A Career Coaching Group with Molly Mahar
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We spend the majority of our daylight hours working. Or surfing Craigslist’s job openings from our childhood bedroom. Or stressing out about hating our jobs while surfing the internet when the boss isn’t looking, but never really doing anything about it. Or trying to reinvent our career, but having no idea how to go about it besides going back to get our Masters in… well… something.
It could be the economy or the emphasis our generation has on finding fulfilling work, but so many of you requested a Stratejoy Career Group.
- Molly, how did you figure out exactly what you wanted to do with your life? I feel stuck at a dead end job and want out but don’t know where to go or what to do about it.
- How do I balance dreams (i.e. becoming a yoga teacher and full-time writer) with reality (paying back loans, bills, rent, etc.)?
- My job pays well, but is boring and has no “deeper meaning” for me. I’ve got a creative soul and an analytical job… blah. I just feel stuck.
- I’m 28 years old, have two university degrees under my belt, and already know that I feel called to do “good work.” But I’m not doing this work – I’ve been struggling to find a job that feels right and that pays right. I feel like I have so much to give but I can’t work out the best/most authentic way FOR ME to give it.
The part that gets me excited?
Not that fact that so many of you feel stuck professionally (duh).
But the observation that you don’t just want to find a job… You want to find a CALLING. You want to find out how to explore your passions and activate them into a position, or a platform, or a business, or a meaningful job.
Biggest Struggle: Not knowing what your Calling is.
And a Close Second: Not knowing how to move forward when you’ve found your Calling.
There are so many people who will tell you “it’s called work for a reason — it’s not supposed to be fun” or that you’ve got to “put in your time, before you get to do what you want”.
This is most likely because that is *their* experience of work. You can’t blame them, but you don’t have to believe them either. Perhaps they never found their Calling. Perhaps the didn’t *care* about finding it and were happy to slog through 40 years of soul-numbing work.
Luckily for you — that’s not my experience!
I have found my calling and am activating it to the best of my ability through coaching, speaking, and building a Tribe of soul sisters.
My calling is teaching women how to value their own happiness and strength and my vehicle to do that is Stratejoy. My passion work is exactly what I share with the world and I’m extremely grateful that I found my way here.
I can’t imagine doing anything else.
That said, I’m not going to tell you to follow my path because that’s absolutely the only way to happiness and fame and unicorns and lifetime supply of bacon mac and cheese (because it simply isn’t true)! Neither is this an aspirational seminar on how to make thousands of dollars online (though that’s totally possible). And this definitely isn’t a case study on how I built Stratejoy (it may be coming) or a training course on how to use Linked-In to rev up your job search (definitely not coming).
This Group is all about YOU. Your strengths. Your values. Your talents. Your passion. Your must-haves. Your integrity. Your action plan.
This group is about your desire to put in the time and exploration that will lead to more fulfilling daylight hours because you know your life is worth loving.
This group is about believing there is something you are meant to do (at least for now) and trusting in the fact that some part of you already knows what that is.
Want to read an indepth review of this Course? See what Amanda at Click the Good News had to say.
I’m a personal development junkie – I read all the books, take all the courses, and follow the blogs; few have pushed me to take actionable steps toward my passion work like this coaching group has. I just finished my six-week Find Your Passion Work group coaching and it’s oh-so-bittersweet. The group of women I got to chat with every week (Molly included!) – those are my girls. They pushed me, they inspired me, they listened intently every week to my struggles and my questions and my accomplishments.And Molly – oh, the girl just gets it. Not only is she brimming with valuable, actionable advice specific to your situation, but she’s also caring, connected and incredibly supportive. While I will miss our weekly calls immensely, just this past month and a half of coaching has made me confident in what I want to do and how I will do it. And I will always have this incredible group of women to share that with. I will be a Stratejoy (and Molly Mahar) fan for life!
Jenna, 27, Los Angeles. Writer, teacher and creative strategist extraordinaire.
I took the “Find Your Passion Work” course because I no longer felt the passion for my job I once had. I spent 10 years of my life working towards starting a career in a particular field, got an awesome job right out of college in that field and then felt like something was missing. Was it best to leave and find a new work passion? Should I stick it out and try to figure out what’s missing? All of these questions (and then some!) were answered in the loving, supportive environment of the group.
I was nervous that a group of women might be a judgmental mess, but there was nothing but eye-opening, heartwarming support. It’s so great to hear other people’s perspectives on their own situation because it triggers something in your own journey. The private Facebook group was a great place to throw ideas, breakthroughs and digital hugs & high-fives to everyone.
