Generally, the biggest problem people encounter is their resistance to staying in a place of uncertainty. They end their inquiry prematurely and try to come to a decision too fast. I try to help people become more comfortable with being “uncomfortable” in the service of getting a deeper felt sense of their calling. This often involves confronting conditioning, fears and being willing to stay with the anxiety that comes along with exploring unfamiliar territory. Interestingly, many people who are married could remember spending much more time planning the wedding than their shared life. A similar thing happens with careers. We spend so much of our time at work, but do we give this area its due in terms of finding a niche that fits our natural disposition, values, rewards, etc. Often the answer is no. A career coach can be extremely helpful in this area in a variety of ways, but the biggest one is they help you to see your own blind spots. If you have a blind spot you don’t know about, it can come back to haunt you in some very ugly ways. For example, many of my clients are people in mid-life who just fell into something that wasn’t a good fit for them. They invested a lot of money, time and effort in order to achieve success. However, once they got it, they realized the ladder of success was leaning against the wrong wall. In other words, they are unfulfilled and they feel overwhelmed and scared to change directions. A good coach can help people in this situation become unstuck or if you are younger, to avoid ever being in this situation in the first place.