I recently ran a Motivational Map debrief session for the Professional Cricketers Association and the players who are nearing the end of their playing careers.
Transition for anyone can be a stressful time and working out what you want to do next can seem overwhelming and daunting, particularly when you are moving from a life of being a professional sports person to a career in the business world. It is not uncommon to lose sight of how transferable our talents and skills are. Using a coach can help you focus back on your strengths and not underestimate your worth.
Having an understanding of what motivates you will then help you narrow down the options. Helping you to find a perfect fit for your talents and make sure that you are motivated and energised by your new career choice.
Here is a quote from one of the players who attended the session.
"The session was extremely intriguing and informative and has given me the information required to help me understand where my motivation comes from. Having the opportunity to understand my drivers and potential de railers has also helped me to identify the areas and roles where I can be of most value in the environment that I work in . With this in mind I do feel that I now have a clearer picture of how I can get the best out of myself and others that in turn will provide a fulfilling future." Former Yorkshire player.
“Tara is a confident and skilled facilitator. We thoroughly enjoyed the session she delivered to our PCA team and our transitioning players on their ‘Motivational Maps’. It encouraged us all to consider our core drivers and to reflect on the actions and behaviours that most and least motivate us, whilst developing awareness of differences in motivators and present motivation levels between individuals. It is an ideal tool to use with people going through and preparing for a career change. Thanks Tara for a really insightful session.”
PCA Personal Development Manager (Worcestershire CCC, Warwickshire CCC and Nottinghamshire CCC)
If you are feeling flat or demotivated or you are thinking about changing jobs or careers then try out the Motivational Map report.
If you want to know about the individual motivators there is more information on a previous blog, or if you would like to know more about how maps can help you or your team then email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free 30 minute consultation.