Through the group, I was able to narrow down exactly what I wanted out of a career and was able to plan a strategy to make it happen. If you’re not spending your time with those you love, you’re at work. So it’s incredibly important to make sure your work life feeds your soul almost as much as your personal life. Molly and the FYPW group was able to do that for me.
Carly, 26, Pittsburgh. Production + Social Media Coordinator, digital dilettante and Scottish tenor drummer.
This Group is about Finding YOUR Passion Work.
Explore + Activate Your Calling
I’ve been beefed up my skill level as a career coach to really help you make this transition by studying with Pam Slim (author of one of my favorite books of all time: Escape from Cubicle Nation) and Michele Woodward (totally brilliant executive coach in the corporate world) to become a certified Career Invention Coach. These wise coaches have shared their expertise with me and turbo-charged my tool kit to truly help you explore and activate your Calling.
Want to know a bit about the framework behind my training? Read on, gorgeous.
Career Invention Core Beliefs About Work Today
1. No job is secure.
2. The only person with power over your career is you.
3. You must collaborate to remain competitive.
4. Your personal brand is the sum of everything you’ve ever done. What goes around, comes around.
5. To excel, mentor and be mentored
6. Networking is an all-the-time thing, and needs to be centered in service.
7. You don’t need anyone’s permission to call yourself what you are.
8. The best career guru you’ll ever listen to is yourself.
9. You create your own opportunities.
10. You have many different ways to earn a living, and the more you know, the more you have to draw from when times are tough.
Molly’s Extra Special Add-Ons
1. You are insanely talented and capable.
2. There’s always more to learn!
3. Finding your calling may take many tries, but you’ll find out cool things about yourself during all the starts and stops.
4. Your passion work may shift throughout your life. And that’s okay.
5. You can make money doing something you love. It might be harder than making money doing just anything, but it’s totally possible.
6. Passion is a strength and competitive advantage.
Spend 6 weeks with me and leave with a clarity around your purpose and a plan to start putting it into action. It’s kind of magical!
On the last call of our group, I felt pretty miserable, and like I was the “hopeless one” who could barely commit to making any changes. Somehow, the strength came back in full force the next week and I was ready to take my leap of faith (quitting my job). Now, I’m unemployed but totally free to move to a new city and a new job! I feel scared sometimes and excited at others, but mostly I think that the big changes ahead are going to be a big breath of fresh air and inspiration to get back on track with my right life.
The past year and half since graduation and moving home have been one of the most confusing and scary periods of my life. I can’t tell you how much of a support our group has been. Even after the course officially ended, the journey still continues with frequent messages of support and idea-sharing in our Facebook group. Having other women out there who are experiencing the same things and cheering each other on has been a huge source of comfort and confidence for me. I don’t feel so alone anymore.
One of the things I have been reflecting on since the course has ended is that I have known my dreams for a long time, but have been so afraid of actually saying them out loud. They felt so big and out of reach and scary to commit to. So for me, this group has been less about figuring out what my dreams are and more about being comfortable with them! Thanks so much Molly!
Kristen, 23, California. Aspiring artist with an affinity for all things adorable.
Working on yourself is never straightforward or all that easy, but Molly gives you a road map for self discovery and she works to make it fun along the way. I took Finding Your Passion Work at a point where I would spend my workdays pouring through job listings, dreaming of something different, but unsure of what that different would look like. Through the calls and exercises, Molly was there with questions and projects that got to the heart of the issues around my unhappiness.
I ended up on a journey I never expected that led me to make tweaks to my current job rather than make a career change. Today, almost three months after starting FYPW, my family and friends are in awe of the complete attitude change I have had toward my current career. I still have bad days, but going back to the work and journal prompts from FYPW or through the occasional tweet/email to Molly or check in on the Facebook group, I am able to remember I am on the right path and this career, the one I have right now, is fulfilling to who I am today.
Jenna, 27, NYC. Executive recruiter and connector of people, with a fervor for wine, photography and laughter.
Short answer? I love leading groups because they are supportive, joyful, and hotbeds of connection and learning.
Long answer? I know (from experience teaching many many groups) that you are not alone and there’s comfort in hearing that other women struggle with the same things that you do. There’s a sense of boosted motivation in hearing that other woman are jazzed about finding or creating work that they love. I know that committing yourself to change is easier within a group setting, especially for us uber-connected Millennials. With group coaching, you get a tight knit community in which to share struggles, celebrate wins, and be held accountable.
