and balanced way. Working with Mark as your career guide and coach, you will come to successfully define and achieve a set of clearly defined short-term goals that directly support success in your career. This includes the development of specific skills and abilities that will serve as an integral part to your overall career success. Your journey will also encompass the development of an effective long-term strategy as well. The personal career strategy you develop through coaching not only honors the expression of your core values, it also serves as a path of self-discovery and self-actualization as well.



Career and Professional Development coaching includes broad and specific aspects of career development:  


  • Career strategy and planning
  • Effective decision making
  • Self-image enhancement and self-empowerment ..
  • Delegation 
  • Public speaking
  • Access creativity and intuition
  • Assertiveness and self-esteem
  • Lifestyle balance
  • Time management
  • Coping with difficult people
  • Communication skills
  • Peak performance and entering the "zone"
  • Career Coaching Passion imageSuccess and abundance mindset
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Procrastination
  • Focus and commitment 
  • Goal setting and attainment
  • Skill set development


Set up a Free Discovery Session
and take the next step to career success

 Mark invites you to schedule a free 60-minute discovery session to find out how professional life coaching can personally serve you. There is no risk or obligation involved. The Discovery Session provides you the opportunity to assess what's going on and where you're at today in your career, and to discover what you'd most like to create for yourself in this important area of your life. 

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