Technology is becoming an increasingly powerful, important, and ingrained part of society. Although it's vital to achieve success through a healthy understanding of various parts of life, falling behind in a world where programming, networking, hardware management, and communications are huge earning opportunities is hardly a good trade-off for winning friends and influencing people alone. Here are a few parts of life success in the tech industry to help differentiate yourself as a life coach who understands where the world is currently going--all while staying grounded enough to see the bigger picture.
Embracing Technology And Earning Opportunities
Money isn't everything, but in times of economic hardship, having financial power is more important than ever. With even a middle-class income, you can change many struggling communities by providing training and opportunities that translate into real financial support--even financial freedom.
The key is not in making tech sales or forcing people to learn how to use new devices or systems, but figuring out which services are needed immediately. Many businesses are doing what they need to do to stay agile; keeping costs down while producing more is important, but America is in a constant struggle of keeping fair wages while allowing businesses to succeed.
As a tech-minded life coach, you can reach struggling communities and future tech leaders by showing them what the tech world needs. Are you in an area that is frustrated by jobs going overseas or growing immigration? Bring in a solution to the problem by showing how tech call centers, repair centers, and other tech services may be attracted to their area if the potential workers have the right types of skills.
One misconception held by small towns looking to survive is that they need new businesses to support their community and give things to the community. This sounds good in speeches and has some nice ideas, but in practice, it results in stores that the local population can't afford and a town that still isn't attractive to higher-earning citizens.
Instead, talk to local business leaders, people with the means to reinvent their careers, and local government officials about unused land that could hold a few tech services. Large companies such as Google, Akamai, DuPont Fabros Technology, and Equinix are always looking for somewhere to place a data center, call center, or repair center.
Coach the local population on what tech centers can do. If people are struggling and competing over jobs at Walmart, McDonalds, and low-income retailers, there are so many entry level tech jobs that could provide the same pay with more modern opportunities.
Bringing Confidence To Tech Professionals
America is undergoing a cultural transformation. Nerd and geek culture are becoming more acceptable on the surface, but like many fashion and pop culture trends, there's a difference between the public glamorization and the true culture.
Many intelligent, skills tech professionals are struggling to find the confidence or the right path to success in a world that is hungry for their minds. As a life coach, you need to walk these would-be tech gurus through their hobbies, interests, and skills in a direction that cultivates and inspires.
There may be no local jobs, or there may be fear of leaving home. No matter the root cause, help these tech enthusiasts find their path by researching direct job opportunities and talking about how many professionals have the exact thoughts, desires, and fears that they do.
Contact a life coach training professional to discuss a unique spin on tech in the life coaching world.