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Careers in Personal Growth & Development

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Helping others achieve their dreams and goals gives a feeling of satisfaction and pride. This feeling can be experienced on a day-to-day basis if you pursue a career that helps others achieve personal development and growth. If you love working with people and enjoy giving advice, a career helping others fulfill their aspirations might be for you.

Career Coaching

Assist people in finding the right career for them. Career coaching involves assessing your client's personality and work history. You may also help clients find job openings, help them apply for jobs, and prepare them for interviews. A background in human resources, business or psychology can help you as you embark on this path.

Life Coaching

Become a life coach. Life coaching helps clients gain direction in their personal and professional lives. Coaches provide encouragement, empathy and guidance. Many life coaches have undergone coaching themselves, and they enter the field because they want to help others attain their goals.


Counsel others through their problems. Counseling helps people solve serious dilemmas in their lives, and it leads them toward greater personal growth and development. Becoming a counselor does not necessarily mean a long period of study. Also, there are many different specializations in the field of counseling, which allows you to find the one that best suits you.


Rachel Levy Sarfin has been writing professionally since 1998. She has written for the "Yardley News" and the Healthwise Lifewise blog, and served as the Jerusalem correspondent for the Omanoot website. Sarfin completed her Master of Arts in Middle Eastern studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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