I also know that sometimes you want more attention than online courses with their do-it-yourself work and huge forums can offer! (Note: I love online courses. But I really LOVE group coaching and think that it’s the right format for this work.)
My groups are small enough that everyone gets one-on-one attention from me on each call.
If you’re looking for positive women in their 20s and 30s who are interested in personal development and growth, without putting on airs or bullshitting about their perfect lives, you’ve found the right place. We get real. It can get messy. There’s always laughter and sometimes a few tears. You’ll get off your call each week feeling stronger, more in touch with yourself, and motivated to tackle the work ahead.
Connecting with your calling is something I value greatly and feel lucky to have found and activated when I was 27 through Stratejoy.
And now it’s your turn!
6 Weeks of Find Your Passion Work Coaching
Who is this for? You know that you are meant to do more with your talents, but you’re just not sure what. You feel stuck in your job search, unmotivated by your position, or lost on your next career step. You want to connect with your passion. You want to get really freakin’ clear on what you’re meant to do. You want to find a way to start creating that elusive “do what you love” dream. You want to activate your calling in a way that feels connected, yet makes sense in the “real world” of expenses, commitments and time.
I bet you’re ready for details.
This is how my Group Coaching Sessions work, babe.
- Each week there will be one live 60-75 minute call on a conference line so everyone can share and be coached. This call will be recorded so you can listen again and keep it forever!
- There will be action items assigned at the end of the call that will take an additional 2ish hours during the week.
- For daily check-ins and support, there will be a secret Facebook Page for each small Group. Call wrap-ups and assignments will also be shared on Facebook.
FIND YOUR PASSION SCHEDULE
Exploring Your Calling: You’ve Got the Answers
Week One: Magic, Flow & Feeling Turned On: The Study of YOU
Week Two: Assessment Mania! Natural Strengths & Core Values
Processing Your Discovery
Week Three: What’s Holding You Back?
Week Four: Heart-Centered Personal Branding — Learn it and Live it
Activating Your Knowledge: What’s Next?
Week Five: Passion Project, Create a Business, More Training, Develop Your Position or Job Search?
Week Six: Design Your Action Plan — Time to Test and Try
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It’s late here on the East Coast, and I shouldn’t be surprised that some of my inspiration comes at night when my mind has time to settle and enjoy the quiet. However, I also feel like I’m on fire in the best possible way. I’ve really been thinking a lot lately about things from Find Your Passion Work and my Joy Equation and while I don’t have any solutions, I know changing the way I’m thinking is the first step.
You’ve helped me accomplish that.
I’m still not in my ideal job and to be honest I don’t know what that will be yet, but I did a little check in this afternoon with my goals and I realized I’ve taken steps to make all three of my goals happen. That was a pretty incredible feeling!
I’m just… so grateful I’ve met you, and even as I’m typing that I’m shaking my head because grateful doesn’t begin to cover it. I went to a dear friend’s baby shower this afternoon and on my way home I thought about you and your baby boy that’s on the way and I couldn’t stop smiling, because all I could think was man, that is one lucky dude. He’s going to have such an incredible mom. If you’re bringing this much love and joy into my life I can’t even imagine how full his life is going to be.
Sorry if I’m rambling but I’m just really overwhelmed with emotions right now – in a good way! – and needed you to know you’ve been a huge and fabulous part of that.
Thank you for being you.
Lots of Love,
I want to YOU be part of this, so if there’s something holding you back– Let’s get it handled. Seriously. Do you need a different payment plan? Let me know.
Having support, guidance, and a group of similar chicks makes all the difference. I promise. Don’t give yourself an excuse not to move forward these next 6 weeks. Make the investment in yourself, love.
We’ll be jamming soon!
Always a cynic, I was a little bit skeptical going into my group coaching session with Molly. What I found through those weeks, though, was a supportive environment, a new sense of introspection, and the realization that I wasn’t alone in feeling a little bit lost sometimes. Molly really helped me get back in touch with the things that make me truly happy in life.
Arielle, 27, Brooklyn. Project manager, Harry Potter nerd, seeker of wisdom.
If you’re looking for a catalyst to find out what your version of happy looks like, then this is the group for you. The tools Molly has given me have been amazing at helping me get really clear on what I want my work life to look like. I’ve gained confidence in my opinions and I am still continuing the journey of discovering what path I want to take. The homework and weekly phone calls held me accountable and I truly miss them! This group was the perfect jumping-off point for me.
Becky, 26, PA. Marketer in non-profit. Loves knitting, baking, reading, and yoga.