“For me, the process worked as therapy. I have had many eye-openers; I have found out what I do want and what can become my hobby.”
I had previously heard of Dynamisch Bureau through our P&O advisor and finally made contact. In particular, I knew what I didn’t want, but I didn’t really know what I wanted, what my ambitions were. I wanted to find out with the help of career coaching.
After the first conversation with my coach, I finally admitted that I was actually unable to work and I called in sick. During the process, I was encouraged to think about and describe my ideal working day. The autobiographical assignment was also enlightening for me. It took me a week to find a hobby…
After a few sessions, my employer wanted to work towards a settlement agreement and the career coaching continued as outplacement.
Even though I was very ill, the assignments kept me going and forced me to think about my situation and about ‘What do I want to be when I grow up? ’. The networking offered a lot of support. Both privately and at work I got tips, vacancies, a listening ear, a nice walk in the woods, etc.
For me, the process worked as therapy. I’ve had many eye-openers. I found out what I want and what can become my hobby. That is goldsmithing. I want to work less, have more time for myself, my family and especially for my mother and 5 grandchildren.
I would certainly advise Dynamisch Bureau to others in a similar situation. I can say that I recommend that you raise the alarm earlier, but for me this was the route I had to take. I could not have done it earlier.
How do I envisage my future? I am about to start a very nice new job, but first I took 4 weeks off to give everything a place and to be able to let go. I have all sorts of exciting plans, such as training to become a goldsmith, renovating my holiday home, spending a season gardening with my mother and enjoying my ‘bonus’ grandchildren in my holiday home, among other things.
In short, a new beginning with another job full of fun new challenges and where I want to learn to relax more. So that weekends can once again be experienced as relaxing and holidays as enjoyable!