Career Jump!

Do you feel stuck in your professional life? Are you looking for a new path and need a guide to take you through the necessary steps? Then this book is for you!

about the book

We often fall into our career as a result of our study choices, and the circumstances or wishes of our parents. Then, after a couple of years, we wake up and realize that we are not satisfied. We want to live and work with purpose and to make conscious decisions about our next career steps.

This book takes you through a personally shaped career coaching process.It offers practical exercises and many inspiring stories from my clients who, through coaching, have found a new, meaningful career.

This is your chance to switch off the automatic pilot and get behind the wheel of your career. Career Jump! shows you how to face your fears and limitations and takes you on a journey to meet the most important person in your life – YOU!

about the book

We often fall into our career as a result of our study choices, and the circumstances or wishes of our parents. Then, after a couple of years, we wake up and realize that we are not satisfied. We want to live and work with purpose and to make conscious decisions about our next career steps.

This book takes you through a personally shaped career coaching process.It offers practical exercises and many inspiring stories from my clients who, through coaching, have found a new, meaningful career.

This is your chance to switch off the automatic pilot and get behind the wheel of your career. Career Jump! shows you how to face your fears and limitations and takes you on a journey to meet the most important person in your life – YOU!

CAREER JUMP!

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Empowering real-life stories

Presents stories of Dorota’s clients who successfully reinvented their careers

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Effective Transition plan

Teaches you how to prepare a step-by-step transition plan that works!

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Getting support

Shows you how to build your own pit-crew to help you succeed in your transition.

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Reinventing your professional path

Helps you to discover all necessary ingredients required for career change

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Conquering obstacles

Shows you how to identify your stumbling blocks and how to remove them from your way!

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North Star

Empowers you to reset your inner compass for the life and career full of meaning and purpose

Chapter 1

Where are you right now?

Life changes

There is a reason you are holding this book. It means that you are curious, or that you are not happy with where you are in your career right now. In both cases, I invite you to use this chapter to take stock.

We are constantly busy. We have many roles that we juggle continuously. This book is meant to help you to stop spinning the balls for a moment so that you can reflect on your life and career. What aspects are you happy with? What are you not happy with? Throughout the book, I will ask many questions that will help you to get to know yourself better. By doing this, you will be better equipped to decide on the career that will make you happy.

The train

To explain the typical course of our careers, I often use the metaphor of a train. If you are on a moving train, it is very difficult to get off and change direction. So when do we get off? When the train stops. It often stops when a major life-changing event occurs: when we become parents, when we reach burnout, when we get sick, when we move abroad, when we are made redundant. So if your train has stopped and you are at the station, take a look around. Do you know where your train was going? Were you happy with the direction in which it was taking you? If yes, great. Get on again and continue the ride. If not, stop! Take your time before you catch the next train. I want this book to be your station. The station where you can figure it all out. And once you have, you can then catch the right train!

(Excerpt from Chapter 1)

 

Chapters

Real life stories

Next to seventeen chapters full of exercises designed to help you, step by step, create the right career path, the book includes ten real-life stories of my clients, who went through their own career change journey. 

About the author

Dorota Klop-Sowinska, founder of DoSo! Coaching, is a certified coach and counselor. She specializes in career coaching, career transition, leadership coaching and talent development.

In 2007, after the near-death delivery of her first child, Dorota completely changed her career from one in the corporate world to coaching and counseling. The main focus of Dorotas work is to help women across the globe to find their meaningful career path and transition to it.

For every book sold, one Janma, a Clean Birth Kit in a Purse will be purchased, ONE LIFE SAVED. Janma kits provide the sanitary tools and instructions to help women in resource poor areas survive their deliveries without infection.  The kits are produced by the globally renowned company, ayzh – www.ayzh.com, founded by Zubaida Bai.

 

 

Dorota Klop-Sowińska 

BOOK REVIEWS

Career Jump! is a wise and practical guide to aligning your career with what you want from your life. The book is rich with quizzes, worksheets, and other helpful tools to clarify your career direction, determine where you fit in the world of work, and move forward confidently to set yourself on the right path. I highly recommend Career Jump! to everyone who suspects their career may be off track.”

C.J. Hayden

Author of Get Hired Now! and Get Clients Now!

“I made a couple of major career changes. I quit my job, went on the MasterChef TV program, gave cooking classes, ran a catering business, and wrote a cookbook. I wish I’d had Career Jump! at the start of my journey – it would have made it much easier. Dorota’s book will give you the nudge you need to start your change. It will help you reflect on and understand what truly matters to you, so that you will not only focus on your goals, but actually enjoy the process.”  

Bojana Snijders-Nikodijević

Author of The Plan, Prep, Plate Method: Simple Dinners for Busy Families, a former strategy consultant turned professional chef, and MasterChef finalist

“If you’re thinking of changing direction in your professional (and personal) life, look no further than Dorota’s book, Career Jump!. It breaks this possibly daunting prospect into manageable pieces, and gives real life examples and experiences of a variety of people who made the change. Dorota’s style of coaching shines through too – supportive, practical and helping you jump to the next level. I especially liked the exercises, and the models which give structure to the thinking on offer. 

The spirit of the book is in line with today’s shift towards purpose as a measure of fulfilment, instead of pure acquisition. Having made the change myself a decade ago without these tools, I only wish this book had been available then!”

David Beckett

Pitch Coach, founder of Best3Minutes, author of Pitch to Win

“Are you feeling stuck in mid-career misery, exiled to employment ennui, or convinced that occupational opportunity is passing you by? Then Dorota Klop-Sowinska’s Career Jump!: How to Successfully Change Your Professional Path is definitely for you.

Dorota masterfully and methodically guides you through the challenges and complexity of career transition, taking you from where you are to where you want to be − and how to get there. The exercises, prompts and insightful questions of her seven-step process engage; case studies, examples, research findings, and quotes inform and inspire. With Career Jump!, you’ll identify and build on your values, talents, interests and passion, unlock your life’s purpose or true calling, and discover the meaningful work you’re meant to do.”

Linda A. Janssen

Resilience, Cross-Cultural & Transformative Leadership Coach, Trainer, Speaker; author of The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures

Career Jump!

Do you feel stuck in your professional life? Are you looking for a new path and need a guide to take you through the necessary steps? Then this book is for you!

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