When I decided to break out on my own and start a speaking/consulting business, I decided to also include professional coaching. I’ve always found myself in the situation where I was giving advice to people – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and strangers. When it’s in my personal life, it’s typically advice on finances, relationships, setting goals and wellness (nutrition and exercise). In my professional life, it’s advice on career advancement – choosing the right degree, the right program, the right job, how to get a career promotion or how to handle the different situations that come up as a professional nurse.
Many people that come to me for advice I know, others have been recommended to me by somebody else. “Oh. You should contact Renee Thompson. She can guide you. She can help you to figure out what to do.” I receive emails from many nurses asking me to write letters of recommendation, to be used as a reference or to help them sort out what school they should attend or what to do to get that next promotion. I guess you could say I have a knack for helping others to figure out how to make good decisions regarding their professional and personal life. Perhaps it’s my background in psychology (I minored in my undergraduate program) or maybe because I’ve learned what to do and what not to do to. I’ve made a lot of mistakes over the years but have learned by those mistakes.
I went from being an insecure associate degree nurse to a corporate nursing director with a Master’s degree to now owning my own business while continuing my education in a doctoral program. What I’ve learned along the way I now pass on to other nurses that are serious about their role as a professional nurse but don’t always know what to do to be successful.
I offer individualized coaching for student, new and experienced nurses that need help to sort out the complexities of the gazillion different options we have as nurses. It’s all about making good decisions and I can help you to make the decisions that will help you to achieve your full potential and have a successful career as a nurse.
If you are interested, check out my coaching services on my website. www.rtconnections.com