Career Counseling: Accountability Is The Unexpected Benefit

Generally speaking, I’m far more focused on keeping down the costs of career counseling sessions than my clients.  Perhaps too much guilt about money and perhaps the good fortune of having my main business running The Learning Consultants pay the bills. In any event, I’m often delighted when my career counseling clients are provided with a great idea after one meeting. Solved! I used to think. In just one meeting!!!

“When should meet again?” my clients almost always ask. When I was younger, I would say “I think we are good. Call me as needed but you now what to do.” Clients – usually the older ones and thus wiser about human nature – would insist on meeting again. It occurred to them and then to me as the years passed that accountability to someone outside oneself is critical for real action.